International Market Grill
Despite it sounding like a generic cafe in an airport terminal, Internation Market Grill in Van Nuys is actually a well-kept secret for solid, affordable Persian food in the Valley. Located inside Jon's Supermarket, this counter-service restaurant is basically a long hot bar of stews, rice dishes, and various kebabs (which they will also grill to order for you) with a small seating to the side. All of the food is better than average, but the reason we'd send someone here in rush hour is their freshly baked sangak bread, which is sold in wide, thin sheets that are 4 feet long but still cost only a few bucks. Buy one sheet and some assorted dips and you'll be set on snack foods for at least a week.
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