What The Pitta! has scooped the top prize to be crowned Best Takeaway in London at the prestigious British Kebab Awards.
Last year we saw a vegan pie scooping the top prize at the British Pie Awards for the first time ever and vegan pizzeria Purezza taking home the top prize at the National Pizza Awards after becoming the first vegan pizzeria to be nominated for an award.
The awards, which take place annually and were founded in 2013, ‘seek to celebrate kebab restaurants across the UK.’
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan presented co-founders Cem Yildiz and Rojdan Gul with their prize in front of an audience of 1,200 with guests including Jeremy Corbyn in attendance.
Sharing the news on Twitter, Kahn wrote: From doner to shish, kebabs have come to occupy a special place in British culture.
“At tonight’s @KebabAwards we celebrate the economic & cultural contribution of so many brilliant businesses, & how immigration has helped our city to flourish and thrive.”
The company opened the UK’s first entirely meat-free kebab restaurant in Boxpark Croydon in 2017 and now boasts four locations in London, Brighton and Croydon. They have also confirmed that they will be opening a new branch in central Manchester in May.
What the Pitta’s unique kebabs use non-GMO soya chunks, marinated in a blend of Middle Eastern spices and grilled for a smoky kebab flavour, providing the perfect healthy, guilt-free meal. The bread is handmade on-site in front of customers and filled with homemade hummus, tzatziki, fresh salads and now the famous seasoned soya.