From the deserts of Arizona to the beaches of San Diego comes Pita Jungle, located on University Ave in Hillcrest, joining an already amazing food scene, but they bring to your table a uniqueness that definitely stands out. If I were to summarize their food, it’s fresh, healthy, unique, and delicious, offering something for everyone, including those with allergies or those that are vegan.
Pita Jungle opened a few months ago in the renovated Charles Jurman Building, a historic building which has been meticulously restored to its original exterior design. Pita Jungle incorporated the historical significance of the building into the design and decor, and the historic landmark boasts a unique atmosphere that complements the restaurant’s vibe.
The 150-seat full-service restaurant features an outdoor patio, a wood fired oven, an open kitchen, and a bar serving boutique wines, with domestic, premium and craft beers. Embodied by the dynamism of the staff, local art rotations adorning the walls, and an eclectic blend of music ranging from classic to Cuban, Jazz to Indy, Pita Jungle has evoked a cult-like admiration that is easy to embrace.
Pita Jungle’s menu features a variety of salads, hummus and taboule, healthy burgers, wood fired pizzas, pitas and fresh seafood. The concept is based on offering a healthful and natural cuisine abounding with vegetarian and vegan options, crafted within the principles of the Mediterranean diet. The menu flourishes with items that seek to balance greens, grains, legumes, meats, and fruits. In addition to simple preparation, the quality of the food is due to fresh ingredients that are put together daily, from scratch.
I was invited to try out a few items from their menu, and it was all very, very good, I’ll be back for their new weekend brunch, offering bottomless mimosas!
Visit their web site for directions and their amazing menu: http://www.pitajungle.com/locations/sandiego-hillcrest/
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