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Greatest Hummus-PHX/Scottsdale

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I'm looking for opinions on the best tasting hummus (of any sort or style) in the area.

My personal favorites are likely the hummus at Subuddy and the hummus w/chicken at Pita Jungle (although this defies the rules as it's based on more than the hummus alone). Looking for some other strong options, as well.

Thoughts?

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  1. It's a little bit off Phoenix/Scottsdale, but Arizona Golf Resort have great hummus. The owners of the resort are from Israel and they told me the Hummus at the Resort is close to what they serve at home.

    1. Not in Scottsdale but Spices in Chandler at Ray/McClintock has fantastic hummus. On par with Sabuddy we think(though much closer to our house!)

      1. Our hummus preferences seem to run contrary to most of the folks here, so take them with a grain of salt. Shish Kebab House, which should be in their new location in the NW corner of Olive and 51st Ave, is our long-standing go-to choice for hummus. Recently Mr. Greek opened on Indian School at 40th Street and their hummus is as-good-as or a really close second to Shish.
        We also recently tried the store brand hummus at our local Fresh & Easy and found it to be outstanding, especially when eaten with their garlic naan.

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        1. re: Firenza00

          New location? Did SKH move diagonally across the street?

          1. re: Firenza00

            I second the Shish Kabob House. Their hummus is good--tell them to keep the warm pita bread coming!

          2. Have you tried Aladdin's (near corner of Via Linda & 90th St)? Small family owned place where they make everything from scratch. Only down side is that they're not speedy (best to call ahead with order) and they close pretty early at 8pm. The owner is from Lebannon and the food (including hummus) is pretty darn authentic and tasty.

            1. I found the hummus at the Persian Room to be so creamy, I was suspicious of what they may have put in it. The fact that the pita comes fresh out of the oven might help, too.

              The hummus at Dooby's is entirely different - chunky and heterogeneous.

              I think Pita Jungle's is okay, but, that place is so low fat. I think they need to splash some oil around.

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              Pita Jungle
              1250 E Apache Blvd Ste 113, Tempe, AZ 85281

              Sabuddy
              6949 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

              Dooby's Grill Cafe
              2909 S Dobson Rd # 2, Mesa, AZ

              Spices Mediterranean Kitchen
              4040 W Ray Rd Ste 12, Chandler, AZ 85226

              Persian Room
              17040 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

              Zs Greek
              4026 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018

              1. Middle Eastern Bakery and Deli on 16th, just north of Thomas.

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                Middle Eastern Bakery & Deli
                3052 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016

                1. Thanks, keep it up.

                  If there are any other particularly great store-bought options, that might be good to know, too.

                  I recently tried AJ's thai peanut butter hummus which is nice. Very unique flavor. Their jalepeno/cilantro is also quite good, especially for those who like a lot of acidity in their hummus. Tons of cilantro which, for me, can never be a bad thing. Can't recall who makes either, or if they're unique to AJ's.

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                  1. re: crsin

                    I would recommend the thai hummus @ Four Peaks since it sounds like you like unique flavors.
                    http://www.fourpeaks.com/menu2.asp

                    I agree with the posters above that Mr. Greek and Middle Eastern Deli's versions are also good.

                    1. re: azhotdish

                      The hummus at Four Peaks is great. Pita Jungle is my favorite for a more traditional hummus.

                      1. re: azhotdish

                        Yes, very good. It's got quite a bit of spice too, which is really nice, and it's a big serving.

                    2. I love TJ's hummus. Costco also sells one that is pretty good, although the container is so big that most of it goes bad before I can eat it all.

                      1. im a fan of doctor hummus, who sells at the downtown phx market. you can also find his hummus at aj's, at least the one on central and c'back has it. his pita chips are fiendishly addictive as well

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                        1. re: winedubar

                          I second the hummus at the downtown market. The different flavors that they have are delicious, but sometimes the sellers are a little too pushy and in your face.

                          1. re: winedubar

                            dr. hummus nis also available at Whole Foods.

                          2. Don't know whether your title excludes the 'burbs, but I love the hummus (and everything else!) at Phoenicia Grill. There is a location on Ray & Gilbert in Gilbert and near campus in Tempe (it's just east of Mill Avenue, I want to say around 6th St.) I've never eaten at the one in Tempe, but the one in Gilbert is my go-to for Mediterranean food. Their hummus is great - finished with a dollop of olive oil and an olive on top!

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                            Phoenicia Cafe II
                            1150 S Gilbert Rd Ste 104, Gilbert, AZ 85296

                            1. I recently got take-out from the new Nile Cafe on Roosevelt (just west of 7th St) and while waiting for my falafel sandwiches the guy brought out samples of all their hummus flavors to try (not sure I can remember them all -- regular, cilantro jalapeno, sun-dried tomato, roasted red pepper, and artichoke...I think).

                              In the long run I was pretty indifferent to the falafel but the hummus was pretty tasty; I liked the plain best. And I thought the free samples was a very pleasant touch.

                              I'm not a big fan of tahini so I like my hummus to be light on tahini so that may be something to keep in mind.

                              I think the Trader Joe's organic version is very good.

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                              1. re: Bax

                                I tried the hummus @ Fresh and Easy (mentioned by Firenaz00), I thought it was great and a great value, also I got lucky and it was marked down to 49 cents!!

                                1. re: aztami

                                  I make frequent runs to F&E to see what's marked down per their aggressive freshness date policy, but have yet to score any discounted hummus. Even at it's $1.99 regular price, it's a steal relative to what it costs in a restaurant. :) Glad you liked it.