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Aug 17, 2006 06:45 AM

lahmajune in the east bay?

greetings all... does anyone know of a good place to get lahmajune (the armenian flatbread with the addictive meat topping) in the east bay? or sf, or anywhere else in the bay area for that matter? preferably at a deli/market for purchase by the dozen (or two) rather than at a resto... danke!!!

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  1. Try Yekta market or Habibi in Fremont. Both are near the intersection of Washington & Fremont Blvd.
    Yekta is near 41063 Fremont Blvd Fremont, CA
    Habibi is in the opposite shopping complex by Safeway

    1. If you plan to do any googling on your own, note the variant names/spellings for what is essentially the same thing:

      lahmacun (Turkish, probably the most common spelling)
      lahambajin (middle eastern)

      1. If a Levant version would suit you, then check out Iraqi baker, Rihab's in Belmont.

        Laham Bel-ajeen @ Rihab’s in Belmont

        2 Replies
        1. re: Melanie Wong

          "Laham Bel-ajeen"

          Yet another variant, and a new one on me. A google search finds nothing for that exact spelling, but yields "Laham Bil Ajeen."

          1. re: Peter Cherches

            That doesn't surprise me. That was the spelling on the menu, and each place uses a slightly different phonetic spelling to convert from arabic or other native language.

        2. hi folks,
          thanks for all of the suggestions... is fremont really the closest lahmajune to berkeley/oakland? wow!

          thanks for the spelling advice... i know, it's spelled in a million different ways. even just the armenian version is transliterated as lahmajoon, lahmajun, lahmajune, lamajune, lahmahjune, and on and on... i'd never seen "lahambajin" of "laham bel-ajeen" though. interesting. the turkish version i had when i was in turkey, and i have to say... can't remember what it was but there's something about the armenian version i like better. maybe just that it's the stuff i remember eating when i was a kid growing up in LA? probably.

          1. If you really want the best , thou shall drive really far from berkeley & that is to Fresno/Turlock CA..the little Armenia area of CA!!