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26 May 2017

Arenie Armenian Gourmet Foods & Bakery


In the middle of a 25km walk one very warm May afternoon approaching 35 degrees celsius, there was an urgent need for a cool down and refreshment stop, which turned into a little more. A nondescript Armenian shop showed up like an oasis, but did everything I needed it to and more.

After grabbing a couple drinks from the refrigerated case, it was hard not to notice the four red boards advertising all the foods on offer that are made fresh to order.

Panini sandwiches using Armenian ingredients, beef lahmajoun, za'atar bread, and bouregs all plead their cases strongly to be the selection. In the end, knowing at least two meals were still to come in the day, one piece of lahmajoun ($2.99, below) won out over the others.

You will often find ground lamb on top of these, but here they used beef, the other most common topping. It is made fresh, so come with at least ten minutes to spare, well worth the wait. The beef is mixed with tomato, onion, green and red peppers, parsley, and Armenian spices. A wedge of lemon comes to be squeezed over everything, and the discs can also be ordered "hot & spicy" if desired.

Along with breads, it appears that people come in for bulk orders of these lahmajoun, available by the dozen for $15.99.

As well as a nice big bottle of cold Armenian water, I got hydrated with a delicious box of sour cherry juice, one of my favorite things in the world. To be honest, this is what I needed a dozen of on this day.

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