Pita Pit Menu Items Ranked Worst To Best

Fast food has become a staple in so many diets around the world. It's cheap, it's prepared quickly, and it does the job of supplying you with gut fill until hunger strikes again. However, we all know it's not an ideal way of getting nutrition into our bodies. In moderation, a bacon cheeseburger definitely hits the spot, but once you find yourself gazing at fast-food menus several times a week, your health risks increase dramatically.

This is exactly what Nelson Lang, the founder of Pita Pit, wanted to combat. His goal was to offer a much healthier and more affordable alternative to the overly unhealthy food most fast food chains dished out. And he succeeded.

The very first Pita Pit opened in 1995 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and it only took two years before the chain started franchising all across the country. Four years later, it entered America and received the same warm welcome from customers. There are now over 210 locations throughout 43 states, and this growth shows no signs of slowing. 

Pita Pit serves up delicious pita wraps and bowls stuffed with ingredients that flood your body with the nutrition it deserves. But, you'll need to know which options are worth your money and which are deserving of a pass when you go to Pita Pit to ensure the very best dining experience. 

10. Bruschetta Chicken Bowl

Bruschetta is a great food to serve as an appetizer, whether it's at a party or at a restaurant. It has a bright vinegar flavor, and it's full of fresh diced veggies that are placed on top of a crunchy piece of toasted bread for a wonderful textural contrast. So, if you like bruschetta, you will definitely enjoy the Bruschetta Chicken Bowl option at Pita Pit. However, this bowl doesn't exactly do a wonderful job of giving you the bruschetta experience you hope for.

The bowl comes with a base of quinoa and brown rice, and those are topped with chunks of chicken, diced tomatoes, grilled onions, spinach, crumbled feta, and garlic Romano seasoning, all tossed in pesto and balsamic vinaigrette. With a list of ingredients like that, you'd think this option would be a grand slam. However, the chicken used is super dry, even with the addition of the pesto and vinaigrette, which quite honestly are lacking in terms of quantity. The only ingredient that really stands out here is the feta due to its sharp flavor. Everything else falls in the "bland" category.

9. Quesopita

Quesadillas are one of those foods that are super easy to make. You can put pretty much any ingredient you want in between those two disks of flour tortilla. But, thanks to Pita Pit, you realize you don't only have to use flour or corn tortillas to hold the fixings securely inside. 

Pita Pit offers an item it calls the Quesopita, which is, you guessed it, a quesadilla that uses pita as the bread. You can either have it with just cheese or mix and match it with cheese and a protein. As much as you want this to win your appetite over, it falls short of the mark.

The issue here isn't the protein you have the option to add or the pita itself, which is grilled quite nicely. The cheese that fills the inside doesn't stay warm for long, and once that cooling process begins, the texture becomes rubbery and tough, which totally detracts from the other two ingredients. 

If you get one that's right out of the pan and eat it quickly, you can maintain the level of gooey cheese the quesopita should have, but leave for even a minute or two too long, and you'll wish you ordered something else.

8. Super Greek with Schug pita

While perusing the Pita Pit menu, you might take one look at the Super Greek with Schug pita and have no clue what the "schug" in the name means. It's not a word you commonly see on any menu. But, if you must know (and yes, you must), it's a Middle Eastern hot sauce made up of chili peppers, cilantro, parsley, and a medley of other spices. So, when you order up this pita option, you can expect a hearty amount of shug sauce on it. But, that likely doesn't mean this is worth ordering for a lot of customers.

This pita comes with gyro and chicken souvlaki, spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, black olives, crumbled feta, schug, and tzatziki. The meat in the pita is tender and seasoned well, and the veggie toppings are all super fresh. However, it's the schug that saunters into the bread and strips everything of its enticing quality. 

Way too much of it is put into the pita, and every bite has an overwhelming amount of cilantro and parsley flavors. You'd hope the tzatziki could help balance it out, but it doesn't. If you absolutely love a roundhouse kick of cilantro in each bite, you might be able to tackle this. If not, avoid it.

7. Chicken Pesto pita

Pesto is a great sauce for almost any kind of meat or pasta. The thick green sauce does a wonderful job of attaching itself to whatever food it's on, and it carries with it wonderful flavors of garlic and basil while also offering a salty richness from the cheese and pine nuts. A good pesto makes a dish scream, "Presto!" At Pita Pit, you can snag yourself the Chicken Pesto pita if pesto sauce is your thing. Unfortunately, this is one item that won't scream, "Presto!" once you bite into it.

The pita comes with chunks of chicken that were grilled in pesto sauce, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, roasted red peppers, crumbled feta, and Greek seasoning. The completely dry texture of the chicken makes this a dish to avoid. The pesto sauce the pieces were grilled is tasty, but none of those rich flavors seep into the meat at all. Every bite requires a sip of a drink to get down smoothly, which is a shame since the pesto is packed with flavors.

6. Fajita pita

The fact that there's a quesadilla on this menu called the quesopita makes you think Pita Pit might have missed the opportunity to call its Fajita pita the "Fapita," right? Regardless, if you're a big fan of fajitas, your attention will definitely fall on this menu item. You get a warm pita stuffed with your choice of either chicken or steak, grilled onions, green peppers, iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, roasted red peppers, pepper jack cheese, sour cream, ancho-chipotle sauce, and mojito lime seasoning.

