“Vegan shawarma is an insult, just have a salad,” was the first comment left on this photo from @nogarlicnonions‘ Instagram account. A bit puzzling since shawarma is, for the most part, beloved, and to have it as a plant-based option for even more folks to enjoy would be an even bigger win for everyone.
So I’m pretty sure that’s what Furn El Sabaya out in Amchit, Lebanon was going for when offering their vegan shawarma on the menu. As a plant-based lifestyle keeps growing globally, so does the number of options that cater to vegans, vegetarians, and everyone else in between looking for a change of pace from meat.
And it seems a plant-based lifestyle has resonated strongly in Lebanon, where Hayek Hospital in Beirut was recently the world’s first hospital to serve a 100% vegan menu.