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Apr 30, 2013 03:34 AM

Turkish simit in/near DC?

Just got back from Istanbul and I'm craving some Turkish food. Was lucky to find sour cherry juice at The Mediterranean Bakery in Alexandria but I can't seem to find any simit-only bagels and pita. Can anyone help?

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  1. Cenan's Bakery in Vienna, VA sells Turkish specialties. When I first looked at the list of breads (See URL below) I didn't spot simit which confused me since I know I've bought simit there.

    I next went to the Bakery link and discovered simit under the category of Turkish specialties. The second link will take you to the list of bakery products.

    3 Replies
    1. re: Indy 67

      I've also seen them at Amity in Fairfax, but I think Cenan's is better.

      1. re: Indy 67

        I stopped by Cenan's Bakery today (Thursday). They had no pita today. After I questioned them more closely they finally said they only have pita on Friday and Saturday. I would call to make sure.

        1. re: mscoffee1

          Thanks all. Will try out the recommendation.

      2. You can get simit on the weekends at Attila's Turkish grocery on Columbia Pike in Arlington (and pide at the connected restaurant). You have to go early. they run out. But, you can also call the day before and they'll set some aside for you.

        1. Also recommending Cenan's in Vienna. It sells out quickly, and I believe they only bake them on weekend mornings. Possibly only Saturday mornings?

          They also make a pretty good panini, though I'm less than impressed with their french bread, rustic breads and sourdough. All the pastries/baked goods are great.