Takeaway Heritage

The Takeaway Heritage project was run in 2015 by Refugee Radio and Euro-Mernet to help capture the oral histories of the people working at the threshold of cultural change and migration in the UK today. Through the humble institution of kebab shops, cafes and takeaways, we sought to reveal the hidden heritage before it was lost forever. The project included an exhibition at Brighton’s Jubilee Library and a bumper-packed new book.

We visited dozens of restaurants and spoke to over 50 people including waiters, chefs, managers, cooks, customers and owners. These interviews were made into films and podcasts on our dedicated heritage website where you can meet the people at the frontline of social change in British life and discover their fantastic stories.


Our book, is available now, capturing all of the stories uncovered alongside some gorgeous photography of the food and the people who make it.