Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Dan's 2 Cents - Pita Pan
Unfortunately, your beloved Foodista is out of comission for a couple of days. She is currenty fighting off a nasty stomach virus that we've labeled "Toddler-zuma's Revenge" as I caught it myself late last week at my neice's 1st birthday party. And obviously, as husband and wife we share everything so...you get the idea.
So in an effort to pitch in and keep the blog rolling I am going to try and add a little content for you all to enjoy. And while The Foodista's forte is that of neighborhood sit-down restaurants and brunches and delicious homemade food of which I am often the beneficiary, my experience is more involved with take-out food and the like. And everyone always says "write about what you know." Which brings me to Pita Pan.
Anyone who hangs out with me regularly would probably know that Pita Pan is my favorite take-out/delivery place in our beloved Astoria. Located on 30th Avenue, just west of 38th Street, it's really easy to find, and they deliver all over Astoria. The food is good, and unlike a lot of delivery joints around, there are relatively healthy options to choose from. But don't worry...it's not all healthy. They have fries, burgers and pizza too.
Another plus about Pita Pan is the price. It's pretty reasonable. I'd say $7.00 would get you pretty full and $10.00 would get you stuffed. My typical order from there is 3 chicken souvlaki sticks and a falafel sandwich. They have pork souvlaki as well if you're into the "other" white meat, and the sticks come 3 for $3.00. The individual gyro or falafel sandwiches are right around $3.00 also. They aren't huge, but they are pretty nicely stuffed with meat, veggies and sauce, and they roll some french fries right in with everything, which adds a delicious salty crunch to the overall experience. And if you're really hungry, you can just double up on the sandwich. I'm actually getting hungry right now as I'm writing.
About the only drawback to the place is when calling to place an order for delivery, they almost always put you on hold as soon as they answer. And then they almost always forget about you so you end up having to call back. Sometimes on a busy night this can happen a couple of times in a row. But as patience is a virtue, it usually pays off with a good meal that is relatively healthy and delivered pretty promptly. And all for a reasonable price. I'll leave the official "Mmmm's" assigning to the Foodista herself, but I'm usually quite satisfied with the end result.
Pita Pan- 37-15 30th Avenue, Astoria NY 11103
N/W Train to 30th Avenue