I do love my meat, but I do also enjoy falafels. And for the second time in a row now I’ve actually found myself enjoying a vegetarian falafel donair over a lamb. The first time occurred at Al Basha, which had absolutely amazing falafels (and very tasty lamb too). More recently, I visited Doner Kebab (also known as Silk Road Cafe), another donair shop located on 4th Avenue in Kits. They have a basic menu consisting of donairs, platters, as well as side items. I had their Falafel and Lamb donair. Each donair comes with vegetables (lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, tabouli and pickles) as well as sauces (garlic, tzatziki, and hot sauce). I had their falafel and lamb donair.
Falafel Donair ($7.62):
I found the falafels here to be not as crispy as the ones from Al Basha, but still delicious, and was tender and moist on the interior, with a great amount of flavour and spice. I also quite enjoyed the sauces, which provided great flavour. The vegetables weren’t as fresh as some other places, but still tasty. I did find their pita wrap to be a bit flimsy and tore/got soggy easily.
Lamb Donair ($8.57):
The lamb was pretty flavourful and well-seasoned with a nice amount of spice. I did unfortunately find it to be a bit dry and overly charred, and also have a slightly odd texture/flavour: it actually reminded me of faux meat than real meat. It was still tasty though. Again, their pita wrap tore quite easily, which made eating a bit difficult.
Even though I did not really care too much for the lamb at Doner Kebab, their falafels were very tasty. Their prices are also quite reasonable. This is a donair spot that’s worth a visit.