A bright red banner above the main entrance to Kanaan spells out a bold claim: “The Best Hummus in Berlin”. Truer words have rarely been spoken. Made in-house and to order, the smooth and rich hummus, along with the falafel and pita bread, is the restaurant’s trademark dish. Nestled at the higher end of Prenzlauer Berg, Kanaan’s concept is as blended as its ingredients. Indeed, co-owners Israeli Oz Ben David and Palestinian Jalil Debit do much more than own a restaurant; they organise cooking and cultural workshops from the converted GDR train carriage in their biergarten and employ refugees and asylum seekers.