new vegan kebab shop opens its doors

We told you a while back that London-based independent restaurant chain What the Pitta was venturing out of the big smoke to land in Brighton. Well, the opening date came around pretty quickly and now they’ve been feeding our hungry bellies since November 2018!

Brighton is pretty big on meat-free menus already, with local vegan masters Beelzebab leading the way when it comes to vegan doner kebabs with their residency at the Hope & Ruin (not to mention their Beelzeburger kitchen at The East Street Tap – how do they get their slaw so good!?). But we’re still excited that we’re getting our very own stand-alone vegan kebab shop. So What the Pitta is this all about, we hear you ask?

Their vegan kebabs are tasty and unique, made from non-GMO soya pieces marinated in their secret special blend of spices. We’re intrigued! We love that their bread is made on site each day in front of our very eyes, too, then stuffed full with their homemade hummus, tzatziki, fresh salads and chill sauce – all of our BOTI favourites.


British-Turkish friends Cem Yildiz and Rojdan Gul have been doing their thing for two years, launching their first shop in Shoreditch in 2016. Welcome to East Street, lads, we love having a cleaner kebab stop on the way home (and they’re on Deliveroo, too!) So get your lips around their vegan doner kebabs, doner chop boxes and couscous salad. Yum!

What The Pitta, 14 East Street, Brighton, BN1 1HP


Photo credit: Ashur Stanley