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Taboon bread (Arabic: خبز طابون‎‎) or Lafah/Lafa (Arabic: لفة‎‎) is a Middle Eastern flatbread. In Israel it is also called láfa (Hebrew: לאפה‎‎) or Iraqi pita (Hebrew: פיתה עיראקית‎‎), and in Jerusalem sometimes esh-tanur (Hebrew: אַשתנוּר‎‎).[1]

Taboon bread
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Taboon bread, main component of musakhan
Type Flatbread wrap
Place of origin Middle East (Levant/Iraq)
Region or state Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Jordan, Palestine, Turkey and Yemen
Cookbook: Taboon bread  Media: Taboon bread

It is used as 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 (Arabic: لفة‎‎) 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 alsoEdit


  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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-11-06. Retrieved 2012-02-13.