As of March 23, Ramadan is officially underway. Until April 21, across Canada, many Muslims will mark the holiday with a fasting period that begins at sunrise and ends at sundown.
Villa Madina, a Mediterranean restaurant with locations across Toronto known for its signature shawarmas and generous dinner plates, has the perfect dinner solution for those observing Ramadan once the sun sets.
Since 2004, Villa Madina has served staples of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine, such as crispy falafel sandwiches, garlic potatoes and slow-cooked rotisserie meats. More recently, the brand has remixed the classics with their original RokBox (slow-roasted shawarma on a bed of rice with pickled turnips and peppers topped with signature garlic RokSauce) and Shawarma Poutine (slow-roasted shawarma on a bed of fries, served with cheese curds, gravy, pickled turnips and topped with RokSauce).
Taking great pride in preserving the authenticity of Mediterranean cuisine, all of Villa Madina’s locations are equipped with several high-grade rotisseries, making their beef and chicken shawarma taste so good. Seasoned with a secret blend of spices and cooked slowly and evenly on spits in-store, it’s what has kept their loyal customers coming back for almost 20 years.
While all the meats Villa Madina serves are 100 per cent Halal certified, the Middle Eastern restaurant is not just a prized spot for carnivores. Also on offer is a wide variety of vegetarian dishes, including stuffed vine leaves and falafels, as well as a number of fresh salads like the tabouleh, fattoush and couscous.
This Ramadan, the company launched the Saj Box on their menu. For $59.99, the meal bundle includes five Saj wraps (choice of chicken shawarma, beef shawarma, mixed shawarma or falafel), fries, two side salads (choice of tabbouleh or cabbage salad), garnish (pickles and turnips) and of course, their signature garlic RokSauce. The Saj Box feeds between four and six people, making it a satisfying and affordable option for Iftar with family and friends.
The SAJ Box can be ordered in store or for delivery via the Villa Madina website or app. Use code STREETSOFTORONTO for free delivery when ordering online or via our mobile app.
Villa Madina currently has more than 25 locations across Canada, including a number across all parts of the GTA. Find them at most major malls including the CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Square One, Vaughan Mills and Scarborough Town Centre, to name a few.