Shawarma is a pita-bread wrap which is filled with delicious grilled meat, veggies, pickles, and assorted condiments. It is a firm favorite of many, which has contributed to it’s popularity. In the 2012 movie The Avengers, Iron Man can be seen expressing his desire to eat Shawarma, towards the end. In the post-credit seen, the entire group is seen eating Shawarma at a local joint in New York.

Here are five shawarma places, which though can’t match the one’s you get in the middle-east, yet are best in the trade in Bengaluru.

Savoury

Their shawarma is as authentic as it gets. Full of delectable spices and herbs, they have a sitting area too, where you can grab a quick meal. If you feel guilty about chomping on all those calories, you can ask for their hummus version as well.  They have an outlet in Bannerghatta Road as well, though it is a popular opinion, their outlet at Frazer Town is better.

Location: 27, Mosque Road, Frazer Town, Bangalore

Estimated price: Rs 800 (for two)

Zaitoon

Zaitoon offers a good variety of the regular shawarma. They have a spicier option in the name of mexican shawarma, they have one with the parotta instead of pita, and they have a healthier version with the hummus. The ambiance of the restaurant is another reason why it is so preferred by the crowd. Tip: if you want to have a quiet meal, try to skip the evenings as it gets crowded then.

Location: 21, 24th Main Road, 6th Phase, JP Nagar, Bangalore

Estimated price: Rs800 (for two)

Byblos

Hiding under the sandwich section is their amazing chicken shawarma. The lavish wrap of meat shavings, pickles of cucumber and veggies is accompanied by crispy french fries and garlic sauce as a dip. Another great option they provide is that you can totally ignore the wrap and only order the filling of grilled meat and veggies, which they serve as a platter.

Location: 100Feet Road, Indira Nagar 1st Stage, H Colony, Indira Nagar 2nd Stage, Bangalore

Estimated price: Rs 1500 (for two)

Just Shawarma

Just Shawarma has a line of outlets all over Bangalore. Their popularity can be credited to their low prices and the quality of meat they serve. Their menu is simple, with just four items. But all those items are immensely yum and will keep you wanting for more. They too serve a deconstructed version of the shawarma, that is, one without the wrap. Some might find their shawarma’s a bit lacking in spice, so you can always ask them to make yours extra spicy.

Location: 1069, 27th main, 39th Cross, Jayanagar 9th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore

Estimated price: Rs 200 (for two)

Fanoos

This is one of the legendary places that serves shawarma, both taste and low prices being factors to its gained popularity. Fanoos can be called a meat lover’s paradise, serving beef and mutton delicacies, along with chicken.

Location:  17, Hosur Road, Near Johnson Market, Richmond Town, and Bangalore

Estimated price: Rs 200 (for two)