Because of the cultural and ethnic diversity of Southern California and the presence of a large Arab American community, there are many grocery stores in the region that cater to immigrants from the Middle East. Food items from the Middle East that may not available in mainstream grocery stores can be found in the following grocery stores:
Fresh Choice Marketplace
9922 Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92804
2505 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92782
1217 S Brookhurst St, Anaheim, CA 92804
Super King Market
10500 Magnolia Ave, Anaheim, CA 92804
2741 W MacArthur Blvd, Santa Ana, CA 92704
15300 Goldenwest St.
Westminster, CA 92683
20802 E Arrow Hwy, Covina, CA 91724
Super King Market
2716 N. San Fernando Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90065
More locations: https://superkingmarkets.com/
5311 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
More locations: http://www.jonsmarketplace.com/
Savers – various locations
3900 Tyler St, Riverside, CA 92503
15320 Summit Avenue, Fontana, CA 92336
25125 Madison Ave #102, Murrieta, CA 92562
Value Vintage Thrift Store
1419 East Foothill Blvd., Upland, CA 91786
The State of California has the largest number of Arab Americans in any state, with the Greater Los Angeles Area constituting the largest cluster in the state. Each year, new immigrants from the Arab world choose California as their new home more than any other state for various reasons including the climate, which is very similar to the Middle East. A cultural destination, Little Arabia District, located in Orange County is home to a vibrant community where there are dozens of Arab American-owned businesses and restaurants, Arab community events and organizations. Additionally, there are large numbers of Arab and other Middle Eastern communities scattered throughout Southern California including Armenians, Iranian-Americans, Chaldeans, and more.
The Anaheim corridor known unofficially as “Little Arabia” is a great collection of Arab-American owned businesses, restaurants, cafes, lounges and ethnic markets along Brookhurst Street and its surroundings in Anaheim.
Here’s a partial list of restaurants and grocery stores in Little Arabia that offer Arabic food and halal options. They also have served and supported refugees in Orange County!
More restaurants, cafes, and resources in Little Arabia are available at
Olive Tree Restaurant
512 S Brookhurst St #3, Anaheim, CA 92804
513 1/2 S Brookhurst St, Anaheim, CA 92804
Little Arabia Lebanese Bakery & Cuisine
638 S Brookhurst St, Anaheim, CA 92804
Kaza Maza Mediterranean Grill
2395 Hamner Ave, Norco, CA 92860
9491 Foothill Blvd. #B, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
11201 California St, Redlands, CA 92373
Wahib’s Middle Eastern Restaurant
910 E Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801
Sunnin Lebanese Cafe
1776 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
5215 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803
304 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203
1640 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025