Thursday, June 16, 2016

Full of veggies at Pita Pit

Pita Pit Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato The Pita Pit next to Uncle Fatih's at Commercial Drive Skytrain Station always looks empty when I'm going by, but not this past Wednesday evening before the Improv Against Humanity show at the Rio Theatre. That always made me hesitant to try it, but I was glad I did.

Nice clean space inside, and a clean but "hidden" washroom -- ask the staff where it is. They probably keep it incognito to avoid a steady stream of non-paying customers coming to use it.

The menu makes it really easy to get vegetarian and vegan options here. And if you think more veggies = healthy, then this place is a winner.

TIP: Our order also came with a free $1-off coupon. It has two sizes: $1 off a smoothie, and $1 off a pita, and you can use both sides at the same time. This means I could repeat my order for a less-than-$10 lunch! Or, you can wait for your friend to order first and use their coupon...

Spicy Black Bean Famous Pita ($6.99 Petita size, $8.49 Regular size) Vegan
  • Choice of white or whole wheat pita.
  • Strangely, my Petita Size pita was about the same size as my friend's Regular size one. Might be they packed more veggies in it.
  • You can ask for "everything" and they'll put a LOT of veggies into your pita, so much that the filling you are buying starts to look token.
    • TIP: Do not use olives like I did, or use them only very sparingly. The sourness will overpower the flavours of everything else.
    • I did isolate the flavour of the black bean and it was mediocre.
  • The Black Bean patty is chopped up and seared. If you ask for shredded cheese, they can also melt that right onto the patty.
  • The pita is rolled tight and you can have the option of toasting it.
  • Not very spicy despite the name. They can add more hot sauce for you, though.
  • For $7 you get a more filling fast-food item than, say, a fast food chain burger, and at approximately the same price. You are mainly buying a thick veggie roll that's got way more veg than a burger. Into this they put one burger patty worth of filling.
  • Overall, price for portion is OK and all that veggie can be reasonably filling.
2016-Jun-15 Pita Pit - Spicy Black Bean Famous Pita (petita size) before sauce and patty

2016-Jun-15 Pita Pit - Spicy Black Bean Famous Pita (petita size) - before black bean patty added

2016-Jun-15 Pita Pit - Spicy Black Bean Famous Pita (petita size) - before rolling and toasting

2016-Jun-15 Pita Pit - Spicy Black Bean Famous Pita (petita size)

Blackberry Probiotic Smoothie ($2.99 snack size, $4.99 regular) 10-fruit probiotic juice, blackberries, frozen yogurt
  • My snack size smoothie came so full it was basically overflowing.
  • Fairly thick and tasty! Because it's thick, a snack size was enough for me.
2016-Jun-15 Pita Pit - Blackberry Probiotic Smoothie (snack size)

2016-Jun-15 Pita Pit

2016-Jun-15 Pita Pit

2016-Jun-15 Pita Pit

2016-Jun-15 Pita Pit - petita size versus regular size (top)

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