Web Original: Critic’s Notebook: Sweet Tooth

Bitar’s is justifiably famous for its falafel, but the chickpea and fava sandwiches aren’t the end of the delicious offerings.

Bitar’s is justifiably famous for its falafel, but the chicken kabob sandwiches aren’t the end of the delicious offerings. Next time you’re around 10th and Federal, check out Bitar’s pastry case. Most sweets here are based on filo, nuts and aromatic flavorings like rose water. Try the Burma (a treat made from shredded pastry dough), the walnut baklava, or the mini rose-and-pine-nut pastry.

Be respectful of our online community and contribute to an engaging conversation. We reserve the right to ban impersonators and remove comments that contain personal attacks, threats, or profanity, or are flat-out offensive. By posting here, you are permitting Philadelphia magazine and Metro Corp. to edit and republish your comment in all media.