Homemade Donairs

The History of Donair

Donair Meat

The donair was created in Halifax, Nova Scotia in the late 1960s by brothers John and Peter Gamoulakos. These brothers wanted to take the gyros they loved and remake them to suit Bluenose taste buds. So, with a few tweaks, the traditional Greek doner became the Nova Scotian donair.


A donair is shaved (and often fried) meatloaf-like meat and a sweet sauce comprised of evaporated milk, sugar, vinegar and garlic on top of a pita. Our donairs also come with cheese, onions and tomatoes.


Come give us a visit and try this much-loved Canadian contribution to the world of cuisine today.

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