Abu Shukri, Jerusalem
A day of sightseeing in the holy city requires adequate sustenance – and Jerusalem has a fantastic selection of traditional hummus joints up to the job. Abu Shukri, located on the Via Dolorosa in the heart of the Old City, is a true hummus institution. Established way back in 1948 and now run by the founder’s grandson, Abu Shukri still makes its hummus the traditional way, stewing the chickpeas overnight before blending them with tahini, olive oil and fresh lemon juice, made to order. There are no menus, as guests choose simply between a topping of pine nuts or fuul – mashed fava beans. There is also a second branch in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Beit Hanina.