If you’re in the Insadong area and aren’t in the mood for a full-out traditional Korean meal, or you’re on a budget, or just want a small healthy snack, then check out The Pita Pit, “Canada’s Original Pita Franchise.” It’s kinda funny how Insadong road now has a pita place on either end. Maoz is up by Anguk station, and then the Pita Pit is on the other end. So you can bookend your Insadong trip with some pita sandwiches.
The server behind the counter heated up two falafel balls, chopped them into quarters, and then began assembling my pita. You can pick your fillings from a selection of fresh veggies, condiments, and sauce. Everything seems pretty fresh and clean. For mine, I chose romaine lettuce, sprouts, green peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, corn, pickles, olives, and teriyaki sauce. One thing: I would also suggest that you ask them to heat your falafels on a separate part of the grill, or even in the microwave, to avoid contact with meat. When I went, the girl who took and made my order was fluent in English so she understood all my questions and concerns… I suppose that’s important when the shop is right by Insadong, which is tourist-central.
Considering the ingredients weren’t that special, this was pretty good. It was a little on the dry side and could’ve used some more sauce or flavorful fillings, but overall, it was a decent light lunch.
There are also tables and comfy seating, free wifi, and bathrooms upstairs.