While I was on International Ave, I checked out another spot and grabbed takeout for later. That spot was The Desert Pita & Grill; seriously, so many Middle Eastern places in the area. They have two other locations (Marlborough and Dover-Erin Woods).
There’s two entrances and tons of seating inside. When I stepped in, there was no else there but that was probably because it was 3:00pm on a Saturday. The service is fast but the only worker there was pretty cold towards me.
The menu consists of platter, pitas, salads and baklava.
Lamb donair ($9.00 regular)
I can never say no when I see lamb donairs. The unfortunate part is that they don’t cut the meat freshly from the rotating skewers; they grabbed the meat from a gray tin where it was being kept warm. Nice touch how they press your pita to give it a crunch.
The donair was tasty and held up well given that I didn’t eat it for several hours. A tad on the salty side but other than that, solid.
Baklava ($5.00 box)
You can get it by the piece ($1.25) but a couple boxes are lined up along the counter. My box had 5 pieces with two different types of baklava and both were delicious. Homemade, fresh, crunchy and sweet. Give me more.
The Desert Pita & Grill
1830 – 52 Street SE