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Doner Kebab Central
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Or Kebap is you’re in Austria or Germany.

Where was your best Doner? I gotta say a 3 way tie..spots in Vienna, Salzberg, and Munich. Although Berlin had some fantastic ones as well(but they overkill w/ the sauces).

What would I have done without these tasty and cheap wonders I dont know.

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Have to admit that best doners you can find in Istanbul Smile

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I don’t like the way they make Kebabs over there. The ones with the bread and the meat and stuff shoved into it. The ones you have to eat with a fork. Very messy. maybe thats just in England I didn’t have any kebabs in Europe. Here in Australia our kebabs are made up in a roll so you can eat it without dropping shit everywhere, and you can eat on your next leg of the pub crawl. Juicy chicken, chesse, lettuce, tomato and mayo or yohgurt sauce. Beautiful!

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Andrew, hey no counting Turkey man.

Englands are crap.

On the mainland you can find great ones..made on homemade rolls, pitas, hamburger buns etc. etc. No mess or anything…thats part if the reason I didnt like them in Berlin compared to my favs(even though I heard good things about them) they try to shove too much stuff in ‘em. The best are the places that dont do that, but make homemade bread.

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Strangely enough… I have to agree with Salzburg.

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Strangely enough… I have to agree with Salzburg.

Did you try the place at the station, I believe next door to Burger King? That place was awesome. I initially avoided it because it was at the station..but it seemed like whenever I passed it the place was packed. One day I say what the hell and tried it out…and it surged to the top of my list.

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No, I tried some place that was just across the water from the old town. Had some outside seating on one of the main streets. I think it was across the street from a church with a famous graveyard. Very good.

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I had some awesome ones in Amsterdam and Rome, and some pretty good ones in Prague.

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Best ones I’ve ever had — Frankfurt and Oberursel Germany…yuuuummm.

Wish they had them here…

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I recall having really good ones in Frankfurt. We found ‘em all over Germany and they quickly became a cheap and fast staple of our diet. Unfortunately, in our quest to find "the best," all the different doner kebabs just kinda melded together in my mind, so that’s pretty much all I have to offer: Frankfurt.

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Oh there was another too. In Paris on this cross street to Jules Ferry Boulevard there is a place next to a McDonalds thats awesome. I got the kebab there on a plate instead of a burger..they’d serve it w/ this great rice..very similar to Spanish Rice and a nice salad. They like to serve w/ fries too, but I got more rice as a substitution. They also had some surprisingly wonderful Turkish wines to go w/ it. Service kicked ass too. This is the upper echelon of Doner Kebabs my friends…

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Hamburg has some really rad kebap stands as well, but my all time fav for kebap is vienna. Mmmmm.

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Cologne…In the Turkish quarter…Eigelsteinstrasse….Fabulously delicious!

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Hamburg has some really rad kebap stands as well, but my all time fav for kebap is vienna. Mmmmm.

Where abouts was the stand located..I liked one in Vienna very much and it would be interesting if it was the same place.

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How much are these going to cost in Europe anyways?

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How much are these going to cost in Europe anyways?

2-3 euros if its in a pita/bread/burger-bun..which is the norm. More if on a plate w/ rice, salad, etc.

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I had a well cracking chicken kebab in Vama Veche in Romania, the sauce was so hot it nearly burnt my fucking lips off!

Tasty all the same!

Why would you want to backpack eating Doner kababs all the time, that’s like Americans eating McDonalds for 3 months solid on their travels ???
(or Greek eating fetta cheese while bumming around!)

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Why would you want to backpack eating Doner kababs all the time, that’s like Americans eating McDonalds for 3 months solid on their travels ???
(or Greek eating fetta cheese while bumming around!)

Do not underestimate the importance of the Doner! Even if you experiment with food as I did, you cant always afford it for every single meal. The doner/chicken kebab is the only thing that complete for so cheap. Cheaper than other fast food yet fresher and healthier at the same time. There are exceptions like in Italy where I was able to find cheap high quality food at Mom and Pop trattorias..but in other places you can’t always find good tasting food for that cheap. Thats where the doner comes in. All praise be to the doner! Old reliable.

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Just recently I had a nice lamb kebab in Florence near the Uffizi, with lots of fresh vegetables. That’s another nice thing about donair kebabs if you go to the right place – it helps ensure that you are keeping up with all of the vegetables you are supposed to eat, which is easy to forget when you are on the road.

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gotta be in Berlin. 2 Euros worth of goodness!

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I ate them a bunch of times in Berlin but what I didnt like about the ones there was the garlic and chili sauce, all the cabbage, and the bread was thin and toasted.

On the other hand, in Vienna and Munich they were on a hot pita, with just some lettuce, tomato, cucumber, yogurt sauce and some chili sprinkled on top. I liked those much better… I dont remember any specific places just very general directions.

In Munich I made a left out of the Euro Youth Hostel and made right at the end of the street, made my first left and then crossed the street and it was like 30m away. Not that these directions have the slightest chance of helping anyone.

I might have to get a gyro to see if it can satisfy the cravings…
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Mmmm……….Zehlendorf Germany (a suburb of Berlin) Deelish!

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If you ever find yourself out at night in Aberdeen, Scotland, there’s a great kebab shop run by Moroccans. One of them is the spitting image of Lionel Richie, he’s a cool guy and will even sing along when Lionel Richie songs come on the stereo. Great way to finish up a night out, just ask anyone on the streets where "Lionel’s" is. Would be worth it just to see, but they make quality kebabs as well.

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Have to agree that Salzburg had the best. Found a great little place off of one of the major shopping streets. Order at the window or step inside of the leetle shop. Very sloppy Doner washed down with a big bottle of Stiegl. In my opinion, the sloppier the better! I’ve never really had a bad Doner. Doner in Vienna at the Naschmarkt and in Amsterdam would be my second and third best. I had some good Doner in Paris’ Latin Quarter too. Don’t care for all the salad on the Berlin Doner or the crunchy bread. Sure can’t wait to try more Doner on my next trip. I suspect that Provence won’t have too many for tasting.