Hey Avengers! There is a “shawarma joint” coming to Birmingham

Mr. Shawarma
Mr. Shawarma’s first location at Birmingham’s 5 Points South (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

Birmingham, it looks like we have got our own “shawarma joint” coming to 5 Points South.

This week, a sign went up at Pickwick Plaza on 1011 20th Street South announcing the coming of Mr. Shawarma, a restaurant serving authentic Egyptian and Middle Eastern cuisine.

The new eatery is sandwiched between T-Bones and Sleek Sports Bar, right across the street from the newly-opened Urban Parc.

The owners of Mr. Shawarma provided the following message to Bham Now about their new halal Egyptian street food restaurant.

“Hey Birmingham! It’s Adam and Sam, owners of Mr. Shawarma! We are Happy to announce that we will be opening our first business and first Shawarma Joint in the heart Of Birmingham Alabama! Thank you for all the love and support, we are excited to see y’all at the grand opening on July 1st!”

Adam Sherbini & Osama Mohamed – Owners of Mr. Shawarma

Iconic Shawarma Scene

A new shawarma joint coming to The Magic City brings back memories of one of the iconic lines from the 2012 Marvel movie The Avengers

Following the final battle at the end of the movie, Tony Stark/Ironman quips:

“Hooray… good job guys. Let’s not just come in tomorrow, take a day. Have you ever tried shawarma? There is a shawarma joint about two blocks from here. I don’t know what it is but I want to try it.”

The movie concluded with the team quietly eating some shawarma around a table.

See the scene on YouTube:

The Menu

Check out Mr. Shawarma menu – HERE

It includes:

  • Beef and Chicken Shawarma Plates
  • Lamb Kabobs
  • Chicken Shawarma Roll-ups
  • Hawawshi (Egyptian Burger)
  • Mr. Shawarma Chicken Fries
  • Kunafa Topped with Pistachio
  • Juice Bar
  • And much more

All the meats will be halal.

Stay Tuned

For Birmingham residents, it looks like many of us will have an opportunity to try that “shawarma joint” a couple of blocks away. 

Keep up with Bham Now for updates about Mr. Shawarma and new openings throughout the metro area.


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Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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