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What Persian/Israeli/Armenian has Great Salad Options?

Fru Feb 8, 2008 08:02 AM

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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    LisaN Feb 9, 2008 08:22 AM

    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
      Fru Feb 9, 2008 08:53 AM

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

    2. katkoupai Feb 8, 2008 09:55 PM

      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
        Fru Feb 9, 2008 06:22 AM

        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 .

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        LMelba Feb 8, 2008 07:14 PM

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

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          PayOrPlay Feb 8, 2008 04:07 PM

          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...

          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
            jlq3d3 Feb 8, 2008 04:15 PM

            Oh yea, Magic Carpet is very good too.

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            jlq3d3 Feb 8, 2008 12:23 PM

            King David on Pico just east of La Cienega.

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              Jasmin28 Feb 8, 2008 08:48 AM

              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. Das Ubergeek Feb 8, 2008 08:19 AM

                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.

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