A Montreal shawarma chain has just opened its very first store in Toronto.
Boustan is a Lebanese chain known for its shawarma wraps, garlic potatoes and lentil butternut squash soup. The name Boustan means “orchard” in Arabic.
The chain was founded in 1986 and has 40 branches in Montreal. People who went to school there probably remember filling up with “Creation” packaging from their nearest Boustan location.
This item might be one of the things the chain is most famous for, basically all of their greatest hits stuffed into a pita topped with garlic sauce and grilled: different types of shawarma, vegetables, potatoes garlic and falafel.
Boustan is now open in Scarborough at 2072 Lawrence Ave. E. If you’re a Boustan fan and that’s a bit far for you, fear not: they plan to expand with seven to 10 more locations in the GTA this year alone.
They plan to open their second Toronto location in three months at Leslie and York Mills.