Whitecross Street Market EC1
Most popular choices
Mixed meal, which is chicken and lamb, with all the salads. You can have it in a wrap or a box. £6
Vegan Fried Chik’n which tastes like chicken but is made from vegan seitan (read more below). £6
Fried chicken breast. The chicken is marinated in lots of different spices and herbs for one or two days to make it really tasty and then fried.
Shish lamb. Chunks of marinated lamb cooked on a skewer.
Mixed meats. You can have some of both chicken and lamb.
You can order a wrap or a box.
You also have your choice of extras, which generally are: mushrooms and peppers, chickpeas in a spicy sauce, beans, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, mixed salad leaves, jalapenos pickles, red cabbage, and humus. (The chickpeas and beans are organic.)
Prices from £4.50 to £6. You can also order halloumi for an extra £1.
Vegan choices made from seitan
Vegan Fried Chik’n or Vegan Doner in a wrap or a box for £6.
Village Kitchen specialises in delicious dishes for vegans made from seitan. Seitan is flour made from ‘vital wheat gluten’, a natural protein found in wheat. Seitan has a meat-like texture and it is great at absorbing flavours.
Spices and other seasonings are added to the seitan while it is cooking to create the desired meat flavour, such as southern fried chicken flavour. The result is a meal which is firmly vegan but tastes like meat.
They cook these fresh every day. The Vegan Fried Chik’n is fried. The Vegan Doner is boiled
Further good news is that seitan is very high in protein and low in carbs.
They do a vegetarian kebab, which is a kebab made of chunks of fresh vegetables, grilled and served in a wrap. £5
The style of food is generally familiar across the Turkey and the Middle East. But this food is specifically Kurdish and has its own particular flavours.