FACTS: A “hummusiya” named after a well-known street in Tel Aviv; located in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
WHAT I ORDERED:
Hummus: Israeli Salad and Potato with Schmaltz
Drink: Frozen Lemonade
After devouring the best hummus ever at Zahav, Dizengoff, which is owned by the same restaurateurs, easily topped my list of new places to try.
Offered a wide variety of hummus to choose from, we selected the following toppings: Israeli Salad and Potato with Schmaltz. While the hummus itself was fantastic, I was very disappointed with the Israeli salad. As it was comprised primarily of radishes and kohlrabi, I didn’t care for this version whatsoever. In addition, I wasn’t fond of the cinnamon spice flavoring. However, I really enjoyed the potato with schmaltz. It was rich, flavorful, and delicious. And, of course, once can never go wrong with warm, fresh pita bread.
On this rare occasion, I decided to order a drink, as well: “Frozen Lemonade.” However, because of the added mint flavoring, it was much too sour for my liking.
Although the space was small, the ambience was lively and colorful, similar to the jar of Israeli Bazooka Bubble gum, located next to the cash register.
So, if you love hummus, then I highly recommend this little hipster joint.
QUICK TIDBIT: Be sure to also check out Zahav: http://zahavrestaurant.com/