The Vegetarian Shawarma -...

Overall rating: 4.0 stars 10 Reviews
Vegan fast food restaurant with several locations. Offers seitan schnitzel and tofu, shawarma, pizza, burgers and fries, and more. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan, Fast food, Israeli, American, International, Pizza, Take-out
King George 81
Tel Aviv, Israel
03-52488821

Open Mon-Sun 12pm-12am.

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  • Outdoor seating
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accepts credit cards
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Reviews

First Review by shacharaharoni
ItamarLev
ItamarLev
  • vegan
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+18

The Vegan Refreshing Choise

4 Posted on 03 / 10 / 2014

A vibrate young restaurant with good atmosphere. The food is good but not a big enough variety. Not expensive

Pros: Price, Friendly, Clean Fresh Food
Cons: Not Much To Choose From
Barney Big Ears
Barney Big Ears
  • vegan
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+57

Great Pace

4 Posted on 03 / 03 / 2014

All vegan. Tasty- has healthy or greasy food depending on what you order. Other reviews do it justice. Nuggets are great

Pros: Great Food, Nice Dessert
Cons: Bathroom Around The Corner
heyheyrenee
heyheyrenee
  • vegan
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+77

Loved it!

5 Posted on 02 / 16 / 2014

This was the best vegan shwarma I've ever had. The flavor was great. I also liked the special sauce they made. The staff was very helpful and friendly. They have an English menu. I wish I had the time to try other things on their menu.

Pros: Delicious vegan shwarma, Friendly staff, English menu

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BeauIsraelPCDoctor
BeauIsraelPCDoctor
  • vegan
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+16

Generally Good, Fast, Convenient, Reasonable Price

3 Posted on 02 / 16 / 2014

Not bad for a new place. As several of the other reviewers have noted, although it definitely has some room for improvement, it unquestionably has its good points - which I believe outnumber and outweigh its flaws. I loved the pizza, enjoyed the burritos/wraps, but perhaps they were not quite up to BuddhaBurgers quality. Burgers were good if that's your thing, service, as in most places, can vary depending upon who happens to be manning the place on a given occasion. Generally, I'd rate the service, attentiveness and friendliness of staff anywhere from decent to great depending upon which time you come. Hopefully, they will continue to grow, develop, and mature as a business and become more responsive to the needs and preferences of their clientele. Have been several times, and I'll undoubtedly go again.

Pros: Quick, Not too expensive, (mostly) Tasty
Cons: Short on variety and options. , Some staff more friendly than others, No Whole Wheat Pizza
Brok O. Lee
Brok O. Lee
  • vegan
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+838

100% Vegan!!

4 Posted on 01 / 29 / 2014

Don't worry about their name being "Vegetarian Shawarma" - their food is 100% vegan. If you're in the mood for fast food, this place is for you! I especially like their burgers, all the varieties. And they use vegan cheeze on their cheezeburgers and pizza.

Pros: Great burgers, Inexpensive, All vegan
mickeythemystic
mickeythemystic
  • vegetarian
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+28

Enjoyable vegan spot in Haifa

5 Posted on 05 / 29 / 2013

One of the few (or only) vegan restaurant in Haifa. They offer seitan-based proteins with pita or bread, fresh salads and sauces. Great treat for veg lovers!

Pros: Unique foods not found other places
proper or pompous?
proper or pompous?
  • vegan
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+209

needs improvement

3 Posted on 12 / 03 / 2012

ok, it's fast food, i get it. but you can still put in the effort to make something good, even in fast food. i had the schnitzel, which tasted like a cheap microwaveable patty. all the sauce was put in the bottom of the pita, and the dry patty with some lettuce was on top of it. it seems if you're going to make it that way, at least give tahini with it, which they do have, you just have to ask for it.

i would not go out of your way to try this place, it's just not worth it. if the vegetarian shawarma wasn't 100% vegan, i would give it a rating of two cows.

Pros: all vegan
Cons: lack of effort, mediocre quality
A.Z.P.
A.Z.P.
  • vegetarian
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+233

Quick, Cheap & Good with Room For Improvement

4 Posted on 11 / 10 / 2012

The Good: If you want an awesome vege cheeze burger (or double cheezeburger!), or a quick, cheap, and decent veg meal, then "The Vegetarian Schwarma" is a great choice.

The bad: This place has a limited menu, in terms of flavors, contents, and your control over the menu. Unlike its competitor, Buddha Burgers, there is no Tempeh or Seitan used here (only Tofu and Soy Fake meat). The flavors are also limited. You cant choose a sauce, carb, and protein and have a stir fry made for you. The stir fry has one sauce and that's it. It's fast food, with as few choices as necessary for the customer.

Although the restaurant is called "the Vegetarian Schwarma" my dining partner and I, were very unimpressed with the signature dish which was pretty bland. I think it's ironic that while many real Schwarma places have self-serve salads galore, the "healthy" vege Schwarma place puts a few pickles and some Israeli salad in beforehand and gives you almost no choices.

Meanwhile, the vege burgers here are the best in Tel Aviv and MM MM Good! They only have 1 type of burger and you can get it as a vegan cheeseburger. The cheeseburger was delicious as was the sauce and I detected a hint of flax seed in the burger.

I also tried the Pizza, Salami Sandwich (Naknik), and tofu stir fry. The Pizza was great (maybe the best vegan pizza in tel aviv along with "Taste of Life"), and I ordered it with Vege-Pepperoni. The vegan cheese wasn't the perfect consistency but it was very good and the crust was excellent (Note: at 39 Shekels for a personal pizza, this was the only overpriced item on their menu). The salami was a major disappointment. It was basically a few slivers (of the same pepperoni they use on the pizza) cut up and thrown in a baguette with Israeli salads. I asked for Sour Kraut and got Israeli pickled cabbage, the whole thing tasted off and cheap. Lastly, their stir fry (which is called teriyaki, but is much more sweet n sour) was okay but nothing to write home about, in terms of flavor or contents.

The place is conveniently located just 1 block from Dizengoff center which is a huge plus. While it doesn't have the variety of flavors, vibe, or overall quality of Buddha Burgers, it's quicker, very fairly priced, and most of the offerings are solid. While the Vegetarian Schwarma, certainly has plenty of room for improvement, for a place which recently just opened, it does the trick and has me really craving for my next vege cheeseburger!

Pros: Good Prices, Great location , Quick pleasant service
Cons: Not Kosher (open on Shabbat), Limited Menu , Limited Street Parking
DimSumMetal
DimSumMetal
  • vegan
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+48

Great place

4 Posted on 10 / 16 / 2012

The Vegan Schawarma offers many fast food options, including Schawarma (obviously), Schnitzel, Salami, asian veggies and burgers.
Most of those options are available in either a pita bread, baguette or tortilla, but some, like the burger and the salami, are/can be served in their own way (buns for the burger and a toast for the salami).
The dish I liked the most was the schnitzel served in a baguette.
Also, I would really recommend trying the vegan thousand islands sauce, it's excellent.

The staff is friendly and the place is very nice to seat at, although inside it is sometimes too crowded.

Overall, I would recommend everyone to try this place, as it is cheap and tasty, such value for money should be an example for everyone.

Pros: tasty food, friendly staff, good value
Cons: could get a bit crowdy
shacharaharoni
shacharaharoni
  • vegan
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+14

great pkace!

5 Posted on 08 / 18 / 2012

It's a great idea to have a vegan-fast-food in the city center! With a great taste and service too.

Pros: exellent food, friendly staff

 

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