The falafel sandwich at Pita Hut 'n Grille
I've been hearing a lot of things about Pita Hut since they opened awhile back, but it seemed as though everything I drove past, it was 10 in the morning. What a mistake!
The Pita Hut quite certainly has the best gyro in Columbus. I repeat: the best. Husband and I visited them for lunch on his birthday, and the next day I was ready to go back.
Writing this, I am ready to go back. I could probably eat it for lunch and return after work. Seriously. They haunt me.
So, what it is about the schwarma sandwich at Pita Hut that's so good? Well, it starts with the schwarma. Unlike a lot of places with the tower of myster meat spinning round and round, Pita Hut has a rotisserie with flattened layers of beef, lamb and turkey. When it comes time for sandwich-making, the man behind the counter sharpens his knife and makes quit cuts along the edge of the schwarma, making small, bite-sized pieces.
The pita is sliced along the top, not down the middle (this is important for maintaining the integrity of the pita whilst eating). The insides are smeared with hummus; the meat is added, along with a great mellow vegetable blend of tomatoes, cucumbers and onions - again, not scathingly oniony, like you usually get, and halved little pickles. The pickles are coated with a little yogurt sauce, the meat goes in, and there you have it: lunchtime heaven. Everything in the pita is well-balanced. Flavorful without being overwhelming. There's no scary meat; no gristle or other yucky bits, just really juicy and flavorful meat. Seriously good:
And then, there's the falafel. Now, I always thought I would like falafel, but everytime I order it, it's dry and pasty and pretty much blech. But the falafel at Pita Hut is enough to make me actually eat a vegetarian lunch. (just kidding; I eat lots of vegetarian lunches, but the schwarma is so good it's a testament to how good the falafel is that I would order it instead) The falafel is full of parsely and is very moist and savory. The pita is filled out with the same ingredients as the schwarma sandwich.
At any rate, I highly recommend you get to the Pita Hut as soon as possible. Here's another great idea: Bob's Bar, which is located next door to the Pita Hut, has an amazing selection of brews and they will let you eat your pita in the bar (Pita Hut is open until 12am every day, fyi). Husband and I ordered 2 schwarma sandwiches, a falafel sandwich, some really good cauliflower salad and 2 sodas for $19. Small sides of creamy cole slaw accompany the sandwiches. As if that isn't a good enough deal, there are coupons on their website.
info: the Pita Hut 'n Grille 4964 N. High St (Beechwold/in front of Graceland) 614.433.0996