Archive for 'Pita Press'

Pita Press’s Rotisserie Pork Can’t Compete With Its Nearest Competitor

When last I ate at Pita Press on Cedar St. (btw. William & Pearl), it was two years ago, and I went vegetarian. Since then, GRK has opened with a flashier space on Fulton St., wowing me with their rotisserie versions of pork and a Thanksgiving special of turkey.

I’ve always liked Pita Press though, and they have the more extensive menu of the two Greek spots. I decided to return and see how their rotisserie pork stacked up. The weigh in, straight ahead.

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Going Vegetarian At Meat-Centric Pita Press Isn’t A Bad Decision

When you walk into Pita Press - the Greek rotisserie on Cedar St. (btw. William & Pearl), one of the first things you see is chunks of lamb and beef slowly turning behind glass doors. Next to that is a grill where chicken souvlaki skewers cook. To say that this place focuses on meats may be an understatement. Why then, would I go in and order the vegetarian option on the menu? Well, sometimes I get meat fatigue and the words “zucchini feta fritters” called to me.

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Pita Press Brings Us Greek Fast Food

Greek food isn’t something we have a lot of downtown. There are places like Zeytuna and Koyzina Cafe that sell some vaguely Greek items but most of it is more Middle Eastern. When it was pointed out that something called Pita Press had opened on Cedar St. (btw. William & Pearl) I had no idea what it was and assumed it was another falafel shop. You can’t miss the blinding sign and interior of the shop that proves if you are selling Greek food you must use blue as a color scheme. What really caught my attention, though, were the words “Greek rotisserie.”

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Pita Press Opens Serving Greek Food, Yogurt Smoothies

About the same time that Souvlaki GR opened its brick and mortar on the Lower East Side, Pita Press quietly did the same in the FiDi on Cedar St. It kind of flew under the radar until they put up that bright blue sign that’s noticeable from William St. Lunch’er Jonathan wrote in yesterday and had this to say:

You guys should check out Pita Press on Cedar St. between Pearl St. and William St. I believe this spot used to be occupied by Koyzina Bar and Grill but they shuttered down and it’s replaced by this bright blue “Pita Press” sign. Attached is a photo of the sliced chicken with lettuce, lemon potatoes and real yogurt white sauce. I’ve tried their pork and lamb before and everything tastes great. I want to say this is one of the best Mediterranean style dishes here in FiDi with Zeytuna coming in 2nd.

Jonathan sent along a photo of his lunch, so click through to see it and find out what else is on the menu. Read more »