I’m a complete carnivore. I LOVE my meat. I seriously cannot imagine living without meat…until my recent trip to Al Basha. They are a donair shop with currently three locations in Vancouver (West Broadway, Kits, and Davie); unfortunately however, their Broadway location appears to be closing soon. In addition to their regular menu, which is small and consists of donair wraps and plates, they do also have specials on wraps that change every day of the week. Since it was Thursday, their Lamb Donair wrap was on special for $6.75 (regular $8.60). I got the latter, as well as a Falafel wrap.
Lamb Donair Wrap ($6.75 on Thursdays, $8.60):
The wrap contained hummus, tzatziki, hot sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and a very generous amount of lamb. The lamb itself was tender and juicy, and very well-seasoned and flavourful with just the right amount of spice. It did have a slightly gamey taste that was not unpleasant, just present so that you know what the meat is. All the vegetables were very fresh and the sauces all blended perfectly to lend great flavour to the wrap.
Falafel Wrap ($7.40, $5.70 on Tuesdays):
The wrap contained the same ingredients as the lamb wrap, but just with three falafels in place of the meat. I’ve never had a falafel before, and all I can say is, I seriously need to order them more often. They were just spectacular: crunchy on the outside, soft, tender and juicy on the inside, and incredibly well-seasoned with the perfect amount of spice and heat. Again, all the vegetables were fresh and the sauces were flavourful.
I loved the food at Al Basha. While the lamb donair was delicious, the falafel wrap was just outstanding. Seriously, while I’m certainly not going to be giving up meat any time soon, if circumstances do arise and all meat is gone, these falafels just might pull me through. I highly recommend checking this place out for some quality, reasonably priced, and relatively healthy food (just hope that they don’t close any more locations).