Mediterranean Deli & Catering has been a Chapel Hill institution for over two decades, delighting diners with the authentic flavors of the Middle East. Since opening in 1992, owner Jamil Kadouras has expanded the restaurant four times. The most recent expansion allowed him to realize a long-time dream–adding a bakery. In the fall of 2009, using equipment shipped from Israel, Kadouras and his staff began to make fresh pitas using locally milled flours from Lindley Mills.
“I’ve always wanted to do this,” Kadouras says. He stresses that despite the specially-ordered oven and mixer, the process is still very small scale and hands-on. “The machinery is not automatic. We do it by hand.” The white and whole wheat pitas are baked fresh using certified organic and Kosher flour from Lindley Mills in Graham, NC, a family-owned mill that dates back more than a century.
Of the pita project, Kadouras says, “It’s been wonderful,” and our tastebuds agree. Fluffy, chewy, yeasty and delicious, these pocket breads are the perfect vehicle for your favorite dips, spreads, sandwiches and stuffings. We are thrilled to offer the pitas, located with our vendor bread selection. Not only will this handcrafted staple of Mideast cuisine bring worldly flavors to your table, you’ll know you are supporting the efforts of three local businesses, each committed to making real food for real people.