Riding on the healthy food/salad craze, Pita Pan is a Mediterranean vegetarian joint offering salads, falafel and dips like hummus and baba ghanoush. Hot food options include vegetable soup and their signature Red Shakshuka.
Having tried both the Red Shakshuka and the Green Shakshuka, I would say that I am more partial to the Red though the Green is tasty too. The Red Shakshuka comes in a pan filled with tomatoey goodness(or as my mum puts it, like eating pasta sauce with eggs), whilst the Green features spinach blended with basil (high in iron!). Both are served with a pita bread and the price point is comparable to similar QSR concepts like Pastamania. If you're not a fan of mushy stuff like my mum, you can try their pita pockets which come with falafel and are filled with as much salad as your server can fit in the pita bread. Similar to the Subway experience, you go up to the salad bar and indicate the fillings you'd like in your salad. The choices are certainly more exotic than your regular Subway experience, and if you're a big eater you can also order some extra sides such as tabouleh salad or baba ghanoush, both of which I tried. The tabouleh salad is packed with mint, couscous, tomato and pomegranate and makes for a refreshing side. The baba ghanoush was a bit of a letdown though - the eggplant had a somewhat bitter aftertaste, which I'd also detected in the Shakshuka. I've never had Shakshuka elsewhere so I can't comment if that's normal, but having tried baba ghanoush elsewhere I would say Pita Pan's is somewhat disappointing.
All in all, if you're trying to eat healthily or go vegetarian but don't quite fancy having a boring ol' salad, this place is worth a try!
Falafel pita pocket+sides-tabouleh & baba ghanoush
green shakshuka for spinach lovers/popeye wannabes
Red shakshuka,Tabouleh salad
Date of Visit: Jan 11, 2014
Spending per head: Approximately $15(Lunch)Other Ratings: