Wagon Grill, the self proclaimed home of the #1 Shawarma & Falafel in The City, is a fairly newer take-out joint in the east end. While their menu boasts a large variety of interesting take-out options (Wings, Tornado Potato, and something called T-bone Rice?), making such a large claim about shawarma warrants further investigation.
The inside was cozy and well decorated. The menu was prominently posted, and clearly described their various offerings. The gentleman behind the counter was friendly and talented, easily taking 4 orders at once by memory alone. He appears to be quite well regarded in Google reviews. After waiting outside for a few minutes, my chicken shawarma was ready for me.
The first thing I noticed was the consistency was on the “looser” side, especially for my preferences. However, it was solid enough to be eaten by hand alone without needing a fork or much food at all falling out of the wrap. I would not recommend eating this while walking.
The chicken was well seasoned, juicy, and tender. The hot sauce did quite well at balancing heat and flavour, and was probably my favourite part of the whole wrap. The toppings were all reasonable for shawarma, and if one were to order it with everything they’d get a quality shawarma with no wierd surprises. One aspect I wasn’t a fan of was how the different ingredients were pretty seperated in the wrap. You’d have an all chicken bite, then an all lettuce bite. Speaking of lettuce, there was quite a bit, consider asking them to go light on it.
Unfortunately for them, I can’t agree they are the #1 Shawarma & Falafel In The City. I’ll have to try the falafel next time. All in all this was a tasty shawarma, and for 6 bucks well worth the price. I was quite satisfied to enjoy some Wagon Grill for brunch on my wedding day. I’m sure I’ll be heading to Wagon Grill in the future, and I suggest you do too. 8/10
5 thoughts on “Wagon Grill”
High quality review! I must agree that I hate when ingredients wind up all in seperate bites. I find this happens with burritos as well. 8/10! Can’t wait to check it out.
Thank you for the kind words.
This in the only place I haven’t tried yet. Off I go!
Solid review. Thank you for this recommendation! I would have to agree with your 8/10 review. However, I think an onion or a pickled component would take it to the next level.
Thank you for your kind words.
I think pickle is an individual choice. There’s no right or wrong answer, but it isn’t for everyone. I treat it similar to cilantro.