Located in Van Pelt Alley behind The Cantina.
Pita Cruiser Food Truck is an energetic, imaginative, green safe Michigan based company aimed at offering high quality, fresh, fast, made to order Pita’s and more served curbside.
They bring a fresh modern taste of Mediterranean cuisine to the streets of Charlevoix, while creating a diverse vibrant outdoor food experience. We’re dedicated to offering the highest quality meals. Our Pita’s are stuffed with succulent spit roasted gyro, and chicken shawarma, to our fresh hand rolled Grandma’s falafel. They smash the “brown bag” culture with their green safe compostable to-go packaging.
Owners Jami and Blake Miller: "We strive to put the environment and safety first whenever possible. Our ingredients are organically grown, farm to truck products raised and grown by local Michigan farmers whenever possible. You’ll never forget our vibrant Mediterranean cuisine. Immerse yourself in the smells and tastes at Pita Cruiser for lunch or dinner."
What are three of your business differences that are unlike any other competitor? Our business differences are our signature menu items, compostable packaging, and fantastic customer service.
What product in your business is different from competitors? Our menu is filled with an artisanal of dishes that you may not find at other restaurants in Charlevoix. Our Chicken Shawarma and Grandma's Falafel are top notch. Made daily with fresh ingredients.
What service does your business provide that is different than most others? Besides serving our food curbside. We offer drop off catering. We will bring a Pita Bar to your home or location. Fun way to entertain a group.
What is your experience and background? Jami and Blake started the food truck in 2014 as a hobby and for their love of Mediterranean Food. The concept really took off and we ended up traveling throughout Michigan for festivals and events while also having a full time spot in Ann Arbor at Mark's Carts. When we aren't serving succulent Pita's we also own Expert Finishes and specialize in painting, power washing, and refinishing log homes.
What is something about your business that customers do not expect? Customers do not expect our food to be so fresh and delicious with generous portions. We like to give our customers a quality experience and to leave our truck feeling satisfied.
Do you have employees? If so, share ways that you help make them feel valued. Yes, we have 5 amazing employees 1 of those is our daughter who has worked with us since the beginning. We are family owned and operated and couldn't do it without our crew. Our staff works with the food everyday and learns about the recipes and what goes into making it. This gives them the confidence to know our products and better serve our customers. We value them by great compensation, work-life balance, feeding them, and an end of season team experience.
What is one of your favorite customer testimonials your business has received? Customers who have visited comment that our Chicken Shawarma taste like their home land or our Falafel is the best this side of Egypt. It makes us proud. We are very thoughtful with our recipes and some are passed down from family.
Why did you choose to own a business in downtown Charlevoix? Jami grew up in Charlevoix so there is no other place she would want to have a business. To be able to offer the community, my friends and family this type of cuisine and live, work and raise my family here means so much to me.
Facebook page: https://facebook.com/PitaCruiser/