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Vegan doner kebabs are coming to Boxpark Shoreditch

Tom Howells

Forget bacon, burgers and steaks. If I know vegans (and I know a few), the meatless dish they truly desire (maybe) is an animal-free kebab. And not just any kebab, oh no: it’s got to be a doner. The late-night king of the kebabs. The David Letterman of the mystery-meat world.

Luckily for them, What the Pitta is a vegan food stall specialising in – drum roll – vegan doner kebabs! Didn’t see that coming, did you? What’s more, it’s opening a permanent site at Boxpark Shoreditch on Saturday (June 3), following up on the first, much-loved one down at Boxpark Croydon.  

These grand-looking wraps use non-GM soya chunks, marinated in Middle Eastern spices and grilled then stuffed into bread made on the spot that’s topped with homemade houmous and (soya yoghurt) tzatziki. It’s all derived from a family recipe passed on by co-founder Rojdan Gul’s uncle in Germany. They’re also knocking out vegan pizza and baklava. Righteous stuff.

What the Pitta will be at Boxpark Shoreditch, next to Shoreditch High St Overground station, from Sat Jun 3. 

Fancy a bit of meat-free foodie mayhem? Check out our list of London’s best vegan dishes.

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