The arrival of Moishe's at Farmers Market a decade ago was a good thing for those who have had enough Gumbo Pot jambalaya to last a lifetime. It's a great place to try muhammara if you haven't had it, the wonderful Lebanese spread made of red peppers, walnuts, olive oil and pomegranate syrup. I was pleasantly surprised by the spicy red hummus -- usually hummus kind of bores me and I go for babaghanouj, but this one has a real zip to it. Moishe's also has the usual chicken and lamb kabobs and freshly-made felafel.
stuffed eggplant and saladsJust adjacent to Moishe's is another mideastern stand, The Village, which is one of the few places in all of L.A. that offers Turkish food. The specialty is the Turkish pide, like a Turkish pizza, which offers toppings like fried eggs and eggplant in addition to cheese, tomato, etc. I was happy to see that the Village also has a good selection of Turkish salads. I tried the stuffed eggplant, the broad beans with tomatoes and one with kale and beans. They were really flavorful and unusual, although you might want to ask to have the eggplant heated up.