If you're looking for lunch in the Garment District, the options are more limited than in some of the city's other neighborhoods. You'll likely end up eating from a food truck or going for Chinese food. But there is actually another great spot — Olympic Pita on 38th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, which bills itself as Israeli-style cuisine.
Ordering can be a bit confusing, but our server kindly and patiently answered our questions. The mezze sampler is a nice way to start off the meal. We decided to go for three — beet salad, Moroccan carrots and fried eggplant. The sampler came with a huge piece of laffa, a thicker, chewier pita similar to naan in Indian food.
Olympic Pita seems to do a swift takeout business and there are people constantly popping in and out of the front of the restaurant. But the back room is relatively calm and uncrowded. The sandwiches are mostly $11-$12, so they're not cheap, but not so bad when you realize that you can get more than one meal out of it.