Vegan Kebab Chain Wins Best London Takeaway Award
Vegan kebab chain What The Pitta has won the Best Takeaway in London prize at the annual British Kebab Awards last night,
The chain — which has three London locations and another in Brighton — was founded by Cem Kaymaz-Yildiz and Roj Gul. The two friends started What The Pitta by selling at pop-up events in London, before securing their first store in Shoreditch three years ago.
“Huge Congratulations To What The Pitta”
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan praised the kebab chain for its win.
“Huge congratulations to What the Pitta. Winners of London’s best takeaway at tonight’s Kebab Awards,” Khan wrote on Twitter.
“From doner to shish, kebabs have come to occupy a special place in British culture. At tonight’s Kebab Awards we celebrate the economic and cultural contribution of so many brilliant businesses, and how immigration has helped our city to flourish and thrive.”
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The chain creates its kebabs with soy pieces, which can be enjoyed as a wrap, in pitta bread, or on top of fries.
“People thought we were crazy,” said Kaymaz-Yildiz, “Everybody’s doing it now – this year’s booming with veganism.”
“Not all our customers are strictly vegan, there’s a lot of non-vegans trying to reduce the amount of meat they’re eating.”
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