In 1977, military scientists invented pita pockets as a means of preventing hungry humans from devouring pants pockets. Curb your pants-eating proclivities with today's Groupon. For $5, you'll get $10 worth of stuffable pita pockets and drinks at The Pita Pit in Brookline.
A lunch or dinner of The Pita Pit's pitted pitas will provide enough nourishment to power the human vehicle through the dreadful darkness of high noon and the blistering sun of night. Stay traditional with a gyro ($5.50), or unhinge your jaw and try the Dagwood club ($6.25) with turkey, ham, and roast beef or the Chicken Crave ($5.95) with grilled chicken and ham. Vegetarians can also find delicious items on the menu, such as the falafel ($5.25) or hummus ($4.75) pitas. If your nonconformist stomach refuses to be satiated by any of the menu items, build your own pita and choose from a potpourri of stuffings, including pickles, mushrooms, jalapeños, pineapple, croutons, tzatziki, barbecue sauce, or ranch dressing.
The Pita Pit is open until midnight Sunday through Thursday and until 2 a.m. on the weekends, making it a perfect pit stop after an uninspired night at the bar or an adventurous fortnight spent alligator farming on the Charles.
The Boston Phoenix says:
- ... a refreshing take on the average sandwich shop that trades Hellmann’s and pickles for hummus and pitas...the Pita Pit takes its “fresh thinking, healthy eating” motto seriously. On the vegetarian-friendly menu, you’ll find more than 25 types of pitas, most served hot off the griddle by the baby-faced staff...The next time you’re in Brookline and you’ve got a hankering for a taste of the Mediterranean, make a Pit stop. Just don’t forget to bring your appetite. – Jeremy Sauer
Yelpers give the Pita Pit four stars:
Pita Pit Boston
In an effort to find a healthy alternative to fast food without sacrificing speediness, the creators of Pita Pit began assembling their signature sandwiches for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night snacks. At each location, thin, Lebanese-style pitas encircle lean, grilled meats and fresh veggies. Sandwich selections span the spectrum from gyro meat and falafel to turkey and prime rib. The staff empowers customers to make healthy choices by displaying nutrition information for each bread, meat, and post-meal toothpick and corralling a selection of healthy sandwiches, which dining companions can wash down with fruit smoothies.
479 Harvard St.
Brookline, Massachusetts 02446Get Directions