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Sep 10, 2008 11:55 AM

where to buy a decent pita

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

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  1. 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. 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

      1. 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. 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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          1. re: Dr Butcher

            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.

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