What The Pitta describes itself as ‘the home of the vegan kebab’ and has been heralded for its ethical, sustainable take on this street-food favourite. The brand’s message is to simply ‘go meat-free more often’ and there are now five branches, spanning London, Manchester and Brighton, bringing vegan doner to more people across the UK. The Brighton restaurant is located on one of the city’s most happening streets, leading down directly to the seafront and populated by other vegan and vegetarian cafes and restaurants. Just a stone’s throw from the North Laines and a short walk to the station, this spot is well chosen and in the heart of Brighton’s best bits. And, as a playful nod to the coastal location this branch stocks local beer brand, Lost Pier, and serves ice cream all year round.
On the main food menu, however, you’ll find all of What The Pitta’s cult classics such as the the signature vegan döner with spiced soya pieces, mixed salad, humous, tzatziki and jalapeno peppers in a freshly-made wrap. The Donor Chipbox contains a bed of paprika spiced chips, vegan doner pieces, mixed salad, pickled red cabbage, humous, tzatziki and jalapeno peppers, while the Chick’n Gyros stuffs a fluffy pitta with pieces of ‘THIS Isn’t Chicken’ plus salad, paprika fries, signature vegan tzatziki and a sprinkle of oregano. There are loads of sides to try too, like chunky, golden waffle-cut fries, a hummus and falafel pot, faux chicken nuggets and crispy, battered onion rings.
And, if your sweet tooth has a hankering, try What The Pitta’s signature dessert which nods to the Turkish-inspired theme - a slice of sweet baklava, layered with pastry and crushed almonds. There’s also vegan caramel cheesecake which is piled high with caramelised biscuit crumb and triple Biscoff, as well as lemon cheesecake with a crunchy base, smooth and silky non-diary filling and zingy lemon sauce.