Fast food
Middle Eastern

Fast food joint selling vegan döner kebabs and salad boxes. One of several outlets, this one est. 2021. Open Mon-Thu 12:00-21:00, Fri-Sat 12:00-22:00, Sun 12:00-21:00.

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Featured Review


Points +1472

22 May 2022

Fave place in Manchester 😍

This place is our favourite place to eat in Manchester, you can eat in but we normally always take out, they do the best kebabs and and amazing shakes, get yourself down there 😜💚

86 Reviews

First Review by economydreams


Points +908

15 Nov 2023

Great fast food

I really enjoy the food here. It’s fast food so don’t go expecting anything else but it’s not too greasy and got plenty flavour. The shop has plenty seating and is nicer to sit in that your standard fast food place.



Points +346

14 Nov 2023

Tasty but overrated

I like the food here a lot but definitely don't love it as much as everyone else does. I think because it was hyped up so much it disappointed me a little bit. Good mock meat, reasonable falafel, but pretty expensive. The baklava was nice but nothing like actual baklava. I'd go back but not in a hurry, there's better vegan food in the area for that price


Points +148

04 Nov 2023

My favourite vegan kebab place

Lovely vegan kebab, I visited many times in Manchester, London and Brighton. The food is do good

Pros: Kebab, Fresh ingredients , Lovely staff


Points +702

01 Nov 2023

Incredible Pitta

Had the vegan döner for lunch and is super delicious! Only downside is that it is quite pricey, but would definitely go back!


Points +3615

08 Oct 2023

Amazing pittas

I love it here. One of my fave places in Manchester. The meat is great and it's really good value for favourite is the chip box.

Updated from previous review on 2021-06-01


Points +487

08 Oct 2023

I actually ordered from Uber Eats

The Doner Kebab Wrap is generous, very well served. Price is ok considering UK, but the “meat” on the kebab was impressive, a very well prepared soy I think very very tasty. They offer full customisation of your wrap (adding or removing things).


Points +103

24 Sep 2023

Best vegan kebab box

Every time get the doner chip box with all the salad and garlic mayo. Couldn’t be improved imo! Nice they do pints too.


Points +584

20 Sep 2023

Never fails to impress

Favourite place to go at vco so when i came to manchester i had to get the amazing wrap and it was DELICIOUS!


Points +6455

09 Aug 2023

Okay, but not for me

WTP is rated highly and the food is fresh, but I was disappointed to find they use textured soy for their meat replacement which is the cheapest thing you could use, and yet they charge nearly £10 for a pita. I ordered it anyway thinking their marketed special seasoning would improve the taste, but it didn't do much.

I also bought a cheesecake which was tasty but literally came out as a sliver of cake for £4.95. I've found better value and ingredients in other restaurants in Manchester.

Updated from previous review on 2023-08-09


Points +330

29 Jul 2023

Tasty options

Really good food options, worth a visit


Points +2498

28 Jul 2023

A Must Try in Manchester

I have to say, I was dubious as to whether the food could live up to the hype, but I delighted to report that I was wrong. I had both the chicken and doner gyros and they equally superb. The sides, of which I had criss cut fries and onion rings, were also great. The only slight oddity was a lemon in with the onion rings, but this certainly wasn’t anything that detracted from the meal, just a curiosity!


28 Jul 2023

Thanks! I’m heading to Manchester for a weekend in a couple of weeks, and will check this out. Any other vegan recommendations would be greatly appreciated!


03 Aug 2023

You’re welcome! Have a good trip and enjoy the food, there’s loads of places I wish I could have tried but hopefully the few that I did have given you an idea of what to try. 👍


Points +299

04 Jul 2023


What can I say! Everything was delicious! The Doner Gyros were probably some of the best I’ve ever had. You gotta eat here! Service was great and were super friendly

Pros: Everything


Points +569

29 Jun 2023

Never disappoints

The gyros from here live in my mind rent free

Updated from previous review on 2023-06-15


Points +154

26 Jun 2023

Banging kebabs!

Popped in for a light bite lunch, ordered a couple of kebabs which were delicious!

Whole menu is vegan and they even have vegan mr.whippy style soft serve ice cream.

Nice seating area and chilled atmosphere.

Pros: Fully vegan menu , Delicious food


Points +24

25 Jun 2023

Vegan donor gyro !!!

What the pitta never disappoints, every time I come to the UK I seek out what the pitta! The food is quality and absolutely delicious! Five stars I would give 10 if there was an option.

