Early this year, Park Slope hounds spied a tantalizing sign advertising shawarma on Seventh Avenue. Then they waited … and waited. Finally their patience has been rewarded: Brooklyn Pita, open for about a month, turns out to be a promising Middle Eastern spot and a welcome addition to the neighborhood, Peter Cherches reports.
Salads—around 10 of them, laid out at an open bar—are fresh and appealing. Eggplant and marinated carrots are particularly good. Other choices include beets, cucumber, and cabbage done several ways. Load up a good-size salad container, which is $3.50 à la carte or included with grilled meat sandwiches on pita ($7) or in a wrap or baguette ($9). Meats are flavorful and served in generous portions, though the kitchen still seems to be tweaking cooking times. Peter says lamb shawarma is tasty and improving; lamb shish kebab can be disappointing. Condiments include tahini, hot sauces, and a don’t-miss version of amba (spicy mango chutney).
This is mostly a takeout joint, but there is some counter seating. The Russian-Israeli owners are personable and trying hard to please.
Brooklyn Pita [Park Slope]
301 Seventh Avenue (between Seventh and Eighth streets), Brooklyn
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