Shawafel Lebanese Cuisine Launching a Food Truck in June

by Prince Of Petworth April 29, 2012 at 10:22 pm 10 Comments

Shawafel is one by far one of the best cheap eats in the city. Personally I think the Shish Taouk is one of my favorite meals in the city. Their website says:

Shawarma and Falafel quick served restaurant, the name comes from the two words combined “Shawafel”.

We will be serving chicken, lamb and beef mixed Shawarma; the traditional Lebanese way which is made from scratch with my family’s secret sauce. All our meat will be bought from local farmers, cutting it, marinating it and then skewered on the vertical spit. Same goes for the chicken shawarma. We will be serving spreads such as: hummus and baba ghanoug. For salad options, we will have Tabouleh and Fattouch as served in Lebanon.

Shawafel opened up at 1322 H St, NE back in Aug. 2011. For those that don’t live near H Street – you are in luck – I spoke to the owner on Saturday afternoon who said he will be launching a food truck to be called @Shawafel in June. You can see their menu here.

Awesome news.

  • I love Shawafel! Will definitely be stopping by their food truck if I see it when it’s out and about, but I don’t mind making my way to H St. for some delicious shawarma. By the way, I can also vouch for the authenticity of their food as I am half Lebanese and have spent time in Lebanon.

  • qst

    It sounds delicious, but have to say I would have given the name an F in Marketing 101.

    • Anonymous

      I like the name. I think it’s fun and original

      • qst

        I honestly can’t see it or hear it without hearing “Awful Shawafel” in my head.

  • Anonymous

    Eh… I tried them, and I didn’t find it very good. Defin over priced, and the portions are very small for what you are paying.

    • Imad

      they increased the portion size

      • Imad

        It is an original name, they have the best taste of mean

  • Anonymous

    Speaking of food trucks where’s Chickfila?

  • L

    “hawafel” = how awful :-(
    (it doesn’t help that the “S” on the signage is bit obsure).

  • They should call the food truck Falwarma to quiet the naysayers who don’t like the name Shawafel.


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