With one of the world's largest ethnic Armenian populations outside Armenia, Los Angeles is awash with Armenian food. Just drive down Glendale's Central Avenue and read the cursive Armenian writing advertising bakeries, coffee shops, grocery stores and restaurants. At Elena's Greek Armenian Cuisine, feast on hummus and lavash, kebab and quail, before finishing with sweet baklava and strong Armenian coffee. Then shop for Armenian cheese, rosewater, olive oil, baklava and more at Jons on 600 E. Colorado St.
Glendale also features Zankou Chicken on Colorado Street, considered by many to have the best rotisserie-roasted chicken (smeared with garlic-lemon paste) in town. Or, check out the original location of the restaurant on Sunset Boulevard.
On Santa Monica Boulevard in East Hollywood you will love Marouch, our favorite Armenian restaurant, for meze and kebab. On Hollywood Boulevard you can dig into lula kebab and lamb shish kebab at Carousel.