After researching for new (and cheap) places to eat at in NE Calgary, I decided to visit Village Pita Bakery, which is highly rated on Zomato.
Village Pita Bakery is located near Marlborough, and it’s a bit out of the way for most people. It’s also located in a small strip mall that contained other hidden foodie gems such as Lloyd’s Patty Plus and Lolit’s Authentic Filipino Cuisine!
Inside the eatery, I didn’t realize it was primarily a pita bakery & market that coincidentally also sold food using pita bread. They use their in-house made pita for their menu items, had other desserts & pastries, and also had a stockpile of various food and grocery items.
The bakery wasn’t particularly neat and clean. There weren’t any tables for eating, so I suppose it’s mostly geared towards take-away food.
I was met with an old lady & a millennial at the front counter, and grabbed a menu. The old lady wasn’t particularly friendly, but the younger lady was quite.
Once I glanced at the menu, I knew which items were vegetarian, and I order all three: the potato pie, zaatar pie and the spinach & feta pie. I opted to not buy baklava this time, but they were also made in-house.
I decided not to eat at the bakery (plus, they bagged it in a paper bag already), and instead, go back home to eat it.
To be honest, I didn’t expect a lot from their food. BUT, I was honestly surprised how much I liked it! All three pies were delicious and flavourful and filling!
The spinach & feta pie was delicious, and had a tangy taste in the spinach (yum). The potato pie was surprisingly good and well-seasoned, which I did not expect.
The zaatar pie was underwhelming and a bit bland, which shocked me. One would think an herbal & spiced pie (like zaatar) would be more flavourful, but this was not.
Overall, I think my favourite one was the potato pie because it was so unexpectedly good and tasty!
If you’ve wanted to try Mediterranean/Middle Eastern food or wanted to try pita pies, Village Pita Bakery is the place to go for excellently delicious (and cheap) pita pies!
COST: Inexpensive. Prices at Village Pita Bakery are very cheap! Each pie (which are quite big) costs between $4 – $9. Even the cheapest pie for $4 was very filling!
TASTE: Excellent. Each of the pitas were very delicious and flavourful! The pitas are cooked in-house, and are well-made! I can confidently say that I was honestly surprised about how good the pies were!
ACCESSIBILITY: Moderate. The bakery/market is a bit out of the way, relative to public transportation. That said, however, Franklin station is about ~10 minutes by foot from the market.
ATMOSPHERE: Okay. Because it is predominantly a market that happened to have a food counter, there aren’t a lot of seats (only one window table with ~5 seats). The market is small and dark and messy.
SERVICE: 7/10. Service is so-so. I noticed that the older counter staff are less friendly than the younger counter staff. Service is fast and efficient, and my order came within ~5 minutes of wait.
Village Pita Bakery
Address: 255 28th Street SE, Calgary AB
Phone: (403) 273 – 0330
- Monday: 9:50AM – 6:30PM
- Tuesday: 9:50AM – 6:30PM
- Wednesday: 9:50AM – 6:30PM
- Thursday: 9:50AM – 6:30PM
- Friday: 9:50AM – 6:30PM
- Saturday: 8:50AM – 6:30PM
- Sunday: 9AM – 4:30PM
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