Most people head to Hollywood to stroll star-paved sidewalks or visit old movie palaces like El Capitan and the Egyptian. Chowhound lil mikey has another destination for those willing to leave the glitz behind: Western Chicken, a Middle Eastern hole in the wall just south of Hollywood Boulevard. The family-run shop serves good falafel, creamy hummus, and tasty arayes (pictured)—lamb-and-beef-stuffed pitas that look like quesadillas, served with hummus and turnip pickles. “The food is consistently well made,” says lil mikey, who’s awarded Western Chicken a gold star for Middle Eastern fast food.
Western Chicken [Hollywood]
1546 N. Western Avenue, Los Angeles
Photo from Western Chicken