Serves meat, veg options available. A fast food burger and pita place frequented by a young crowd. Has vegan poutine, portabello mushroom burger, falafel and hummus pita, veggie burrito pita. Vegan Daiya cheese can be substituted on nacho fries, several vegan sauces, vegetable toppings available for pitas and loaded poutine. Burger buns are vegan suitable, baked by Rise Above bakery located next door. Has another location on Glendale Avenue. NOTE: veg and meatstuff share the same kitchen/cooking utensils. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Fast food, Take-out, Catering, Non-veg
116 St. Paul Street
St Catharines, Ontario L2R 3M2
905-682-7482
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Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:00am, Sat 12:00pm-3:00am, Sun 12:00pm-8:00pm

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First Review by begoodjen
Lascivious
Lascivious
  • vegan
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+14

Convenient and Delicious :)

4
Posted on 03 / 02 / 2016

I love this place and frequent it often. There's a bunch of vegan options, including a tasty quinoa burger, vegan burritos, falafel, and even poutine. They have daiya mozzarella style shreds on hand which is the same price as regular cheese...oh and the gravy is superb! (and vegan.)
The only con is that most of the time you'll have to ask that they wipe down the grill before preparing your meal which always makes me feel like a pain. Oh, and the prices are a bit ridiculous but personally I think it's worth it for vegan junk food right around the corner.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Loyalty stamp card thingy
Cons: Expensive , Cross contamination
iheartvegan
iheartvegan
  • vegan
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+16

Best pita place in St. Catharines

4
Posted on 03 / 15 / 2015

This is one of my favourite places. They have an extensive vegan menu including falafel and hummus pitas, veggie burrito, salads, nachos, loaded chili fries and my favourite...vegan poutine! :) All these items can also be customized to your preferences, and I've heard they are going to be adding to the vegan menu soon. We usually go to the Glendale location because the parking is better than downtown, but we have been to both locations. The staff are always nice to us as well. It's great to see a non-vegan restaurant chain that understands what vegan means and has options beyond just a veggie burger.

Pros: poutine!, many topping choices
Cons: hard to find parking at the downtown one, a bit pricey
Bri161
Bri161
  • vegan
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+14

Not the best...

1
Posted on 09 / 16 / 2014

Last year U Need A Pita had portobello mushroom burgers and a whole delicious vegan menu but they have taken that away now. The customer service is not great and it's expensive just to get a veggie burrito! There are many other better vegan friendly places in St Catharines to visit.



AimlessArrow
AimlessArrow
  • vegan
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+37

Don't eat here

1
Posted on 05 / 13 / 2013

They use the same grill and utensils for meat and veg items. Deep fried items (fries, falafel etc.) seem to be cooked in the same oil as meat. I have even been served a chicken burrito after ordering the veggie one. The prep area doesn't look very clean. Service is incredibly slow if there is even just one other person ahead of you in line. And for a place that sells 'cheap' food to attract the college crowd, the prices are insane! $10 for a hummus pita (with no meat or cheese, which is the expensive stuff) and small fries is not exactly cheap. You could go to a place like Vaughan's or Merchant Ale House and get a huge serving that is completely veg-safe for only a few dollars more (not to mention better quality food). I will never eat here again after the chicken incident. All vegetarians and vegans should avoid u need a pita out of principle.

Pros: None
Cons: Expensive, Persistent cross-contamination , Poor service
vegstrongprincess
vegstrongprincess
  • vegan
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+26

It's Ok

3
Posted on 05 / 04 / 2013

An expanding faster food chain which does offer a few veg options. Be aware many are cooked side by side , with the same utensils as meat offerings. Sodium content in most of what is serves as veg options is high to very high. Staff did change gloves when asked, although some are more willing than others. For mixed diet outings it does hit the mark with something for everyone.

Pros: Lots Of Veg Toppings, Faster Food, Can See You Meal Being Prepared
Cons: High Sodium, Pricey For What Your Getting, High Fat
begoodjen
begoodjen
  • vegan
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+41

Great Vegan Options!!

4
Posted on 03 / 04 / 2013

This place is great for vegans! They have your usual falafel or hummus pitas, but they also have a portabella burger which is delicious, and vegan poutine which can also be loaded up with all kinds of veggies. I like that this place gets that you can carry vegan food and people will buy it. Its nice to be able to have lunch with non-veg friends, and everyone has options and leaves satisfied. The food is great, the workers are friendly and the prices are decent. I eat here once or twice a week.



 

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