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An All-You-Can-Eat Hummus Festival Is Coming to the UK

Picture of Alice Johnston
Food Editor
Updated: 16 February 2018
Hummus lovers: your dip has been confined to the chiller section for too long. A hummus festival is coming to the UK.

An all-you-can-eat event celebrating the mixture of chickpeas, tahini and lemon is being held at the University of Manchester on March 1, 2018.

Running from 10am–4pm, you’ll be able to eat as much delicious hummus as you can manage, with pots being sold for just £1.

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Hummus: it’s not just a dip | © Ajale / Pixabay

Run by the University of Manchester’s Lebanese Society, it will give lovers of the spread the chance to eat authentic Lebanese hummus, and enjoy some ‘exciting events’.

The Facebook page reads: ‘It’s not just a dip, it’s the main course.

‘Be ready to dig in some authentic Lebanese hummus with some exciting events! You’ll be tasting and choosing the best among a range of hummus. You can buy a pot of whichever one you choose for just £1!

‘It’s all vegan and healthy but most importantly extremely delicious! Hummus wraps will be provided for those who wanna have a quick meal (gluten free not provided). HUMMUS. BE THERE FOR IT.’

If that’s not a call to action, I don’t know what is.

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Chickpeas are the key ingredient in hummus | © PDPics / Pixabay

Laura Najem, founder of the University of Manchester Lebanese Society, spoke to the Manchester Evening News about the festival. ‘I decided to create the Lebanese Society because I felt like we needed to bring Lebanese students together to make them feel at home in Manchester,’ Najem said.

‘The Lebanese Society committee did some research and noticed that there was a great demand for hummus between students. However, the hummus that students buy at local stores does not have the same taste as the authentic one that is made back home in Lebanon. Therefore, this was how the idea for hummus festival was developed!

‘We want other students to really get to experience homemade hummus and also get a taste of other variants of the authentic hummus recipe.’

If you’re keen to eat all of the hummus, head to the event page here. More than 4,000 people are interested in attending, so move fast!