You can find these thin slices of meat stacked on the stake of a vertical rotisserie everywhere in Israel, from Metula to Eilat. With Falafel and Sabich, it makes up the Israel street food triumvirate. But few shawarmas are as famous as Emil’s. Located in the middle of Haifa, this tiny shop, with a few outdoor chairs and a small counter, is one of the oldest shawarmas in the country. What is their secret? Simplicity and quality. Unlike other similar establishments, which offer several types of meat, with lots of salads and spices, Emil only roasts one skewer a day. When it is finished, it’s simple, they close and everyone goes home. But what is the skewer made of? High quality lamb and mutton, with the perfect amount of mutton fat. And when the ingredients are so good, you don’t need anything else. Emil will serve you shawarma in pita or on a plate, with some tomato, onion and parsley. Tahina and amba in bottles are available for those who want additional flavor, but we recommend you enjoy it on its own.