My brother and I were going out to lunch and since I’m a professional reviewer (that statement drips with sarcasm), I figured a review would be in order. This place is a national chain and at first glace after walking in, I decided that the best way to describe it is that they are Subway with pitas instead of bread rolls.
What I Got: Gyros Pita $6.29
When you go in, you get your option of a white or wheat pita. Being that I’m always at least pretending that I’m looking after my girlish figure, I chose wheat. To go along with the gyros meat (seasoned lamb and beef strips) that comes in the pita, you get your option of various types of fresh vegetables (big postive here since they were very fresh) and cheeses, just like you would at Subway. I chose to add tomatoes, red onions, mushrooms, shredded lettuce and feta cheese. Since I was eating a gyro, I also added in Tzatziki sauce as well.
One thing this pita had going for is its size. Once they loaded my gyros meat (they don’t skimp on the amount of meat you get) and then my toppings, this thing was huge. The “Pita Artist” (ha, I just came up with that one to continue to overplay my Subway analogy) even had to try to re-wrap my pita twice just to make sure that it didn’t fall apart. So, if you are looking for a filling meal, you can really have them load these things up to make it pretty big. I can definitely say that I was very full after eating this.
One thing that this pita didn’t really have going for or against it was its taste. I’m not going to say it was bad, but it also wasn’t good. It was just middle of the road. The gyro meat was well-cooked and tender and had a nice taste to it (well, at least a nicer taste than I expected), but the only contribution the Tzatziki sauce made to the pita was that it existed and took up space. It really had no taste at all.
Would I Buy It Again? At these prices, no I would not. There was nothing really wrong with this pita, but when all is said and done, you are really paying too much for something that is pretty much just run of the mill. If they were to lower the prices to compete with Subway (there it is again!) or the other sub shops like Quizno’s or Blimpie and offer these things at $5 or less, then maybe it would be worth another visit. Until then, I won’t be going back.
Pita Pit does have a nice little nutrition calculator on their website that you can play with too and I calculated that my pita was 780 calories. Ugh.