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Oct 29, 2010 04:13 PM

Armenian bread

There used to be a bakery in Montebello on Beverly Blvd next to KFC that made the most delicious Armenian (flat) bread. Fresh out of the oven in the a.m. They've gone out of business and I'm wondering if anyone knows of another place that carries this bread, preferably close to the area.
Thank you.

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  1. The chain Jon's Marketplace has Armenian bakeries in at lest some of their stores.

    1. And what kind of flat bread? Lavash? Or they have a flat, almost chewy one that has malt (it's yummy!. though I don't know the name.)

      Or it's not really a flatbread, it looks like a giant wheel flatish (but puffy) with a hole in the center and it's called Pouri. That's a fun one too.

      I agree with Bob Brooks - Jons Markets are an easy and helpful stop. If they don't bake it there, they get deliveries fresh, almost daily.

      Jons Market
      5315 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

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      1. re: happybaker

        I'm sure it is Pouri. When I said flat, I meant it's not a loaf shape but a sort of oblong shape, usually with sesame seeds on top. Thank you for the info.

        1. re: Neta


          Your bread sounds great!

          But odds are - it's not pouri, pouri has no seeds. Maybe it's this?

      2. Check out Partamian Bakery in Midtown.

        Partamian Bakery
        5410 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016

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        1. re: bulavinaka

          Yes, Yes & Yes! Partamians makes fresh peda every morning and THE BEST LAHMAJUNE in Los Angeles! The original owner, Levon Partamian, passed away a few years ago. His family got together and gave the bakery to the 2 men that have been working for him for 40+ years, which is what he wanted. They have kept the recipes intact and are making the best lahmajune in L.A..

          Partamian Bakery
          5410 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016

        2. Check out Taron Armenian Bakery in Glendale (1117 S Glendale Ave). Their lahmajune is outstanding -- I preferred it to Partamian's. They also have lots of other breads, varied by the day of the week and the time you're there. I loved that they run out of stuff all the time, which means that you can only buy what they're removing from the oven at that moment. Fresh-from-the-oven lahmajune is outstanding... And the tahini bread is off the charts good.

          I know it's not Armenian, but Tashkent in the Valley carries a pretty broad selection of breads from Partamian, Taron, and similar bakeries.

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          1. re: glutton

            You should check out Old Sassoun in Pasadena, if you do not like Partamian's, I can not imagine but Old Sassoun does excellent stuff also, soujuk beoreg, gyros beoreg, spicy cheese and many wonderful things.

            1. re: Burger Boy

              I've been there, but it was many years ago. It was good. To be clear, I do not dislike Partamian's. I just think that Taron Bakery is the best. We're talking about a pretty good group of choices, though, all in all.

              Taron Bakery
              1117 S Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA

            2. re: glutton

              There's a Taron in Hollywood, too, which is fiiiiine.

            3. Gotta mention Super King Market on San Fernando Blvd. Very good selection and fair prices. The most common bread brand is, IIRC, made in house and very fresh.

              Super King Market
              2716 N San Fernando Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90065