Pros: Delicious seasoned Vegan Meats, Creamy, flavorful sauces, Krispy, Krunchy fries

Cons: Nothing to dislike


Points +54

07 Jun 2023

Great tasting food

Great tasting food, this has been a favourite for years- the only flaw I would give is that soy is one of the top 10 allergens and it contributes to chronic pain, so I can’t eat these tasty kebabs anymore😒


Points +71

28 May 2023

Vegan kebabs

Super easy to order on the screen and not a bloated menu. Easy to modify your order too. Staff were on hand to help with any questions and service was quick. We ordered meal deals and they were very filling. Portions were generous and I can't understand the few reviews that say otherwise. I thought these deals were very good value and we will definitely be back to try other things on the menu.

Pros: Simple menu, Easy to modify dishes , Helpful staff


Points +36

09 May 2023

Lovely Food

Went for the classic vegan doner which was really good, nice pint as well


Points +26

01 May 2023

Yummy Vegan Junkfood

I always go here if I want something tasty, quick and filling. I love the seasoning on their fake chicken and their garlic sauce is to die for. Can eat in or take out, think funky fast food style food.

Hummus is so-so but you can easily request sauces on the side or completely off, and the gyros themselves are so good. They do VFC chicken poppers and I buy them at Asda but they never taste as good as when I get them from What The Pitta.

Pros: Yummy, tasty gyros , Quick service, Portable food


Points +120

13 Apr 2023

Not bad

Saw this was the top rated vegan restaurant in MCR, so had to give it a go.

I ordered the Doner Gyros.
It looked great - stuffed with salad, fries and the all-important doner.

It was decent - I felt the tzatziki made the whole thing taste a bit bland, as it needed a bit more flavour/seasoning, but overall it was decent.
Don’t think it’s deserving of that top spot, but I would go again.

Pros: Good options and variety

Cons: Lacked flavour


Points +42

08 Apr 2023

Very pleased

I thoroughly enjoyed this ‘chicken’ pitta and will be coming again.

Pros: Magic stamps for regular customers , Meal deal option

Cons: Location very hidden away


Points +48

07 Apr 2023

Terribly overrated

I went there because it has one of the highest ratings of vegan places in Manchester but was heavily disappointed. Even the dine-in food comes in disposable tableware and the food is just your average vegan fast food. I had a gyros/döner plate and the ingredients were cheap, thrown together and not as delicious as imagined. The hummus and tzatziki were not tasty at all and I can do both better at home myself😒For the quality you receive, it’s definitely overpriced. I wouldn’t visit there again and instead recommend going to eat falafel at GoFalafel for a cheaper, tastier and way healthier meal.

Cons: rather bad quality food, not as tasty as expected, rather overpriced for the quality you receive


Points +40

03 Apr 2023

Peng Food ALWAYS

Been a big fan of What The Pitta for a good while now. Their food is always so filling and tastes amazing. The Döner Kebab and Chick’n Gyros are two of my faves but truthfully the whole menu slaps!!! They’re filling on their own but I can never resist the waffle fries as a side. They’ve got a nice restaurant area too so you can sit in enjoy your food. Great spot tucked away down an NQ side street!!

Pros: Tasty fresh food, Decent portion sizes


Points +108

29 Mar 2023

The best place on the planet for Vegan Kebabs

Tucked away in one of the historic Manchester streets is a fabulous team of folks preparing some of the most amazing vegan kebabs you'll ever eat.
Prices are very reasonable with lunch deals on offer. Couple of great beers on tap and plenty of soft drink options.
The super star is the Kebabs, though. The Döner is packed with delicious plant based meat that is spiced to perfection, and the salad and chilli's just add the string and bass to the whole accompaniment. The Döner Gyros was equally amazing.
Highly recommend the paprika fries and the garlic mayo dip.

We were very impressed with our visit and will be back again for our favourite treat.

Pros: Totally vegan, Lots of options, Value deals


Points +234

25 Mar 2023


love it as always! hopefully get to have again at camp out

Pros: great food, friendly staff


Points +345

19 Mar 2023

Fresh, tasty, fast service !

I noticed this place was rated number 1 for vegan food on happy cow and decided to try it. We had the donner wrap, a portion of paprika fries and waffle fries, and tried the popcorn chicken and onion rings. I can honestly say it tastes so much like the real thing, it’s silly! It was fresh, tasty and arrived fast.
The restaurant itself was a little gem down a graffitied alleyway which added to its charm. I would go again in a heartbeat the next time we’re up north!

Updated from previous review on 2023-03-19


Points +911

19 Mar 2023

Possibly the best döner ever

Honestly just amazing. That's all I got.

Update: went for the second time, still amazing 😀.

Updated from previous review on 2023-03-16

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