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Brooklyn outing #2: Famous Pita (Sephardic in Ditmas Park)

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Brooklyn outing #2: Famous Pita (Sephardic in Ditmas Park)

JackS | Jul 14, 2004 01:13 PM

I've heard a lot about this place, and finally checked it out last night. It's very chaotic in there; you order the food first, then you have to jockey for your food second, and then there's a salad bar-type thing where most of what you want to eat really is.

I got the falafel. They fry up the falafel in big batches and then put them out for people to take one falafel ball by one. At first, this was strange and annoying, but it made sense after a while. The falafel was terrific! Very crispy and tasty; the dressing that they had at the salad bar gave me the chance to put what I liked on there: pickles, the pickled beets, a very hot sauce, and vinegary cukes-and-tomato mix. Overall, really good.

I read on prior posts that people liked the schawarma here a lot. The hesitation I had about ordering it is that I like that kind of dish (doner kebab; schawarma) with the yogurt-type of sauce, and since this place looked very kosher I assumed that the meat-and-dairy thing wouldn't fly. Any thoughts on this?

Famous Pita is on Coney Island Avenue, a little bit north of Newkirk.

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