What is a donair?

Specifically, how is it different from a gyro? I’ve heard them mentioned on boards with lots of Canadians before, and I’ve always wondered if they were worth trying when I’m in Canada.

This site http://www.fortunecity.com/littleitaly/amalfi/168/
Seems to indicate it’s similar to a Gyro!

Now a Poutine is completely different!

And this site http://www.astro.umd.edu/~petitpas/Links/Donair.html tells you how to make your own.

Well, itlooks like a gyro. That seems like a lot of sugar to put in a sauce for a sandwich, though.

Without looking at the links, I honestly don’t know what the difference is between a donair and a gyro. All I know is I looooove 'em.

I know what a donair (doner/donner) is (quite common in UK). But what on earth is a gyro or poutine? A canadian subspecies of donner?

Poutine - Fries and Cheese Curds covered in Gravy.

MMmmmmm… Excellent stuff. It is from Quebec.

As mentioned earlier, I don’t think there is a difference (or at least not much of one) between a Gyro or Donair. If you know what one looks like, you know what the other is like.

A gyro is a sandwich in the U.S. which has thinly sliced pieces of lamb, lettuce, tomato, and onions on it. It comes in a pita, and has sauce on it which is kind of creamy and dilly, usually. I don’t think that gyros and donairs are the exact same thing, since I don’t think there’s as much sugar in gyro sauce.

As for poutine, I’ll leave that for a Canadian (with a strong stomach) to describe.