|Cuisine Type |||Middle Eastern|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Dinner|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Neighbourhood |||High Park|
|Getting There |||Dundas streetcar|
|Cross Street |||Dundas and Ritchie Ave.|
|Daily 11AM- 12AM|
Profile Last Updated: July 11, 2008
Small yet mighty, the falafel is, pound-for-pound, one of the most efficient fast food eats. Loaded with protein and flavour, falafel is a great alternative to typical fast food, particularly if you’re looking for a meat-free option. Ali Baba’s makes a mean falafel. The huge chick pea balls are fried in vegetable oil, then loaded with tahini and veggies, and wrapped in a whole wheat pita. Other similarily filling sandwich options include veal and chicken shawarma, which are like the Middle Eastern equivilaent of a soft taco.
Beyond Wrapped Pita Sandwiches
Ali Baba’s is so much more than falafel and shawarma. The restaurant offers a full slate of plated meals, like beef shish kabobs which come with your choice of rice and vegetables, like taboleh salad, lentil rice, and chick pea salad. Other kabob options include shish kafta (ground meat with onions) and shish tawook (marinated chicken). Ali Baba’s also offers traditional Middle Eastern treats like halva, baklava, Turkish Coffee, and tropical juice to do combat against the inevitable garlic breath that is the unfortunate side effect of hummus.
Get Your Fix Even if it’s Late
One of the best things about Ali Baba’s is it’s open later than most other fast food restaurants, so when your next craving for something quick, filling, and cheap hits, you’ll know where to go. There are five locations in Toronto, including Bloor and Lansdowne, Queen Street West, and Cabbagetown.