Arizona's Best

Pita Jungle

A statewide eatery uniting food and art

Pita Jungle was hip and healthy before it was hip to eat healthy. A Valley staple since its original location opened in Tempe 1994, it is now among the fastest growing small restaurant chains in the country, according to Restaurant Business magazine. There are more than 15 locations in Arizona and two in California. Founders Bassel Osmani, Nelly Kohsok and Fouad Khodr explain their start thusly: “Back in 1994, we gave up engineering and broadcasting to open a restaurant where the food was fresh and healthy, and the people were fun and creative. Pita Jungle has been a dream come true, and we like to think that we created something a little bit off the beaten path.” Its menu of wood-fired pizzas, healthy burgers, salads, hummus and, of course, pitas, appeals to foodies and non-foodies, soccer moms and business men, hippies and hipsters. Good food transcends labels. The shawarma and hummus can’t be beat and the wood-fired lavosh pizzas satisfy both the taste buds and the appetite. You can find gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, allergy-friendly, high-protein — a dish for every diet and taste. Casual and fun, Pita Jungle displays local art in all of their location, much of it available for purchase. But, if you prefer to dine at home, you can always order online for easy pickup.

  • Local art lover? Pita Jungle prides itself on displaying local art in every location— usually available for purchase
  • Choose from an array of appetizers, wood-fired pizzas, pitas and featured dinners
  • Order your meal online via the Pita Jungle Web site for easy pickup



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