University Pita

Middle Eastern, Falafel
21 E 12th St (at University Pl.)
New York, NY 10003
(212) 924-4333
10:30am - 10:00pm
10:30am - 10:00pm
10:30am - 10:00pm
10:30am - 10:00pm
10:30am - 10:00pm



  • Shawarma laffa. Wow.
  • Falafel platter is huge
  • The hefty sabich ($5), beloved in Israel, always includes fried eggplant, hard-boiled egg, hummus, salad and tangy mango umba. Here, the huge array of condiments is part of the appeal.
  • Get the Falafel Pita for $5, definitely one of the top spots around the area. Go between 12-5pm for a free drink with it. Nomcity
  • Soccer games while you wait. Yes!
  • Not the best falafel but unlimited sides and good deals 2-5pm.
  • Best damn falafel on NYC.
  • 4 falafel balls for $2 makes a great snack on a busy day.
  • Incredibly friendly. Consistent quality. Very tasty falafel. Best in the area.
  • Fresh stuff. Tiny sitting area upstairs.
  • Really good "laffa" (like a wrap but better) sandwiches. Shwarma or falafel & if you can't decide, shawafel!
  • Get the shwarma laffa. But everything is good.
  • The falafal laffa is great here
  • best schwafel in NYC, challengers apply
  • Free drink for students
  • Eh. Nice people but prefer Mamoun's for falafel. (2 of 4 petals via Fondu)
  • Get the red onion relish with your falafel.
  • Shawarma is great. Falafel is average.
  • Below average falafel. Go to Mamouns.
  • Had amazing Shawarma. Best in the city.

Nearby places

btwn Broadway & Union Sq E (btwn E 14th & E 17th St)
W 4th St (btwn MacDougal St & University Pl)