As simple as it is, this food has been around about as long as humanity.
It’s considered the poor people’s food, a symbol of communion, the foundation of many ethnic dishes, and even a curse for those on diets. Bread has many forms, and pita bread in particular is a must in the Middle Eastern culture.
George’s Bakery, a Grafton Hill staple tucked in at 308 Grafton St., sells freshly baked pita bread, along with typical Mediterranean pantry goods.
George’s Bakery first opened 61 years ago. The original owner — and original George — George Salloum sold his bakery to George Elhoussan 25 years ago.
Grace Dahrouj, an employee of George’s Bakery for 16 years, has become the face of the business.
“I cook, I sell. I do almost everything here,” she said.