It’s been a very long time since I have posted any entry in here - too long, I am afraid. A lot has happened to the husband and I since my last post - we have moved from Brentwood to Sherman Oaks via the purchase of our condo. Also, we are expecting a new arrival! A little mini-foodette, as it were. So, things have been busy and expensive. Eating out has definitely taken the back seat. In these economic times, I am sure that is the case for many of you, too. However, there are still nights were I can’t bear to cook at home, and need to go grab something. That is where healthy, “fast”, and cheap eats can come in handy.
California Pita is just the place to qualify for all of the above. Further bonuses - it’s within walking distance to our home and we got coupons in the mail over the weekend! Dinner, solved.
California Pita is a small, local chain with five locations: Sherman Oaks, Brentwood, Woodland Hills, LA, and Beverly Hills. They specialize in gyros, falafel, and other Mediterranean fare. The food is pretty good - maybe not the best you can find, but always tasty, and a good value.
The husband, who is a big gyro fan, went with the regular gyro sandwich. The meat was both tender and flavorful, and not too greasy, either. The best is the yogurt cucumber sauce that it’s served with. Our suggestion is to ask for extra of the sauce - it doesn’t come with everything, and they only give you a small amount. But it’s cool, refreshing, and tangy, and if you like yogurt cucumber sauce, you will want lots of extras.
I ordered one of my favorite things: the falafel plate. The plates are an even better value than the sandwiches. For just a couple of dollars more, you get rice, salad, and hummus, not to mention pita. The falafel are deep fried until crispy, but still soft on the inside. They are full of flavor. This plate does not come with the yogurt cucumber sauce, but I highly suggest asking for it. It is the perfect accompaniment to the fried patties.
With California Pita, you get what you pay for - it’s not the best Mediterranean food, but it’s still very good. For a quick bite that doesn’t cost much, I would definitely suggest it.
California Pita is located in Sherman Oaks at 14568 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Phone: (818) 380-0005