Falafel Arax

Best Hummus, August 2012

The most popular orders at Falafel Arax in Little Armenia are Lebanese favorites such as the beef shawarma and chicken kabob sandwiches, which the Ohanessian family has been serving for 30 years. But the unsung gem at this wee spot is the hummus, which the owners will describe only as a blend of garbanzos and olive oil. Unlike the bland, gummy, or overly acidic versions found in tubs at your grocer, this one—creamy, with a sprinkle of ground red pepper—has a devilishly satisfying finish. » 5101 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 2, East Hollywood, 323-663-9687.