F & J Bakery

★★★★☆

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Leon Partamian was my cousin. I visited the bakery every time I went to Los Angeles. He taught me how to make a number of Armenian goodies and I'm thankful that I am able to carry on his legacy on the East Coast. A note to the first comment on the 'blog". the dessert with the flakey pastry is Paklava, not Baklava, which is the Greek name and is made a little differently. I know the present owners and I'm proud that they are carrying on my cousin's life and cooking. I only wish that they could ship the lahmajune to Troy, NY!

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Leon Partamian was my cousin. I visited the bakery every time I went to Los Angeles. He taught me how to make a number of Armenian goodies and I'm thankful that I am able to carry on his legacy on the East Coast. A note to the first comment on the 'blog". the dessert with the flakey pastry is Paklava, not Baklava, which is the Greek name and is made a little differently. I know the present owners and I'm proud that they are carrying on my cousin's life and cooking. I only wish that they could ship the lahmajune to Troy, NY!

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I went to Partamian Bakery after reading the article in the LA Times. Not knowing what to expect, I only ordered 4 Lahmajunes but then changed my mind and asked for a hot one to eat on the drive home. After the first bite, I was hooked and couldn't wait to get home to tear into the "samples" I had purchased. Just ate one of the baklava, and it was good (not amazing), but does not take away from the 5-stars for the great lahmajune and super friendly service. Thumbs up!

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I went to Partamian Bakery after reading the article in the LA Times. Not knowing what to expect, I only ordered 4 Lahmajunes but then changed my mind and asked for a hot one to eat on the drive home. After the first bite, I was hooked and couldn't wait to get home to tear into the "samples" I had purchased. Just ate one of the baklava, and it was good (not amazing), but does not take away from the 5-stars for the great lahmajune and super friendly service. Thumbs up!

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I was excited when my brother told me about this website. I met Levon Partamian in 1970. Not only was he a wonderful sweet man, very active in the Armenian Church. As an American Armenian, we shared a lot of similar experiences such as our parents escaping the Turkish Massacre in 1915, coming to America and giving us life. The neighbors loved him. He was kind to the children and supported their school activities. Leon was a mentor to me by sharing some not all of his Armenian recipes. I bough all of my culinary needs at Partamian bakery. I know so well the gentlemen that are carrying on his legacy. They are both a wonderful example of who Leon was. I am sure he is proud of them and they way they represent the Partamian legacy. My daughter and granddaughter grew up knowing and loving Leon. When I would visit my family in Santa Cruz, CA it was mandatory that lahmajoon, chereog, peda hatz, grape leaves, kufta ,cheese, olives were packed to go with me. We all miss Leon very much. I am no longer living in Los Angeles, so our entire family in California now miss the delicious food and the wonderful soul of Leon.

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I was excited when my brother told me about this website. I met Levon Partamian in 1970. Not only was he a wonderful sweet man, very active in the Armenian Church. As an American Armenian, we shared a lot of similar experiences such as our parents escaping the Turkish Massacre in 1915, coming to America and giving us life. The neighbors loved him. He was kind to the children and supported their school activities. Leon was a mentor to me by sharing some not all of his Armenian recipes. I bough all of my culinary needs at Partamian bakery. I know so well the gentlemen that are carrying on his legacy. They are both a wonderful example of who Leon was. I am sure he is proud of them and they way they represent the Partamian legacy. My daughter and granddaughter grew up knowing and loving Leon. When I would visit my family in Santa Cruz, CA it was mandatory that lahmajoon, chereog, peda hatz, grape leaves, kufta ,cheese, olives were packed to go with me. We all miss Leon very much. I am no longer living in Los Angeles, so our entire family in California now miss the delicious food and the wonderful soul of Leon.

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Where do I begin I was only nine years old in 1991 when I first stumbled into this small bakery in the west adams neighborhood. Upon walking in I realized how this bakery was quite possibly in the wrong neighborhood, it had armenian cook books, baklava which I had not a clue what it was, past all the foreign books, teas, and memorabilia I was at the deli counter which housed all sorts of olives, cheeses, meats and salads. A chubby man with glases greeted me as the beer fridge to the left hummed a steady one. I obviously clueless ordered a slice of pizza, pepperoni to be exact. Oven the next few months I would come to frequent this deli trying everything from pastrami sandwiches to pizza to ham sandwiches all made by Mr. Levon Partamian son and heir to Mr. A. Partamian and his boys as he used to call the 40 something year old men who would make lahmajunes as if they were going to stop world hunger. One day Mr. Partamian offers something other than the usual American treats, lahmajune yuk I thought at first taste, after the first time I decided I would stick to my traditional American treats lol. Some six months later I gave it one last try and for some weird reason I find myself sitting here at my desk at work almost 17 years later at 7:33pm writing this here to tell you that time and time again, in every foreign country I have visited, to every single person who's ever asked me what my greates indulgence is I have but only one answer Lahmajune from A. Partamian Armenian Bakery in Los Angeles, CA. It is no longer my great friend and baker of a lifetime Mr. Levon who tends to me when I arrive, he left us exactly one year ago this november, It is the fellows who always stood behind him and the great counter, the men who manned the huge ovens some 16 years ago.

