Food trends come and go, but that tub of pure deliciousness located on everyone’s second shelf in the fridge is a constant—hummus. We ate our way through kilos of hummus to bring to you this very list, and we can confirm that the best hummus in Sydney was found.
It’s time you put down that litre tub of home brand hummus (despite its tempting price tag) and check out just how good the humble chickpea dip can be. There’s just one more thing, do not forget the flat bread, we repeat; do not forget the flat bread.
Here’s where to find the best hummus in Sydney.
For top notch Lebanese street food, Thievery is where it’s at. Firstly, their hummus is identified as “to share”, which obviously won’t be the case when you find out it’s served with burnt butter and paprika. You’ll be back next week, enquiring if they sell the hummus in 10kg bulk packs, with absolutely no judgement from us.
The menu at Nomad might distract you with the drooooool worthy dishes like stuffed goats curd olives and burrata with green tomato jam, but keep your eyes out for the show stopping hummus. The house made hummus is everything your belly has ever wanted and more, served with fresh, warm and salty wood fired focaccia.
Greenacre, Alexandria, Lakemba & Penrith
If decision-making isn’t your strong point, you have only one option—choose ALL of the hummus available for your meal. Fancy some buttery pine nuts on top of your hummus? Or would you prefer the hummus mixed with chilli paste? Okay, so both, but let’s not forget the hummus topped with pan-fried mince meat, spices, almonds and pine nuts. Yeah, take a minute and just let all those damn delicious options sink in.
When it comes to all things Turkish, the only place you need to know about is Efendy (well, one of the only places. You know we don’t do favourites). Their hummus is everything you could want in your all time fave dip, with a simple creamy hummus topped with pomegranate. You’ll want to order it as part of the charcoal feast obvs. Don’t question it, just order.
Emma’s Snack Bar
If you’re an inner-west cool cat, you’ve most likely been to Emma’s Snack Bar for the damn tasty snack packs, but we would like to alert you all to the fact you can buy take away Hummus too! Emma’s will tempt you with their hummus topped with sautéed lamb and pine nuts, and the roast pumpkin hummus is also top notch. Next time your mates are around, we recommend going to town on the four kinds of hummus at Emma’s, plus garlic dip and some baba ganoush (obvs).
Kepos & Co
Impress your friends by bringing them to Kepos & Co, where all you need to do is sit back and watch the pure hummus magic happen. When you order, the warm chickpeas are presented to your table in a mortar and pestle, then ground before your very eyes and turned into some of the freshest hummus you’ve ever had in your life.
Bread, olives and hummus are all you need to have yourself a good time. At Kazbah in Balmain, get yourself some of the fresh Lebanese bread or the char-grilled Turkish (or both obviously), with some warm Chermoula olives and the hummus with spicy lamb mince and pine nuts. The best part about Kazbah is that they are open from the AM to the PM, which means your hummus craving can be satisfied pretty much 24/7.
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Image credit: Thievery