At one time or another, we all experience those moments when the last thing we want to eat is pizza or salad from one of the dining halls, a sandwich from a fast food restaurant, or anything from Wawa. Pita Pit, which opened recently in Tribe Square, is the perfect alternative to the tedium of the food that we usually find on campus and in Williamsburg.
Located by The Crust and Subway, Pita Pit allows customers to fill their own pita, which is like customizing a burrito at Chipotle. However, what makes Pita Pit different — other than the fact that the base is pita bread and not a tortilla — is the wide variety of meats, cheeses, toppings and sauces. There are also so many vegetable choices that vegetarians will have many options. In addition to the “Build Your Own” option, you can order a “Resolution Solution Pita,” a pita with specific, light ingredients and less than 500 calories, a good choice for those who are particularly conscious of what they eat.
Pita Pit’s best attribute is the fact that the food tastes incredibly fresh. The chicken, which is grilled right in front of you, is delicious and tastes of a higher quality than the typical meat you would find at a comparable fast food restaurant. This restaurant clearly prides itself on its fresh ingredients: Like Subway, Pita Pit advertises its healthy options all over the store.
If you’re not in the mood for a pita, there is also a frozen yogurt section. Here, customers can pick their own flavor of yogurt and add as many toppings as they want — the price depends on the dessert’s weight. While the yogurt is good and tastes like ice cream, there isn’t a huge variety of toppings, especially in terms of fruit. If you want something a little healthier than crushed Oreos and chocolate on your yogurt, you may not be in luck. It is also somewhat difficult to discern what some of the various toppings are; there are no labels and broken up candy bars have a tendency to look similar, so it’s slightly challenging to figure out exactly what you want. Overall, the frozen yogurt option is perfect for a night when you want a light dessert but don’t want to venture far off campus to look for one.
Pita Pit’s atmosphere is laid back, and the restaurant is mostly filled with students looking for a quick meal. The seating is similar to any fast food place, and so is convenient for grabbing a bite between classes.
Pita Pit’s prices are comparable to Subway’s — a pita, chips and a drink cost between about $8 and $10, so if you’re looking for a satisfying and relatively cheap meal, this is a great option. With its convenient location and many options, students and tourists alike will enjoy what Pita Pit has to offer. Whether you’re seeking a healthy alternative to fast food or just a break from the monotony of the dining halls, Pita Pit is worth checking out.