Pita de Jour —- a Dining Review

Pita de Jour has been around I feel like forever here in Killeen. Its location is downtown right off Rancier near the scary H.E.B. But don’t let the location stop you. There is a slow rebuilding of the Downtown area. Now granted more expansion of the city is focusing near the airport. But do not I repeat DO NOT sleep on the great eats over there! I happened to find out about it because years ago I worked in downtown Killeen. History has a way of repeating itself so here I am again working back downtown in 2018 and I remember that super fat pita spot!!

Don’t let the dated building fool you it’s the example of never judging a book by its cover. It really has delicious food and large serving sizes. It’s not really greek nor mediterranean cuisine. It’s a more Americanized version of the concept. There are still American staples like fried chicken wings and french fries. You can completely customise your pita with a variety of veggies, meats, cheeses and sauces. Definitely call ahead because the food is made fresh to order so if you are on the clock be proactive about it. Due to the high temperatures lately it’s been a little hot in the restaurant so I would just grab and go until the weather breaks. Nevertheless check it out if you’re in the Killeen area for a super savory bite and pleasant conversation with the owner while you wait.



I had a lamb pita with pepper jack cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, olives, jalapeƱos, onions and spicy ranch sauce. Also you can choose between a regular ketchup or a spicy ketchup. I went with the spicy and large fries.

Pita de Jour

904 N Gray St, Killeen, TX 76541

(254) 616-1873

Tomato and Cucumber Salad

I love salads but they can get boring real fast. I swear in America we have some of the most simplest boring foods out there… like no creativity. Like our salads consist of lettuce tomato, cucumber and put some dressing on it. And the dressing kind of makes it pointless that you ate a salad if you’re counting calories and stuff. What I found useful is to remove the lettuce. You want to make a salad interesting once you take lettuce out of the picture you now have to figure out how to make this a full side. That’s when you start to experiment with different types of vegetables, spices and herbs that can actually make your salad exciting and people will want to eat it. Also this will make it healthier for you and you can get away from that dependency of “Do I have salad dressing in the refrigerator?”

So tonight I made a tomato and cucumber salad influenced by Mediterranean cooking. I used what I had in the pantry. I tend to keep vinegar and olive oil on deck at all times. You can always use them to flavor food’s. What makes this a little bit different is that I add cilantro. So if you’re one of those people who hate cilantro you can actually get off my blog right now because I love it and it tends to pop up in the most unusual dishes. Also I love these little spicy peppers they’re pretty as far as color goes and they really pep up a salad.

What’s in it? Cilantro, peperoncini, tomato’s, cucumbers, red onions, black olives and feta cheese.

Toss with red wine vinegar, olive oil, sea salt, pepper, and lemon juice.


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