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Frank Leone Jun 10, 2002 01:41 AM

Does anyone know the location of a good Lebanese bakery that makes all of the Lahmajun/pizza-esque goods?


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    glotona Apr 20, 2009 04:21 PM

    Best lahmajoun hands down is Arouch. It's the true Armenian version, not the imitation Lebanese one. They have two locations, Park Ex and Laval.


    I'm part Armenian and this is the lahmajoun Armenians swear by. They have spicy and regular, I prefer the spicy. Not really hot per se, but has more zing than the regular.

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    1. re: glotona
      maj54us Apr 23, 2009 12:58 PM

      You can not say that Arouch is the best when you compare LEBANESE pizza and ARMENIAN Pizza. It's like comparing apples and oranges.

      In my book they are both EXCELLENT pizzas and I agree with you that AROUCH is the ''best lahmajoun ARMENIAN style''.

      Do you know any other ARMENIAN lahmajoun places?

      Then we could compare who is the best?

      1. re: maj54us
        glotona Apr 25, 2009 07:47 AM

        True, Lebanese pizza and Armenian pizza can't be compared, except to the extent that Lebanese pizza (the one with the spiced ground meat) is a take on lahmajoun. For the former, I agree that Andalos is pretty good, especially because it's freshly baked on site.

        As far as other lahmajoun bakeries, my memory fails me for the names...perhaps others can remember the names or I can go dig around for the Armenian directory. There's one near St-Denis, on the North end (maybe also Liege? edited to add: it's on Faillon) which is pretty good. They are Syrian Armenian. Found it: Chez Alpo.

        The others I've tried are Boulangerie Sevan, Cartier st. Laval and another one in a Laval strip mall, but I forget the name of this one as well.

        The thing about Arouch is that they have lahmajoun making down to an art. I haven't been to the Laval location but plan to this weekend to see what other goodies they have. They used to sell some delicious Tahinov Hatz, a sweet tahini bread which the mother used to make, at the original Liege location. The stuff is to die for.

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      iron frank Jun 22, 2002 01:04 AM

      Thanks for all of the great info! I'll try Andalos on my next trip. I'm so depressed I didn't get there this time though.


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        Alyson777 Apr 17, 2009 07:49 AM

        There is a Middle Eastern Bakery on L'Acadie called B Sweet.. They have all kinds of Pastries and assorted Baklavas etc..

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          kpzoo Apr 17, 2009 08:18 AM

          Interesting about B. Sweet - I passed by it last week and thought it was one of those mediocre-cheecake type places!

          Just as a heads-up for anyone else: this thread is nearly 7 years old so some of the info above may be out of date or supplanted by more recent threads!

          1. re: kpzoo
            BLM Apr 17, 2009 08:31 AM

            I heard that B. Sweet also has a West Island location.

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              moh Apr 17, 2009 09:40 AM

              Yup, on Sources north of the 40.

          2. re: Alyson777
            devilishlyj May 5, 2009 08:57 AM

            They actually make some great stuff, they did my wedding cake a few years ago too!

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          Justin Voss Jun 21, 2002 11:40 AM

          When I posted earlier I had just come across Chowhound. I didn't realize how serious everyone is about food, which at my age and metabolism leaves me with 98% body fat. So.... Try heating the date buns about 30 seconds in the microwave to get the dates working. Nice for breakfast with a cup of strong coffee. You might want to stock up as they freeze well. Enjoy.

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            Shahrazad Katz Jun 20, 2002 02:40 AM

            Boulangerie Farhat, 7719 boul. Saint-Laurent near Villeray.

            I'm willing to bet Marché Adonis has everything, too.

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              Justin Voss Jun 18, 2002 11:55 AM

              You caught a break....The place is the Andalos Bakery, 266 Boul Lebeau Ville St. Laurnet (Quebec)H4N 1R6 Canada (514)856-0983. It's outside 40 at the Rockland (?) Mall exit. Go around the circle. Take your first left and work your way over to the road that parallels 40. You go under an overpass and on your right a tennis club, continue on to the right about a block and you'll see it on your left. Enjoy.

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                Justin Voss Jun 18, 2002 10:21 AM

                I believe I have exactly what you need. The usual Lebanese fair and an array of small pizzas they heat and turn into a wrap with olives, onions, tomatoes and mint. Whatever you want. They also have a date roll that is to kill for.
                Now that your mouth is watering is the bad news....I'm in DC and haven't a clue to the name of the place and won't have access to it until I head north in a couple of weeks. I can get it to you then if it is still useful to you then. Or if you live in the area I can probably guide you in. Great place. Sorry I couldn't be more exact about it.

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                1. re: Justin Voss
                  Celery Jun 18, 2002 11:42 AM

                  definately mouthwatering - let us know name and where it is when you find out - I'm headed that way in August and would love to check it out!

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