Kebabs are finally getting the limelight they deserve, with a number of healthier, gourmet restaurants popping up in recent years – particularly in the city centre. And now – as of last year – the Northern Quarter has become home to an all-vegan kebab shop for us to enjoy the tasty Turkish treat, with less of the guilt.
Following major success in the Big Smoke, where they already have three stores, What The Pitta opened their first store in the North at the beginning of last year, snapping up a space in the Northern Quarter where El Taquero once called home. Nabbing the title of ‘Best Takeaway in London’ in 2021’s British Kebab Awards, the restaurant has become well-loved for its all-plant based menu, with room for 80-100 to sit in and enjoy their tasty grub.
Freshly preparing their delicious food on-site daily, in turn, providing a healthier option for those who fancy a kebab or a gyro, the menu is based around the ‘vegan doner’, with gyros, ‘babs, wraps, loaded fries and even vegan chicken gracing the menu. If that wasn’t enough already, the fantastic lunch spot has also begun serving vegan soft serve, too, creating their very own version of the famous ’99’ complete with a Love Raw wafer.
What The Pitta was founded back in 2016, when Cem Yildiz and Rojdan Gul decided to bring to life an old family recipe, combined with the flavours of Berlin. The brand officially launched at Shoreditch’s Box Park, before expanding across various locations in the South such as Croydon, Camden and Brighton.
The Manchester store is the fifth restaurant for Yildiz and Gul, bringing their vegan Doner kebab made from soya pieces to the North for the very first time. Find them at What The Pitta, 42 Back Turner Street, M4 1FR.