Baraka Pita Bakery


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. 

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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’

7 Comments to

“Baraka Pita Bakery”

  1. Avatar October 21st, 2010 at 2:02 pm Victoria Says:

    I had the best Middle Eastern food i(except for Israel) in Denver in a little strip mall. It was called The Sultan’s Palace. Everything was bursting with flavour and clearly “home made”( we had the appetizer platter with dolmonthes, baba ganoush, hummous, and other delightful savoury appys. if they opened one in Winnipeg I would eat all my meals there as it was very reasonable to boot.

  2. Avatar October 21st, 2010 at 9:43 pm Sister @3 Says:

    My understanding is that Gyro, Shawarma, Donair are all the same food item. Just depends where you are in the middle east; Greece, Turkey, Lebanon. They can be made of chicken, lamb or beef. Pieces of meat are packed onto a spit and slow roasted. Funny, I don’t remember eating any in Greece or Turkey.

  3. Avatar October 30th, 2010 at 9:28 pm kate Says:

    Shawarma Time on Ellice is a much better place in my opinion for Lebanese food. It has become an addiction of mine!

  4. Avatar October 31st, 2010 at 8:29 am kath Says:

    Thanks Kate-I will definitely check it out.

  5. Avatar March 1st, 2011 at 8:14 am Orval Burglin Says:

    Just wanted to give you a shout from the valley of the sun, great information. Much appreciated.

  6. Avatar June 10th, 2011 at 6:50 am Branden Weimar Says:

    Howdy! I could have sworn I’ve been to this website before but after reading through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Nonetheless, I’m definitely happy I found it and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back often!

  7. Avatar June 15th, 2011 at 10:11 am kath Says:

    Welcome here.

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