Ziba’s Pitas

May 24, 2007
Times visited: 1

Bosnian Pita is nothing like the pita you may be thinking of. It’s a vegetable or other filling wrapped in a flaky pastry dough, rolled out almost like a pretzel. Luckily there was one vegan item on the menu, it was even marked “vegan,” so I could try my first Bosnian food.

Most of the pitas offered contained eggs, dairy and meats but the vegan pita was simple: chopped zucchini, maybe a light seasoning all rolled around thin dough, like phyllo. The pita was very greasy as if it was fried, but fried at an earlier time because it didn’t taste too fresh. There wasn’t much flavor to the pita, which can be nice to be able to taste the vegetable, but it wasn’t enough flavor for a $4.75 a la carte meal for me. I questioned if there was butter in it because of the saltiness. None the less, it was good, but not shockingly good. The meal was a nice change to my normal lunch spots but it won’t be a place I am rushing to get back to.

Zucchini Pita

Ziba’s Pita - Zuchinni

Rating: 3/5
Location: Northwest corner of Southwest 9th Avenue and Southwest Alder Street
Hours: Monday- Saturday 10:30 am-4:30 pm


6 responses to “Ziba’s Pitas

  1. Thanks for the review, now I know not to try it. Too many other good options downtown. Have you tried Habibi?

  2. Hi BK,
    I’ve been to Habibi, and felt that it was a bit overpriced, though I liked the presentation and understand that it is downtown. However, I prefer Nicholas (same owners, I believe) and Hush Hush.

  3. I have been myself to Zibas Pitas and I love her food. Everytdhing is very fresh and clean. I am not a vegan, so I love her meat pita. It’s the best food in town!
    I don’t think that her food is greasy at all..

  4. I have been eating at the food carts in the Alder area for over 5 yrs, mainly because I like a variety. This can result in a good and sometimes bad experience of course. I recently checked out Ziba’s Pita’s (I hope that’s correct). Way different than I thought bosnian food would taste like. It was super good. I recomend the Combo so you can try more than one thing. I have one word for you. Cufte. The best food I have had at any cart in Portland.

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