As one mildly obsessed with hummus, I hope other FTCers find value in a hummus-focused thread. Please post any hummus, homemade or otherwise!
I recently went to newly-opened Hasiba. It’s by the team behind Lodge Bread, per Eater.
They have 4 options for hummus on the menu, each of which have the same base hummus and different toppings. All toppings, other than the original tahini topping, are warm. A single piece of fresh pita comes with every hummus. Each additional pita runs for $1.50.
We ordered the stewed chickpea hummus ($12) and the roasted cauliflower ($10).
Stewed Chickpea Hummus: The topping is actually quite lemony and has fresh dill (which I’ve never had in hummus before) but goes well with the hummus. The hummus itself is very good, above average, but I think I prefer the one at Bavel. The bread is fluffy and seems to have some whole wheat flour but there were some undercooked, almost gummy parts around the edges.
Roasted Cauliflower: Listed as a side, it’s size and price befit a larger role in Hasiba’s playbook, in my opinion. It’s super simple: oven roasted cauliflower (about half a head, maybe a bit less), tahini, herbs, and olive oil. Eating this dish alone or with the hummus is quite delicious.
This is also not to mention the delicious house made spicy red pepper sauce.
Overall, quite an enjoyable trip. I do like the hummus a lot but I probably won’t be making a beeline back.