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  1. PJ Tempe: Tuna Melt pizza or Pesto Lavosh Turkey Wrap

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    1. re: pickychick

      I'll 50th the hummus with chicken.

      I usually get the Lavosh Shawarma wrap, which is delicious. Also comes with a side greek salad, which is a huge plus for me.

    2. chicken schwarma pita
      hummus with grilled chicken
      cilantro-jalapeno hummus
      grilled vegetable salad

      1. Hummus with the Grilled Chicken and Pine Nuts.

        With a big basket of hot, fresh pita.

        /swoon

        1. Chicken combo platter!

          1. in no particular order:

            Lamb shank
            Lentil Fatoosh salad
            Baba Ghanouj
            Shrimp with Mango
            Meze Platter
            Hummus
            Potato Pizza
            Rice puddign when available(rare but good when it is there!)

            1. My favorites:

              Lentil Fatoosh Salad
              Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus (the only flavored hummus I like as much as traditional)
              One Thousand Beans
              Veggie Garden Wrap

              My wife's favorite:

              Gambas con Ajo

              1. I forgot the green beans. I LOVE teh green beans and always order a large side of them.

                1. I have probably ordered the Mediterranean Platter more than anything.It's a good way to get a taste of several things, including the green beans. However, one of the reasons I no longer go to the Scottsdale location is because they seem to forget two or three items when preparing it. I also have had very good luck with the Mahi-Mahi with cauliflower in a spicy tahini sauce.

                  Adam, I assume I wasn't quick enough. What did you get?

                  1. sadly, I forgot to check back. I'm going on a spree of hitting all the places I've been meaning to get to since I'm moving in a week. I was feeling classic so I went with the shwarma pita. I really enjoyed it and loved that I could be eating a decent meal without worrying about caloric overload. As I was leaving I spied our neighbors pizza and got a little jealous though. I guess I need to go back... these green beans have me intrigued.

                    1. I think it's called the Spicy Chicken Wrap? Anyway, its SOOO good and addiciting.

                      Of course I must go home immediately to air myself out and stretch my inflated stomach, so it's not date food, but its SOOO good

                      1. I haven't gone through much of the menu because of the chicken shawarma.

                        1. They have a hummus combo plate that I don't think that is on the menu that rules. Need to order additional bread to go with it. 3 types. Regular, roasted red pepper & cilantro???

                          Chris

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                          1. re: ccl1111

                            The Mediterranean Platter and the shrimp in the tomato/garlic sauce.

                            1. re: ccl1111

                              i have converted to the hummus and chicken appetizer (with pine nuts). yum.

                            2. The Honey Pasta Salad is great and I don't even like pasta salads!

                              1. The hummus combos is indeed good. I like the beef gyro, their take on nachos, and the medchilada platter was good, but so massive I could barely put a dent in it.

                                1. chicken shwarma pita and the thousand beans pita

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                                  1. re: misohungrychewlow

                                    Lentil Fatoosh Salad. And, if I'm hungry, garlic dip for an appetizer.

                                  2. The grilled chicken and pasta salad with tomatoes and lemon dressing. MMMMM!

                                    1. Definitely the hummus with chicken...

                                      Although, if people want something a little different, they'll make a combo plate of the jalapeno chive and roasted red pepper hummus...both incredibly good

                                      1. Spicy Chicken Wrap
                                        Cilantro-jalapeno hummus
                                        Roasted Garlic Potatoes with side of Siracha sauce
                                        Home made lemonade
                                        I have a co-worker that loves their strawberry shakes

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                                        1. re: sundevilgirl

                                          Te Garlic Dip w/ Warm Pita

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                                          1250 E Apache Blvd Ste 113, Tempe, AZ 85281

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                                          7366 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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                                          4340 E Indian School Rd Ste 17, Phoenix, AZ 85018

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                                          29 W Ray Rd, Chandler, AZ 85225

                                        2. I am going to add on another thing here. I was at Pita Jungle a few days ago and had their falafel sandwich with tzakiki sauce instead of tahini. It was cool, crunchy and fantastic all the way around. A small hummus with chicken and my sandwich was an exceptionally satisfying lunch.

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                                            1. re: crsin

                                              I think they do, but I think Sabuddy's is better.

                                              1. re: crsin

                                                I would say that I've had better falafel, but, that was in other cities. I've been meaning to get to Sabuddy for falafel. Get the Mediterranean Platter at PJ for a taste of all the basics, including falafel.

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                                                Sabuddy
                                                6949 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

                                                1. re: crsin

                                                  I agree with Seth. Pita Jungle's falafel is good, but Sabuddy does it better than any place I've tried in the Phoenix Metro Area.

                                                  1. re: silverbear

                                                    The reason I ask is because I tried Pita Jungle's falafel, and have never had falafel before, so have nothing to compare it to. However, I wasn't impressed. The taste was there, but it seemed really hard, overcooked/fried, and very dry. Also seemed like perhaps they fried a bunch of the balls hours beforehand, and just stick a couple on a plate every time it's ordered. I may not have tried falafel before, but I know enough to assume that this cannot be the intentional or ideal texture. Just was curious. I really enjoy PJ, but this item disappointed me.

                                                    Then again, perhaps this was intentional? Likely just an off night...

                                                    1. re: crsin

                                                      I would definitely chalk that up to an off night. I have never had the falafel at PJ that resembles your description. The falafel I had in my sandwich was hot, crispy on the outside, moist and tender on the inside and had a very good flavor.

                                                      Sabuddy's is the same, but I think they have mastered their cooking process and I think their falafel is sublime.

                                                      1. re: crsin

                                                        My wife and I have had some disappointing (dry, crumbly) falafel at the PJ in Chandler. It's the location farthest from our home, but for a while we were going there regularly because it was a good place to meet friends who live in the SE Valley. Now with a baby and gas at $3 a gallon, we eat closer to home, and we've never had a problem with the falafel at the Tempe and Arcadia PJ locations.

                                                        I don't know if it's a question of when or where, though. Does the Chandler location just not make good falafel, or were we there on an off-night whenever we ordered falafel? Regardless, I think that Sabuddy certainly is more consistent with falafel since it's their speciality. As for Pita Jungle, it does so many other things consistently well, as evidenced by this thread, that you can have a delicious meal even if you skip the falafel entirely.