The Pita Pusher

Staring at a long line of food trucks at an event, you sometimes catch yourself thinking, “Fried…fried…greasy…too many carbs…can’t eat that…can’t eat that either.” Vegan? No problem! Halal? No problem! Low carb? Diabetic? Kosher? The Pita Pusher has got you covered! Cue the theme from Mighty Mouse.

The Jerusalem-born Evan Benlian is a charmer and serves up extremely juicy, flavorful shawarma that is a relief from the deep-fried gutbusters that yes, we love, but only on occasion. The natural tendency of any true Angeleno is to compare it to Zankou, but this is a whole different mix of spices. Armenian and Israeli shawarma are a whole different animal. The Greek salad was fresh and did not skimp on the toppings. The hummus tempted me to load up on the pitas, but my goal was to lighten up the carbs. Next time I’m trying the tempting falafel pita.

Sorry, but the first one ain’t free.

Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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One Response to The Pita Pusher

  1. Dang that plate looks good! Pita Pushers are always making a stop near my work, I’ll have to try them next time!

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