Zankou Chicken

Angelenos’ love affair with this Armenian chain goes back decades, and the original Hollywood location—like the ten other bustling outposts—can’t serve the crowds fast enough. A half chicken plate with hummus, pita, tomato, garlic sauce, and pickled turnips goes for under $10, while a shawarma sandwich with similar fixings will cost you $6. The famous garlic sauce is as much a beacon as the flavorful poultry.