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Hummus Place

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99 MacDougal St., New York, NY 10012 40.729488 -74.000952
nr. Bleecker St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-533-3089 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern
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Official Website

hummusplace.com

Nearby Subway Stops

A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.

Prices

$4.95-$8.95

Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Kid-Friendly
  • Take-Out
  • Catering

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

This venue is closed.

To chickpea connoisseurs, making hummus is a fine art, one they seem to have mastered at this restaurant where the single-minded menu consists of several thick versions of the Middle Eastern spread, accessorized with puffy pita, pickles, and hot sauce. A proprietary brand of imported white tahini is the not-so-secret ingredient, giving the spread its pale-beige color and ineluctably rich flavor (the hummus operandi tending toward the smooth and nutty versus the coarse and lemony). Purists can order it relatively unadorned, with just a swirl of good extra-virgin olive oil and a dusting of cumin, paprika, and parsley, or up the bean quotient with two variations on the theme: one topped with warm, soft whole chickpeas (masbacha), the other with earthy, slow-cooked favas and a sliced hardboiled egg (called foul, pronounced “fool”).

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