The best kebab stores in Heidelberg
The kebab has no recipe, it just follows a basic pattern: bread with filling. Doesn’t sound that spectacular at first, but exactly this imprecision is the genius behind the Kebap. Everyone can design it the way he wants. Whether as a pita bread with sliced chicken, with lots of vegetables or even as a wrap with falafel, there is something here for every gourmet.
Here is a list of kebab stores that you must visit:
Top 10 Kebab Stores in Heidelberg
What should I pay attention to when ordering a kebab in Heidelberg?
If you are not in the area nearby, make sure to check the opening hours of your selected kebab store – especially when booking via an outdated website, webshop or app. Otherwise, you may not receive your delicious oriental kebab until the next day!
What is a Döner Kebap anyway?
Similar to the Greek Gyros, the Kebap is roasted meat, in this case from a spit, served with vegetables such as lettuce, tomato, onions, etc. in a pita bread. The composition is left to oneself, so that everyone can compose his own dish. The Pandoras kebab box opens up endless possibilities and variations. You just eat this by hand, but you should hope that this is not too hot.
The most common forms of kebab are the one in pita bread, the Yufka (similar to a wrap or Dürüm) or even the fancy kebab box. Whether you want your grilled meat in a cardboard box or just with salad and the good sauce of yogurt and spices. Even the kebab plate is being sold everywhere in Germany because of its simple take-away friendly appeal. It is what it is, a kebab, broken down into its components, served on a plate.
A common example would be a kebab in bread from the oven with lettuce, tomato, onion and sauce. Unlike the equally popular pizza, kebab is more compact and easy to transport, but its size nontheless stills any hunger.
Where does the kebab come from?
The kebab as such is an old traditional dish from Turkish cuisine. For centuries, diaries of travelers from all over the world and from Turkey described the delicacy from the land of three seas. Something seems to be on those nevertheless, because todays kebab is more popular than ever. However, the kebab plate or the kebab box were invented much much later.
Translated as “spinning meat,” kebabs have been roasted on a spit and served as kebabs in pita bread with vegetables for centuries. This seems to be tradition, and what a tradition it is. Kebabs as such have been served before, but the form we know today only since the late 1800s. Truly a fabulous culinary invention.
(Don’t) Believe The Hype! – The kebab in Germany
Europe loves the pita bread with kebab meat from the spit. Whatever city, you cannot escape the juicy slices of meat on oven-fresh pita bread. In Berlin alone, you’ll encounter dozens of “Dönerläden”. Germany is in the Dönerhype! For over 50 years, more and more kebab stores have sprouted from the asphalt floors of German cities, including Heidelberg. Especially in the big cities in Germany, the flashing “Döner Imbiss” sign is hard to imagine without. Let someone find the best one…
Up to this day the kebab has evolved into many forms. From the vegan Vöner (Vebab), the kebab plate, the falafel yufka up to variations with the Döner meat of lamb, beef or also calf, alone the choice with the salad of iceberg to Rucola, and even more toppings. It is just one of the most popular dishes in Germany. Likewise it is in Heidelberg, because at the Bismarckplatz alone are over 5 kebab manufacturers. Quick preparation, to go and easy to use, you and your stomach will be happy. Great, now I’m hungry!