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kosher falafal in l.a.?

prooster Jan 14, 2008 11:02 PM

I'm in Los Feliz so any suggestions nearby would be great but I'm on the west side all the time too. Thanks...

  1. a_and_w Jan 25, 2008 09:57 AM

    On the west side, I like Habayit. Some disagree, but I think it's worth a try. I usually get the falafel sandwich with hummus and cole slaw inside.

    PS: You might also want to check out this thread re Israeli-style falafel that I started a while back:


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      aventinus Jan 24, 2008 07:29 PM

      on 9th street downtown is bar-b glatt kosher or something like that. it's pretty darn good.

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        silverlakebodhisattva Jan 25, 2008 12:07 PM

        That's Bar-B-Kosher.

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        jlq3d3 Jan 24, 2008 07:14 PM

        Something a little closer to you than Pico would be Wholesome Pita on Melrose near La Brea. Never had the falafal, but the other stuff is usually pretty good.

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          will47 Jan 15, 2008 11:39 AM

          I don't remember the name, but there's an Israeli (I think) Glatt Kosher place around Pico and Barrington (in the same plaza as a laundrymat - I think it's on the northeast corner) that has great falafel. I don't keep kosher, but I thought the food there was fantastic. It's a little more expensive than a comparable non-kosher place.

          I could be wrong, but I don't think you'll find much on the east side. There are some falafel places on the west side of Los Feliz / east side of Hollywood, but I don't think any of them are kosher.

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            ldodb Jan 15, 2008 06:21 PM

            will you're talking about Habayit.
            Its my favorite falafel in Los Angeles. It's Glatt Kosher.

            Heres the info.

            11921 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

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              prooster Jan 24, 2008 04:33 PM


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                Golem Jan 25, 2008 01:23 PM

                Thanks! I ate there, one time, and it was great. Last time I was on the west side, I coudn't remember the address. I'll be back....

            2. Das Ubergeek Jan 15, 2008 09:09 AM

              There is a kosher falafelería on the SE corner of Burbank and Whitsett in North Hollywood, next to Ameci Pizza.

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                paso_gurl_100 Jan 24, 2008 06:53 PM

                Is that Golan? or what used to be?

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                  Das Ubergeek Jan 25, 2008 09:21 AM

                  No... Golan is on Victory and Ethel.

              2. weinstein5 Jan 15, 2008 05:52 AM

                There are a number of kosher restaurant that serve Falafel in the Pico/Robertson neighborhood - I personally like Haifa Restaurant Read, 8717 W. Pico Blvd.(310) 888-7700

                You miught also post this on the kosher board of CH -

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                  prooster Jan 24, 2008 04:33 PM

                  thanks. will have to try it.

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