If you live around Melrose and Fairfax, Ta-eem is a secret you have tried to keep to yourself for as long as possible. This order-at-the-counter and completely Kosher Mediterranean restaurant is home to some of our favorite shawarma in the city, and a $17 dinner plate that comes with hummus, Israeli salad, and basically an entire plastic bag of pita bread. Come peak dinner rush, the large space is slammed with every family in the neighborhood, but if you can weather that storm, there are always a few open tables in the back to take over.
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L'Assiette Steak Frites
Bordering closely on being one-note, L’Assiette Steak Frites is a lesson in doing one thing and doing it well enough.
Canter's is a Los Angeles classic. Come late night for a pastrami reuben and some very entertaining people watching.
Froma On Melrose
Froma on Melrose is a great gourmet shop/cafe, but at the end of the day, it all boils down to one thing: The Alpino Sandwich.
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Spitz’s primary mission is bringing European street king, the Doner-Kabob, to the mouths of hungry hipsters.
Carnival is a solid Lebanese restaurant in Sherman Oaks where the people-watching is the main event.
Mini Kebob is a Glendale order-at-the-counter classic and home to some of the best kebobs in town.
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