The Great Edmonton Donair Challenge

Tasting & Rating Every Donair Shop Across the Edmonton Metropolitan Region So You Don't Have To!

If you're familiar with Edmonton, then you probably know that we have the best hockey team in the world, one of the largest malls on the continent, and some of the most beautiful urban green space across the country. But did you know that we're also pretty well known for being a haven for donair lovers?! 

Photo: Food Network Canada

Yup, this northern prairie city has gained quite the reputation for these spit-roasted meat wraps that originated somewhere in the Middle East and were then brought over to Halifax via a Greek immigrant in the 1970s. However, I won't go over the entire history of the donair or even Edmonton's association with the beloved bundles of beefy bliss, because I already did that in my post titled "The Ultimate Edmonton Donair Guide." 

Instead, this post is dedicated to documenting the vast selection of donairs throughout Edmonton and surrounding areas, and rating the cleanliness of the shops, the service provided, and the most important part, the taste of the donairs themselves. This might help you choose where to go next when you need a midnight snack after an afternoon of edibles or an evening of drinks. 

By the way, I created the "100 Edmonton Donairs Checklist" in case you would like to challenge yourself to trying 100 of the most popular and perhaps underrated donairs in and around the city! You can see the list below or download the PDF version HERE! I recommend printing it out and maybe even laminating it like this crazy guy did! 

All donairs I try will be just "regular"-sized, and all prices listed INCLUDES the GST. If there is an asterisk (*) next to the price, that means the donair was extra hardy, as in lots of meat (even if it doesn't necessarily look like it in the photos)! 

DJ Donair & Poutine
6880 Ellerslie Drive / 780-429-3247
Cost: $13.64 (Regular Donair) in June 2024

The Donair: 4.5 / 5 stars
The Service: 2.5 / 5 stars
The Cleanliness: 5 / 5 stars

Overall Average: 4 / 5 stars

Simply Donairs
9004 - 50 Street / 780-469-1223
Cost: $12.43* (Regular Donair) in June 2024

The Donair: 4 / 5 stars
The Service: 5 / stars
The Cleanliness: 5 / 5 stars

Overall Average: 4.66 / 5 stars

More coming soon!

What's your favourite Edmonton (& area) donair?! 


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