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Falafel Arax Expands With New Locations Slated for Glendale and Studio City

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And the first one might be open any day now.

Falafel Arax, Glendale
Falafel Arax, Glendale

Strip mall favorite Falafel Arax is, after some 35 years, expanding beyond their East Hollywood digs. A quick look at their website shows a simple "new locations coming soon," but rumor has it there are two in the works: Studio City, which is still a little ways off, and Glendale, which could be soft open as soon as this week.

A call to the original Falafel Arax confirms the expansion plans into Glendale, though they’re a bit more cagey on a true opening date. At least the address is known, thanks to a sneak shot posted online by a happy new customer: 625 E. Colorado Boulevard. That puts it just off the intersection of Colorado and Glendale Boulevard proper, in — you guessed it — a strip mall.

At first blush it may seem a strange time to branch out, after all these years and decades of praise from local food writers, but the restaurant market is booming overall in Los Angeles, and there's a particular focus on the flavors of the Middle East. That's particularly true with falafel, which is having a mini-moment all its own —  so maybe Arax was just biding their time after all these years.

Falafel Arax Glendale
625 E. Colorado Blvd.
Glendale, CA

Falafel Arax

5101 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029 (323) 663-9687

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