Welcome to Kings of Kebabs, our brand new series about the dons of the British kebab scene.
More than just purveyors of drunk food, the Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and South Asian-style kebab shops that line British high streets reveal our late-night eating habits, and show how immigration can shape a city's food scene. The combo of flame-grilled meat, bread, spices, and sauce also takes a lot of culinary skill to get right. After all, no one wants to be on the receiving end of a "dodgy kebab."
Our first episode takes us to Mangal 2 in East London. The Dalston kebab shop is as famous for its outspoken Twitter account and celebrity customers (Gilbert and George are regulars) as its authentic Turkish-style meats. Join us as we bow down to some serious kebab royalty.
Season 1 Episode 1 of Kings of Kebabs. Watch more