If you want to eat shawarma in Egypt, do it in Cairo and do it at Abou Haidar. For Heliopolis residents, it’s the jewel in their neighbourhood’s crown. For those who don’t live close by, you can be darn sure they’re willing to travel to join the queue. Choose pitta or soft, buttery kaiser buns filled with well-spiced, juicy meat, or switch it up with sujuk sausage or Egyptian roumy cheese. Do yourself a favour and order more than one, and make sure to grab a mango juice, too.
Recommended by local insider Monia Hamdy