Why do we love shawarmas so much? Whether it’s seasoned lamb or chickpeas deep-fried to perfection, when tucked and rolled inside a grilled pita and slathered with tahini, our adoration really goes without saying. (Okay fine, you were partially right if you guessed we just like saying “shawarma”).
Shawarma, gyro, kebab, donair; it really doesn’t matter how you choose to define these Middle Eastern fast food bundles of joy, just as long as you have these three essentials: two hands, a lot of napkins, and a five dollar bill.
Check, check, and check? Great, then you’re ready for Vancity Buzz and Chowmenow to wrap up this week’s top 5 shawarmas for $5 or less.
Vegans and vegetarians rejoice! Find the falafel for $4.99 or a veggie for $3.99. Now here’s the real Chowmenow kicker – this price also includes a free drink!
Whether you’re lunching late or eating early, you’ll want to saunter over to Falafel Plus between 2:30pm and 5:30pm. This great little hole in the wall has a Happy Hour special where you can find your favorite shawarmas for less than $4.49.
A falafel wrapped with all the usual suspects: parsley, greens, and hummus for just under five bucks.
There’s plenty of cheap eat choice here, as their menu has falafel, beef, or chicken that ranges from $3.99 to $4.99.
For SFU students venturing on the Burnaby campus, we’re sure you’ve hankered on one of these falafels for $4.49 at least once or twice. They make the perfect portable cheap eat as you run between lectures.
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