Middle Eastern Bakeries
- 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?
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.
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.
Boulangerie Farhat, 7719 boul. Saint-Laurent near Villeray.
I'm willing to bet Marché Adonis has everything, too.
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.
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.
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?
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.