Appetizer or main meal in itself, when sharing food with friends hummus is always high up on the list. We all know it’s made of chickpeas but there is an art to making really good hummus, dressing it up and adding accompanying dishes. It already starts with the main ingredient chickpeas. Different people have different methods of peeling off the thin clear skin to make the hummus rich and less seamy. While we’re not able to share the ultimate trick of making the best hummus with you, we have our recommendation of best places in Berlin to fulfill your hummus craving. Best enjoyed with a group of your favorite people. Read more after the jump.
Centrally located on Invalidenstrasse, Djimalaya has a great range of toppings on offer on top of the classic hummus which are best complimented by grilled meats, salmon and vegetables. Or maybe a side salad or shakshuka is more to your liking. The food tastes super fresh and combined with the fresh juices this definitely falls into the category of healthy eating.
Invalidenstrasse 159, Berlin-Mitte
Opening hours: Daily from 12-23h
What’s great at Zula is that it lets you customize your hummus to your liking. Choose a size, then add on toppings or select one of three recommendations. The hummus here is garlic free and instead you have garlic oil at the table that you can mix into your plate. The small portion is enough for one, but you can also opt for a bigger option for sharing.
Husemannstraße 10, Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
Opening hours: Daily from 11-23h
The US-based Nanoosh originally started in New York and is now offering a partly organic Eastern Mediterranean cuisine in clean and light design here in Berlin, too. The menu of course includes hummus but you’ll also find fresh soups, wraps and salads. Don’t forget to taste the homemade lemonade, ice teas or fresh juices. Everything is fresh – from the food to the drinks and the design.
Mohrenstrasse 50, Berlin-Mitte
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11-23h, Sat 12-23h, Sun 12-21:30h
Not your typical restaurant Gordon is a cafe/record store. Everything here is home-made: the food, the coffee, the music selection, the furniture. The menu is small with Israeli staples like shakshuka, wraps and of course hummus. Great characterful place for some chatter with friends over a snack of shared hummus.
Allerstr. 11, Berlin-Neukölln
Opening hours: Mon, Wed & Thu 09-19h, Fri & Sat 10-23h, Sun 10-18h
So here comes the trifecta that is Kanaan, the most hyped place at the moment. They have not one, not two, but THREE relatively new places. They took over the Pizza Hütte (my beloved Pizza joint in P’berg) at Kopenhagener Straße and the cafe across and turned them into a take-away and restaurant where they serve the amazing hummus (tried it, it really is that good) and other Israeli and Palestinian (yes you read that right, what a peace project!) dishes. They also have a brand new express restaurant in Kreuzberg.
Kopenhagener Straße 16, 10437 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
Express (Hütte) open Mon-Fri 12-16h, Restaurant (Kohlenquelle) open Sat-Sun 12-22h
Kanaan Express, Blücherstraße 37, 10961 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Open Mon-Fri 17-22h
Kanaan, photo: Kfir Harbi
What other Hummus places do you like in Berlin? Let us know in the comments below.