Across California from Los Angeles to San Francisco in the United States, Lebanese are proudly showcasing their culture and heritage through traditional cuisine.
From popular restaurants with branches to modest hole-in-the-wall spots, these Lebanese eateries are serving up some delicious meals.
With Lebanese food, there’s something for everyone. While shawarma and kebabs are a fan-favorite, Lebanese restaurants are particularly popular with vegetarian and vegan customers as the Mediterranean cuisine is predominantly plant-based.
Here are some of the most notable Lebanese restaurants in California – the Golden State. Note: they are not ordered by rank.
After running a successful casual grill in North Hollywood for over 20 years, Skaf’s set up a brand new eatery in Glendale, California. Like the grill, the corner storefront space offers Lebanese classics from kibbeh to shawarma.
10e dishes out elevated Armenian and Lebanese cuisine in Downtown L.A. Its menu offers a wide variety of options from grilled kebabs to vegetarian dishes as well as gluten-free plates, seafood, and chef’s specials.
Situated in the San Francisco Bay Area, Bayroot is an authentic Lebanese restaurant and hookah bar on the higher end, differentiating it from many Lebanese shacks and fast-food counter shops located across California.
Having opened just last month, Albi Eatery is a Lebanese kitchen in San Francisco that home-delivers hearty Lebanese dishes that will leave people wanting more. Plus, the business model is ideal for pandemic-related reasons.
#12 Baladie Gourmet Cafe
Baladie Gourmet Cafe is a quaint little Mediterranean stop in San Francisco, California. It is extremely popular for its many vegetarian and vegan options.
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