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Where do I begin I was only nine years old in 1991 when I first stumbled into this small bakery in the west adams neighborhood. Upon walking in I realized how this bakery was quite possibly in the wrong neighborhood, it had armenian cook books, baklava which I had not a clue what it was, past all the foreign books, teas, and memorabilia I was at the deli counter which housed all sorts of olives, cheeses, meats and salads. A chubby man with glases greeted me as the beer fridge to the left hummed a steady one. I obviously clueless ordered a slice of pizza, pepperoni to be exact. Oven the next few months I would come to frequent this deli trying everything from pastrami sandwiches to pizza to ham sandwiches all made by Mr. Levon Partamian son and heir to Mr. A. Partamian and his boys as he used to call the 40 something year old men who would make lahmajunes as if they were going to stop world hunger. One day Mr. Partamian offers something other than the usual American treats, lahmajune yuk I thought at first taste, after the first time I decided I would stick to my traditional American treats lol. Some six months later I gave it one last try and for some weird reason I find myself sitting here at my desk at work almost 17 years later at 7:33pm writing this here to tell you that time and time again, in every foreign country I have visited, to every single person who's ever asked me what my greates indulgence is I have but only one answer Lahmajune from A. Partamian Armenian Bakery in Los Angeles, CA. It is no longer my great friend and baker of a lifetime Mr. Levon who tends to me when I arrive, he left us exactly one year ago this november, It is the fellows who always stood behind him and the great counter, the men who manned the huge ovens some 16 years ago.

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We are big fans of the Tarzana Armenian Deli and the Lahmajune they serve are baked HERE! We thought we'd drive over and try a fresh one as those at Tarzana Armenian are frozen. Well...we arrived at the bakery and it is in a pretty sketchy area, but we could smell the baked goods and were drawn in! The inside of the bakery was not well kept up and the lahmajune were allowed to cool in the open air around the inside of the premises where we noticed a few flies buzzing around... Normally, I would have been very turned off, but we have eaten this bakery's goods countless times from other vendors and..well, we were already there. We each bought two fresh lahmajune (not exactly pizza...fresh thin flatbread baked with a thin topping of minced lamb, tomato, onions, mint and other herbs.) and I bought a soft drink from their refrigerator case also. I took a sip from the can before the baker offered me a straw....this may or may not have been my undoing as not more than fifteen minutes after eating I began to get VERY ill! I have honestly not been so sick since scuba diving in a fresh water vwell in Mexico and contracting "The Amoeba". I'm talking emergency room sick! This was over a year ago and the smell of Lahmajune still nauseates me.

PROS: Used to love the Lamajune....
CONS: Got terrible food poisoning after eating here...

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We are big fans of the Tarzana Armenian Deli and the Lahmajune they serve are baked HERE! We thought we'd drive over and try a fresh one as those at Tarzana Armenian are frozen. Well...we arrived at the bakery and it is in a pretty sketchy area, but we could smell the baked goods and were drawn in! The inside of the bakery was not well kept up and the lahmajune were allowed to cool in the open air around the inside of the premises where we noticed a few flies buzzing around... Normally, I would have been very turned off, but we have eaten this bakery's goods countless times from other vendors and..well, we were already there. We each bought two fresh lahmajune (not exactly pizza...fresh thin flatbread baked with a thin topping of minced lamb, tomato, onions, mint and other herbs.) and I bought a soft drink from their refrigerator case also. I took a sip from the can before the baker offered me a straw....this may or may not have been my undoing as not more than fifteen minutes after eating I began to get VERY ill! I have honestly not been so sick since scuba diving in a fresh water vwell in Mexico and contracting "The Amoeba". I'm talking emergency room sick! This was over a year ago and the smell of Lahmajune still nauseates me.

PROS: Used to love the Lamajune....
CONS: Got terrible food poisoning after eating here...

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