Bring on the garlic sauce. Ottawa is the Shawarma Capital of Canada, so this may just be one of the most important lists yet.  Thanks to your input, here are my Top 3 Shawarma Spots in and around Ottawa:


#1: Shawarma Palace (5 Locations Across Ottawa)

This was overwhelmingly the favourite spot around, and selfishly also #1 on my list. There’s 5 locations to serve you across Ottawa with the Rideau location open super late.  I always go for the chicken shawarma plate.



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#2: Mr. Shawarma (Ogilvie, Baseline, Hazeldean)

Mr. Shawarma has 3 locations across Ottawa to serve you. One reviewer writes “I’ve eaten Lebanese food for many years. I’d rate Mr. Shawarma on Baseline Road as the best I’ve had. Extraordinary quality, generous portions, and pleasant service.”



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#3: Lakeside Mediterranean Shawarma (Carleton Place)

This is the place to get shawarma in the west according to all of its rave reviews. Food Blogger Mel’s Hangry Table writes, “I personally judge a shawarma spot by their garlic sauce and their meats and THEY NAILED IT. The fattoush salad and their crispy potatoes was also my favourite. The owner and his family are absolutely amazing people and share so much love for his community.”