Folks that work in the Central Business District (CBD) know where all the good places to eat are. But when you are vegetarian or vegan, your options start to shrink… and shrink… and shrink. Instead of buying yet another ready-to-eat supermarket salad, why not try Fill A Pita?
Located on 3 Pickering Street, along Nankin Row, is Middle-Eastern vegetarian pitaria Fill A Pita. No butter, eggs or milk are used in their dishes. But don’t think you will walk away feeling unsatisfied because Fill A Pita packs a whole bunch of flavour into their food with fresh ingredients like lentils, chickpeas, peppers and eggplants, just to name a few. Vegans might want to check if a dish they have their eye on has cheese though.
With the loss of the CBD’s daytime inhabitants, due to the pandemic, Fill A Pita said that their earnings took a 90% hit when contacted by The Straits Times in August. As such, Shop For Good, a new e-commerce platform launched by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), decided to partner with Fill A Pita to help rally customers to buy their food.
On their webpage, you can get up to $50 worth of food from Fill A Pita for just $30. Vouchers are valid until 31 December.
Here are 3 things that caught our eye.
This $10 dish used to be available only on certain days but due to popular demand, is now available every day at Fill A Pita. It consists of brown rice, lentils, macaroni, a homemade tomato sauce and some chili sauce. It is also the national dish of Egypt and is estimated to have been created sometime in the mid 19th century.
Have you tried Impossible’s mock meat patties yet? If you missed the hype, you can try some now with Fill A Pita’s $15 Pita meal. This whole-wheat pita is filled with chunks of the Impossible patty as well as Middle-Eastern spices, including Harissa sauce, which is a Tunisian hot chili pepper paste that is as powerful as it is fragrant. Containing garlic paste, coriander seeds and roasted red peppers, you’ll keep coming back for more. Also comes with a salad.
Alternatively, you could always just get 4 pitas for just $3 and live for the dips, which are $4 each for regular portions. Try their creamy hummus, which carries a hint of garlic or their babaganoush, which is made from eggplant that’s roasted for that smoky flavour and then mashed with spices and lemon juice. There is also tabbouleh, which is a salad made from finely chopped bits of parsley, mint, tomatoes, onions and semolina or bulgur. The vegetables are then tossed in olive oil, lemon juice, plus salt and sweet pepper.
Hungry yet? Do you know what you’ll be having for lunch today? Or, if you’re still not sure what to choose, go onto Fill A Pita’s webpage to see their full menu.