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An All-Vegan Kebab Shop Is Opening In Manchester This Week

By Laura Rogan

An All-Vegan Kebab Shop Is Opening In Manchester This Week

That basically makes it guilt-free… Right?

Kebabs are finally getting the limelight they deserve, with a number of healthier, gourmet restaurants popping up in recent years. Now, Manchester is set to get an all-Vegan kebab shop for us to enjoy the tasty Turkish treat, with less of the guilt.

Credit: What The Pitta

Following major success in the Big Smoke, where they have three stores, What The Pitta is set to open their first store in the North, snapping up a space in the Northern Quarter where El Taquero once called home. Nabbing the title of ‘Best Takeaway in London’ in this year’s British Kebab Awards, the new restaurant will serve an all-plant based menu with room for 80-100 to sit in and enjoy their tasty grub.

And after a long wait due to the pandemic, the restaurant has now confirmed they’ll be opening their doors to the public on January 8th, where their food will be made fresh on-site providing a healthier option for those who fancy a kebab or a gyro. Originally set to open back in May 2020, the much-loved kebab spot will now put their focus towards Veganuary, giving them plenty of time to safely re-open their current sites following COVID-19 and perfect their new Manchester venue.


Credit: What The Pitta

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 will be the fifth restaurant for Yildiz and Gul, and will bring their vegan Doner kebab made from soya pieces to the North for the very first time. The menu includes a variety of vegan Doner dishes, including their Doner Kebab Wrap, Mezze box, chip box and Falafel wrap.

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