Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Comfort food gives you that warm feeling all over. It reminds you of the old days and good old fashioned home cooking. It’s the simplest of ingredients, yet the most superior in satisfaction. And who says comfort food needs to involve fried chicken or cheeseburgers? Like the classic grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup combo, there are so many yummy kinds of healthy vegetarian comfort food to warm your insides and your soul.
At the end of a long workday, there’s nothing better than comfort food in the company of family or good friends. Pita Jungle is the casual neighborhood meeting place where vegetarian comfort food is made from scratch, just like at home. It’s the Jungle’s warm, friendly atmosphere and traditional Mediterranean cuisine style that can turn any bad day around.
Pita Jungle’s take on the traditional grilled cheese is our Spinach Four Cheese Quesadilla – that’s lavosh bread with spinach and four reasons to smile: that's mozzarella, Swiss, cheddar, and feta! We also recommend our Grilled Portobello Mushroom that’s marinated and grilled with all the fixing's on a bun & served with garlicky potatoes for a taste of home. And who doesn’t love pizza! Pita Jungle’s Roasted Garlic & Portobello Pizza is the quintessential vegetarian comfort food with roasted garlic and onions, portobellos, tomatoes & three cheeses, topped with kalamata olives.
Discover the Art of Eating Healthy and vegetarian comfort food to warm you to your toes at Pita Jungle today!
Posted: Wednesday, February 3, 2016
What’s for dinner tonight? If you have a thirst for Mediterranean food in Tucson, Pita Jungle is your heavenly oasis! It’s fun to change it up once in awhile and try fun and interesting restaurants with lots of delicious choices. Pita Jungle prepares the kind of healthy, fresh, ‘from scratch’ Mediterranean food Tucson residents are willing to wait in line for! Our menu is steeped in the culinary traditions of the Mediterranean; flavorful blends of aromatic herbs and spices fused with a touch of modern flair.
Our goal at Pita Jungle is to perfect the ‘Art of Eating Healthy®’ by balancing lots of ingredients that offer a winning combination of both flavor and nutrition in the Mediterranean food Tucson folks have come to know and love. Like the Mediterranean, Pita Jungle fare is warm, sunny and light – it doesn’t weigh you down! Our meat and fish dishes are grilled, broiled, or roasted, not fried in heavy oils, like our broiled Philly Steak or Marinated Chicken, Broiled Fish Sandwich, and Wood-Fired Salmon Salad. We’ve also got lots of vegetarian choices like our Chipotle Black Bean Burger, Grilled Portobello, Falafel, and veggie Lavosh Pizzas.
Check our main page for Pita Jungle locations near you in Arizona and California and taste the delicious Mediterranean food Tucson is talking about!
Posted: Friday, January 8, 2016
Sometimes when people convert from a meat eating diet, they have the notion that all vegetarian food ideas have to taste or remind them of the meat they’re no longer eating. So many non-meat foods are marketed with catch phrases such as, ‘looks like meat’, ‘tastes like meat’, or ‘has the texture of meat’. The truth is that so many vegetarian foods are worthy of being called, ‘delicious’, standing on their own, without being glorified as meat substitutes. A whole new world of vegetarian food ideas opens up, especially when you begin to explore food from other cultures.
When you run out of your typical vegetarian food ideas, a.k.a. ‘tofu masquerading as chicken’, turn to the realm of the beautiful, bountiful Mediterranean. Many Mediterranean dishes are already vegetarian and ultra-healthy to boot, using fresh greens and vegetables, earthy grains, beans, peas and other legumes, as their staples. Mediterranean food; the basis for our menu at Pita Jungle, is prepared very simply, getting its rich flavors from very basic ingredients. Pita Jungle doesn’t rely on unhealthy fats; oils and creams for taste. It’s the savvy seasoning techniques, in Mediterranean cuisine, that can take a casual lunch or dinner to new, flavorful heights, using combinations of spices, herbs, vinegars and citrus zests.
