Shawarma Palace (Forestlawn)

Shawarma Palace is one of Om’s go to places. It must be popular with multiple locations across the city (including Montgomery, Falconridge and Airdrie). This place has INSANELY good/late hours (1am on most days but 4AM on Friday and Saturday). Perfect for some late night eats.


I came on a holiday Monday just before noon and it was pretty empty. Couple people took their orders to go and that was it. The staff are a well tuned machine; friendly, fast and organized. You order up front and get your food almost instantaneously.



The menu is mainly shawarmas and platters along with a few side items. But don’t forget about the baklava!

Mix platter – chicken, lamb & beef (#11) ($12.49)
DSC09901The platters come with rice, salad, garlic potatoes and pita bread (that they warm up!). I wanted to try all three of their meats so went with the mixed platter. I’m always a fan of lamb but the winner here was surprisingly the chicken; so moist, tender and flavourful. Rice was addictively good along with the dolop of garlic sauce they add to the potatoes.

Portion size is generous and a platter can easily be shared between two. I had leftovers for the next day and even saved the hummus to spread on my bagels.

Baklava ($1.00/piece)
DSC09904They have two deals: buy 4 pieces, get 1 free or buy 7 pieces, get 3 free. I went with the former to try them out but should have got the latter. Homemade, fresh, delicious baklava. They even let you choose which pieces you want but I let the worker pick for me. All I know is I want more.


Happy I finally was able to try Shawarma Palace! I’ll be back for more.

Shawarma Palace (Forestlawn)
3820 – 17 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB
(403) 273-5555

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