Pure Pita

Pita Grill – now Pure Pita in Hoboken

Pita Grill is now referred to as Pure Pita in Hoboken.

In case you were unaware, they have two other locations besides Hoboken (Morristown, Montclair), with three new locations coming this year (Westfield, Ridgewood, Newark). The name change was purely a business decision – as you can see below.

Pure Pita Hoboken NJ

Pure Pita – Pita Grill with a new name

Why the name change?

“Since 1993, Pita Grill has been serving up delicious, healthy eats in the Manhattan and northern New Jersey areas.

We have recently decided to pursue our true goal which is to expand and franchise our concept.

In our efforts, we came to realize that others had unfortunately duplicated our name of Pita Grill, so we decided to rebrand and recreate ourselves as Pure Pita. Our menu is staying mostly the same with a few improvements and additions that will make your experience even more satisfying.”

There you go!

Description: Low fat food. Soups, Burgers, Salads, Entrée, Sandwiches, Falafel, Hummus, Babaganoush. Entrée price range $6-$11.
Website: purepita.com
Address: 324 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone: 201-217-9777, Fax: 201-217-9778

(Archived content below)

Pita Grill Updated Menu – plus any updates?

9/21/2009 Update:

I haven’t eaten at Pita Grill (324 Washington St.) since reviewing the place three years ago…

Recently – these new menus were stuffed all over town, in mailboxes, stoops, etc. I noticed the “Stimulus” on the front of the menu – and it made me take a look inside.

What do you think:

  • Of their so-called “Stimulus?”
  • Their food (If you’ve eaten there in the past couple months)?

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Pita Grill Mini Lunch Review

7/29/2006 Review:

Many folks seem to have some issues with this place. We went to find out what the deal was.

(Photo taken September 2010)

July 2006:

After seeing the complaints from readers about service, value and food quality, I was very curious to check it out for myself. I’ve also heard some good things from people as well.

I dragged a friend who insisted on never going there again to have lunch with me. We sat inside because it was very hot and humid out.

Upon arrival the place was relatively empty, with the two girls working there chatting with an HPU worker. Our waitress was more concerned with senseless gabber than she was with getting our menus.

She strolls over and takes our drink order. A few minutes later we get our drinks and are ready to place a simple order. I ordered the roasted chicken BLT and my friend gets the grilled vegetables and goat cheese sandwich. We order a side of sweet potato fries too. Not complicated right? A few minutes later the waitress comes back to ask me again what I ordered. Was it the tuscan chicken? NO. Was it the grilled chicken and mozzarella? NO. IT WAS THE ROASTED CHICKEN BLT!! What is wrong with you? If the girl cannot seem to remember three items in a place where she works every day, WHY NOT BRING A NOTE PAD WITH YOU? Imagine if it were a table of 4 or more? No excuse for such a dumb mistake.

Anyway, the food arrives 15 minutes after we place the order.

The roasted chicken BLT was basically two slices of seven grain bread, very little amount of pulled chicken breast, a slice of lettuce, two slices of tomatoes, and two extremely skimpy slices of bacon. $8.00 for that? No sides either. I have to agree with the other posters that the place is NOT a good value. But the sandwich DID taste very good, although small. And no food poisoning either.
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My friend had no complaints about the roasted vegetable sandwich either. To her surprise, when she ordered it without the olive spread, they actually didn’t put the olive spread on! Lo Behold!
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The sweet potato fries were delicious, and a fair value at $4.50 for a plate two people could share. No issues with these.pita grill sweet fries.JPG

While the food was OK and other items on the menu look tempting, it’s going to be hard to “want” to go back there anytime soon. Plus the hired help there was kind of weak. Some people are just not meant to be waiters or waitresses. Ours just lacked personality and was very insincere with her mannerisms. When you work in a service industry it’s a win-win situation NOT to have an obviously snotty attitude when dealing with others. Your customers will feel better, and you’ll most likely get better tips. But then again, this was just one waitress, and I cannot speak about the rest of the employees there. You never know.

We’ll try the delivery one time too, to see if they screw an order up as others have indicated.

Original Photo from 2006

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45 Comments on "Pure Pita"


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QJ201
1 month 28 days ago

Sorry, not paying 10 bucks for gyro here or at It’s Greek to Me, when the best gyros can be found at dumpy places in the village for 7 bucks or less.

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artscienceweb
5 years 14 days ago

Pita Grill is a little expensive in the city and the prices are slightly cheaper here, but it’s a good healthy choice.

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srodrigu
5 years 14 days ago

love the new look pita grill !

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intimeplease
5 years 11 months ago

I so wish this place was good – but the delivery is the absolute WORST – they take forever, and the poor delivery guy NEVER has change (convenient?). The food isn’t good enough to put up with the crappy way they treat customers.

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HansBrix
5 years 11 months ago

I get the gyp/gypsy connection (which I think was explained on a Monkees episode way back when).

I think we’re being a tad over-sensitive in racializing every facet of life and scolding anyone who wanders into thought crime territory – even accidentally.

Just a little over the top IMO.

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Litteredboken
5 years 11 months ago

Really? By your reasoning, are all racial slurs are ok, or just ones aimed at a minority population? I see where you are coming from when you advocate flexibility in society, but what is wrong with letting someone know they are using a racial slur? I presume that comment wasn’t made to be insulting to gypsys, but why is it “overly” sensitive to advocate on someone else’s behalf?

In response to HansBrix who said:
I get the gyp/gypsy connection (which I think was explained on a Monkees episode way back when).

I think we’re being a tad over-sensitive in racializing every facet of life and scolding anyone who wanders into thought crime territory – even accidentally.

Just a little over the top IMO.

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lokelyokel
5 years 11 months ago

Have a beer and cool out will ya?

In response to Litteredboken who said:
Really? By your reasoning, are all racial slurs are ok, or just ones aimed at a minority population? I see where you are coming from when you advocate flexibility in society, but what is wrong with letting someone know they are using a racial slur? I presume that comment wasn’t made to be insulting to gypsys, but why is it “overly” sensitive to advocate on someone else’s behalf?