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Sep 1, 2008 08:49 AM

Fluffy pita anywhere?

Where can I find thick moist and fluffy pita around here? I live in Bedstuy but would be willing to bike ride to the good pita.

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  1. They sell it at Carmel on 108st in Rego Park in Queens, or at the bakery that makes it for everyone which is on Main Street in Kew Garden Hills.

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    1. re: janie

      cool; where is that bakery at? I'd love to check it out.

      this isn't outer boroughs, but Ashkara on Houston, near Orchard, bakes a very nice pita in-house which is extremely thick and fluffy, almost like a giant english muffin. very different from the typical sahadis/damascus kind

      1. re: bigjeff

        I'll definitely try both. I tried the pita from damascus bakery on Atlantic and while it was a giant step up from the tortilla-esque pita bread in the supermarket, it still wasn't as thick as what you find in the middle east.

        1. re: bigjeff

          my post disappeared, there goes again..I hate when that happens!!

          Queens Kosher Pita
          68-38 Main St, Queens, NY 11367, Kew Gardens Hills
          (718) 263-8000

          The fluffiest pita I've had, and they supply Hapisgah, good Israeli restaurant on Union Turnpike. Might be worth going there for the lunch special, and getting some salads to go, great falafel there nice and green, and good spicy fried eggplant salad, ----

          The other pita is Pita Express which lots of places including Carmel sell. They are in Brooklyn somewhere, but I find their pita to mold very fast, maybe it's the plastic bag, who knows?

          When I get the Queens Pita, and especially from takeout from Hapisgah, I take it form the paper bag and transfer to a ziploc and it's good the next day to have with the leftoever salads.

          Lots of Israeli's really like the Queens pita and it passes their muster. Queens Pita is the same shopping center as Amalya and Super Sol.

          1. re: janie

            if you're looking for a place in brooklyn, i'd recommend pita sababa on king's highway and about east fourth st. the pita's definitely fluffy and for whatever it's worth, the only kind my 6-year old will eat (he turns his nose up at the kind at damascus). pita sababa is kosher so it closes early on friday and is closed on saturdays.

            1. re: janie

              Do you know any places in Manhattan that sell the Pita Express ?

        2. I can think of three places in Brooklyn that make them fresh. There's Bedouin Tent on Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill, Fatoosh on Hicks between Atlantic and State St in Brooklyn Heights and Tutt Cafe further down Hicks in the Fruit Streets, also in the Heights. I prefer Fatoosh, but if you're on a bike, it shouldn't be too much trouble to compare.

          330 Hicks St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

          Bedouin Tent
          405 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

          Tutt Cafe
          47 Hicks St, Brooklyn, NY 11201