photo credit: Jakob Layman
Located on the northern fringe of Glendale, Monta Factory is a family-run shop that specializes in one thing - mante (also spelled manti). These dumplings can be found on many Armenian menus around town, but nowhere are they the star of the show like Monta Factory. You can either order the “Hungry Monta,” which gets you a full tray of these ground beef dumplings topped with garlic yogurt sauce, or you can go all-in on the “Hangry Montra.” It’s the same exact dish, but double the size. Either way, everything’s under $20.