In 1977, military scientists invented pita pockets as a means to prevent humans from devouring pants pockets. Curb your pants-eating proclivities with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of stuffed pita pockets and drinks at The Pita Pit. Hurry to redeem your Groupon as it expires in just three months.
The Pita Pit's menu provides sustenance in the form of decadently stuffed pockets of joy, with fillings spanning a spectrum of vegetarian and carnivorous eats. Jump-start your afternoon with a traditional gyro ($6.80), or unhinge your jaw and try the turkey, ham, and roast-beef-laden Dagwood Club ($7.15) or the chicken-and-ham-crammed caverns of the Chicken Crave ($6.95). Vegetarians can also find delicious options on the menu, including falafel-stuffed pitas ($6.50) or hummus-heaped pitas ($6). If your nonconformist stomach refuses to be satiated by any of the pre-planned plates, build your own pita, choosing from a potpourri of stuffings, including pickles, mushrooms, jalapeños, pineapple, avocado, tzatziki, barbecue sauce, ranch dressing, and wishes.
Wash pockets down with a scrumptious smoothie, such as the Banana Very Berry, a blend of vanilla frozen yogurt, orange juice, bananas, and strawberries, or the Mango Tango, a metered amalgamation of strawberries, mangos, frozen yogurt, and mango juice ($4.65). Open until 1 a.m. on Sunday–Thursday and 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, The Pita Pit is an ideal culinary reprieve after an uninspired lunch at the office or a weekend spent swimming laps in vanilla pudding.
5800 Magazine St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70115