Why do I keep going back for more?
Not too many establishments in Dallas serve authentic Shawarma (also called Gyros in Greek and Doner in Turkish restaurants across the US of A, especially if served up in a pita, as a sandwich ) so, I was pleasantly surpised to find authentic Shawarma at the Veranda Greek Cafe in Irving, really close to my place. The place is actually run by a Lebanese family from Beirut who take considerable pains to ensure that the quality is consistent and served up well with friendly, courteous service.
The lunch all-you-can eat buffet offers great value for money with my favorites being the shawarma and the hummus, with chicken souvlaki and rice pudding.
Consummating the Middle-Eastern experience with the dessert calls for the rice pudding or the baklava both of which are "sinfully delightful"!
Check it out and let me know what you think of their Shawarma.
This adventure begins at: The Veranda Greek Cafe, 5433 North MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75038. Tel # (972) 518-0939. Click here for the Google Map and Directions.
Good Work Andy. Am enjoying going through your postings and have worked up quite an appetite just minutes before lunch time:)
Since you are a fellow Shawarma lover, let me recommend 2 other joints in Richardson who serve it up pretty good. One is called Jasmine and the other is Afrah bakery. Both are on Belt Line Rd. east of 75. I personally rank the shawarma sandwich at Jasmine higher. Check it out!
February 9, 2007 9:22 AM