Located on the campus of Northern Illinois University, Pita Pete's is a purveyor of custom pitas and salads.

Pita Pete's opened in September 2001 and is located under the Village Commons Bookstore on the campus of NIU in DeKalb, Illinois. Our philosophy is that fast food can be both healthy and delicious. At Pita Pete's, we have no franchise costs and we rarely advertise. We put these savings back into the quality and quantity of the food we serve.

Our pita bread is made fresh at the Al Khyam Bakery of Chicago with only water, flour, yeast, and a little salt. Our hummus, baba ghanoush, seitan, soups, cookies, tzatziki, tahini, and pita chips are all homemade on-site by Leslie and the pita crew. Each pita or salad is made-to-order with your choice of unlimited toppings. We are a vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurant with a separate grill and utensils to cook your food. 

Pita Pete's accepts carry-out, delivery, dine-in, and catering orders by phone and online. We accept cash, and all major credit cards, but do not accept checks.





901 Lucinda Ave
DeKalb, IL 60115
Under the VCB


Mon-Fri 10:30am - 9pm
Sat 11am - 9pm
Sun 11:30am - 8pm



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STEP 1 - Choose a Protein

Chicken, BBQ Chicken, Turkey, Ham, Bacon, Steak, Philly Cheese Steak, Gyros, Chicken Gyros, Steak Fajita, Tuna Salad*, Falafel, Seitan*, Regular Hummus*, Chipotle Hummus*, Roasted Garlic Hummus*, Black Bean Jalapeno Hummus*, Baba Ghanoush*, Garden

STEP 2 - Choose any Extras or Sides

Add a Scoop of Hummus*, Chipotle Hummus*, Roasted Garlic Hummus*, Black Bean Jalapeno Hummus*, Baba Ghanoush*, Make it a Salad, Add Bacon, Add Extra Meat, Extra Cheese, Extra Pita, Zapp's Kettle Chips, Pita Chips* and Hummus*, Soda, Tea, and Juice

STEP 3 - Choose your toppings (unlimited)

Romaine Lettuce, Iceberg Lettuce, Spinach, Alfalfa Sprouts, Tomato, Mushroom, Cucumber, Pickles, White Onion, Red Onion, Green Pepper, Carrots, Corn, Peas, Hot Giardineira, Jalapeno Peppers, Black Olives, Kalamata Olives, Black Beans, Garbanzo Beans, Sunflower Seeds, Brown Rice, Croutons, Craisins, Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Feta, Parmesan

STEP 4 - Choose a Sauce

Ranch, Fat Free Ranch, Caesar, Italian, Fat Free Italian, Sweet Honey Mustard, Spicy Honey Mustard, Tzatziki*, Mayo, Sour Cream, Tahini*, Yellow Mustard, Dijon Mustard, Grey Poupon Bistro Sauce, A1 Steak Sauce, Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ, Open Pit BBQ, Hot Sauce, Vinaigrette, Caribbean Mango Vinaigrette, Horseradish, Salsa

*Homemade by Leslie & the Pita Crew

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Catering Menu

Mix & match from these classics pitas listed below. 
10 or more are $6.99 each, 25 or more are $6.39 each

Chicken Caesar - 1/4lb grilled chicken, romaine lettuce, parmesan, croutons, Caesar dressing
Turkey Bacon - 1/4lb lean turkey, 2 strips of bacon, romaine lettuce, tomato, cucumber, red onion, Monterey Jack, sweet honey mustard
Mediterranean - 3 falafel, hummus, spinach, tomato, cucumber, kalamata olives, garbanzo beans, feta, sunflower seeds, tahini (vegetarian)
Southwest Fajita - 1/4lb marinated skirt steak, grilled onion & green pepper, corn, black bean, jalapeno, cheddar, brown rice, mild salsa
Gyro - 1/4lb gyro, homemade tzatziki, spinach, tomato, cucumber, onion, kalamata olives, feta
Ham & Cheese - 1/4lb ham. iceberg lettuce, tomato, pickles, cheddar, mayonaise
BBQ Seitan - 1/4lb homemade seitan, grilled red onion, pepper, & mushroom, romaine, tomato, corn, jalapeno, cheddar, bbq (vegetarian)
Hummus - Homemade hummus, spinach, tomato, cucumber, green pepper, red onion, carrot, kalamata olives, tahini (vegan)
Philly Cheese Steak - 1/4lb sirloin steak, grilled onion & green pepper, iceberg, tomato, hot giardineira, mayonaise


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