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2jumpy Nov 21, 2013 07:36 AM

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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    cwdonald Nov 21, 2013 07:48 AM

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

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    1. re: cwdonald
      2jumpy Nov 21, 2013 07:53 AM

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

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      Buckethead Nov 21, 2013 07:59 AM

      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
        2jumpy Nov 21, 2013 08:07 AM

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

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          cwdonald Nov 21, 2013 08:17 AM

          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.

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            2jumpy Nov 21, 2013 09:45 AM

            Thank you!

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        lowereastrittenhouse Nov 21, 2013 09:01 AM

        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.

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          Bigley9 Nov 21, 2013 06:32 PM

          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. CindyJ Nov 22, 2013 05:39 PM

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

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