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Best Hummus

iamrichardgee Aug 26, 2007 11:35 AM

Just moved from London where one is spoilt for fine Lebanese cuisine.
The hummus on the shelves of Kosher deli's or super markets around the lower Westchester region does not make the grade.It is hard to identify that the origin of
the product is even chick peas.
Are their any good middle eastern speciality stores in Manhattan or lower Westchester that could satisfy my craving ?

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  1. Cheese Boy RE: iamrichardgee Aug 26, 2007 11:51 AM

    I enjoy the hummus made at Sahadi's. It's worth the short trip from Manhattan. Boro Hall stop - first stop in Brooklyn ... Sahadi's is just a short walk from there. Try their baba ganoush.

    Sahadi's ---> http://www.sahadis.com/about.ihtml

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      iamrichardgee RE: Cheese Boy Aug 26, 2007 06:28 PM

      Thanks.I will be making the trip before the week is out.

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        bigjeff RE: iamrichardgee Aug 27, 2007 12:00 PM

        sahadi's ultra-ultra-smooth hummus, which, if you're into that, is good. I prefer a slightly chunkier one myself, this stuff is almost too smooth; same for their baba. what is the london/lebanese-style? had some great stuff when I was out there in the spring; forget the name of the place, but in the NE part of london (still zone 1) marylebone area I think? tiny restaurant with an upstairs and maybe 12 seats downstairs, absolutely delicious and kicked the ass of many a NY establishment.

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          iamrichardgee RE: bigjeff Aug 27, 2007 08:44 PM

          Good lebanese hummus comes many ways in London.Favourite is from Noura in the center of town.

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            bigjeff RE: iamrichardgee Aug 30, 2007 07:37 AM

            the place I was thinking of is located right near the edgeware road tube station, about a block away; very narrow two-floor restaurant with the open kitchen downstairs. we had an excellent meal there the last I went. not sure if its lebanese, but definitely middle eastern; they serve this huge flatbread/pitta that was excellent.

    2. Chew on That RE: iamrichardgee Aug 31, 2007 11:37 AM

      This is kind of embarassing but I had a reallllly good hummus at California Pizza Kitchen the other day. It was their Tuscan hummus appetizer, with chunks of tomatoes, basil and olive oil. So good! I prefer the lighter texture to the thick and chunky that I often find in grocery stores.

      1. bex RE: iamrichardgee Oct 15, 2007 01:01 PM

        ummm, the hummus place (st marks between 1st and A). (obvi!)

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          fooodie RE: bex Oct 18, 2007 08:10 AM

          Yes, the hummus place is great!

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          rootheee RE: iamrichardgee Oct 15, 2007 06:05 PM

          The Hummous Place has three locations in Manhattan. Great pita. You can get fresh labne and good hummous at all three.

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            NYJewboy RE: rootheee Oct 17, 2007 07:28 PM

            I also dislike too-smooth hummus. Hummus place is too smooth. I would like recs from anyone who has found a chunkier, more robust and flavorful blend with plenty of garlic.

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              MinhLikesFood RE: NYJewboy Oct 29, 2007 02:17 PM

              I'm jumping on the Hummus Place bandwagon too. I never realized how much i love hummus till i had it there. The on St. Marks b/w 1st and A, though i'm assuming it's the same at all of their locations.

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            Allyson1021 RE: iamrichardgee Oct 31, 2007 11:54 AM

            I agree Sahadi's has amazing Hummus. It is worth the trip. Also The Hummus Place has 2 restaurants. One in the East Vilage and the Other on the Upper West Side. There hummus is also delicous. There are a few different types you can choose from. I recommend the hummus with the fava beans. They have great lunch specials.

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              carfreeinla RE: iamrichardgee Nov 18, 2007 04:29 AM

              As long as you are venturing out of your designated area- come to Bay Ridge. Family Store on 3rd and Ovington makes a more tahina based Hummus. My personal favorite for all around choices is Mazza Plaza on 5th and 80th. Super nice owner and great recipes. Karam used to be the top choice, but I find that they are worthy of a downhill alert these days...

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                aahnnt RE: iamrichardgee Nov 19, 2007 05:31 AM

                samad's at 112th and Broadway used to have great hummous. i'd guess its still great but i haven't had it in quite i while.

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                  samersova RE: aahnnt Dec 8, 2007 03:55 PM

                  Ali Babba'a on 34 street between 3/2 Ave.

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