From the outside, it’d be easy to assume Sunnin was just another mediocre fast-casual place, but it’s actually the third location of a Westside Lebanese classic. The chicken shawarma is just as good as the original, and you don’t have to deal with the Westwood parking situation here.
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Bardonna's Santa Monica location sells fresh, but not too flavorful, salads and grain bowls - sorry, "squad bowls".
Mercado isn’t the best Mexican you’ll ever eat. But it's right downtown Santa Monica and after a day of misery at the pier, you simply don't care.
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Elena’s is a no-frills, family-run Greek/Armenian restaurant in Glendale and your move for lentil soup on a cold day.
Sipan Bakery is a family-run joint in Glendale and your spot for some excellent midweek Armenian delicacies.
So.pa is a beautiful all-day, completely outdoor Middle Eastern spot, great for a date night in Palm Springs.
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Zankou certainly isn’t the best Mediterranean food in LA, but it’s still an old friend who always has your back.
Mizlala is a casual Mediterranean spot in Sherman Oaks that works for just about any occasion.
Audrey is the restaurant at the Hammer in Westwood, and a great place for some cocktails and dinner (whether or not you actually visit the museum).
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