Author of the article: Chad Huculak, Edmonton Journal Publishing date: Sep 25, 2020
Sam (Wajdi) Chehimi of Swiss Donair, 8304 144 Ave., one of Edmonton's favourite donair shops. PHOTO BY ED KAISER /Postmedia
"Why are donairs popular in Edmonton?
Good question, but first we need to go back to the history of donairs in Canada. As detailed in Halifax food blogger Lindsay Wickstrom's Book of Donair, donairs arrived in Canada via Greek immigrant Peter Gamoulakos, who first attempted to sell gyros at his Nova Scotia pizza shop in the early 1970s."