But first, what is a donair, you might ask?
A perfect late-night Nova Scotian snack and staple, the donair is simply a pita wrapped sandwich filled with shaved beef (traditionally spit-roasted) plus tomato, onions and a sauce made with vinegar, condensed milk and garlic powder.
An absolute must-eat for any local foodie or Nova Scotian at heart, you just gotta try these tasty donairs!
Family owned and operated for over 10 years, Rugova’s guarantees “you will taste the difference” when you try their food.
Their donairs come in small, medium and large with cheese as an available add-on. They also make Donair Egg Rolls, served with donair sauce, individually or in packs of 6 and 10.
You can also order a Donair Pizza, topped with donair meat, onions, tomatoes, mozzarella and served with donair sauce on the side.
5228 Blowers St, Halifax, NS, B3J 1J7.
Johnny K’s Authentic Donairs
The silver winner in Best Of Halifax’s 2019 Best Donair category, Johnny K’s Authentic Donairs offers donairs plus donair wraps, burgers, subs, kebabs, spring rolls and even donair sausages.
These donair dishes are made from halal-certified, gluten-free PEI beef, so nearly anyone is free to enjoy them.
5246 Blowers Street, Halifax, NS, B3J 1J7. @johnnyksdonair
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Real Fake Meats
The city’s original vegan, plant-based butcher shop, Real Fake Meats is giving you donair taste minus the animal meat.
Their Veggie Donair is made from vital wheat gluten, vegetable stock, soy sauce, nutritional yeast, chickpeas, tomato paste, garlic, onion, spices, black pepper, original cane sugar and black pepper.
They also offer a Gluten Free Donair Crumble, comprised of cauliflower, mushroom, onion, lentils, walnut, celery, carrot, olive oil and spices.
2278 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS B3K 0H2. @realfakemeats
King of Donair
Serving up “the Official Food of Halifax,” the King of Donair first began serving donairs in 1973.
Their O.G. Donair is made with onions, tomatoes, donair meat, donair sauce, wrapped in their fresh pitas.
Like things spicy? Try their Hot Blonde Donair, topped with pineapple, cheese, hot peppers and Dave’s Hot Sauce. Donair Plates, Donair Egg Rolls, Donair Pizzas and Donair Poutines are also available.
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Tony’s Famous Donairs & Pizza
Open for over 40 years, the team at Tony’s has been a pizza and donair go-to for Halifax citizens since 1976. You might even see Tony himself when you pop by!
Tony’s Famous Donairs come in regular, medium and large with extra meat and sauce add-ons available. You can also enjoy his donair meat in the form of plates, egg rolls and subs.
“The thing with a donair is, the second it’s done, and wrapped up, you want to eat it. You don’t want to let it get cool or eat it an hour later. It’s made to eat right away and enjoyed with that freshness” – Leo Salloum, the manager of Tony’s told local outlet The Coast.
Now we’re really hungry.
2390 Robie Street, Halifax NS, B3K 4M7. @tonysdonair