Where are the good Arab Markets?
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?
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.
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!
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.