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Jan 28, 2008 06:54 AM

Best Hummus in MA?

After returning from the middle east where they have the best, home made hummus I am trying to find something that compares. I haven't found great hummus in Boston but am hopeful it's out there somewhere. Any recommendations?

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  1. There's a small restaurant in Methuen called Shadis, excellent hummus, taboulee, and on week-ends raw kibbee. They also have entrees like, kafta skewers, lamb, swharma etc.

    1. While, not a restaurant, but rather a small gourmet wine, cheese etc shop, Gypsy Kitchen in Quincy Center sells some excellent home made hummus.

      1. I had some outstanding hummus yesterday at the Sahara Restaurant on Route 9 in Worcester. As far as hummus around Boston, I really like the version at Sultan's Kitchen in Boston.

        1. The Armenian stores on Mt Auburn St in Watertown all sell their own "in house" hummus, as well as all the breads, pickles, olives etc that are eaten with it.

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          1. re: cassis

            Yes, the hummus at Sevan is to die for, as well as their other prepared foods.

            1. re: Science Chick

              agree - sevan is wonderfully fresh, arak and massis also good

              1. re: teezeetoo

                Chiming in to add that I think Savan has delectable hummus, as well as other food. Not too expensive, either!

              2. re: cassis

                If we are onto the markets, I have to say I really like the hummus at Massis, also on Mt. Auburn Street in Watertown. Has a gentle, but noticeable lemon flavor that I enjoy.

              3. In Boston, Sultan's Kitchen, Reef Cafe (Allston), and Shawarma King (Coolidge Corner).

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                1. re: redsox23

                  the freshest is in the Mt. Auburn street armenian stores: Sevan is my favorite, but Arak and Massis are very good.

                  1. re: teezeetoo

                    Right around the corner from the Mt. Auburn street Armenian stores, and conveniently located right next to Shangri La, the Eastern Lamejun Bakery makes terrific hummus, tabbouleh, kibbeh, and a whole bunch of other yummy stuff.


                    1. re: BJK

                      Yes, this is a great place! Every time I go by there, I pick up a whole bunch of healthy snack food. The Metch is amazing. The hummus is lemony and not too thick.

                      1. re: mwbbos

                        I think you mean "etch"...but I can never find a recipe for this anywhere, so I wonder if it is called something else entirely, or spelled so completely differently.....At any rate, it is AWESOME and I could eat a big bowl of it at one sitting!

                          1. re: galleygirl

                            Make variations of this a lot, being so close to the markets & bakeries of Coolidge Sq. Lately, in the morning, bulgur soaked in chicken stock, fresh grated ginger, nuked, a good squeeze of lemon, & I have a nice, savory breakfast.

                            1. re: galleygirl

                              galleygirl.....YOU ROCK!! I can't wait to make this myself.......

                              Thanks so much!

                        1. re: BJK

                          I second this- we like Eastern Lamejune's hummus best. It tastes most like what we ate when we lived in Egypt!

                          You can also get good tahina/tahini there if you want to try making your own.

                      2. re: redsox23

                        Is Shawarma King the place that makes the hummus with ground lamb that tatamagouche used to love? Does anyone remember? That stuff is the bomb.