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What Persian/Israeli/Armenian has Great Salad Options?

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When I lived in the Valley, I used to make special trips to Westwood just so I could get my multiple variety of eggplant salad fix at Falafel King. Plus, I loved their falafel and home made potato chips.I live in Pasadena and have tried just about all of the Armenian offerings in Pasadena/Glendale. Does anyone know of any places that have a good variety of salads? By that I mean in addition to Hummus, Baba Ganouj, Moutabbal and Tabouli? I'm guessing I will get recommendations from Westwood to the Valley and that would be great. Thanks in advance.

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  1. You can get Shirazi salad, pickle salad, pickled turnips, stolichnaya salad (no, nothing to do with vodka) and a couple of other options at Cafe Bravo in Glendale, on Glenoaks.

    1. Try Sunnin in Westwood. It's a casual Lebanese place that has other salads like fatoush (salad with toasted pita) and hiyar (cucumber, yogurt and mint).

      1. King David on Pico just east of La Cienega.

        1. Magic Carpet: Hummus & mushrooms, foul madamas, sinneya (hummus, beef, & pinenuts), Israeli vegetable, Arabic vegetable, Turkish vegetable, Moroccan madbucha, Syrian Tabbouleh, Moroccan carrot, Eggplants 5 different ways. You can get a spectacular 10-way combination salad, one of my favorite to go items from there. Glatt kosher, closed Fri eve-Sat.

          Marouch: It's been far too long since my last visit; they have a great selection of salads and appetizers. http://www.marouchrestaurant.com/clie...

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          Marouch Restaurant
          4905 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA

          Magic Carpet (CLOSING
          )8566 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

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          1. re: PayOrPlay

            Oh yea, Magic Carpet is very good too.

          2. Amir's Falafel - Encino
            Raffi's - Glendale
            Green Cottage - Woodland Hills
            Shirazi - Sherman Oaks

            1. Woodland Hills Market on Ventura Blvd. in Woodland Hills has a deli in the back with a variety of Middle Eastern salad options. I don't remember everything they have, but I remember thinking a lot of it looked good.

              Paradise Pastry in Glendale also has a very nice deli, but I don't remember how good the spreads/dips are. It is worth checking out, anyway. :)

              Oh yeah, I really like the veggie platter at Mediterranean Cafe in Pasadena. It comes with a lot of the things that you requested in the original post-- all on one plate.

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              1. re: katkoupai

                Thank you everyone. You have expanded my horizons and have given me new options. I think I'm going to go over the hill and try Marouch, Magic Carpet and King David .

              2. Good Times Pita Kitchen in Pasadena has great salads, and falafel. I love their Baba Ganouj and there is another eggplant salad with tomatoes that is terrific. There should be some other reviews on the boards.

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                1. re: LisaN

                  I've never heard of Good Times Pita Kitchen. I'll have to check it out!