What The Pitta won The Best London Takeaway Award at the 8th annual award British Kebab Awards!
The vegan kebab shop announced their win on their official Instagram account with a post stating: "We did it with your help!"
British Kebab Awards were founded in 2013 and recognize the best kebab-makers in the country. Just Eat sponsors the competition.
What The Pitta was founded in 2017 by Cem Kaymaz-Yildiz and Roj Gul. They started from selling kebabs at pop-ups around London before opening their first permanent shop in Shoreditch. Today, the business is operating branches in Hackney, Croydon, Brighton and Camden with plans to open the fifth one soon.
Before the awards ceremony, Kaymaz-Yildiz said: "We want to create something really good for everybody and hope being nominated for the Kebab Awards shows you can still have a really good tasting kebab that just happens to not contain any meat and is good for the planet, too."
What the Pitta received thousands of online votes from the public, as well as the highest votes and rankings for hygiene and online satisfaction ratings.
The panel of judges included Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi, Labour MP Carolyn Harris, Assistant General Secretary at Unite Steve Turner, Deputy Mayor of London Joanne McCartney AM and Samson Sohail from Cobra Beer, among others.
Ibrahim Dogus, the founder of the British Kebab Awards, said: "The kebab has firmly established itself as a Great British favourite, and this year's shortlist demonstrates its ever-greater diversity, with a wider range of variations than ever before! From twists on the classics, to new vegan varieties, we are proud to celebrate one of the nation's best-loved industries as it continues to grow in new and exciting ways."
The mayor of London Sadiq Khan congratulated the winners.
He wrote: "From doner to shish, kebabs have come to occupy a special place in British culture. At tonight's @britishkebabawards we celebrate the economic & cultural contribution of so many brilliant businesses, & how immigration has helped our city to flourish and thrive."