When newcomers visit this Los Angeles staple, they are often at a loss as to what they should order. With so many delicious foods on the menu, it can be hard to narrow it down to just one choice. You havea few options: the first is the tried and true “try something new” method, which may involve multiple trips (hint: start with the rotisserie if you choose this route). Other methods may involve bringing groups or feeling a bit adventurous. Here is your guide for what to order at Zankou Chicken.
When You’re With a Group
Try eating family style when you’re in a group. Even a small group of three people can polish off a whole chicken with room on plates for several sides. This is one of the more interesting ways to experience Zankou, as it’s like a build-your-own shawarma using meat from the whole chicken. Plus, you get the crispy skin. As for sides, tabbouleh is nice and cool on hot days while most people will want some hummus. If you’re not feeling hummus, mutabbal (made of eggplant) is an excellent substitute.
When You’re Alone
Try ordering the plate for lunch and a wrap for dinner. Why? Simple: the plate comes with more food and you should eat heavier early in the day. The wrap is full of protein, and it’s tasty too. You get garlic sauce with both, but the plate comes with extra pita bread.
The plate comes with Tahini salad, which pairs very well with whichever meat or falafel you choose, hummus and rice.