I’m going to make hummus to bring to a New Year’s Eve party, and I’d like to have some great fresh pita to go with it. Does anyone have suggestions for where to find fresh pita? The last time I went to the Armenian places in Watertown, it seemed like they all had packaged pita and I was not impressed with whichever one I got.
I don’t have a reliable source for you (I am searching, too), but these earlier discussions might offer some suggestions (the second link may not seem to be about pita, but is, and subsequent posts in that thread do have pita information):
I wrote to Bonapita in Boston a few months ago asking if they sold their pita separately and they replied that they did. I haven’t tried them yet but they are in the list of places to try soon. Their pita is house-made. It seems that they are closed on Sundays but you probably wouldn’t want to get them that early anyway.
Bonapita’s pita bread is good but it’s much thicker than most of the other pita bread I’ve had.
Oh, good to know. Like Saloniki, Gre.co and Clover.
George’s Bakery in Medford just opened a retail store. I haven’t made it there yet but they have Syrian bread in the product list.
A few days ago, I was at
George’s. They only pita bread they had was Joseph’s. You can buy that in most supermarkets.
The Saloniki pita bread I’ve had, as an accompaniment to their dishes, has been thin. Do they use a thicker bread for their sandwiches?
Thanks! I never thought of going to a sandwich place to ask if I could buy a dozen pitas from them; does that work?
Someone else mentioned that Whole Foods at Fresh Pond has a local-labeled pita, so I may try that.
It never hurts to ask – unless, of course, your feelings are going to be hurt if they say “No pita for you.”
Crema is closing very soon, if not already closed, in any case.
Georges in Methuen makes and sells their own pita, we like it a lot and
so does Sofra in Watertown. Sofra is somewhat connected to Oleana and Sarma
if you like their pita.
No, in looking at the pictures online, I must be mistaken. I do remember that it was good and fresh, though.
Oh, that’s good to know. It’s hard to find specific info on the website. I guess it’s not worth heading there unless you’re in the area.
Yes, I know. There was a discussion of the closing elsewhere on HO. I only linked to that discussion here because there was a further discussion of pita down thread there.
Crema is already closed, the windows were papered over yesterday when I was in the square.
On request Greek Corner (North Cambridge) serves fresh for a small upcharge from their usual (presumably packaged) stuff. I assume they’d sell it for take-out.
For packaged pita from I like Arz brand (from Montreal) much better than the others.
Maybe worth a call to Sophia’s Greek Pantry in Belmont? Though I don’t know If Sophia’s can help, I found the staff above and beyond helpful when I visited their Lowell branch a couple weeks ago.
Side note: Like @grumpyspatient, I buy fresh pita in Methuen (though Korbani’s is my go-to) which obviously does not help with the original request.
Fresh Pond Whole Foods carries George’s. I think some of the other WF markets do too, but I use the really large ones as pizza shells and only the Fresh Pond location consistently has the 14"ish ones.
I’m not sure about that: see this. You do talk of 14" ones though, which the ones I have in mind are not. Where in the store are these others?