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Zaatar Bread with Labneh in LA?


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Zaatar Bread with Labneh in LA?

marlyd | Aug 9, 2007 09:19 AM

Hi Chowhounds,

In NYC one of my favorite dishes was at a midtown takeout place called Bread & Olives. They serve Middle Eastern fare (shawarma, stuffed grape leaves, falafel, hummus, tabouleh etc.) as well as a delicious hand-tossed pizza called zaatar bread.

Of the many plates offered, my boss and I fell in love with the "labneh with zaatar and vegetables" which was simply the pizza mentioned above--a round flatbread disk baked in the charcoal oven with an olive oil & zaatar spice blend--fresh out of the oven topped with chopped tomatoes, kalamata olives, fresh mint and labneh (dollop of ricotta-like cheese), then rolled it up for $7.

This sandwich is such an incredible taste experience! However I wonder if such a thing can be had in LA. I've read about the bread itself served with hummus at Celadon, and I've had a labneh appetizer at Carnival, but not the sandwich itself. Anyone have an idea where I could start looking?

Thank you!

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