Craving For Hummus? Here are Restaurants That Have Great Hummus

One of our favorite snacks is hummus, a Middle Eastern dip, spread, or savory dish made from mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. It’s delicious, light, and healthy. If you’re curious to try it or want to have more, here are some restaurants in Manila that serve great hummus:

Hossein’s Restaurant

Hossein’s Restaurant is one of the pioneering Middle Eastern cuisine restaurants in the Philippines, having been established in 1985. It specializes in Iranian, Arabian, Indian, and Mediterranean food. Here, Chef Hossein serves delicacies he has learned since childhood, while adding his own modern twist. They are known for their kebabs, but they also serve hummus. You can order it solo or for sharing.

Addresses: Hossein’s Persian Kebab Makati (7857 LKV Building, Makati Avenue, Makati) / Hossein’s Serendra (2nd Level C-201 Serendra, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City) / Gilak by Hossein (2/F Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati Avenue, Makati)

The Wholesome Table

The Wholesome Table is an organic restaurant that serves comfort food. They also have hummus on the menu. Their version is made up of chickpeas, red beets, grilled eggplant, chimichurri, extra virgin olive oil, and sweet potatoes. It’s not always available but when they have it, make sure to order yourself some.

Addresses: Bonifacio High Street, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City / G/F, Salcedo Village, Bel-Air, Makati City / G/F, Greenbelt 2, San Lorenzo, Makati City

Persia Grill

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Persia Grill is the home-kitchen of an Iranian-Filipino family. They started serving traditional family-style Persian cooking in 2007. You can try their hummus individually, made up of mashed chickpeas and blended with quality tahini (a condiment made from toasted ground hulled sesame) and extra virgin olive oil.

You can also order it as part of the Mezze Family Sampler, which comes with baba ganoush (finely chopped roasted eggplant, olive oil, lemon juice, various seasonings, and tahini), falafel (deep-fried ball or patty-shaped fritter made from ground chickpeas, broad beans, or both), and vegetable samosa (fried or baked pastry with a savory filling, such as spiced potatoes, onions, peas).

Addresses: GF, Blue Sapphire Building, 2nd Avenue Corner 30th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig / GF, Valero Carpark 2, Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati / Unit G4, Prince Plaza II Condominium, Legazpi Corner Dela Rosa Street, Legaspi Village, Makati / Met Live Mall 112 Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard, Pasay

Kite Kebab Bar

Kite Kebab Bar offers authentic Mediterranean street food. It’s known for its delicious kebabs but don’t miss out on the hummus. It’s available as an appetizer and comes in different variants: your classic hummus, herb hummus, keema (a dish with meat, potato, pea, tomato, and garlic) on hummus, and hummus and feta. You can also try the Mezze Sampler. The hummus comes with Kite Kebab Bar favorites like the falafel, vegetarian samosas, baba ganoush, and tahini. A serving of the classic pita bread is also included to eat with the three dips.

Addresses: 4898 Durban Corner Polaris Street, Poblacion, Makati / 4898 Durban Corner Polaris Street, Poblacion, Makati

Hummus Elijah

Hummus Elijah is all about this tasty dip. You can choose to have it with chicken shawarma, egg, mushrooms, pine nuts, or almond sticks. They even have Hamshuka, a dish made up of hummus and shakshuka (a dish of eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes, olive oil, peppers, onion, garlic, and spices), served with pita bread, spicy sauce, and tahini. They also have a keto menu with ketofied versions of their dishes.

Addresses: G/F 5059 P. Burgos st. Poblacion, Makati / 5F SM Aura, BGC, Taguig / G/F Village Square Mall, Alabang

Kashmir

Kashmir used to servie Indian food in its former branches on Pasay Road, Padre Faura, and Makati Avenue. They have a new store in Bonifacio Global City and it’s the same Kashmir, same team, and same delicious recipes. Make sure to order some hummus the next time you’re here.

Addresses: L3, One Bonifacio High Street 5th Ave. cnr 28th st., BGC, Taguig

Falafel Yo

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Falafel Yo is known for their falafel wraps, a pita bun that firmly holds a crazy amount of ingredients, like six deep-fried falafel balls, cabbage, lettuce, fried eggplant, homemade hummus, chilies, tomatoes, cucumber, sumac (pickled onions), and drizzled with amba (sauce made from mango, cumin, and turmeric) and tahini. You can also order their hummus a la carte as a snack.

Addresses: 3/F Uptown Mall, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig / 2/F The Annex, SM City North EDSA, Quezon City / B1, Metro Supermarket, Alabang Town Center, Alabang

Yummza Hummus

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Yummza Hummus has taken the challenge of creating authentic hummus and bringing in some twists by creating additional flavors to suit different tastes and moods. They have Tandoori, Pesto, Original, Balsamic Vinegar, and Sundried Tomato. They’ve taken this a step further by having premium flavors such as Original with Capers, Pesto with Black Olives, Smoked Tandoori, Sun Dried Tomato with Green Olives, and Balsamic Vinegar with Oregano.

Addresses: order on https://www.instagram.com/yummzahummus/?hl=en

Arya Persian Restaurants

Arya serves Persian and Mediterranean cuisine so you can bet that they have hummus. They serve it a la carte and as the Mazeh Sini, which combines hummus and motabal (a puree of smoked eggplant with tahina paste and extra virgin olive oil). There’s also the Shahi Hummus/Motabal (a combination of a stick of beef shish with a choice of hummus or motabal) and the Rashti Hummus/Motabal (a combination of a stick of Royal jooheh with a choice of hummus or motabal). There are also a variety of platters served with hummus.

Addresses: Promenade Mall, Greenhills / Robinsons Place Manila / Robinsons Magnolia, New Manila / Shangri-La Plaza Mall

Beni’s Falafel

Beni’s Falafel is legendary for its falafel but make sure to try their hummus, too. It’s served a la carte but you can also order it with falafel balls or with shawarma.

Addresses: 5343 General Luna Corner Salamanca Street, Poblacion, Makati

Cafe Mediterranean

In 1994, two siblings, Gonzalo and Giovanna Mabanta, along with Gonzalo’s then sister-in-law Marla Moran, put their heart, their soul, and their passion for good food and cooking into a restaurant idea that, in those heady days of the 1990s, was still unknown in Manila: a kitchen dedicated to the distinctive cuisines of the sunny Mediterranean. Cafe Mediterranean was born. Since the restaurant covers the cooking of 14 countries in the region, one of their dishes is hummus, which is served with pita bread, wheat bread, or in a pocket.

Addresses: Greenbelt 1 / PowerPlant Mall / The Podium / Molito Lifestyle Mall / Nuvali / Estancia

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