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Sep 17, 2007 05:07 PM

ISO fresh pita

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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  1. 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. 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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      1. re: liu

        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.
        12419 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood
        (818) 762-5005

      2. 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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        1. re: mrshankly

          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.

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

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