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Mar 19, 2010 09:53 AM

Chowhound challenge - cheese manakish, anywhere in LA??

Here's a challenge for all you foodies..anyone know of a Lebanese bakery in town that serves cheese manakish?

I lived in Dubai for a few years, and was reminiscing about Dubai and trying to remember the name of the "Dubai pizza" we used to grab after a late night - and finally (Google is your friend!!) figured it out - its called a cheese manakish. Here's what is looks like (BTW, Al Reef Bakery is an incredible bakery in Dubai). I've tried the Armenian pizza, and the Georgian, and while those are quite tasty, don't have quite the lightness and taste of the manakish.


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  1. I think you may find what you are looking for at Zaatar Bakery & Factory in Burbank.

    Zaatar Factory & Bakery
    2909 N Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91504

    1. World Famous Grill (formerly Famous Hamburger) in Bell has the most amazing cheese manakish! Their chicken shwarma wrap is to die for too. About 20 minute drive from downtown. It's owned by a Lebanese family and the grandma is usually there making the manakish herself.
      World Famous Grill
      4143 E Florence Ave
      Bell, CA 90201

      (323) 562-0744

      Famous Hamburger
      4143 Florence Ave, Bell, CA 90201