Muslim-owned restaurant offers elderly and homeless free meals on Christmas Day

They want to ensure 'no one eats alone.'


Mehak Anwar


Published Dec 6, 2016   Updated May 25, 2021, 10:56 am CDT

A Muslim-owned Turkish restaurant in London is offering homeless and elderly people a free meal on Christmas Day so “no one eats alone.”

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Shish Restaurant in the Sidcup neighborhood is offering a three-course meal of soup and cacik to start, a vegetarian or meat-based dish as the main course, and rice pudding for dessert, all free of charge for the homeless and elderly. The sign states, “No one eats alone on a Christmas Day.”

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The gesture has been met with praise from the community all over social media, with people calling it “heartwarmingly brilliant” and a “selfless act.”

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The owner of the restaurant and Shish social media platforms encouraged people to spread the word. The image of the poster has been retweeted over 250 times and shared on Facebook over 1,000 times.

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*First Published: Dec 6, 2016, 12:41 pm CST