Israelis can argue for hours where the best hummus is served. Some will drive for hours to eat a Hummus bowl in Acre (city in the North of Israel), Abu-Gosh (small village outside of Jerusalem or Jaffa (right next to Tel Aviv).
I was never a big hummus fan, I always feel way too heavy after eating a bowl full of Hummus , but when I saw the huge line outside of “Garger HaZahav” (which means Golden Chickpea) I got curious.
I called my friend (a huge hummus fan) and asked him to join me for a hummus lunch in Lewinsky Market. He was skeptical – “there is no way that this is a good hummus, you won’t find a good one in Tel Aviv). I rolled my eyes and promised to buy him a beer if he will join me.
When we arrived my friend took a look and announce “it’s full of hipsters, the hummus must suck”…. I almost gave up, but then the waiter invited us in. We sat and ordered some food: hummus, fries, fried cauliflower, tabula salad, pickles, grilled eggplants salad and of course two cold Goldstar beers.
I really enjoyed the food, it was fresh and tasty, the hummus was served warm with olive oil, chickpea grains and warm pitta bread. After we finished eating I asked my friend (the so-called “hummus expert”) what he thought about the food. He looked at me and said “Damn! These hipsters know how to make hummus!”…