THE SECRET OF OUR SHAWARMA

If you like juicy, tender, well-seasoned meat you are in for a real treat, because whether you are looking for a tasty lunch, a delicious dinner or a late-night snack, you can’t go wrong with the ILA shawarma.



While there are many different styles of this popular dish, from the Greek gyros to the Turkish döner kebab and the Armenian tarna, none can compare with the classic Lebanese wraps.


The dish gained popularity throughout the region through the influence of the Turkish-Ottoman Empire. In fact, the word shawarma was said to have originated from the Turkish word “çevirme”, which describes the turning process of cooking the meat.


The shawarma evokes a visual imagery of slow-grilled meat on a piece of warm bread, a comfort food picked up in a corner deli on a lunch break. While the shawarma has been unjustly categorized by some as a fast-food item, it is more than the exotic cousin of the sandwich. It is tradition wrapped in a delicious treat.


Fun fact: Did you know Shawarma is one of the healthiest foods across many cuisines? It is a magical dish for all health enthusiasts and weight watchers.



The Magical Secret?


We are proud to present our plant-based meat and chik’n shawarma by our exclusive partner Just Vegan. There is nothing like taking a bite into our perfectly seasoned plant meat shawarma with tantalizing flavours of tahini, garlic sauce, tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, fried chips and more!


This Plant-Based Shawarma will satisfy all your Middle Eastern dreams tucked into a fluffy Arabic bread.


Today you can find shawarma just about everywhere, from Lebanon and England to Egypt and India, with every culture boasting their own style and flavour. If you’d like to try the most delicious of them all, drop by at ILA or order from us online because nothing can compare to our freshly made shawarma wraps.

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