Both protein options, the chicken and steak, are seasoned well, but the texture can sometimes feel dry, which makes it tough to chew. But, luckily the zesty ancho-chipotle sauce does a great job of soaking into the meat and rescuing it from inedibility. The sour cream lends a great tanginess, and the pepper jack cheese is slightly salty and pull-apart gooey. The mojito lime seasoning can sometimes feel slightly overpowering with its strong kick of citrus, but never enough to be a total turnoff.

5. Ode to Athens Bowl

If you absolutely adore all things Greek, especially the cuisine, then there's only one way to truly pay respect to the country when you make the trip to Pita Pit. You gotta go with the Ode to Athens Bowl. This is a tub 'o Greek ingredients that'll scratch that food-from-Athens fix you have. 

The bowl comes with a base of quinoa and brown rice topped with your choice of gyro, souvlaki, or falafel, all grilled in a secret sauce, spinach, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, black olives, and crumbled feta drizzled with both schug, and tzatziki sauce. It's the taste of Athens packed into a bowl.

The protein here is the star of the show, and no matter which option you choose out of the three, rest assured it's seasoned really well and packed with flavor. The crumbled feta gives each bite that pungent kick of tang feta always does, and both sauces combine in just the right amounts, so you don't feel like the ingredients are drowning in them. The schug does pack a powerful punch of cilantro, but the powerful flavor is subdued thanks to the tzatziki.

4. Baja Chicken Bacon Ranch pita

The combination of chicken, bacon, and ranch has been popping up in a lot of places recently, and for good reason. Mixing all three flavor profiles and textures leads to one happy stomach, so it only makes sense that Pita Pit jumped aboard the CBR train to offer guests its version of the trio. Customers can order up the Baja Chicken Bacon Ranch pita, and fans of this triple ingredient threat will absolutely feel pleased when they're finished

This chicken, bacon, and ranch pita comes with all three of those ingredients, plus romaine lettuce, avocado, grilled onions, cilantro, pepper jack cheese, and jalapeno ranch sauce. The chicken is juicy, the bacon is super crispy and never overly salty, and the jalapeno ranch is super creamy and has just the right kick of heat. 

All the other fixings also put in the work they should. The avocado lends a firm-but-creamy texture to each bite, and the grilled onions have a sweetness to them. While cilantro can turn some people off, it's never overwhelming in this item. 

3. Hardwood Smoked Brisket pita

Brisket is one of those meats that carnivores everywhere put high on a pedestal. It's known for tasting ridiculously rich, juicy, and fall-apart tender. There's really no other meat quite like it. Well, if you happen to bring your full-blown brisket enthusiasm to Pita Pit, look no further than the Smokehouse Smoked Brisket pita. You'll get a pita full of hardwood smoked brisket meat, flame-roasted corn, onions, lettuce, tomatoes, and cilantro, all drizzled with barbecue sauce.

Listen, the brisket here might fall short of the kind of quality you get with authentic Texas barbecue, but it's still seasoned really well, super juicy, and very tender. The barbecue sauce does a good job of adding a sweet tanginess that helps bring out the flavor of the meat. The onions give some sweetness, as well, and the flame-roasted corn offers a great smoky flavor that permeates through the whole pita. For the brisket-obsessed customer, this option holds up well.

2. Smokin' Chicken Bacon BBQ Bowl

When you're craving the flavor of barbecue, there's really nothing else that comes close to matching the smoky, tangy, and sweet flavors that barbecue is so perfect at providing. Luckily, the good people at Pita Pit know all too well how intense an urge for all things barbecue can grow, so they created the Smokin' Chicken Bacon BBQ Bowl to quell that carnivorous appetite in guests. And, this item does exactly what it's supposed to: Give you that delicious barbecue fix that your belly desires.

The base of the bowl is quinoa and brown rice. On top of the base comes chunks of chicken, crispy bacon, pineapple, roasted red peppers, grilled onions, jalapenos, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheddar cheese, smokehouse maple seasoning, and both ancho-chipotle and barbecue sauce. 

Yea, there's a whole lotta flavor going on here. The addition of the pineapple really makes this a superb option. The juicy sweetness just bursts through the richness of the protein perfectly, so nothing feels overwhelmingly hearty. Both the sauces give a creamy texture to everything as well as ensure every bite is the perfect balance of tangy, sweet, and a bit spicy.

1. Hula Teriyaki Bowl

You can't think of the word "hula" without your mind immediately traveling to the astoundingly scenic island state of Hawaii. The bright sun, beautiful sandy beaches, and delicious tropical flavors of the food make you wish you could travel there every weekend. Well, you might not be able to make the trip out there, but if you're at Pita Pit, you can order up the Hula Teriyaki Bowl for a meal that will whisk your appetite away to the Aloha State and bask in its culinary glory.

This bowl, as with every bowl, starts with a base of quinoa and brown rice. You get a choice of either chicken or steak as your protein, and that's combined with green peppers, onions, roasted red peppers, carrots, cilantro, and pineapple, all coated in an incredibly flavor-packed teriyaki glaze. 

The glaze is thick but not to the point of overwhelming. It has an incredibly addicting and intense umami aspect to it that's nearly impossible to resist. The chinks of pineapple erupt with a sweet flavor that offsets the rich, salty glaze, and both the chicken and steak options soak up the sweet pineapple juice and rich tanginess of the glaze to perfection. This is an absolute go-to option.