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hungry_monkey Sep 17, 2007 05:07 PM

I've searched previous posts and seen a lot of dialogue on hummus, but I'd love to hear your recommendations for places that make their own pita. Mostly, I'm looking for suggestions of Middle Eastern restaurants that make their own pita, but I'd be willing to compromise if necessary. Thanks.

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    chuck RE: hungry_monkey Sep 17, 2007 05:14 PM

    They don't make their own but there is a mid eastern market in Granada Hills in the shopping center on the Northeast corner of San Fernando Mission and Balboa. They have a number of different pitas. They also have a lot of other interesting things. I think it is called Granada Hills Market. While you are there you can also stop in at Trader Joes in the same center.

    1. liu RE: hungry_monkey Sep 17, 2007 05:18 PM

      I often buy the pitas at Eema's Market (21932 Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills) and have never been disappointed. Frequently, they carry a few different kinds (sorry, they don't make their own) from different manufacturers; use the scientific "squeeze" method to select, then just barely warm in the oven.

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        SIMIHOUND RE: liu Sep 17, 2007 07:20 PM

        Although I have not been here in a while....The best pita I have eaten came from Continental Bakery, a kosher bakery at Whitsett and Burbank in North Hollywood. This was thick and very fresh yummy pita. They get it daily from wholesale bakery very close to them on Chandler. Call to be sure they still get this item.

        http://www.continentalbakery.net/
        12419 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood
        (818) 762-5005

      2. mrshankly RE: hungry_monkey Sep 17, 2007 07:25 PM

        Believe it or not ,Swingers has some great pita in their hummus and pita appetizer... and I'm Armenian and grew up eating pita of all brands. As far as fresh pita goes, I don't know of any place that makes it locally, but I'd love to hear if anyone does. There is a bakery in Glendale on Maple just west of Glendale Ave that makes FRESH lavash. I think it's called Glendale Fine Bakery. They may make pita as well, but their lavash and long flatbread (especially the flatbread... yum) is worth trying... delicious!!

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          hungry_monkey RE: mrshankly Sep 18, 2007 10:14 AM

          I've tried the pitta and hummus at Swingers. Sadly, I don't remember the pita as I was too focused on the fact that my hummus was half frozen. A Middle Eastern place in my old neighborhood in Brooklyn (Zaytoon's) made their own pita and it's really such a difference-maker. It's pretty much my first food stop everytime I go back.

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          fishyak RE: hungry_monkey Sep 18, 2007 10:32 AM

          Sunday AM Studio City RM - nice fresh pitas. Grilled some lamb and gently grilled the pitas Sunday evening. Yum.

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            Ernie RE: hungry_monkey Sep 18, 2007 10:32 AM

            Shamshiri Grill in Westwood area bake their own pita-like bread and it is very good

            1. meatlessinla RE: hungry_monkey Sep 18, 2007 12:04 PM

              Wholesome Pita makes their own. They're located at 7111 Melrose just west of La Brea next to Cafe M and are open until midnight.

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                Diana RE: hungry_monkey Sep 18, 2007 12:21 PM

                My current fave is the pita you can get from C&K importing, but they don't make it. I'll have to go exploring to some of these places myself!

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                  cecibean RE: hungry_monkey Sep 18, 2007 12:39 PM

                  The Sunday farmers market on Melrose Place in WEHO has a stand that sells fantastic hummus, tabouli, grape leaves and fresh homemade pita. We stop there every Sunday. The guy will also let you try anything he has.

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