Donairo's offers quick serve Middle Eastern cuisine for lunch and dinner.
Well, I was in Abbotsford and needed a quick bite to eat for lunch. Being from the Vancouver area, I wasn't expecting a whole lot out in the valley and very nearly stopped into a Subway when I spotted Donairo's as I was driving along South Fraser Way. I thought, "What the hell, I could go for a Donair" and stopped in.
First impressions weren't great to be honest. There was nobody at the front and the and I had to yell towards the back before someone acknowledged me. I looked up at the menu board and was impressed at the variety offered and the reasonable prices, but then again I was in Abbotsford where gas was 12 cents a litre cheaper than Vancouver. I was expecting a small sandwich, not very filling, but able to hit the spot. They offer the typical donair sandwiches, but also shawarma plates that you normally only find in Ontario where everything is called shawarma instead of donair.
I went with the combination sandwich which was a combo of lamb and chicken. They also had combos of chicken and falafel, beef and chicken, and beef and lamb.
Then I was floored. After taking my order, the lady behind the counter started cranking out balls of dough and flattening them out with a machine. She then took the flattened dough, stretched it by hand, and placed it on a wooden stick to place in the oven. This place scratch makes their pita!! After coming out of the oven (in about 2 minutes) the pita was perfectly browned and bubbled, had a crisp outer crust but was still pliable to fold up...and it was HUGE! I got the works (they even offer hummous on the sandwiches which not a lot of other places do) and literally loaded up the sandwich with meat. The price included a can of pop and after paying I happily sat down at one of the tables along the front and began to eat. Wow. Fresh toppings, tender meat which wasn't too salty, and the pita....man oh man, heaven...quite honestly the BEST donair I have had on the west coast. I just might have to make my way to Abottsford more often.