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Bread - Watertown Armenian, Arax, Sevan


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Bread - Watertown Armenian, Arax, Sevan

StriperGuy | | Aug 18, 2007 01:48 PM

Arax had pocketless pita today to reference an earlier thread.

Also, of all of the Watertown Armenian and places, the bread scene plays out as follows:

Sevan bakes a few of their own breads daily. The ring, sesame bread in particular is very good. Also, the (chorek?) sweet bread is amazing when they make it. They also occasionally fill their breads with things, olives, cheese, etc. When they have those they are worth getting for sure. They have some pita, etc. but not tons.

Arax ahh Arax is my personal favorite in many ways. When the mood strikes the owners wife she bakes little sweet rolls with black sesame seeds that are very nice. In addition, several times a week they get fresh deliveries from bakers far and wide. Trucks come from Quebec, Worcester, Lowell, and all over. Pocketless pita, fresh bread reminiscent of the stuff from Helmand, Lavash style breads from various bakeries, pocketless-pita-style breads infused with olive oil and saturated with the Armenian spice mix called zaatar are a personal favorite (link to wikipedia page on Zaatar;atar ). Ask for the Zaatar bread, it is worth it. Typically they have the stuff that arrived that day segregated a bit from everything else. When I buy bread I ask "what came in today" and I assure you, that bread, whether it came from Lowell, or Montreal, left the oven <20 hours prior to my purchase.

Massis... eh.

Eastern Lamejun Co. They make darned good Lamejun, and anything they make themselves is good. Otherwise they can't really compete with Sevan and Arax.

On an additional aside. As a rule I get prepared food from Sevan. If you can figure out what is really fresh at Arax, they make wonderous stuff when it is fresh. The stuff in the cooler case is not so rigorously disposed of when it has passed its sell buy date.