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Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
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served with pita
Hommus (Chick Pea Dip)
a blend of chick peas, tahini, crushed garlic, lemon juice, sprinkled with paprika & olive oil
Babaghanuj (Eggplant Dip)
roasted eggplants, tahini, crushed garlic, lemon juice, sprinkled with paprika & olive oil
USD 4.5
Stuffed Grapeleaves
california grape leaves stuffed with rice, parsley and spices.
USD 4.5
French Fry Medley
french fries, fried onions and green peppers, served with tahini sauce for dipping
USD 4.5
Plain Fries USD 3.5
Olives & Feta
pitted kalamata olives & greek feta with zaatar
USD 4.5
Soup of the Day
homemade vegetarian
USD 3.25
served with pita
Fattouch Tawook
tomato, cucumber salad served over a toasted pita topped with grilled chicken
USD 7.5
Add Feta Cheese USD 1
Greek Gyro Salad
lettuce, tomato, onion, feta cheese, kalamata olives, olive oil, vinegar and oregano dressing, topped with a lamb & beef combination & tatziki
USD 8.5
Greek Salad
lettuce, tomato, onion, feta, kalamata olive oil, vinegar & oregano dressing
USD 7.5
With Grilled Chicken USD 8.5
Tabouli Salad
cracked wheat, parsley, tomato, onion, lemon juice & olive oil served on a bed of lettuce
Angelo Cataldi Salad
grilled chicken, roasted pepper spread, marinated string cheese, turnips served over lettuce
USD 8.5
House Salad
lettuce, tomato, onion, parsley, pickled turnips with sesame dressing
With Feta Cheese USD 5.75
With Grilled Chicken USD 7.95
With Grilled Falafel USD 7.5
rolled in a white pita (wheat is extra)
Middle Eastern Style
tabouli salad, lettuce, feta cheese, & tahini
USD 5.75
Greek Style
tomato, onion, & tatziki sauce
USD 5.75
Garden Salad Style
tomato & cucumber salad, feta cheese, lettuce, and tahini dressing
USD 5.75
Mediterranean Style
stuffed grape leaves, lettuce, feta cheese with roasted pepper sauce
USD 5.75
Chicken Kabob
lettuce, tomato, parsley, onion and sesame dressing
Angelo Cataldi
roasted pepper spread, marinated string cheese and lettuce
Falafel (Grilled)
lettuce, tomato, parsley and pickled turnips with sesame dressing. topping: hommos, tabouli, tatziki, feta cheese, or babaghanuj
USD 3.5
With One Topping USD 4.5
Make Up Your Own USD 5.75
Tabouli Sandwich
tabouli salad, greek feta, lettuce with sesame dressing
USD 4.5
served with pita
Grilled Chicken Platter
grilled chicken, tomatoes, & onions served over a bed of rice with tahini sauce and pita
USD 7.5
Frenchfry Medley Platter
french fries, fried onions, green peppers & tomatoes served with tahini sauce for dipping. your choice of meat: falafel, chicken, gyro
USD 7.95
middle eastern pizza served over zaatar bread (thyme, sumac, sesame seeds, and olive oil)
tomatoes, onion, & feta cheese
tomatoes, onion, feta cheese, & roasted peppers
USD 5.25
tomatoes, onion, feta cheese, & kalamata olives
USD 5.25
grilled chicken, tomatoes, onions, olives, marinated string cheese
USD 6.95
Wilson's Sandwich
grilled chicken & falafel, onions, tomato, lettuce, olives, hommus, hot sauce & tahini
USD 6.5
Bitar's Chicken Sandwich
french fries, fried onions, green peppers & tomatoes served with harrisa mayo. your choice of meat: chicken, steak, gyro
USD 6.95
served with pita, hommus, & tabouli salad
Rice Combo
your choice of meat served over rice: falafel w/tahini sauce, chicken w/tahini sauce, gyro w/tatziki sauce. served with: tomato/cucumber salad, hommus or babaghanuj
USD 8.95
Mediterranean Combo
hummus, babaghanuj, tabouli, dolmades with tatziki sauce & feta/olives. your choice of meat: falafel, chicken
USD 14.95
Chicken Kabob Combo
grilled chicken with sesame dressing, hommus, tabouli salad, and pita
USD 8.95
Gyro Combo
grilled lamb/beef gyro with tatziki sauce, hommus, tabouli salad, and pita
USD 8.95
Vegetarian Combo
grilled falafel, grape leaves, & babaghanuj, and pita
USD 8.95
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Reviewed December 18, 2018

Have been going there since about 1984, Egyptian girlfreind recommended it Her name translates to Ruth. The last time I visited it was not to happy but you can purchase the things you like and prepare your own Middle Eastern meal, located about 3 blocks...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank laghdd
Reviewed January 29, 2017

Low key with great sandwiches and also a small shop with great middle eastern items. Yum - always love it there.

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank Jorick1
Reviewed May 15, 2016

This restaurant is many years at the Italian Market. they have asmall shop with very typical arab foods. also have a restaurants wity authentic Lebanese food. The food is fresh prepared in the their kitchen and made to order. Very tasty.

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank sararefaeli
Reviewed April 11, 2016

Small, low key spot offering delicious lentil soup, hummus, tabouli, etc (as well as meat dishes) food at very reasonable prices. We all ordered seconds!

Date of visit: April 2016
3  Thank jasonntara2015
Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Here's my favorite bitars moment: buy the zataar bread, olives, hummus and feta. Take it home and top the bread with hummus, then trader joes steamed lentils then the rest of your bitars purchases. Pop it in the oven to melt the feta a bit,...More

Date of visit: November 2015
1  Thank erikjude
Reviewed January 19, 2014

Excellent food and reasonable prices. We had the falafel sandwich and a chicken kabob sandwich. The taste was terrific. The desserts are great too. No coffee or espresso is served here. If I lived in this area, I would be here on a regular basis....More

Date of visit: January 2014
1  Thank hudsonDV12
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Bitar's is combination grocery store/restaurant. It would qualify as a hole in the wall place but at least you can eat indoors. They stock Middle Eastern ingredients that you will not find anywhere else. the Pita is baked fresh daily. the humus is execellent. The...More

Date of visit: April 2013
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Little middle eastern deli/eat-in in South Philly. Good service, great food, what more do you want? Well, a little more room maybe, it's pretty small, but go anyway. Order whatever you want, it's all good. Definitely worth the trip.

Date of visit: May 2012
Thank olddog53
Reviewed September 4, 2012

I lived in Philly for 8 years and ate at Bitars on a weekly basis. My recent visit this past fall took me back for their incredible grilled felafel pitas. It was just as I had remembered it. The felafel and pickled beets are soooooo...More

Date of visit: April 2012
Thank TraveLoggin
Reviewed July 30, 2012

For all your middle eastern food yens. Great pita, hummus, falafel etc. The sandwiches are very good & there's a playground across the street with an entrance on 9th Street if you want to get your sandwiches to go

Date of visit: June 2012
Thank pookala
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