HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >

Hummus Place is IT

Skillet Licker Sep 29, 2004 12:05 AM

This is the best hummus I've ever had (not counting the ur-hummus ful spooned out by an old Palestinian man from a street stand on a tiny lane in the Old City 20 years ago).

Hummus Place only has three items (all hummus). The ful offers a swooningly delicious combination of hummus, ful, hard cooked egg, olive oil, tahini, paprika and parsley all discretely assembled in a shallow bowl, with a side of pickled onions and cukes and hot pepper, awaiting plunder by two perfectly warmed billowy rounds of real pita.

Nice Israeli juices or lemonade and Turkish coffee.

I've been to Hoomoos Asli many times and appreciate their varied menu and unusual condiments and authentic recipes. But the hummus lacked that certain deliciousness that Hummus Place has mastered. No need to go anywhere else for hummus from now on.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. b
    babar ganesh RE: Skillet Licker Sep 29, 2004 11:57 AM

    i agree unequivocally. and a great place for people watching too.

    1. m
      mattyp RE: Skillet Licker Sep 29, 2004 05:36 PM

      can you provide location please?

      1 Reply
      1. re: mattyp
        Bowfinger RE: mattyp Sep 29, 2004 05:55 PM

        8th St. between 1st and A. Pretty great block for food.

      2. a
        a&w RE: Skillet Licker Sep 29, 2004 06:02 PM

        I've been meaning to try this place for some time--thanks for the report. Have you tried the hummus at Azuri (51st at 10th Ave)? Similar texture to Hoomos Asli's but many, many times tastier. I'll be curious to compare with the Hummus Place.

        3 Replies
        1. re: a&w
          Jill Brazil RE: a&w Dec 21, 2007 05:03 PM

          Wow! I tried Hummus Place on Amsterdam Ave tonight -- and I have to agree that this is the best Hummus and Falafel I have ever tasted! And very refreshing home made lemonade with fresh mint! I was picking up nova lox at Barney Greengrass for a brunch I'm having on Sunday -- and just stopped in Hummus Place by chance. What a wonderful find! This is the most authentic Israeli Hummus you could possibly find in NY. Perfection. And the Whole Wheat Pita tasted home made as well.

          1. re: Jill Brazil
            TipsyMcStagger RE: Jill Brazil Dec 21, 2007 05:30 PM

            >>>Wow! I tried Hummus Place on Amsterdam Ave (UES) tonight<<<

            Apparently the city is going through some major changes :)


            1. re: TipsyMcStagger
              Jill Brazil RE: TipsyMcStagger Dec 21, 2007 06:17 PM

              You're right! Upper West Side! Thanks for catching that!

        2. Nikki NYC RE: Skillet Licker Dec 21, 2007 07:49 PM

          Is the hummus very garlicky?

          1 Reply
          1. re: Nikki NYC
            Jill Brazil RE: Nikki NYC Dec 22, 2007 02:37 AM

            No! Not too garlicky at all! For my taste - everything had just the right amount of seasoning.

          Show Hidden Posts