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At Armenian Market & Bakery, pizzas and more

Armenian Market & Bakery owner Jirair Cinar cooks up lamejun.
Armenian Market & Bakery owner Jirair Cinar cooks up lamejun.(Erik Jacobs for the Boston Globe)
A lahmajun roll-up, made with beef, tomato, onion, turnips, and tahini sauce rolled in an Armenian pizza.
A lahmajun roll-up, made with beef, tomato, onion, turnips, and tahini sauce rolled in an Armenian pizza.(Erik Jacobs for the Boston Globe)

The awning reads “Armenian pizza” in capital letters. These freshly made lamejun ($2.25 each, 12 for $16.99) start with thin dough, which is topped with ground beef, slivers of vegetables, and herbs. They’re served right from the oven with a lemon wedge. The 10-inch rounds are bright stars at Armenian Market & Bakery, which opened in January across from the Watertown Mall. When you need to take a break from Best Buy and Target, the market offers tender schwarma and kebabs, packaged Middle Eastern foods, prepared dishes, and friendly hospitality. Basterma manaeesh ($5.99) is another pizza-like round, this one with shavings of spiced and cured dried beef arranged on cheese. If you ask, owner Jirair “Jerry” Cinar, an Istanbul-born Armenian, will break an egg onto the topping for a sunnyside-up effect. Eat this, lamejun, sesame-topped tahini bread, and other specialties in the small cafe or at an outdoor patio, coming soon. Armenian Market & Bakery, 23 Elm St., Watertown, 857-228-3014. NANCY KALAJIAN

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