U Need A Pita

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 7 reviews )

116 St. Paul Street, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada, L2R 3M2

Serves meat, vegan options available. A fast food burger and pita place frequented by a young crowd. Has vegan poutine, vegan quinoa 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. Has another location on Glendale Avenue. NOTE: burger buns are not vegan. Veg and meatstuffs share the same kitchen/cooking utensils. Open Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:00am, Sat 12:00pm-3:00am, Sun 12:00pm-8:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Fast food, Take-out, Catering, Non-veg

7 Reviews

First Review by begoodjen

False advertising of quinoa burger (NOT VEGAN) - Edit

I ate here for the first time last week and I was discussing vegan options. They told me the quinoa burger and vegan poutine were vegan options. On the menu it has a V next to vegan options which is listed next to the burger as well as on the backsplash when the burger pops up saying " VEGAN" than after eating it, I returned a week later to find that the quinoa burger isn't vegan and only the patty is (the staff had explained after I asked). Complete false advertising. Really sad to see that so many vegans and myself have tried and posted about this quinoa burger believing it's vegan and it's not.

Pros: Vegan poutine is in face vegan

Cons: False advertising

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Rawrzilla1 23 Mar 2017 - It states on their menu that the bun is not vegan and to request a pita, salad or rice bowl...
source: http://www.uneedapita.com/menu.html  

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Convenient and Delicious :) - Edit

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

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Best pita place in St. Catharines - Edit

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

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Not the best... - Edit

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.

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Don't eat here - Edit

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

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It's Ok - Edit

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

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Great Vegan Options!! - Edit

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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