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Vegan Kebab Shop, What The Pitta, to Open Camden Location


North Londoners will soon have another choice for plant-based cuisine. What The Pitta, a vegan kebab shop, is set to open its doors in Camden on March 9.

What The Pitta already has locations in Croydon and Shoreditch, where it serves vegan döner, lamacun Turkish pizza, and couscous, among other enticing options. The restaurant’s menu is entirely plant-based, and does not contain dairy or egg products. The company also plans to add gluten-free rice bowls to its menu this year.

The shop’s vegan döner, which costs £7.95, includes soya yogurt-based tzatziki sauce along with spiced soya chunks and homemade hummus. According to What The Pitta’s website, the döner is around 800 kCal and contains a whopping 37 grams of protein. Other popular dishes include the Turkish Pizza topped with minced soya and veggies and the Couscous Salad Box that comes with homemade sauces. Don’t forget to try the vegan baklava for dessert!

“We are so proud that what started as little stall in Shoreditch has grown so quickly, and we’re now opening our third branch and continuing to provide good, tasty food with added health & environmental benefits to hungry Londoners,” said What The Pitta co-founder Cem Yildiz.

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“We have found that a lot of our customers are meat reducers, rather than strict vegans, and it’s great to see more and more people becoming conscious of where their food is coming from,” added Yildiz.

Make Your Own Vegan Kebab at Home!

Even if you aren’t in London, you can still enjoy a delicious vegan kebab. Here are some recipes to inspire you from the Food Monster App!

Seitan Döner Kebab

Here’s a plant-based Turkish Seitan Döner Kebab by Peffe Stahl to try for yourself. The crispy seitan in this sandwich is packed with protein and perfectly complements the creamy sauce.

Eggplant Kebab with Tahini Sauce

This Eggplant Kebab With Tahini Sauce by Kirsten Kaminski features eggplant and crunchy salad seasoned with za’atar and other spices. Not to mention the creamy hummus and delicious drizzle of tahini.

Couscous With Roasted Vegetables

This recipe for Couscous With Roasted Vegetables by Nita Ragoonanan is a simple way to prepare some starchy couscous and nutritious veggies. Eat it as a side dish or for your main course!

Mediterranean Couscous in Red Pepper Sauce

Here’s another great couscous recipe to try. This Mediterranean Couscous in Red Pepper Sauce by Kuteer and Trisha Zanasi features couscous in a sweet, creamy red pepper sauce, topped off with a delicate carrot garnish.

If you’re craving more plant-based Turkish recipes, try downloading the Food Monster Appwhich is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

Lead image source: What The Pitta

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