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Feb 13, 2013 10:19 AM

Adios knefe

For those of you who are not aware, knefe is a Lebanese breakfast sandwich, made from a cheese I do not know the name of that is spread on a home made sesame coated bread bun, and then drizzled with rose water. For many years now I have regularly gone to the one bakery I know that makes it. Since I moved a few years ago, my visits became less frequent and lately my cognisent recognition has been telling me that it is just not the same as before. For one thing, the bun is different, but most important, the taste that brought me back again and again is gone. So, it is with regret that I tell you that I will not go back again; instead it will be in my memory. If any of you are aware of another bakery that makes this dish, please let me know.

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  1. How do we recommend "another bakery" if we don't know which one you want to avoid?

    4 Replies
    1. re: FranklinJefferson

      Since pizzafreak once put up a post once recommending this sandwich at La Gallette Bakery I'm going to take a guess and say that is the one he/she is now avoiding:

      1. re: Servorg

        Thanks Servorg!

        If it's specifically for breakfast, then Za'atar Factory in Burbank is the only place I can think of off the bat. Some places in the Sherman Oaks/Studio City/NoHo area that I've occasionally seen them on the table (and probably just as an off the menu - special request) are Carnival, Hayats Grill, and Mantee.
        Good luck!

        1. re: FranklinJefferson

          Was going to also recommend Hayats Grill in North Hollywood.

          Mantee is great for a more upscale/going-on-a-date restaurant - quite good.