Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Hunting For the Best Hummus in the World


When it comes to finding the best hummus in the world (and it's pronounced khoom-moos, not hum-muss) there's no place like Israel to search for it. 

The Lebanese may differ, because Lebanon and Israel have been locked in a hummus competition for years, but Jonathan Elkhoury, a Lebanese Christian living in Israel, claims to have found the very best in a small restaurant in the old city of Akko (also known as Acre) in Northern Israel.

Akko, a fishing town, is home to Jews, Muslims, Christians, Bahai, Druse, and others. Jonathan found what he calls the best hummus in Suhila's Restaurant in Akko.

Let's join Jonathan for a quick tour of Akko, and a visit to Suhila's for some hummus. Maybe it is the best, but we've been to Israel many times, and to our taste, the best hummus anywhere is not in the Middle East or any of the commercial brands now sold in supermarkets everywhere, but in a small kosher market in Bergenfield, New Jersey called Grand & Essex. It's a very chunky homemade variety that outperforms them all.

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Enjoy!



3 comments:

  1. It's a pity that we live in an area where all that's available is commercially produced hummus.
    We're in ski country, 120 miles north of Toronto, and we're lucky that one of our supermarkets bakes fresh challah daily!!!

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  2. I live in upstate NY and in Troy there is a restaurant called Beirut that has amazing hummus.

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  3. Can't wait to go to Akko and have the Hummus.
    Looking forward to see where is the best Shakshuka.

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