“Pita Jungle, a local restaurant hinged on the Mediterranean diet, serves up fresh and healthy fare influenced by flavors from around the globe. Pita Jungle’s creative energy and comfortable environment ensure good times for all. Our food pairs very well with different style beers that we feature on our beverage menu. Most of the beers we offer are from Arizona, as we love supporting local whenever possible. Pita Jungle’s best-kept secret is our happy hour, when guests can enjoy our signature tapas with our beers on special. We have something for everyone when it comes to great beer and delicious cuisine, including a variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes.”
– Bassel Osmani,
co-founder of Pita Jungle
NAME: Beer Tucson Blonde
Brewery: Barrio Brewing Co.
Style: Blonde American Ale
Light and crisp, with a hint of malt and just enough Czechoslovakian Saaz hops to balance out the sweetness. Three decades after its creation, Tucson Blonde is one of the smoothest brews in all of Arizona.
pairing: Spinach and pesto lavash pizza
Cost of Dish: $10.99
Thin lavash crust is the base for any delicious pizza at Pita Jungle. A type of Mediterranean flatbread that is thinner than a pita and similar to a tortilla, this fan-favorite vegetarian pizza is layered with baby spinach, roasted mushrooms, wood-fired tomatoes, pesto, herbs and mozzarella and is sprinkled with feta on thin lavash crust. Cooked to crispy perfection in Pita Jungle’s wood-fired oven and served alongside Barrio Brewing’s Tucson Blonde, it’s the recipe for a delicious meal. The Tucson Blonde is light, crisp and refreshing, making it the ideal pairing for a pizza, especially a healthy one.
Pita Jungle, 23 Arizona Locations, pitajungle.com.