Last Updated on October 16, 2020 by Jeremy
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Although we love our Pittsburgh food truck scene, we always enjoy hearing that our favorite trucks open up brick-and-mortar restaurants in the city. Why? So we can get their food all the time!
It is always a treat to find a favorite food truck at a brewery or event, but sometimes we cannot drive far across town to grab an order from a favorite. When they open a dedicated storefront, that problem is solved as we know where to get them all the time.
Pita My Shawarma was one such food truck that moved to a dedicated location, and now that they're in the heart of Lawrenceville, we see placing many orders from this one in the future.
Favorites From the Pita My Shawarma Truck Plus More
One of the staple items we always purchased from the Pita My Shawarma food truck was their chicken shawarma, and our first visit to their restaurant was no different. This monster pita comes loaded with chicken, lettuce, tomato, pickles, parsley, and ample amounts of their potent garlic sauce to tie it all together.
There is something about chicken cooked on a vertical broiler that gives a texture we absolutely love, and paired with the strong garlic sauce is a match made in heaven. As such, this is one of those orders we'll get every time we visit the restaurant.
Our second pita was something new- a falafel wrap. This one had a generous portion of chickpea falafel topped with the same ingredients as the chicken shawarma (but with a thin spread of tahini replacing the garlic sauce from above). While the flavor and texture of the falafel is top-notch, we do think that this one ended up being a bit dry and needed a more vibrant sauce to truly make it all pop (maybe some of their sriracha aioli to get a kick).
That being said, stuff some amazing falafel in a pita, and we can be pretty well pleased all the same.
Don't Miss Out on The Sides
One of the things we love most about Pita My Shawarma opening up a dedicated restaurant is that there are now many more side options available beyond their za'atar fries (and loaded options with chicken or steak). These include large portions of hummus and baba ganoush dip with pita as well as halloumi cheese fries. Yes, you read that right, cheese fries.
We didn't skip out on that one.
This order consisted of about six decently sized strips of halloumi cheese that were then fried and covered in spices and parsley. We've had this versatile cheese prepared many different ways before, but this one was inventive and the outer crust gave a nice contrast to the gooey cheese center (and was even better dipped in our baba ganoush side dip from above).
The one caveat we'd make with this one is that the cheese does cool down quickly, so we would recommend eating it soon after being served rather than later. Even in just the 10-minute drive home they were already quite cool- so while still delicious, they are best enjoyed on-site.
Overall, we're really pleased that Pita My Shawarma has moved to a brick-and-mortar location in Lawrenceville and added on to their menu with some inventive twists thrown into the mix. Will we always order a chicken shawarma when we visit? Yes. But are we also excited to try out new options that were previously not available in the food truck? Also yes.
We look forward to seeing what this one brings out next!
Pita My Shawarma is located at 3716 Butler Street in Lawrenceville.
Looking for more restaurants in Lawrenceville? Check out our neighborhood guide to find more favorites!