Taboon bread

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Taboon bread
Taboon bread, main component of musakhan
Type Flatbread wrap

Taboon bread (Arabic: خبز طابون‎‎) is a Middle Eastern flatbread. It is also called (Hebrew: לאפה‎) la-fah, (Hebrew: פיתה עירקית‎) Iraqi pita, and in Jerusalem: (Hebrew: אַשתנוּר‎) ash-tanur.[1] Taboon bread is a wrap used in many cuisines. This type of flatbread is traditionally baked in a Tabun oven and eaten with different fillings.[2]

Taboon bread is sold as street food, stuffed with hummus, falafel or shaved meat.[3] Taboon bread is a staple of Middle Eastern cuisine worldwide.[4]


  • Lafah or Lafa is an Iraqi pita that is of medium thickness, slightly chewy, doesn't tear easily, and is mostly used to wrap shawarma in food stands. It is popular in Israel,[5][6] where it is common at bakeries and food stands.

See also


  1. Eating pious pastries in Mea Shearim
  2. Ambassador of peace or cuisine from mideast?
  3. Different Breads at your Jerusalem Hotel
  4. Duncan Garwood (1 September 2009). Mediterranean Europe. Lonely Planet. p. 860. ISBN 978-1-74104-856-8. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  5. Sarah Nadav (2010-09-04). "Let’s meat at Aish - restaurant specializes in Eastern-style meats and delicious salads". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  6. "Did You Know? Israeli Cuisine" (PDF). Embassy of Israel, Washington, D.C. 2010-09-04. Retrieved 2012-02-13.