4921 E. Ray Road, Suite B2 • 480-785-7482 • pitajungle.com
In 1994, Nelly Kohsok, Bassel Osmani and Fouad Khodr gave up their promising television photography and engineering careers and went off the beaten path to open a quirky Mediterranean-style wraps-and-salads cafe called Pita Jungle. The wildly popular local chain has grown to 20 Arizona stores and one in California. The Ahwatukee location is a popular gathering spot for happy hour, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Patrons enjoy inexpensive tapas with discounts on beer, wine, cocktails and the house margarita and sangria. In addition to the signature pitas and salads, Pita Jungle has a creative lineup of healthy mushroom, bean and fish burgers and wood-fired pizzas. If there’s room for dessert, try a sane slice of cheesecake or carrot cake.