I have lived in Winnipeg all of my life and am still finding new little places that fascinate. My husband and my son often chat about donairs from their backpack trip through Europe together. I have never tasted a donair but understand that it is beef and veggies on a pita. If it is made with chicken, does it become a shawarma? I need to do some more research-yum…..
On the day that I visited Baraka Pita Bakery (1783 Main St.) pita pies and pita pockets were going in and out of the oven and there were a number of people sitting at tables waiting for their late lunch. I was intrigued by a little pita packet displayed on a counter that was folded into a triangle. When I inquired, I found out that it was a spinach fatire and the handsome gentleman behind the counter offered me one to taste. I bought a dozen to have at home with soup or as an appetizer and this past Sunday proved to be the right time to test the taste with my family. They loved the concept but found that the spinach was too lemony. Perhaps next time we’ll try the beef fatires. There looks to be falafel, dolmades and a number of dips. I am planning on shopping at Baraka again soon to have a bon voyage dinner for my husband who is off to Israel next month.
Kath’s quote: “On the subject of spinach: divide into little piles. Rearrange again into new piles. After five of six maneuvers, sit back and say you are full.”-Delia Ephron, ‘How To Eat Like A Child’