I’ve been chasing In A Pita down. Hardcore. Since I don’t live or venture to downtown Indianapolis often, I hardly ever get to treat myself to the food truck action. They typically hang out downtown for lunch and then move to various locations across the city for dinner. When I visited the Indie Arts and Vintage Marketplace at Glendale Mall in hopes of finding some sweet vintage dresses from Yessire Petunia Vintage, I noticed a small group of food trucks in the back. In A Pita was one of them!
My obsession with Lebanese food goes back to my childhood. To make an incredibly long story short, I’ll explain that there’s a Lebanese restaurant called George’s Cafe in Terre Haute and my dad eats lunch there every day. I grew up visiting my dad’s work on Saturdays so I could play on the computers while he got some extra work in, and we would always go to George’s for lunch.
Growing up I was more interested in the chicken fingers and taco salads than Amy’s plate (named after George’s daughter), which holds 5 items: Greek salad, gyro meat, hummus, marinated olives and pita bread. Now, all I want is Lebanese food when I visit there. Albert, George’s brother, now runs and maintains the Cherry Street restaurant while George mans the one in the Commons on Indiana State University’s campus.
Enough reminiscing already.
In A Pita is a gorgeous blue truck that pops out gyros and falafel like none other. And like most trucks, you have to follow them on Twiter if you want to know their menu and whereabouts for the day.
Falafel was on the menu and I had to get it. It has been so long since I’ve had falafel and I could smell the flavors wafting out of the truck. My, my, my…
When they handed it over to me, it was wrapped up in foil. As I pried the foil apart, my eyes must have lit up as a woman in line said: “that was a TV commercial type of reaction you just had.” And if I could have seen my face I would probably agree. That is until I took the first bite, in which I think I may have moaned a bit.
Perfect food truck food.
I could continue to walk around the marketplace as I took bite after bite, scooping up bits of falafel, cool cucumber dressing and feta cheese awesomeness in my mouth. Complete awesomeness.
And of course, I ate the whole thing.
Now, falafel is all I can think about. I can’t wait to track this truck down again!