Thursday, September 11, 2008
Pita Joe is a newish high concept Middle Eastern fast food spot on 14th. Street between 5th. and 6th Ave. Offering healthful offerings made fresh on premises like traditional falafel, house made hummus, and roasted veggies. Chicken snitzel is a less healthful though an increasingly popular dish in the Israeli neighborhoods of Brooklyn. I tried the Pita Joe which included the lovely hummas, a hardboiled egg, grilled eggplant and an add on of Morrocan beets which are roasted with vinegar and garlic. The sandwich costing $6 was very fresh and tasty. Almost all food options are under $10 bucks. A very clever lemonade bar is available with flavors like raspberry and peach. I washed my sandwich down with the peach which was flavorful, though might have been made from a mix. There are lots of veggie options and you can watch them roasted on premises by the man in chef whites in the open kitchen in the rear. No visible john.