Why Choose The Pita Palace
Pita Palace has been described as a hidden gem and is known as the best falafel place in Atlanta! We believe that a restaurant is about more than delicious food. At Pita Palace we strive to define what it is to be a fast casual restaurant and a healthy alternative. We offer a variety of unique Middle Eastern dishes along with a great salad bar! Whether you think you can handle our SPICY sauce or if you’re looking to try something different this week come check us out.
A Few Words About The Pita Palace
Our little restaurant started less than a decade ago as a small local eatery and has grown into a staple for food lovers all over Atlanta. We strive to make all our customers feel like family. When entering Pita Palace the first thing you usually hear is “hello my friend” and this is indicative of how we feel all restaurants should be, friendly.
All salads are made fresh daily, and our salad bar is included with every meal, including such specialty items as fried eggplant and homemade pita chips!
If you’re a lover of spicy foods, you need to try Pita Palace!
The Best Shwarma and Falafel In The City of Atlanta
Don't just take our word for it, listen what our customers have to say about it!
Atlanta Journal Constitution: I am at Pita Palace, where until recently I was a virgin to the experience that I’ve been hearing about for a while now. The place is tiny and a bit run down in appearance, but I wouldn’t change a thing about it. On my first visit the whole restaurant, which is about the size of a PODS storage unit, wafted of musky lamb meat emanating from a beguiling shawarma rotisserie that resides behind the counter. About every two minutes, an electric knife whirs and buzzes across the surface of the shwarma slicing off little meat shavings.
Yelp: "As wonderful as the falafel is, I am always seduced by the shwarma. To the uninitiated, shwarma is marinated chicken, cooked slowly on a spit until It's completely succulent, whereupon slivers of the meat are stuffed into a fresh pita. The shwarma forms some kind of a synergy with the delicious hummus, tahini, and optional fresh, homemade hot sauce (it's called "harif" in Hebrew-- this is the real deal. Timid American palates get the smoky baba ganoush instead). Last time I went I actually noticed two types of harif: North African-style, made from fresh red chilis, and Yemeni-style, made from green chilis. Get both if you dare."
Creative Loafing: "It took several drives past Pita Palace to realize it had opened since I'd first seen the "opening soon" sign half a year ago. Granted, I passed by during off-peak hours, but the kosher eatery always looked a little dark, uninhabited and unfinished. Two delicious..."
"I think Pita Palace has incredibly good food. It's reasonably priced considering the quality of the food. The Shwarma is fantastic there... very good portion sizes. It feels just like my other favorite shwarma place on Ben Yehuda in Jerusalem. I have been going for years and years, introducing friends to this place and everyone always wants to go back for more..."
"I just discovered pita palace. best falafel in town! soft herby flavorful...not dry and carrying only the flavor of the grease it was cooked in like the other falafel shops in town.
A half falafel pocket it like .50! Super cheap. The half doesn't leave you stuffed, but then there are 4 size options, so just get the full pocket or the laffa (which looks sooooo good, even though I haven't tasted it.
This shop feels like israel, which i love oh so much, too."
A Little Bit About Shwarma
Shawarma is made by alternately stacking strips of fat and pieces of seasoned meat (beef, lamb or marinated chicken) on a stick—an onion or tomato is sometimes placed at the top of the stack for additional flavoring. The meat is roasted slowly on all sides as the spit rotates in front of, or over, a flame for hours (see rotisserie). Traditionally a wood fire was used; currently, a gas flame is common. While specialty restaurants might offer two or more meat selections, some establishments have just one skewer.
While cooking, the meat is shaved off the stack with a large knife, an electric knife or a small circular saw, dropping to a circular tray below to be retrieved. Shawarma is eaten as a fast food, made up into a sandwich wrap with pita bread or rolled up in an Armenian Lavash flatbread together with vegetables and dressing.
A Little Bit About Falafel
Falafel is a deep-fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas and/or fava beans. Falafel is usually served in a pita, which acts as a pocket, or wrapped in a flatbread known as lafa. The falafel balls are topped with salads, pickled vegetables, hot sauce, and drizzled with tahini-based sauces. Falafel balls may also be eaten alone as a snack or served as part of a meze. The origin of falafel is unknown and controversial. A common theory is that the dish originated in Egypt, possibly eaten by Copts