Word has it that the best, most flavorful lahmajoun–a ground-lamb-topped Middle Eastern flatbread–are at Partamian’s bakery. Partamian’s also sells bourek (turnovers) and manti (meat-filled ravioli).
The mom-and-pop vibe at Arax is part of its appeal–and so are their herbaceous maenesh, boureks (the bready type, not the filo-like crispy type) and lahmajoun, says modernist.
Arax has the edge in lahmajoun, but Sasoun has better bourek, says Normal Garciaparra.
Koko’s Bakery is a solid place for lahmajoun.
And modernist got a mysterious tip that a place in St. Vincent Court downtown has amazing lahmajoun.
Arax Bakery [East Hollywood]
4871 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles
Sasoun Bakery [East Hollywood]
5114 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles
Sasoun Bakery [East San Fernando Valley]
625 E. Colorado Blvd., Glendale
Koko’s Bakery [Pasadena-ish]
1674 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena
St. Vincent Court [Downtown]
Alley between Broadway and Hill, and 6th and 7th Sts., Los Angeles