Okay. I’ve avoided this for a week now. I have not seen The Avengers, nor do I really care to. Matt can’t stand the super hero thing. I’m more of a Batman kind of girl, and I don’t even see those movies in the theaters. Sure, I have a small comic book collection, but they’re pretty much all on Slave Labor Graphics and feature artists like Jhonen Vasquez and Roman Dirge. Oh, and The Hulk will always be Lou Ferrigno in my heart. What I can’t look past is the attention the shawarma scene is getting. Just Google “the avengers shawarma” and see what I mean if you haven’t seen the movie.
At Ro Ro’s Chicken — a famed Lebanese joint in Hollywood — the manager says shawarma sales jumped 80% in the days after the movie opened. We’re told the same thing happened a few years back when a baba ghanouj joke was featured in “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan.” – TMZ
So without further ado, get out there and get some shawarma! Tangierine Cafe in Morocco at Epcot is our top pick, featuring both lamb and chicken shawarma.
The Fountain at The Dolphin also has a Lamb Gyro, but it’s not nearly the quality you’ll find at Tangierine Cafe.
If you’re not on property, check out Middle East Market on Orange Blossom Trail, not too far from the Florida Mall.
Not to sound like Hipster Mermaid, but we’ve been enjoying shawarma for years, and we want you to join in if you haven’t already! Be sure to swing by Tangierine Cafe at Epcot – it’s our favorite quick service on property. If you’re in Orlando and not headed to Epcot, check out this list of shawarma establishments over at Tasty Chomps!
Let us know your favorite places to get shawarma in the comments, wherever they may be! Do you have any tips for those in Disneyland or perhaps Vegas?(We’re headed to both in a few months! )