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Looking for Good Baklava on Westside...

Moose Sep 25, 2008 04:57 PM

Anyone know where I might find some? The fresher, the better!

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    Diana Sep 26, 2008 07:37 AM

    If you can haul over to Encino or Glendale to Baklava Factory, then you'll find all you dream of.

    Baklava Factory
    1415 E Colorado St, Glendale, CA 91205

    Baklava Factory
    17540 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91316

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    1. re: Diana
      jencounter Sep 26, 2008 07:48 AM

      Gosh, yes. I just went there yesterday. Their baklava is to die for.

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        creamfinger Sep 27, 2008 02:40 AM

        Seconded. Who new that there where that many types of baklava? The lady that runs the Encino branch is also very friendly. Be sure to try the cryspy dough coated with honey (no idea what it's called), but YUM sums it up nicely.

    2. mnosyne Sep 26, 2008 08:42 AM

      Papa Cristo at Pico and Normandie has great baklava!

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        Moose Sep 26, 2008 08:46 AM

        Yes, I am aware of the Baklava Factory & Papa Cristo - was just hoping there might be something as good on the Westside...still keeping my hopes up for some secret find so I don't have to go all the way across town for my Baklava fix.

        1. re: Moose
          mnosyne Sep 26, 2008 11:29 AM

          I'm not sure if baklava falls into the Persian repertory, but there's the Rex Bakery on Sawtelle 1 block below Santa Monica Blvd.

          1. re: mnosyne
            Foodandwine Sep 27, 2008 06:59 PM

            Rex has it moments and I remember it well. Nice spot, small and compact.

      2. mnosyne Sep 26, 2008 11:41 AM

        I just read of a good baklava sighting at Pink Orchid at 1927 Westwood Blvd. (310) 441-4410.

        1. Emme Sep 26, 2008 11:55 PM

          Would it be heresy to suggest in a pinch checking out Trader Joe's Baklava Ensemble?

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          1. re: Emme
            Diana Sep 27, 2008 08:07 AM

            Compared to Baklava Factory, yes.

            1. re: Emme
              Moose Sep 27, 2008 11:08 AM

              Most definitely heresy, esp when compared with Baklava Factory. While I like many things at TJ's their Baklava is subpar at best.

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                Emme Sep 27, 2008 06:41 PM

                mea culpa

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              Beignets Sep 28, 2008 03:07 PM

              Try the Glatt market on Santa Monica Blvd and Colby? They've got a very small and limited bakery that sell baklava by the pound.

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