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Pita Bread - Atlantic Ave/Not Sahadi's

dequila73 Aug 21, 2006 08:31 PM

Where is there a good place to pick up pita bread near Borough Hall? The pita at Sahadi's (in the wire bin near next to the registers) always seems dry and stale. (Or maybe it's just because I go on Mondays?) The place right across the street sometimes has good pita, other times the entire bag smells overwhelmingly of perfume.

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    jdf RE: dequila73 Aug 21, 2006 08:40 PM

    Damascus Bakery just a few doors down also sells pita and is of good quality.

    1. Steve R RE: dequila73 Aug 21, 2006 08:40 PM

      Damascus Bakery, almost right next door.

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        Larry Brooks RE: dequila73 Aug 21, 2006 09:22 PM


        1. AppleSister RE: dequila73 Aug 22, 2006 04:48 AM

          And if you're going to Damascus Bakery, as everyone above agrees, buy the ones that are triangle-shaped. They are slightly more expensive, but so delicious. They're not the kind that have "pockets," but are soft and chewy.

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            Fleur RE: dequila73 Aug 22, 2006 04:57 AM

            DAMASCUS BAKERY , a few doors down. They bake their own and supply restaurants and groceries all over the US.

            The bread is very fresh, the spinach pies and meat pies are always fresh and delicious.

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              Ida Red RE: dequila73 Aug 22, 2006 05:03 AM

              But if your still at Sahadi's pick up the Marouk bread next to the pita. It's really great, somewhere between pita and fillo, but closer to fillo.

              1. efdee RE: dequila73 Aug 22, 2006 03:31 PM

                Another vote for Damascus. I recommend their sesame pita, especially delicious with Sahadi's baba ganoush.

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                  breadnchocolate RE: dequila73 Aug 25, 2006 01:47 AM

                  damascus damascus - they supply much of the pita in the city - and make good sweets too. and the owner is super nice.

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                    Dogstar RE: breadnchocolate Aug 26, 2006 01:57 AM

                    At Damascus - don't miss the brioche filled with date jam. Addictive!

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                      jen kalb RE: Dogstar Aug 26, 2006 02:25 AM

                      also check out Damascus' mamoul (the date or pistachio filled and perfumed molded pastry. These are wrapped in paper - the little ones arent as good.

                      Ive mostly given up on regular pita and switched to the pocketless variety - it just keeps much better.

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                    KRS RE: dequila73 Aug 26, 2006 02:06 PM

                    If I can't get the absolutely fresh stuff from Damascus, I get Kontos Onion Naan, which I freeze and revive briefly in the toaster.

                    I also agree with Dogstar and prefer the pocketless pita (again from Kontos) to the regular.

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                      ghbrooklyn RE: dequila73 Sep 6, 2006 09:08 PM

                      damascus sesame pita. Also they have a poppy seed version that is also good.

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