As a gluten-free vegetarian, there isn’t anything much better than a big bowl of vegetables, rice, and protein. This is my comfort food, and no one does it better than Tahaza Hummus Kitchen. Located right outside the Cambridgeside Galleria in East Cambridge, Tahaza has quickly become my favorite food stop on any visit to the mall.
Using as many locally sourced ingredients as possible, Tahaza offers the option to make your own hummus bowl, rice bowl, salad bowl, or wrap. After deciding on your option, choose your hummus, then your protein, and then add on as many toppings and sauces as you like. It’s the same concept as the ever popular Chipotle, but with Mediterranean ingredients rather than Mexican.
My favorite thing to order is the a half rice half salad bowl with one of Tahaza’s rotating flavored hummus options. Then I’ll go for either the baked falafel (gluten free) or their spiced roasted veggies as my protein (meat is offered too), plus their lemon-mint vinaigrette and all the tomatoes, roasted garlic, olives, and other toppings that my heart desires.
Tahaza has a simple, bright dining room that offers a nice respite from the chaos of the mall. So the next time you find your knees beginning to buckle as you search for the perfect pair of sneakers at the Galleria, head outside and around the corner to Tahaza, where fresh, healthy food and a calming environment await!