Lebanese shawerma isn’t necessarily easy to find in Cairo. While a few of these joints have established themselves here and there, finding a place that will deliver to you may take some work. Thankfully, we’ve found an establishment that does it right and leaves our mouth watering every time.

Located in both the greater Maadi and Heliopolis areas, the two Shawerma El Reem locations are currently delivery only or pick-up.

With that being said, don’t hesitate to order. Shawerma El Reem is a great alternative to a typical, fast food joint. It’s no-fuss, providing fresh eats at a reasonable cost and with just enough of that greasy fast food flair without the usual regret that comes soon after. Delivery wait time is 60 minutes and the charge is 8LE; once they’re at your door, they provide a quick and professional exchange.

A range of appetisers include a simple garlic dip with roasted bread (4LE), vegetable, cheese or meat sambousak (8LE) and vine leaves; also for 8LE. Salads and soups are available too, including a green salad topped with garlic sauce and shawerma (12LE), creamy mushroom soup (9LE) and tomato soup (7LE).

The real reason we’re slightly obsessed with Shawerma El Reem, though, has nothing to do with the aforementioned options – it all boils down to the Saj bread. True to the traditional Lebanese flatbread, Shawerma El Reem has perfected it and topped with your choice of filling, you can’t go wrong.

For 16LE, the shawerma combo includes a medium chicken shawerma on Saj bread, French fries and a soft drink. The shawerma is moist, thick-cut and flavourful – paired with freshly cut tomatoes and cucumbers, as well as the garlic sauce of course. Other options include shawerma on rice with mushroom or curry sauce for 22LE.

Did we mention that their Lebanese falafel is delicious too? For a whopping 4.5LE, the falafel comes neatly packaged in the Saj bread with tomatoes, onions and tehina. The falafel itself, cooked in fresh oil, holds together nicely and provides a spicy punch. 

If you’re looking to feed a few people, Shawerma El Reem offers a variety of platter options. For 68LE, the Arabian Shawerma Family Meal includes a family-sized meat platter, family-sized French fries, two large garlic sauces, two boxes of pickles, roasted bread and a litre of Coca-Cola. Another option is the mixed platter for 110LE, including a kilo of mixed chicken and meat shawerma, French fries, garlic sauce and Saj bread on the side.

Desserts include your standard Om Ali and crème caramel – both for 6LE.

Shawerma El Reem is open until 3AM with their last order at 2AM.  You can thank us afterwards.