Monday, April 15, 2013
One nice thing about writing this blog is that I'm always looking for vegan-friendly restaurants I haven't tried before. That's how I ended up at Pita Pit on 65th Street for lunch yesterday, and a very good lunch it was!
Pita Pit has several different vegetarian options, most of which can easily be made vegan. Your first decision is whether to order a white or wheat pita. After that, you choose your filling. If you're a vegan, your filling choices are falafel, hummus (regular, garlic, or red pepper), babaganoush, spicy black bean patty, or garden (veggies only). If you order the falafel or black bean patty, be sure to let the staff know you're vegan so they can either microwave it or wash off a section of their grill so your filling won't be cooked in residual meat juices.
The next step is to choose your toppings and sauces. They have a nice variety of vegetable toppings, and at least a few vegan sauces. In the picture above, I chose white pita bread with a regular hummus filling, then had it topped with Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, mushrooms, black olives, and pepperoncinis. I had them finish it off with their secret sauce, which is essentially a vinaigrette mixed with pepperoncini juice. Delicious!
Pita Pit is an international chain, so I don't know if the staff at all of their restaurants will be as knowledgeable about the needs of vegans as the staff at the 65th Street location in Sacramento, who could not possibly have been any nicer or more helpful. More information about the Pita Pit menu and locations can be found at http://www.pitapitusa.com/home.php.