Week Seven: Take a bite into Doner Summer

Yorkshire favourite, Doner Summer, has been at the heart of Leeds city-centre since 2020. Specialising in plant-based goodness, the restaurant boasts a 100% vegan menu- inspired by the street food of Berlin.

After following their Instagram page for almost a year, I decided it was finally time to take the plunge and have a bite of Doner Summer.

Meat-free buttermilk 'chicken' burger
Person eating vegan burger

My lunchtime companion and I, opted for the the special lunch deal, available in the eatery Monday- Friday, 12-5pm.

Our order consisted of a ‘classique’ burger each, accompanied by skin-on-fries. For an extra £1 there was the option to upgrade and add a special sauce- we both chose the ‘What’s Garlic In French’. Alongside our mains, we both had a Rhubarb & Custard soda, only an extra £1.50 each with the lunchtime promotion.

Situated in Leeds hotspot, Call Lane, it’s no surprise that the the tables quickly filled up for the lunchtime rush.

Meat-free burger

After sipping on our sodas, our food arrived-gorgeously presented. It was now time to take a bite.

The plant-based chicken was delicious. Crispy buttermilk-fried batter, with tender guilt-free ‘chicken’ inside- it tasted almost as good as the real thing.

The tasty seasoning sprinkled on the fries meant that they were the perfect side.

The meal for two came to just under £20, and it was totally worth it.

A meat-free lunch has a whole new meaning.