Well-known vegan chef Harel Zakaim opened Sultana, a new vegan shawarma shop in Tel Aviv, where he replicates lamb meat with forest mushrooms.
According to Israeli media outlet Haaretz, the mushroom meat has a texture “reminiscent of chicken,” and promises to be the “original shawarma experience, only 100 percent vegan.”
The shawarma is served with “all the usual components” including tahini sauce, pickled vegetables, salad, and amba – a mango pickle condiment bought from Tel Aviv’s Hatikvah market.
The only difference, the publication claims, is that the vegan option comes with “no concerns about animals suffering in its preparation.”
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