Designer Döner: It’s pita perfect
After burgers, hotdogs and fries got their gourmet makeover, designer döner may be the next big thing. Sure, the dodgy midnight variety’s been around for years, but Amsterdam restauranteers are now taking things to the next level, following the trend in cities such as Berlin, Paris and London.
Gourmet döner in Amsterdam
First out of the gate was Donnies, founded by two brothers, who believe döner ‘deserves so much better’ than simply being ‘eaten after 10 beers’. From lunch to late, they offer 5 varieties – made from quality local ingredients and served on pita or Turkish bread – in a sleek setting with bright blue walls and walnut wood. Soon to follow were the folks behind renowned restaurants Breda and Guts & Glory, who offer organic ‘Berlin-style’ veal and chicken kebabs, slathered with spicy bell pepper-harissa and 30-day fermented garlic sauce, at their Foodhallen stand. Pimping up that other popular pita-based snack is Meat & Greek, with its atypical minimalist interior and next-gen gyros made with day-fresh ingredients, premium pork and pita from a Greek artisan baker.
Gerard Douplein 10-HS
Meat & Greek
Text: Karin Engelbrecht for A-Mag Amsterdam Magazine May – June 2017