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Try the Döner Kebab at Austin’s Kebabalicious Food Trailer And Your Head Might Explode!

2010 January 19
A döner from Kebabalicious

A döner from Kebabalicious

I’ve spent a good portion of my life in Germany, and one of my favorite things about running around in Berlin, Cologne or Munich is the 24-hour döner kebab stands, the German equivalent to Late Night Fast Food Drive-thrus.

Not familiar with a döner? The Turkish version of a Gyro, this European fast food staple followed the Turkish worker migration into Europe in the late 60′s and 70′s.  Literally “rotating roast,” döners are usually lamb, beef or chicken cooked on giant skewers over an electric grill. Once the meat is nice and roasted, it’s sliced into thin strips and placed between bread or in a wrap.  Traditionally, it’s served with veggies (lettuce/tomato/cucumber or roasted bell peppers) and tzatziki, a sauce made from cucumbers and yogurt.  If you’re a hot head like me, you’ll also want to get it with spicy hot sauce.

So here’s the deal, y’all: You don’t have to go to Germany to experience a taste of the Berlin night life. Thanks to Kebabalicious, a food trailer located on 7th and Neches across from Mugshots, you can get the best döner I’ve ever tasted on this side of the Atlantic.

Co-owner Chris Childre fell in love with the döner kebab while in Switzerland. After hooking up with a Turkish entrepreneur, Chris got the low down on how to make this delicacy here in Austin.

Thanks, Chris, for bringing my favorite late-night snack to our great city! PS: Veggies: The Falafel is REALLY good, too!


  • WHERE: 450 E. 7th, 78701
  • WHEN: W: 11P-2A; TH-SA: 9P-3A
  • PRICE: Big filling wrap for $5-7; Monster wrap for $7-9
  • OVERALL: A (super authentic, super tasty, great price, minus for wonky hours)

WATCH: In the 4-minute video, below, Chris and Rachel hit up Kebabalicious after a night on the town. After a quick interview with co-owner Chris Childre, they find out what other customers think about the döner. PLUS: Chris Apollo busts out some German and gets the crowd dancing. Look out!

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  1. January 19, 2010

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    RT @ATX4U “FOOD REVIEW and VIDEO: A Visit to Kebabalicious Food Trailer” [link to post] < --I speak german and sing :)

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  2. misapants permalink
    January 19, 2010

    Kebabalicious was the first falafel I ever tried. I thought that all falafel was that good. I was disappointed to find out that 1.) there is such thing as bad falafel, and 2.) bad falafel is abundant.

    There are nights that I go downtown to get a falafel and then go home- I will skip the socializing to get the falafel and then bring my lazy ass home. Sometimes.. I eat 2 in a row.

    I even considered wearing their shirts for when I battle.

    Kebabalicious, I want you in my body, like err’day.

  3. January 19, 2010

    Misa: I have totally had one before going out and one on the way home. SOOO good.

  4. January 19, 2010

    Twitter Comment

    “FOOD REVIEW and VIDEO: A Visit to Kebabalicious Food Trailer” [link to post] < --SO good the crowd was dancing! Have u tried it?

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  6. January 19, 2010

    Time out fools. What do you know about Kebabalicious’ dolmas? They are the bomb dot com. Double “LIKE”.

  7. January 19, 2010

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  8. Alex T permalink
    February 2, 2010

    What they sell is more like a Dürüm or a Shawarma. A typical Döner Kebab is served in flat bread, more like a sandwich than a wrap. While it is delicious, I still wouldn’t put it on par with a Döner Kebab found in Germany. Also I wish they were open more, because really do like them but never am at the right place at the right time.

  9. February 2, 2010

    @Alex: I do miss the bread in German Döner. While it may not be AS good as those found in Germany, the Döner at Kebabalicious are probably the best I’ve had OUTSIDE of Germany. Completely agree about the hours-maybe they’ll be more accessible during warmer weather

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