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Best Hummus on Long Island?

gandro Aug 11, 2012 04:52 PM

Can anyone recommend a good Hummus on Long Island - preferably in Nassau from a market rather than a restaurant? Thanks

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    Scott_R Aug 11, 2012 07:54 PM

    Tavlin in Bellmore:

    (FYI, they're on vacation this week, the 11th through the 18th). Great hummus, and their babaganoush is amazing. It wouldn't occur to me to go anywhere else.

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      Scott_R Aug 13, 2012 08:17 PM

      I should also have noted: Tavlin is a market, not a restaurant.

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        amymsmom Aug 15, 2012 08:40 AM

        I'll second that. I make my own hummus, but theirs is smooth & creamy. I can't duplicate the texture.

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          scunge Aug 15, 2012 09:38 AM

          Mine started coming out creamy after I started using chana dal or split desi chickpea .There as small as a split pea require just a soaking in hot water or at most a quick simmer til soft. I found them in an Indian/Paki market (Patel Bros ).Sometimes a combine them with cooked split fava's or if you have canned .

          1. re: amymsmom
            mcf Aug 16, 2012 06:44 AM

            I make super creamy hummos. Using canned garbanzos helps, a lot of olive oil and lemon juice drizzled in while processing. Sometimes a little bit of the liquid from the can.

        2. coll Aug 12, 2012 08:28 AM

          Sorry not as familiar with Nassau, but Pita House in Medford makes the best hummus I ever tasted on Long Island, bar none. Not saying I've tried them all though.

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            bboomer Aug 13, 2012 07:04 AM

            Hummus World has excellent fresh hummus and babagonoush. On Lincoln ave off Roslyn Rd near the high school...in Roslyn.

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              JH Jill Aug 13, 2012 10:03 AM

              Tried to go here on an early lunch hour today, but it's a mom & pop operation and they were quite late opening so I didn't. The menu looks very good, and they sell lots of soups, sandwiches, salads & 4 kinds of homemade hot sauce to go. It's at 17A Lincoln Ave in a little house across the street and up a block from the small commercial strip on the corner of Roslyn. Try going after noon to make sure they are ready.

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