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Aug 11, 2012 04:52 PM

Best Hummus on Long Island?

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

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  1. 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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    1. re: Scott_R

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

      1. re: Scott_R

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

        1. re: amymsmom

          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

            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. 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.

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

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            1. re: bboomer

              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.