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German-style Döner Kebab in Detroit Area?


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German-style Döner Kebab in Detroit Area?

Bada Bing | Jul 31, 2010 09:37 AM

Soon I'll have a day a bit east of Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti, not far from Detroit. Because the nearby Dearborn area is supposed to have a big Middle-Eastern food influence, I have to ask this question, but in fact what I'm after is not Middle-Eastern but specifically German-Turkish: the döner kebab as made by Turkish immigrants in Germany and sold everywhere there.

I don't want to seem prickly, but I have to underscore that I am not asking about gyro/shawarma sandwiches in general, nor even about an authentic Turkish place. The German Turks have a particular take on the form: using a different bread from pita, utilizing shredded cabbage, adding a hot red sauce, etc. For those of you who've tried the German style: is that to be had anywhere in the Detroit area? Maybe even Windsor? Most Americans know this sandwich only from military service or (like me) student study-abroad in Germany.

Here's a previous CHOW thread and a cool blog statement on this specific sandwich, in case you're curious:

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