Doner Kebab. Not the Reindeer.

Mike and I have a new food crush. I think everyone gets them sometimes- you try a new food and love it and then crave it constantly until you have eaten so much of it you have to wait a month before you can even think about it again. Well we are in the early love stage of doner kebab. What is doner kebab you ask?

From Wikipedia: Döner kebab (Turkish: döner kebap or döner kebabı, literally “rotating roast”, often abbreviated as döner, also spelled ‘donair’, ‘donar’, ‘doner’, or sometimes ‘donner’), is a Turkish dish made of lamb meat cooked on a vertical spit and sliced off to order. Two similar dishes are called shawarma in Arabic and gyros in Greek,[2]kebab in s although ingredients and sauces differ.

There is a place near us that we kept meaning to try but we a little scared. See, wouldn’t you be scared?


One Saturday Mike decided that we needed to try it and went and picked us up some doner kebab for lunch! I was hooked immediately. I went back to get some the other night and took pictures!

The actual thing they slice the meat off of:


They also sell other kinds of kebabs and meat that look intriguing:


Here is my doner kebab when I got it home. You can’t really see the pita but it is there!


Those giant green peppers are one of my favorite parts. I think they are banana peppers but I am not sure.  Along with meat and pita they put peppers, onion, lettuce, tomato and chili sauce on it as well. The best part is Mike and I can both get pitas and fries for under 10 pounds! It is nice to have a food vice that is cheap and not horribly bad for you. I wish we had discovered it sooner!


About fishandchipsandsalsa

This is the story of a newlywed-ish couple in Dallas about to pack up their lives and pups to move to jolly ol' England. They will miss good family, good friends and good fajitas.
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7 Responses to Doner Kebab. Not the Reindeer.

  1. kellie says:


  2. Nana says:

    It looks a little like Chinese food to me. I never know what I am eating when we eat Chinese. I guess that is the reason I don’t like it very much. I admire the fact that you are trying different things. I am afraid I would just stick to familiar stuff. (It couldn’t have anything to do with age, could it?

  3. Carole says:

    Reminds me of Istanbul! These were great – cheap, tasty and we could order online and a man on a scooter would bring them to us. SIGH! You are so lucky.

  4. I forgot about the kebabs! Never worked up the nerve to try one of those!!! It was the big strange cone shaped piece of meat that scared me just a little 🙂 Great post…

  5. Dad says:

    But can it stand up to a double meat Whatabutger with jalapenos, bacon and cheese????

  6. fishandchipsandsalsa says:

    Although I am more of a justaburger girl myself, I have to say if I had to pick between Whataburger and doner for the rest of my life- Whataburger wins hands down every time.

  7. Suzanne says:

    Those kebabs sound good…I’d probably try it. But as for Whataburger…I made a late night run for one of those tonight(11:30)…so glad they stay open late.

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