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looking for good pita bread in NoVA

sunwise Jul 13, 2007 08:53 AM

The thread title basically says it all...I'm sick of grocery store pita bread and would really like something better. Any suggestions? I'm willing to go beyond NoVA, that's just my preference.

  1. Dennis S Jul 13, 2007 09:04 AM

    Try Lebanese Butcher in Falls Church. Medina Market in Herndon probably does as well - but I haven't yet been to check for myself.

    1. jpschust Jul 13, 2007 10:38 AM

      Also the lebanese taverna market just off lee highway- get the frozen pita they have behind the counter.

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      1. re: jpschust
        dcs Jul 13, 2007 11:28 AM

        exactly. 5 minutes or so in a preheated 400 degree oven and they taste as good as fresh baked. really.

        1. re: dcs
          sunwise Jul 13, 2007 12:14 PM

          These are all good suggestions--thanks! I've actually been to the Lebanese Taverna Market before, I just forgot about it (I work not far from there)...and the Lebanese Butcher has been on my list of places to check out.

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        NoVaDog Jul 14, 2007 09:31 AM

        Mediterranean Bakery on S. Pickett St. They bake all day long, you'll likely get a warm bag. Get it off the rack in the rear, comes in small and large sizes. Their hummus is good enough to stop making your own. Frequently crowded.

        If your nearer to Springfield, the Lebanese Mediterranean Gourmet Market, tucked away in a nondescript strip mall (same one as Sampan Cafe) on 6122 Franconia has bread, but I think the Med Bakery is better.

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        1. re: NoVaDog
          BigEats Jul 14, 2007 02:02 PM

          Mediterranean Bakery, period. Arab-Americans within a 4-hour driving distance radius all come here for the Mediterranean Bakery breads. It even supplies most of the local places mentioned here, like Lebanese Mediterranean Gourmet Market. It is the only place I know where you can get it fresh out of the oven.

          1. re: BigEats
            wayne keyser Jul 14, 2007 02:07 PM

            Mediterranean Bakery, certainly.

            Also, you might be able to buy fresh (not the already-day-old the stores get) from King of Pita - http://www.kingofpita.com/ - I don't know for sure that they sell direct, but you can ask.

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