In Tel Aviv, hummus has marked its place as the king of fast-food meals, rarely relegated to the lowly supporting role of a spread or dip. Locals in Tel Aviv can go on for hours arguing which is the best establishment serving it, so to help you decide, here is our guide to the hummus spots you have to try if you’re on a budget.
Located in Jaffa, Abu Hassan has been serving their customers the finest hummus available for almost 50 years. Opened by the patriarch of the family, Abu-Hassan, the restaurant is well known throughout Tel Aviv and Israel for its fresh, authentic and exceptional hummus. No one knows what the secret recipe is, but it’s probably to do with the perfect amount of garlic, lemon, and olive oil. Make sure you arrive for an early lunch or breakfast (yes, hummus is meant to be a breakfast dish), because once they run out of hummus, they close for the day.
Falafel Gabay, open since 1946, has been Tel Aviv’s premier falafel and Hummus restaurant for decades. Their friendly staff makes each customer feel as if they are at home. They joyfully shout as a group (in Hebrew or English) “we will hug you” meaning that they are there for anything the customer needs. If there is a line, the helpful and friendly staff offer falafel and fried potato balls for those waiting to order.
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