Angel Bakeries Pita Pillows stands apart from other pitas. They are indeed soft and fluffy like pillows, pliant and thick, and open wide to stuff full like a purse rather than a pocket. Baked in Carteret, N.J., in an old White Castle bun plant, their genesis is the Angel Bakeries in Israel, a chain whose first bakery opened in 1927. For decades, Angel has shipped pitas frozen to restaurants and markets in the United States. “Opening in New Jersey is a way to expand our distribution,” says Adi Angel, 35, the fifth-generation baker. Available in white and whole wheat, they’re made simply with flour, water, sugar, yeast, and salt ($3.99 for 4). Speckles adorn the bread, similar to wood-fired pizza dough. “The speckles are the personality of the product, and each one is little different,” says Angel. Cut a slice off an edge (use it for dipping), and fill the pita with hot or cold fillings. The sandwiches won’t leak a bit. Available in the freezer case at Formaggio Kitchen locations in Boston and Cambridge, and at Whole Foods Market stores, where they are baked and placed in clear bags.
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