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Dec 18, 2007 03:50 PM

I'm sorry, but I don't know how you could like Olympic Pita.

I went to the one on 12th and got a falafel pita. The falafel balls were pre-made and sitting under a heat lamp. The guy threw a couple into a cold pita, and topped it off with cold cabbage, Israeli salad, hummus, tahini, and pickles. The hummus was yummy and so were the pickles, but the sandwich was cold and a real letdown. The way some people rave about this place I was hoping it would be more along the lines of Taim. What am I missing?

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  1. I think I just gave up on falafel after too many cold/bad sandwiches. I think bahn mi are not only delicious, they are almost always made to order. I know it sounds unrelated, but as I read your post that is what popped into my head. I know, I am a freak when it comes to such things.

    1. I haven't been to the one on 12th Street, only the 38th Street location. Perhaps you went at an off time. A couple of times I've had lukewarm falafel balls. Pita is not the way to go. You must do the laffa -- a totally different experience. However, the falafel balls are no way as delicious as Taim. Taim rocks.

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      1. re: Miss Needle

        I think that Taim ruined it for me!!! Hey, what is laffa? I saw it on the menu but didn't know what it was.

        1. re: Nikki NYC

          I just went to Olympic Pita at 38th Street. Laffa is almost like an Indian naan, but better. They use it as a wrap. Definitely TASTY! I got the Olympic Chicken. It was great!

      2. The food is much better at the 38th Street location, which is probably because they have a full kitchen, whereas the place on 12th Street is more of a stand.