Jimmy’s A&A Deli is no conventional neighbourhood convenience store. The Middle Eastern deli serves up Calgary’s biggest chicken shawarmas in a boisterous atmosphere.
Enjoy the bass-heavy dance music and counter banter as you wait for your food.
The popular pita wrap is taken to a whole new level with juicy roasted chicken in quantities so generous that the bread barely folds up around the filling. Get it loaded with lettuce, tomato, pickles, banana peppers, creamy garlic sauce and sriracha hot sauce.
A small shawarma ($7.75) is the size of a brick. Anyone who polishes off a large shawarma deserves a medal. A fork or at least a dozen napkins are prerequisite.
All pita sandwiches, including beef donair, can be ordered as salads ($9 and up) sans bread. Choose from a large selection of olives and sweet baklava.
There’s no seating in the cramped store but you can take advantage of the patio seats outside on nice days.