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Jan 24, 2001 11:47 AM

Where are the good Arab Markets?

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I'm looking for Middle Eastern spices I can't find in Ralphs, Bristol's, Gelsons, etc. Does anyone know where there is a good Arab market?

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  1. You might try Bezjian's, on Santa Monica Blvd. near Vermont, which has almost everything you could hope to want. The Jon's supermarket on Sunset near Normandie has tons of middle-eastern stuff. And in Pasadena, on Washington east of Hill, there are about a dozen well-stocked Armenian stores selling everything from Beirut-style baked goods to spices to freshly roasted nuts.

    1. In Orange County there are a few blocks on Brookhurst near Reading Street in Fountain Valley that have Armenian markets and bakeries. I haven't been there in a while, but Omar's Bakery makes the best assortment of baklava and middle eastern sweets!

      1. Not meaning to touch off a political debate here, but...

        The Jewish/Israeli markets all over Pico near Robertson have a wide selection of Middle Eastern products of all descriptions.

        Also, along Pioneer Blvd. in Artesia, the Indian groceries have many similar products, at really excellent prices.