Pita Express

Pita Express

Pita Express


Location: SW 3rd and Washington
Hours: Mon-Sat, 11am-5pm

The Story:

The lot at SW 3rd Ave has food from almost every corner of the world and with the addition of Pita Express, we can now get a taste of Lebanon.

Pita Express offers up both veggie and hot sandwiches with options including falafel, batata, chicken, kafta and beef shawarma. They have two different sized pitas so if you’re hungry, go with the large. I chose the smaller pita with falafel and had a forehead smacking moment when I saw they had lebneh. I love lebneh, the Lebanese cream cheese and will definitely return just for that. The falafel sandwich was wonderful with a grilled pita filled with falafel, greens, fresh tomato, cucumber, radish and tzatziki. This is the second falafel sandwich with the pita grilled and warm which I simply love it. The falafel was spot on, just how I like it and mixed with the fresh vegetables, you can’t go wrong.

Falafel sandwich from Pita Express

Falafel sandwich from Pita Express

In a lot with Egyptian, Indonesian, Korean, Mexican, Italian, Greek, Thai, Vietnamese and even a cart doing smoked salmon dishes, Pita Express will need to define themselves to gain a following and after just one sandwich, I think they can do that. Drop on by and let them know Food Carts Portland sent ya.

Sample Menu:

  • Veggie Sandwich – $5; falafel, batata, lebneh, zaatar, hummus, baba ghanooj
  • Hot Sandwich – $6; chicken kabab, chicken shawarma, beef shawarma, kafta, arayess
  • Combo Plates – $7

Hours: Mon-Sat, 11am-5pm



  1. Theodore says:

    I ate here on may 5th. They were really helpful on explaining what all the stuff was. I did like their Taziki sauce its tangier than other places. My partner had Chicken Shawarma, which he kind of jokes is a Magical Healing Pita.

  2. Although it was tasty, it was WAY overpriced. Its $8 for the large chicken shwarma, and they could really stand to put more meat in it. Really tasty, would be better at $5 or $6.

  3. This was my first time and probably last time I will ever eat from a cart. The food good, and I did notice Mark the cook washing his hands often. I had the falafel and my children the shawarma and kabob. As I was waiting for our food I noticed my children stooping down looking under the cart. I found out later that they were watching sewer rats running back and forth and thought it was cool. Yuck! I also, had my receipt email to me only to find a $5.75 tip added to my bill. I guess my lesson for this vacation is, you get what you get when eating from an establishment sitting on a cart.

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