In 1977, military scientists invented pita pockets as a means of preventing humans from devouring pants pockets. Curb pants-eating proclivities with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of stuffed pita pockets and drinks at The Pita Pit.
The jam-packed pitas at The Pita Pit offer the convenience of fast food but with an arsenal of fresh, healthy ingredients. The breakfast plate piles avocado, scrambled eggs, hash browns, and veggies into a white or wheat pita ($5.49). Should you prefer lunch or dinner, accommodations abound in traditional form with a gyro ($6.25), as well as innovative incarnations such as the jaw-unhinging Dagwood club, with turkey, ham, and roast beef ($6.99), and the Chicken Crave, with chicken and ham ($6.75). Vegetarians can nosh on pitas sprouting with falafel ($6.25), hummus ($5.29), or veggie steak, a wheat protein imitation of cheese steak, chicken, or birthday cake ($6.50). Build your own pita by choosing from a potpourri of stuffings, including pickles, mushrooms, jalapeños, pineapples, and 16 sauces. Any pita can be turned into a salad by yelling "fork style."
Center City West
1601 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103