The Best Hummus in Toronto
The best hummus in Toronto has a way of putting at-home food processors to shame. Despite the apparent simplicity of the dish, the simple blend of chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, a little olive oil and tahini never seems to come out as well at home. Fortunately, the restaurants listed below have been able to master the art of perfecting the Middle Eastern dip.
The best hummus, in my opinion, is creamy but still thick, rich in flavour and very garlicky. Matched with some warm, homemade pita, it's almost enough to make you forget about the main course.
Here is the list of best hummus in Toronto.
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Turkish restaurant Anatolia on Dundas West has some of the best-reputed hummus in the city. Made using a traditional Turkish recipe, Anatolia's hummus is creamy with slight spice, and drizzled with olive oil. To round off the Turkish experience, Anatolia hosts a monthly "Night Of Istanbul" event featuring Turkish musicians, belly dancers and fortune tellers. More »
Mashua Mashu in Forest Hill Village offers hummus among its many cold app options, best experienced through its combo appetizer of four. You can also try its hummus with a lunch sandwich or combo, or as an order of "mini hummus." And to drink? Authentic (Mediterranean?) smoothies. Whatever, still tasty. More »
The hummus at Me Va Me is worth the ungodly line you're sure to encounter on a busy night. Serving Middle Eastern/Israeli food, Me Va Me on Bathurst at Steeles serves its light and creamy hummus with a distinct Tahini punch, good just with pita or specialty appetizer such as shawarma on hummus. Make sure you save room--you'll need it. More »
Armenian Kitchen on Victoria Park Ave. north of Eglinton is so proud of its hummus, it has created a 1-minute YouTube video solely about its chickpea dip. Now that's love. Armenian Kitchen is another Middle Eastern restaurant serving falafels, kebabs, shawarma and lots of hot and cold appetizers and salads. More »
On Steeles between Yonge and Bathurst, Sababa's hummus is not just for dining in. Of course, you can order its hummus as an appetizer or main course with shawarma, lamb, or fava beans, but you can also grab a tub to take home. It also comes in several varieties including with red peppers, calamata olives, or spicy. More »
Jerusalem Restaurant is another place where you can take the hummus home with you. On Eglinton west of Bathurst, Jerusalem's hummus, which has just a teeny bit of heat, always seems to be on every table each time I visit. Its hummus with taheena, meat, or foule is available for take-out. More »
While it was gone for a while, Akram's Shoppe has been able to hold its own, I'm sure in no small part to its delicious hummus. A Kensington Market favourite for shawarma, kebabs, and more than a dozen varities of hummus, Akram's also offers falafels and many vegan and gluten-free eats. More »
For something a little different, Zocalo in the Junction Triangle offers sweet corn hummus made with apple cider vinegar, garlic, and mustard. And unlike the other restaurants on the list, Zocolo isn't just about Mediterranean or Middle Eastern cuisine, although I'm not quite sure how you would classify its signature broken bread sandwich. More »
On Yonge north of Davisville, Tabule serves authentic Middle Eastern fare with its homemade hummus leading the pack, available plain, with pine nuts, or with meat. While its lamb, shrimp, and kebabs are also quite popular, none have seemingly elicited the same raves as the belly dancer who performs on weekends. More »