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The Halal Guys coming to Toronto!

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Siefer999 wrote:
Nov 7th, 2016 12:57 pm
Had it in new york. Got the platter with the rice and chicken and salad for $7. It was great for the price and half the container was chicken.

White sauce was good but every street vendor had a white sauce. Hot sauce was decently hot.

I only waited a few minutes in line at the location I went.
as opposed to lettuce and rice we get in toronto shwarma places.
I had it a couple of years ago from osmow's in mississauga. IT was literally a rice container with some shreds of meat on top. They charged around $10 and are world famous for their meat shwarma.
I never had shwarma dinner since then. It is a total total rip off and people are so used to it now that they dont even complain.
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I recently made the replica version of this recipe on serious eats and it was just as good, maybe even better than the street version in NYC. But of course it isn't as good as the street version since taste is so closely linked to memories and other experiences.
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bsobaid wrote:
Nov 7th, 2016 10:35 am
I am surprised so many people are quoting lazeez shwarma. I checked them up online and looks like they only have 2 locations in an unremarkable mississauga neighbourhood. yet, from this thread they appear to be so popular.
I dont think anyone from toronto or east would drive to get a shwarma.

this halal guys place is guaranteed to be 3 times more pricy than their original cart and probably would not even taste the same. Thats what you call the canadian effect.
lazeez is opening a location at harbord & bathurst
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http://dailyhive.com/toronto/the-halal- ... ronto-2016


The Halal Guys
Yonge and Wellesley
Address: 563 Yonge Street, Toronto
Instagram: @thehalalguystoronto

Expected to finally open early 2017
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Rehan wrote:
Nov 13th, 2009 4:04 pm
All of you shut your mouths and leave the OP alone.
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Siefer999 wrote:
Jan 17th, 2017 4:15 am
http://dailyhive.com/toronto/the-halal- ... ronto-2016


The Halal Guys
Yonge and Wellesley
Address: 563 Yonge Street, Toronto
Instagram: @thehalalguystoronto

Expected to finally open early 2017
what the...
thats a weird location.

there aint many halal eaters in that part of the city.

or they are probably targetting the crowd that comes there for work. ITs a crowded place for sure.
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It wasn't good in NYC. I don't see it being good here, competing with all the other shawarma places.
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if they stick to their recipe and are in line with the market prices in Toronto, then they will do fine. that white sauce is magical Smiling Face With Open Mouth
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Raggie wrote:
Jan 17th, 2017 2:56 pm
It wasn't good in NYC. I don't see it being good here, competing with all the other shawarma places.
You probably went to one of the knock-off locations.
Look at the line up on 6th/53rd in New York - if it wasn't good there wouldn't be a lineup at almost any time of day.
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2009M5 wrote:
Jan 18th, 2017 9:15 am
You probably went to one of the knock-off locations.
Look at the line up on 6th/53rd in New York - if it wasn't good there wouldn't be a lineup at almost any time of day.
That was the one we went to and there was no line up.
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oh here come all the foodies trying to all foodie up places...oh lord.

anyone see the southpark yelper special episode?
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this special "white sauce". Sounds (and smells) fishy.
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sn00ch wrote:
Apr 19th, 2017 2:56 pm
Opens May 5, 2017.

http://www.blogto.com/eat_drink/2017/04 ... -location/
Only thing in wondering is pricing.... Are they going the same route as Five Guys burgers ie much much higher.
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gr8dlr wrote:
Apr 21st, 2017 5:00 pm
Only thing in wondering is pricing.... Are they going the same route as Five Guys burgers ie much much higher.
Confirmed - prices will be higher.
http://torontolife.com/food/restaurants ... favourite/

Here's what the article quotes vs prices in NYC. I used their online order pricing since I'm not sure what their current food stand prices are.

Hummus with pita $3.49 (vs $2.99 in NYC)
Falafel 4 pieces $2.99 (vs $2.00 in NYC)
Beef gyro sandwich $6.99. (vs $5.49 in NYC)
Regular-sized combo platter of beef and chicken served with rice, salad, hot sauce and white sauce $12.49 (vs $7.99 in NYC)
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sn00ch wrote:
Apr 28th, 2017 1:48 pm
Confirmed - prices will be higher.
http://torontolife.com/food/restaurants ... favourite/

Here's what the article quotes vs prices in NYC. I used their online order pricing since I'm not sure what their current food stand prices are.

Hummus with pita $3.49 (vs $2.99 in NYC)
Falafel 4 pieces $2.99 (vs $2.00 in NYC)
Beef gyro sandwich $6.99. (vs $5.49 in NYC)
Regular-sized combo platter of beef and chicken served with rice, salad, hot sauce and white sauce $12.49 (vs $7.99 in NYC)
Considering the current exchange rate, some of those prices are lower than in the U.S.

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