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Nov 21, 2013 07:36 AM

Looking for ingredients

For two different recipes...first, Mediterranean-style pita bread. The grocery store near me that used to carry it doesn't carry it any longer. Second, I'm looking for achiote paste. Any suggestions?

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  1. What do you mean by Mediterranean style pita bread. And was it a brand or locally baked?

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    1. re: cwdonald

      The larger than the "normal" pocket pita, and softer, too - not for stuffing ingredients into, but say for folding around gyro-type was a packaged brand, but I can't recall the name.

    2. Where are you located? You can get good pitas at any number of places but I usually get them from Bitar's on 10th St. in South Philly. Achiote paste is available at some of the bigger bodegas, I think I've seen it at Mi Pueblito on Passyunk.

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      1. re: Buckethead

        Thanks! I'm in Drexel Hill but head into the city pretty often.

        1. re: 2jumpy

          Your other source for Mexican ingredients is Norristown. There is a great Mexican grocery right by the Norristown transportation center.

          For Pita you might also tryn Al-Safa Mediterranean Foodstore in Lansdale.

      2. Kamal's Middle Eastern in Reading Terminal sells good quality pita.

        I tend to make my achiote paste rather than buy, since it's easy and the quality better. I usually buy my Mexican provisions at the grocer on Washington, right next to Tacqueria Veracruzana.

        1. And while not technically pita, the Indian place in the RTM will sell just their naan which is warn and makes a good pita sub, at least for an amateur!

          1. I buy achiote paste at my local Mexican grocery store in Avondale. But you don't say where you're located.