Bay State Shawarma & Grill resides on Water Street in Worcester. The store front is nothing to write home about. A pretty unremarkable looking place but the food here is truly amazing. No alcohol allowed on the premises but well worth the sacrifice in my mind and you can always head next door to the multiple bars and pubs in the area for your choice of drink after a great meal.
As you walk into the place, head to the counter and order your food. They will send you off to sit and wait while they prepare. They will call your number when your order is ready. It was all very well organized and reasonably quick. It felt a little like a fast food place but I can’t say enough about the food; I will be marking this place to return to soon and try a few of their other options.
In the back of the restaurant they have a store which carry’s all types of middle eastern groceries. A cornucopia of amazing food stuffs that you don’t see every day. A must see.
I ordered the beef Shawarma plate which came with tender cooked strips of meat from the spit layered over a bed of rice and then drizzled with a delicious cream sauce. The flavors of the meat after having been roasted on the spit for who knows how long was delicious. With my beef Shawarma plate I also received a side salad, hummus and a labna which is some type of garlicky spread which I used on everything I ate. A nice large flat bread also accompanied my meal which I used to help glop up my food. My husband and I also split an appetizer of the Baba Ganoush which was amazing. This came with more of the delicious flat bread.
I would recommend this place to anyone.