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Turkish Food Anaheim

Koftegi Iskender (Food of the Week)

Mehmet Kaplan and wife/partner Lisa Matarazzo took Al Sanabel Bakery into a higher gear when they took over the beloved Little Arabia cafe and added Koftegi to the space. Kaplan is from Cappadocia and...

Olive Tree: Feasting on Lamb in Anaheim’s Little Arabia

Forget Disneyland. Little Arabia is the best reason to visit Anaheim, and Olive Tree is the neighborhood’s best overall restaurant, featuring pan-Arab dishes from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and several more nations, with a menu...
Middle Eastern Food Anaheim

Olive Tree: Showcasing Pan-Arab Flavors in Anaheim

Some people refer to the mile-long stretch of Brookhurst Street between Lincoln and Ball as Little Gaza, but that doesn’t begin to cover the neighborhood’s breadth and depth. No spot captures Little Arabia’s pan-Arab...
Flatbread Orange County

Al-Amir Bakery: Producing Princely Flatbreads in Little Arabia

Los Angeles bakers produce some brilliant Middle Eastern flatbreads, but Anaheim’s Little Arabia still stands out due to its variety and density, with three deluxe flatbread bakeries occupying a six-block radius. One of the...
Lebanese Food Orange County

Al Sanabel Bakery: Sampling Arabic Breads in Disney Shadow

In the shadow of Disneyland, an Arabic community known as Little Gaza has sprouted up since the 1990’s, populated with immigrants from the Gaza Strip and Lebanon. A row of restaurants and bakeries has...