shawarma at the place
Eldad and the boys busy at work
After pestering Eldad, the owner of the only Glatt Kosher Shawarma truck in LA for the past week, I finally got to have a bite this evening.On my way to a Christmas party last week I spotted the "Place Mobile Grill" trailer parked on Zelzah, just south of Ventura Bl. in Tarzana.I was noticing many Israeli restaurants in the area, some which I hadn't noticed before, but this truck.It is the nicest looking truck I've seen, painted with a circus-like design.It's actually a trailer tied to a truck, but I'm callin' it a truck.
Hamakom(the place, metaphorically speaking), also called the Place Mobile Grill, had closed down a couple of days due to Chanukah, but was back in action tonight.They have a website to let you know where they will be located,www.theplacemobilegrill.com , but it's not working yet.In the meantime you can call Eldad, at 888-510-5552.It's great, you call and follow the prompts expecting to get an automated response, and then on comes Eldad.For now they are on Zelzah, south of Ventura Bl. on the east side of the street.I believe they are out there daily 'til about 9PM or 10PM.
The menu is extensive with salads, different shawarma plates(traditional and non-traditional), borekas, shishliks, paninis, all Glatt Kosher.I had the shwarma plate tonight with an Israeli salad and hummus.A little pita on the side.This was a pleasurable street meal served from a real rotisserie, with fresh ingredients, and excellent flavor.I'm no shawarma expert, but this find is another reason why I Love LA.
Hamakom(The Place Mobile Grill)
Zelzah, just south of Ventura Bl. in Tarzana