For our NY trip, I left all the food research to JS. Apparently, there had been a rash of hummus places that have been popping up in the city.
While we did plan to stop by one of these places during our NYC visit, we happened upon this location of Hummus Place by chance.
We were having our slice of pizza from Bleecker Street Pizza when we turned our heads and voilà, there was Hummus Place!
Look there, they also had shakshuka on the menu!
We had just eaten some pizza, but we figured we should get something from Hummus Place as well, since we were there already. We decided we should at least order their hummus (since that's the name of the place, after all!), and some falafels. How convenient that they had a special which included hummus and one appy!
Falafels. I didn't expect them to be herb falafels because the menu didn't indicate so. But, I was pleasantly surprised. They had such a nice, vibrant green color! They were also smaller than falafels I've seen before; more crust to go around.
Hummus, served with pita. This is a smoother, more tahini-ish hummus than what we make. (Ours is more chickpea-ish, and very bold in garlic and lemon flavor.) We've seen a similar type of hummus described as Israeli hummus at Gaia Bistro in Vancouver (where we first discovered shakshuka).
That there is hot sauce, also nice and green.
Poor, poor delivery guy. Because businesses in Manhattan don't seem to have loading docks (or back/delivery entrances), this guy had to unload the goods from his truck one hand-cart at a time, and deliver them, one hand-cart at a time, to Hummus Place. He must have gone back and forth, to and from his truck to the kitchen at Hummus Place at least 15 times!
Manhattan seems to have a very hard landscape for wholesale delivery guys... and stockroom people. JS and I noticed that businesses usually have their storage underground, with those "holes in the ground" (as we called them) as the means of access. So hard.
Anyway, back to the topic at hand. Of the two items, we liked the falafels more, although the hummus was also nice. I wish there places like this here in Vancouver.
New York, NY
Visited in August 2009
We ate all the food below -- and more -- in 4 days! Insane. See how: NYC Eating Extravaganza (August 2009)
[eatingclub] vancouver in New York
Rice to Riches
Bleecker Street Pizza
New York Burger Co.
Artichoke Basille's Pizza
Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Man
Momofuku Ssäm Bar
Taïm Falafel and Smoothie Bar
A Tale of Two Dogs: Gray's Papaya & Papaya King