HaShwarma HaTivonit - The Vegan Shwarma

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King George 81, Tel Aviv, Israel

Vegan fast food restaurant, since 2012; previously known as The Vegetarian Shwarma. Offers seitan schnitzel and tofu, shawarma, pizza, burgers and fries, and other fast food. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-11:30pm.

Category: Vegan, American, Pizza, Fast food, Take-out, Middle Eastern, Israeli

Reviews (21)

First Review by shacharaharoni

Nice place, need to improve their new burger - Edit

I tried their new "fish" burger. It was ok, not excellent but still good (I love how the tofu as fried and I didn't feel the nori + same for the lemon curd sauce = i didn't feel it). As it's new, I suppose they can improve it :-)
But anyway, i like it. The staff speak english well and they are nice and it's easy to find.

Pros: Staff speak english, cheap price

Cons: they need to improve their new burger


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Excellent - Edit

The food here was delicious and the prices fair (meaning still expensive, but by Israeli standards, very fair). We tried a lot of stuff here and everything was good, the shawarma, the nuggets, everything really. Service can be slow - as it's a small operation, and if it gets busy, expect to wait awhile.

Pros: Fair prices, Yummy food

Cons: Slow service


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Great place - Edit

Great food, good price

Pros: הכל טבעוני!


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good people, good food ! - Edit

We were lucky enough to find them at the end of Yom Kippur when we were looking for a famous falafel on Kings George, and couldn't be happier ! Great service, friendly people and good food, had a cheeseburger and it was all I needed after a long day of walking through tlv. Deserts are tasty too, and they sell vegan chocolate panda choc, a super yummy local vegan milk choc that I definitely recommend ! All the staff is said to be vegan, and they also sell pins and badges for local associations.

Pros: local products, vegan staff


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sooo tasty and insane iced coffee - Edit

the mushroom burger was really good especially the sauce which was just like how I remembered a mcdonalds big mac to be. the coffee was just perfect!!! so refreshing and the onion rings were great too. the kind staff gave us a tasty chocolate mousse to try as well. would be useful if they had an English menu, maybe we would have ordered more stuff but I will try to come here again even just for this wonderful coffee.


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Deliciously dangerous - Edit

Absolutely the place to go to satiafy all your cravings and love for a big, juicy meal of junk food. The chicken strips are crunchy and incredibly tasty, so far it's my favorite thing on the menu. And with all the great homemade sauces you will walk away satisfied in every way possible. The staff is great and the food is well made and delicious.

Pros: Food quality, Staff and service, Sauces!!!

Cons: A tiny bit expensive


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delicious! - Edit

I had the schnitzel in a pita. It went great with the local Goldstar beer. They sell local vegan chocolate and other goodies. Loved it :)


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a favourite spot - Edit

We visited a few times over our week in tel aviv. The schnitzel burger is great! Awesome fries with a mayo type sauce. They also sell vegan Mr Donuts! Fun, friendly spot on a lively street with a nice outdoor seating area.


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yummy, fast food - Edit

This place is small, but has several options both healthy and unhealthy and the location and prices are amazing. If getting the vegan shwarma, my recommendation is to get it in the baguette (it's cheaper and bigger). The seitan salad is also delicious and the thousand island dressing is to die for. The crowd of people this place attracts can be really good or really bad, depending on the day/time and what type of people you enjoy being surrounded with. Definitely a no frills restaurant.

Pros: cheap, tasty, some variety

Cons: small and crowded , "fast food", low quality service


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Edible cheap food - Edit

The food used to be much better than today... the schawarma is tasteless and the pizza is too oily. the location is great, so as the prices. the place itself realy messy and small. I will probably won't go there unless I'm in the area and really hungry.

Pros: Cheap, Location

Cons: Inadequate food, messy place


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It's Not Real Shawarma? - Edit

Great location, near the Dizengoff mall. It is truly a fast food type place but if you want shawarma that is meatless you should like this. My husband couldn't tell the difference!
When we were there it appeared that the owner was planning some renovations but, three months later, it looks about the same.

Pros: Inexpensive compared to most, Location, Good Food

Cons: Limited menu, Very informal, not for a dining experien


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The Vegan Refreshing Choise - Edit

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


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Great Pace - Edit

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


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Loved it! - Edit

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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Generally Good, Fast, Convenient, Reasonable Price - Edit

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


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100% Vegan!! - Edit

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


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Enjoyable vegan spot in Haifa - Edit

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


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needs improvement - Edit

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


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