Mustapha & Belal of Pita Basket Traditional Lebanese Cuisine have over 40 years put together with experience in international cuisines, including Western, European, and Middle eastern food. The Beef Donair or Chicken Shawarma are voted to be the best in the West, and believe it or not, we had orders to Ontario!
So what's our secret? Maybe it's our passion for food, maybe it's only the best and freshest ingredients that we use to prepare the delicious platters, sandwiches and salads. Come by Pita Basket Traditional Lebanese Cuisine in Calgary to try our mouth-watering lamb, soft pita bread and donair grilled to perfection. Stop by for a quick lunch, bring your family and friends for dinner or simply call us ahead for takeout. We have plenty of parking available nearby and we're wheelchair accessible!more...
There are multitudes of cuisines from different cultures that have yet to reach the palates of Western society. This was on Moe Elsaghir’s mind after working almost 40 years in Calgary’s restaurant industry. “I was working in steakhouses and pizza places and I was growing older,” he recalls. “So I started thinking about opening my own place. When I found the right location in 2003, I knew that there wasn’t much Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine in Calgary.” That led to Moe opening the Pita Basket Café.
Along with some great staples of his own diet, Moe sifted through the recipes he had memorized during his day-to-day work in restaurants – a collection four decades in the making –and built his menu. “I am diabetic, and I’m not the only one,” Moe says. “There are people who suffer from Celiac disease too. So I wanted to make food that caters to both diets. My favourites are the shish tawook and the fattoush salad.”
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2 ratings & 2 reviews
April 30, 2012
awesome shish tawook
The young fello there makes the best chicken tawook ever created if its yur first time there try it you will love it. Its chicken fries and salad in a sandwich he puts oregeno and other spices on it witch completes it, youll want to eat your fingers after!!!
I live for Chicken Schwarmas and this place is pretty decent. It's not the best out of the many Lebanese places in Calgary, but it certainly hits the spot when you are craving that pickled turnips and garlic sauce. I also love that they are one of the few places that offers a whole wheat pita option. The young guy who is always working is very friendly and generous with the chicken. The baklava is a must!
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