Since opening in April 2013, Fill-a-Pita has been making waves in Singapore’s vegesphere. Serving up a select range of Middle Eastern vegetarian dishes (such as falafel pita, fava bean pita, hummus, tabbouleh, and the ever-popular koshari rice) at incredibly reasonable prices (given the location), it has piqued the palates of vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. Located just around the corner from Asia Square (across the road from SGX Centre), its stylish and well-designed signage provides a clear identity that is hard to miss.
Proprietor Hassan is the driving force behind the success of F-A-P. Originally from Egypt, he is welcoming, charming and helpful. Happy to provide recommendations (and free samples) if necessary, his customer-focus is unparalleled. If for nothing else, it’s worth a visit just to experience his great energy!
#01-02 Shenton House, 3 Shenton Way
Open 08:00-15:00 Monday-Friday; 12:30-14:30 Saturday; CLOSED Sunday
The first thing you notice when picking up this little gem is how delightfully warm it is – a mark of freshness if ever there was one. Its ingredients are minimal – falafels, lettuce, tomato and tahini encased in wholemeal pitta – but work together beautifully. The falafels are relatively large (they are shaped like patties rather than balls) and gently spiced – just enough to leave a pleasant tingle on the tongue. The tahini has a rich, clean and lemony flavour that balances the spice of the falafel well. The salad is fresh and crunchy, the pitta thick and fluffy. It is, in a word (or two), flavour-full. You can opt to have it with chilli sauce if you want, but it really isn’t needed.
Fantastically tasty food at an excellent price; Fill-a-Pita is a must-try. The service is also impeccable. Go once, and I am sure you will want to go again. And again. And probably again!