Glendale CA Trip

My husband and I are off to LA/Glendale neighborhood the end of March. We are staying on Brand Blvd and are looking forward to some middle eastern/Armenian/Lebanese food.
Typically we have breakfast, head off to whatever location we’ve chosen for the day and then come back to our home base for dinner.
Looking for recommendations for 4-5 dinners in Glendale and confirmation that Porto’s bakery is a good spot for coffee and pastry and sandwiches to go.
We did see the No Passport Required episode with Marcus Samuelson so have a few ideas.
Thanks for your help and I will report back.

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Hooray for staying on Brand Blvd! That puts you in the center of the action : )

Porto’s Bakery is the bomb and yes, great pastries, sandwiches, coffee to go.
You might also want to check out 85c for morning pasties, their chocolate bread is yummy.

I checked the places mentioned in the No Passport Required episode and have one big “Do this, not that” note. He mentions Kozanian’s Ranch Market. It’s nice but for a true Glendale/Los Angeles thrill? Go to Super King Market. I prefer the one on San Fernando (one of the first and bigger) versus the newer, yes in Glendale one, that was repurposed from another market and it is not as easy to get around and just, well, not as nice to me.

LA Times article on Super King -
Link for their weekly ad -


I’d consider posting this question over on the foodtalkcentral board. They have many more LA-area posters than this board does, and helped me quite a bit when I was in the Pasadena area a couple of months ago.

Unfortunately I didn’t get the chance to eat in Glendale at all on that trip so I can’t give specific recommendations, but I’ll note that LA’s Thai Town is not super far from Glendale. The Pasadena/Altadena area is also a relatively easy drive; I’d recommend trying the pasta dinners at Bulgarini Gelato in Altadena if you’re interested in that kind of unique experience.


I haven’t been there in 15 years or so, but next town over in Pasadena had a fair number of Armenian pastrami places around.