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Mar 18, 2008 11:33 AM

Baba Ghanoush

Just came back from Las Vegas where i had my favorite Baba Ganoush at the Mediteranian Cafe on Maryland Pkway. There's something really special about it. I know about Moishes in the FM on 3rd... are there any other places i can try for amazing Baba Ghanoush? A place i could get it to go would be ideal. Thanks for any tips.

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  1. My fave is the muttabal (sp?) (aka baba ghanoush) at Zankou Chicken. Nicely smoky, no holding back on the oil that makes it so velvety. The store in Burbank also has very good tabbouleh, just the right proportion of ingredients, lemony but not mouth-burning.

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    1. re: gnarlex

      The pita guy "Moms Specialty Foods, Orange CA" at the Saturday Farmers Market at Pasadena High School. Other things like artichoke hummus and their pita chips are addictive.

      1. re: Fru

        agreed. they are also at venice FM on friday and beverly hills FM on sunday.

        1. re: NYCnowLA

          and the burbank FM on saturday and studio city on sunday...

          1. re: nikky

            . . . and the Hollywood FM on Sunday mornings.

            While I love the flavor of "Moms" baba ganoush, I wish they wouldn't blend it smooth.

            1. re: obsessive

              And Irvine on Saturday mornings and South Pasadena on Thursday evenings.

    2. Zankou is always good, especially for takeout. But if you like it smokier, Marouch on Santa Monica is excellent.

      1. The babaganouj at Sunnin Lebanese Cafe in Westwood is always tasty. It's definitely a place where you can get it for takeout. Their portions are very generous for the price, as well.

        1. Is Golan kosher still around in Van Nuys? That was always my favorite but moved out of the area a few years ago.

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          1. re: Josh90004

            still there last time I checked.

          2. I second Sunnin Lebanese Cafe - has a nice subtle smokiness to it, and it has always been very fresh whenever I have ordered it.