Middle Eastern


By no means is each Shawarma place exactly like the next, but it’s more comprehensive to group them so that you can see the differences. Most Shawarma place offer a vegan option in a falafel sandwich. You can get individual vegan friendly options such as hummus and pita, baba ganoush (roasted eggplant) dip, roasted veggies, potatoes, pickled turnips and salad. Lebanese food is typically served in a line style, small casual sit down atmosphere. Some of the most noteworthy are:

Shawarma Palace

464 Rideau St

2949 Carling Avenue

2440 Bank St


Has the most delicious hummus and vegan friendly garlic sauce (a big deal) call ahead to make sure that is still true!

Shawarma’s King

395 Bank St


Has one of the best vegetarian combo plates and dolmas (grape leaves). One of the most well known in Ottawa.

Cedar and Co.

1255 Bank St

1793 Kilborn Ave


Full Shawarma bar featuring many vegetarian options. Many delicious Baba ganoush and Mama ganoush and spicy vegan friendly dips and spreads available by weight. You can ask which are vegan friendly and sample any dip before choosing! Look for the full description under the store section. This place is awesome and continues to accomodate vegans!