Hummus is a “thick paste or spread made from ground chickpeas and sesame seeds, olive oil, lemon, and garlic, made originally in the Middle East.” The dish is often thought of as a side dish or perhaps an appetizer. But when I logged on to order my lunch, for some reason hummus was on my mind, and it was all I wanted. Fortunately, Hummus Kitchen was ready and willing to deliver just that.
I glazed over the wrap and salad options on the menu, and went right to the large Hummus section. With about seven different offerings of entree sized hummus, I was somewhat overwhelmed by the variety! Ultimately, I decided to order “The Hummus Kitchen” featuring a platter sampler of a few types of hummus. To add something special to my chickpea-centric lunch order, I ordered a pomegranate lemonade and a sweet treat of baklava. Once the order was placed, I counted down the minutes until it arrived to Seamless HQ.
Lucky for me and my empty stomach, Hummus Kitchen was on top of their delivery operation, and the food arrived on the early end of the 30-45 minute delivery window. Understandably, a hummus platter is somewhat difficult to transport and deliver, so the hummus had shifted slightly in the container and was borderline spilling over. All other items in the bag were fully intact, including the pomegranate lemonade! The lid was double taped and the cup was wrapped in a plastic baggie — perfect delivery execution for a beverage. More important than the delivery of the food, how did it all taste?
I was really thrilled with the meal overall. The Hummus Kitchen came with three types of hummus — Tahini, Mushroom, and Egyptian. I enjoyed all three, but found the Egyptian the most interesting. It’s hummus topped with fava beans, tahini, paprika, and some extra virgin olive oil. I also happened to find some whole chickpeas in there, which was a nice treat! Oh, and this dish is vegan. So that’s a plus if you’re into that sort of thing.
The hummus came with two warm and fresh pita breads. I chose one white and one whole wheat, so I could get the true Hummus Kitchen experience. They were both equally fluffy, chewy, and tasty. For future I would most likely order just the white because that’s what I’m into, but the whole wheat did have a nice nutty flavor to it. And if “whole wheat” makes you feel healthy, then go for it!
I think the most standout element of this meal was the Pomegranate Lemonade. I added it to my order on a whim, and I could not be more thrilled about that decision. It was sweet, but not overly sweet. It had a giant piece of mint in it, which was delightful. And the lemon slice was super. I highly recommend an order of this if you want to cheer up your afternoon. The addition of the Baklava was also appreciated by my taste buds and stomach. The flaky filo was filled with super soaked honey walnuts and pistachios. In the description of this dish on the menu, Hummus Kitchen adds: “Nuts about nuts? You’ll be happy to know it’s an aphrodesiac.” Well, yes. Thank you Hummus Kitchen. I am very happy to know that.
Check out the rest of the delicious menu at Hummus Kitchen and order yourself a vegan and delicious lunch.