New Pita Pit offers tasty food for a questionable price


Emmett Schindler

Pita Pit gives a healthier look at fast food, attracting a crowd tired of the common McDonald’s and Wendy’s.

Emmett Schindler, Editor-in-Chief

Located on Jiles Road in Kennesaw, next to Jet’s Pizza and La Bamba, Pita Pit, a new greek-inspired restaurant, opened in early November with the hope of attracting a population with a large appetite. Claiming themselves as a healthier alternative to fast food, Pita Pit offers a variety of sandwiches to vegetarians, vegans, and meat-lovers alike.

The mediterranean eatery loads the menu with a number of different types of pita, from meat to veggie. Popular meat pitas included chicken, buffalo chicken, dogwood, and philly steak; on the vegetarian side, Pita Pit offers hummus, falafel, feta, provolone and cheddar cheese, and spicy black bean. They also give the option to “build your own pita,” choosing a meat or vegetable to mix and adding toppings and sauces.

I went with the buffalo chicken pita and added lettuce, banana peppers, black olives, and pickles. I also decided to add their “Boom Boom” sauce for a spicy and sweet flavor. Overall, it tasted wonderful; I enjoyed a bite of chicken and every delicious topping in each bite.

Despite enjoying the food, the price of the sum total seemed a bit pricy for the quantity. A regular pita ranges from $6-$8, but the addition of chips and a drink raises it $3. Because of this, Pita Pit will not sit on my list of reliable restaurants I can count on for a quick meal for an affordable price.

A new healthier alternative to the often chosen fast food gives competition for the eateries in the area, but with the price Pita Pit offers, their presence in the area might not last as long as expected.

The Chant’s grade: B-