Get yourself a warm thick shawarma and break your temporary vegetarianism
Navaratri is finally over and with them the temporary vegetarianism we had been following is over as well. A nine days’ fast is enough to make us non-veg lovers hungry for a big dose of meat. So after you've had your fill of tunday ke kebab and lalla ki biryani, get a dose of meatiness with a thick shawarma roll.
We love food that can be turned into a roll and a shawarma roll is our city's recent obsession. So if you've been looking to chomp down on a good shawarma, have a look at our list of 6 places shawarma places around the city.
Mr. Shawarma is probably the best shawarma place in the city and the people in and around Indira Nagar will tell you the same. The biggest thing about this shawarma is that the bread is a soft pita version used specifically for the dish. While the filling is saucy, a little tangy because of the pickles and bursting with savoury flavours, the chicken isn't greasy or weird smelling like most shawarma places.
This is a shawarma that will not disappoint you, especially at the given price point.
Location: Shop 14, Sector 3, Awas Vikas Market, Near Lekhraj Police Chowki, Khurram Nagar, Lucknow
Another 'authentic' (as authentic as it gets in Lucknow) shawarma place, The Lebanese Spot is where you'll find a thick shawarma with ample filling. The bread is soft, the pickles fresh and crunchy, and the meat is juicy and flavourful. What you get with this joint is a chicken shawarma that is delicious, thick and definite change of pace.
Make sure you don't order the paneer shawarma by mistake, it would be no less than a sin!
Location: CP-26 Golden Arch Complex, Viraj Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
Located near VKC at Vibhav Khand, Tarboush is Palestinian place that serves great Mediterranean food. From platters of kebabs to authentic shawarma rolls, you'll find it all here. Though small and quite busy, the joint serves delicious Middle Eastern food for your globe trotting palate. Their shawarma is served with a ton of meat shavings, juicy pickles, ample amount of mayo and is bursting with savoury flavour.
The shawarma roll here is quite unique hence you're sure to have a deliciously satisfying experience here.
Price: ₹ 250-300
Location: next to Burger Point, VKC, Vibhav Khand, Gomti Nagar
This fried chicken and fast food joint located in Aliganj knows exactly what they're doing. Though the shawarma roll they serve wouldn't be classified as "authentic" it is pretty darn delicious. You will find the shawarma to be juicy, savoury and delicious.
They serve a delicious shawarma roll for as low as 60 bucks.
Location: A-1/15, Puraniya Charaha, Sector H, Aliganj
Known for serving authentic kathi rolls, Kathi Caste in Aashiyana also serves some lip-smacking chicken shawarma roll. Though they prepare theirs in a regular paratha, the filling makes all the difference. Soft pieces of chicken marinated with bold spices and set on a bed of light mayo, make for the perfect bite. If you're someone who enjoys a dose of desi, the roll is for you.
Price: ₹60 single, ₹100 double
Location: Shop no. 136, Ground Floor, Khazana Market, Aashiana, Lucknow
Every college going student can swear by Manish Eating Point In Gomti Nagar. Manish is known for serving delicious grub at an extremely affordable price point and that is exactly why we love their shawarmas. The shawarma roll from Manish may not be the thickest or the most authentic, yet the simple chicken bits rolled up with mayo and mint sauce do the trick for us. Making the shawarma not just satisfying but also extremely delicious.
Location: 3/40, Vinay Khand, Patrakarpuram Chauraha, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
There is no reason for you to control your non-veg cravings now and what better way than to begin with the shawarmas? So go on and try out all the places one by one!