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where to buy a decent pita

ribboy Sep 10, 2008 11:55 AM

i love to make falafel's but can't find a decent pita to put them into, any ideas

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  1. mrbozo RE: ribboy Sep 10, 2008 12:30 PM

    I'm a fan of the Alwatan brand (both white flour and whole wheat). They're fresh, flexible, slightly chewy and have a flavour that isn't breadlike. I use them for falafel, pizzas and dipping.

    I've bought them at Dominion, No Frills and Price Chopper.

    1. duckdown RE: ribboy Sep 10, 2008 01:14 PM

      Paramount in Mississauga makes the pita's right in front of you, you can leave with them warm & fresh from the oven

      They are the "pocket" kind, perfect for stuffing, not the thick kind like a greek pita

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        Yongeman RE: ribboy Sep 10, 2008 06:51 PM

        I was at Nasr on Lawrence E. when one of the several pita companies delivered...the breads were barely off warm. That's pretty fresh.

        1. Dr Butcher RE: ribboy Sep 10, 2008 08:22 PM

          Arz bakery 1909 Lawrence Ave E makes a great pita, you can go in mid morning and they're still warm and the bags are slightly steamy. If you buy more than one bag they offer a slight discount.

          Pita-Pita Bakery up at Dufferin & Steeles supplies some local restaurants. I find them to be very tasty, they are small and are great for dipping (so, maybe not so great for falafel). Call ahead to see if they're available, they sell to the public but have odd baking times. (416) 663-2224

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            bluesbreaker1969 RE: Dr Butcher Sep 11, 2008 05:49 AM

            paramount foods in Mississauga.

            If you're in Toronto, you can go to Semiramis Supermarket at Islington and Albion (Albion Rd East of Islington, South Side, just past Islington). They have pita bread typically fresh daily from a local bakery that's been baking them for years.

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              duckdown RE: bluesbreaker1969 Sep 11, 2008 12:40 PM

              I already said that :P

          2. ribboy RE: ribboy Sep 11, 2008 11:23 AM

            thanks very much i will f/u on some of the idea's...

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              shpeizmaven RE: ribboy Sep 12, 2008 12:30 PM

              Sababa on Steeles between Yonge and Bathurst.

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                pancake RE: shpeizmaven Sep 12, 2008 02:15 PM

                Akrams in kensington market sells the same pitas they serve their falafels on. Good stuff - brown or white available. I think they are renovating now though.

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                  Sandybandy RE: shpeizmaven Sep 25, 2008 05:56 AM

                  I second Sababa! Their fresh pitas are awesome. If you go on the weekend, they are making them pretty much for the whole day. I believe they supply to restaurants as well.

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                    fortheloveoffood RE: Sandybandy Sep 25, 2008 08:57 AM

                    I third Sababa. For whatever reason, whenever I buy pita there it's always warm and fresh (and I don't always go on the weekend). I am partial to their "sesame" pita which is just a white pita coated with sesame seeds - sooooo good!

                2. Mr.D RE: ribboy Sep 27, 2008 12:13 AM

                  Sababa's definitely makes the best Pita in the city. Nothing else compares

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