Buying Pita Bread

Hummus with pita
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Question: Buying Pita Bread

I can never find pita bread in my local grocery store. What section of the grocery store can I find it in?

Answer: Pita bread can be found in most supermarkets in the bread aisle. You may see a few different brands and varieties like white or whole wheat. You may also find it in the deli area of your supermarket with artisan bread. It most likely will not be made by the store's bakery, but by a commercial brand name.

Whenever you purchase pita bread from the store, check the expiration date! This is very important when buying pita. This type of bread does not fly off the shelves like white and wheat sandwich bread, so make sure the "Use By" date has not passed.

Secondly, check to see how it soft it is. A lot of stores buy pita in bulk and freeze it and set it out to thaw. Yes, you can freeze pita, but the flavor is somewhat compromised.

You may want to check to see if there is a Middle Eastern or Mediterranean store in your area. The pita there is likely to be fresh and less expensive. Or if all else fails, you can make your own pita bread.