The Top 10 Tastiest Spots In Glendale, California

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24 April 2017

Located in Los Angeles County, Glendale is home to many great restaurants specializing in everything from New American to Mexican and Mediterranean cuisines. We list some of the tastiest spots in the area to help you decide where to try first.

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Eden Burger Bar

Bar, Bistro, American, $$$
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If you want a burger but with a fancy twist, then head to Eden Burger Bar whose specialty is gourmet, juicy patties. The fanciness of the burgers extends into the sleek, modern space in which diners can enjoy a variety of options bursting with incredible flavors. Favorites include the fig burger topped with fig, sun-dried tomatoes, crispy prosciutto flakes, arugula, smoked gouda, lemon-basil aioli, plus fig and olive tapenade and the decadent Black Label burger with truffle cheddar, potato strings, black truffle shavings, and truffle-garlic aioli. Each burger comes with a choice of a grass-fed beef patty or a veggie version. Don’t forget the fries (bistro, truffle, or sweet potato) or onion rings.

Etc...Gourmet Kitchen

Bakery, Cafe, American
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Fairly new on the scene, Etc…Gourmet Kitchen is a family-owned bakery and café specializing in American eats, both sweet and savory. A charming place with a bright interior, Etc. uses nothing but top-notch fresh ingredients, ensuring an excellent product every time. For something savory, try a sandwich, such as the turkey cranberry with house-made cranberry sauce and stuffing, with a side such as potato or pesto pasta. But be sure to leave some room for one of the great scones, muffins, tea breads, croissants, and cinnamon rolls after.

Foxy's Restaurant

Restaurant, American, $$$
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Foxy’s Restaurant is a beloved Glendale restaurant for locals, with a warm interior, complete with a fireplace for the colder days, and a lovely patio for dining al fresco when it is warm. The breakfast menu features items such as the crab cake benedict served with crispy hash browns, while lunch and dinner options include salads, sandwiches, burgers, and entrées of a variety of international flavors.

Game Häus Cafe

Cafe, Bakery, American, Tea
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The Historic Doctors House in Glendale
The Historic Doctors House in Glendale | © Konrad Summers/WikiCommons
Game Häus Cafe, as the name suggests, it is a board game café, and guests can pay a small cover charge to play a game (they have over 900). They also have an array of tasty edibles (you don’t have to pay a cover to just eat) ranging from pastries, pies, scones, bagels, cookies and cakes to sandwiches, soups and pizza along with coffee-based drinks, teas, and more.

Granville Cafe

Restaurant, American, $$$
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A delicious meal at La Cabañita
A delicious meal at La Cabañita | © IK's World Trip/Flickr
Granville Cafe aims to offer its customers the best local, organic and humane ingredients when possible and makes everything from scratch daily. Serving lunch and dinner every day plus weekend breakfast, the café’s has a menu that features everything from pancakes and eggs in a nest for breakfast to soup, salads, burgers and pasta for lunch and dinner. There is also a really good selection of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free choices.

La Cabañita

Restaurant, Mexican, $$$
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Pork sandwich from Porto's
Pork sandwich from Porto's | © LWYang/Flickr
Run by Mexican husband-wife duo Francisco and Patricia Jimenez, La Cabañita is a friendly, lively restaurant serving zesty cuisine brimming with Mexican flavors. Filled with family recipes, the menu has numerous enticing options from combination plates, such as the vegetarian taco and tostada and the albondigas en chipotle, meatballs filled with hardboiled eggs in a spicy sauce. Wash down with beer or one of the great margaritas.

Porto's Bakery

Bakery, Cafe, Cuban
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Persian tea at Raffi's
Persian tea at Raffi's | © vmiramontes/Flickr
Porto’s Bakery is a family-owned and operated bakery and café serving sweet and savory Cuban delights and very popular with locals. The signature Refugiado, a pastry filled with guava and cheese, and the coconut strudel are definite must-trys. For savory options, the menu offers a variety of sandwiches for lunch, including the Cubano, along with soup and salads.

Raffi's Place

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Raffi’s Place

Raffi’s Place specializes in authentic Mediterranean and Persian cuisine. In addition to indoor seating, there is also a lovely outdoor space, making this gourmet-dining venue great for both small and large parties. Some delicious options from the menu include the shish kabobs, skewers of filet mignon, bell pepper, and onion, and the gheimeh bademjan, a stew of beef, split peas, fried onion, and eggplant with a side of rice.

Raffi’s Place, 211 E Broadway, Glendale, CA, USA, +1 818 240 7411

Sipan Bakery

Bakery, Restaurant, Middle Eastern, American
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Sipan Bakery is a family-owned and operated bakery and café serving Middle Eastern delights and particularly specializes in Armenian cuisine. Highlights from the menu include a variety of beorks (similar to a pie) make with everything from spicy cheese and green olives to meat, Or try the Glendale mashrooha, which is unleavened bread with cheese and soujouk meat, scrambled eggs, tomatoes, fresh mint, and olives.