Every local community has a story, a history, and a unique personality that cannot be replicated. This is often thanks to specialized, small-scale businesses, like this one, which contribute to a neighborhood’s distinctive character and promote a thriving ecosystem in their community. Small, independent businesses offer diverse products and services, fostering economic resilience by removing the local economy’s dependence on a single industry. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
As a result, patronizing a local business like this is an act of community building. Check out their website to learn more about the local experience you can discover today.
Did You Know?
- 48 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned retail business goes back into the local community. That’s more than three times the amount that local economies recover from chain retailers — Civic Economics’ 2012 survey of local businesses
- Local businesses have generated 65% of the country’s net new jobs over the past 17 years — US Small Business Administration
El Mahroosa Hookah Cafe
A puff of smoke and a bite of Middle Eastern cuisine. That winning combination occurs again and again out on El Mahroosa Hookah Cafe's covered patio. Here, servers bring coals, hookah pipes, and tobacco in many flavors, which diners can inhale while perusing the restaurant's traditional Turkish and Jordanian dishes. Depending on the night, the chef's special might be something like mansaf: a dish of lamb cooked in a yogurt sauce and served over rice. El Mahroosa Hookah Cafe also adds a dash of entertainment to these visits. Several flatscreen TVs display soccer matches, and the cafe occasionally hosts live music performances.
62% of 13 customers recommend
“Best Mediterranean Food in LA!!!”
“Great food great hookah!”
“It's a cafe setting but the food is pretty authentic..”