A type of versatile flat bread that is soft and slightly chewy and often features a pocket inside, which is a result of baking the bread in a hot oven. The bread can be eaten plain or dipped in olive oil. It can be topped with spreads and meats, folded over, and eaten as a sandwich or the pocket can be stuffed with various fillings and served as a toasted or baked sandwich. Another type of baked pita bread is also served as a snack food. Folded pita bread triangles are fried in oil, seasoned and dried to form a pita “chip.” The pita chip can be served as an appetizer to be dipped in various spreads such as tahini, cheese, salsa, and hummus, or it can be cracked into small bits and sprinkled in salads similar to croutons.