Eat a Pitta to open third venue in Gloucester Road

October 30 2015

ANYONE who frequents St Nicholas Market or Broadmead in Bristol’s city centre will be familiar with Eat a Pitta.

ANYONE who frequents St Nicholas Market or Broadmead in Bristol’s city centre will be familiar with Eat a Pitta.

The venue, popular for its mouth-watering falafel and homemade hummus, has become quite the Bristol institution since its inception in 2011.

And now it’s set to open its third place in Gloucester Road at the end of this month.

Eat a Pitta will be taking over the former ethical clothing store, Tiger Lily, and will include an upstairs seating area for up to 20 people.  

The Middle Eastern eatery was founded by Dan Levy, who – after 10 years working as a chef in the fine dining industry – decided to go back to his Algerian routes.

Eat a Pitta’s falafel recipe – which remains a well-kept secret – originated in his grandmother Yolandes’ kitchen in the back streets of Algeria’s capital, Algiers, more than 70 years ago.

Dan said: “I grew up eating a lot of Middle Eastern food, with my mum’s family being from Algeria.

“I was always glued to my grandmother’s side as she taught me how to make the perfect falafel, crispy on the outside, moist in the middle.

“At 90 years old (and still going strong), nothing makes grandma Yolande happier than seeing her treasured family tradition live on through me.”

Dan’s menu, which is based around the much-loved falafel, also includes salads and sauces inspired by his time working in various kitchens.  

All food is made in-house, apart from the pittas, which are sourced locally from the Abu Noor Pitta Factory in St Philips.

For more information about Eat a Pitta, visit: www.eatapitta.co.uk