A Shawarma consists of marinated lamb or chicken wrapped in a warm pita typically served with pickle and tahini and other vegetables including lettuce, onions, tomatoes or turnips. It’s an affordable lunch since most places charge around $4 for one. Visit one of these great Detroit establishments including Bucharest Grill, Tuhama’s, LaMarsa and more!

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Bucharest Grill

2040 Park Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226

You can get a basic shawarma with grilled marinated beef, or chicken. It’s topped with lettuce, pickles, garlic, and onions and wrapped in a pita. If you’re feeling saucy go for the Bucharest which adds cabbage for an extra crunch and garlic sauce.

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Steve’s Backroom

19872 Kelly Road
Harper Woods, MI 48225
(313) 527-7240

Harper Woods is the original location, but you can also find one in St. Claire Shores. For 4.95 you can pick up a sandwich with your choice of lamb or chicken and options of tahini, lettuce and tomato. With a bakery at its heart, you’ll also find plenty of authentic pastries on hand.

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10613 West Warren Avenue
Dearborn, MI 48126-1540
(313) 581-0714
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Classic flavors of the Middle East are in every item on the menu including the shawarma. The dining area is small so if you live nearby you can take your order to go and enjoy the delicious flavor in the comfort of your home. Portions are generous and at $3.50 it’s budget friendly.

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La Marsa

35558 Grand River
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
(248) 615-1900

Farmington is the original location, but you can also find La Marsa in Bloomfield Hills, Troy and Waterford. It’s your choice of marinated and char-broiled chicken with garlic sauce and pickles or lamb with tahini sauce, onions, tomatoes and pickles.

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Anita’s Kitchen

22651 Woodward Ave.
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 362-0680

It’s your choice of chicken with pickle & garlic or beef with parsley, red onion, sumac & tahini. Also check out the unique array of appetizer items on the Mezza menu. They are small portions also known as muqabbilator.