Try some of Pita Jungle’s favorite vegetarian food ideas! You can’t go wrong with a trio of dips to get your meal started, so order up some Roasted Bell Pepper Hummus, Tzatziki, and Baba Ganoosh to sink your pita bread into. For the main course, our Black Bean Burger, Grilled Portobello Mushroom, and Falafel Pita are always vegetarian food ideas with a high score on satisfaction.
Visit Pita Jungle in Arizona and California and discover the Art of Eating Healthy® today!
Posted: Friday, January 1, 2016
People think about becoming a vegetarian for different reasons. For many, it’s about a moral regard for the treatment of animals, and for others it’s about economics or environmental conservation. But, for more and more people around the world, becoming a vegetarian is considered a step forward to better health. Making the change to becoming a vegetarian is a no-brainer and a simple switch for many, while for those who have spent a lifetime enjoying the taste and textures of meat, it can take some time. The bottom line is that a vegetarian diet can be healthy, nutritious, and anything but boring, once you find your groove.
As you start on out on the road to becoming a vegetarian, it’s best not to go ‘cold turkey’ (pardon the pun). Make it a gradual process; eliminating different types of meat on a weekly basis.
Search cookbooks and online sites for vegetarian recipes that inspire you and sound tasty and vow to try one new recipe a week. Then set your sights on the produce section at the grocery store, health food stores, and farmers’ markets. Without the usual meat in your cart, you’ll be surprised as a whole new world opens up.
To stay the course, plan ahead! When food isn’t readily available in your fridge it’s easy to slip up, so cook vegetarian meals in advance and bring your own vegetarian dish to a party for a built-in guarantee.
One of the wonderful things about becoming a vegetarian is that it can inspire you to try new and interesting foods from around the world. Sample the vegetarian menus from various cultural restaurants such as Indian, Thai, Japanese, and Mediterranean.
Pita Jungle, a casual Mediterranean restaurant, supports a healthy vegetarian lifestyle, making it easy to begin your journey. It’s as easy as choosing one of our delicious vegetarian dishes such as a juicy Grilled Portobello Mushroom, Southwest Chipotle Black Bean Burger, mouth-watering Hot Falafel Pita Wrap, or Greek style Hot Veggie Lavosh Pizza. Dine in or bring home some take out so there’s a vegetarian meal all ready in your own kitchen.
Discover the Art of Eating Healthy®! Once you begin eating a lighter, kinder diet, you’ll be amazed at how your energy soars!
Posted: Tuesday, December 15, 2015
If you’ve been looking online for vegan restaurants in Newport Beach Pita Jungle is a vegan’s dream come true. Pita Jungle is a casual & friendly Mediterranean bistro that understands our customers’ discerning tastes. When looking for vegan restaurants, Newport Beach residents know that Pita Jungle is the place to go for a fresh, healthy & delicious meal, at a reasonable price. Many of the Mediterranean dishes we serve naturally lend themselves to a vegan lifestyle. Some of these traditional dishes include: chickpea falafel, hummus dips, wheat and vegetable taboule salad, rice stuffed dolmades grape leaves, and lemony vegetable fetoosh salad.
With a healthy list of vegan supported appetizers, salads, wraps, pita roll-ups and alternative burgers, Pita Jungle’s extensive menu easily fits into the vegan lifestyle. Plus, our online site offers a breakdown of all of our vegan-friendly menu items, so you feel confident that we’ve got all the little details covered and are ready to serve you. Try a Pita Jungle Lentil Fetoosh Salad, Veggie Garden Wrap, Portobello Mushroom Burger on a vegan wheat pita, Steamed Vegetables with Rice and Beans, or a Spinach Pasta Salad.
Discover “The Art of Eating Healthy®” at Pita Jungle! If you’re looking for vegan restaurants Newport Beach residents recommend for a delicious lunch, dinner, or happy hour experience, try Pita Jungle. We’re conveniently located in the Newport North Shopping Center at 1200 Bison Ave, Newport Beach, CA.