There’s a reason why hummus has been around since the 13th century and still remains the ultimate snack companion - it’s just delicious. In fact, it’s one of those things we can’t seem to get enough of.
Whether you like it smooth and silky or nice and crunchy, homemade or ordered at your favourite restaurant, it’s the highlight of any mezze plate. So to celebrate International Hummus Day, we’ve listed where to find the best hummus in Abu Dhabi.
Avocado Hummus at Warehouse
If there’s one thing you gave to try at Warehouse, it’s the avocado hummus - a delicious combination of two Abu Dhabi favourites. Enjoy every bite with crudités and pita crisps. We guarantee it’ll leave you wanting more.
Dhs53. Pearl Rotana Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street (02 307 5552).
Pink Hummus at Azkadenya
This funky, casual Jordanian venue in Abu Dhabi’s Marina Mall is a top place for a laid-back get-together with friends or family. Mezze is the perfect meal for such an occasion, of course. One of our favourites here is the pink hummus, which has added pomegranate for an extra pop of flavour.
Dhs25.25. Marina Mall (02 304 4814).
Smoked Hummus at Sambusek
One of the very best Lebanese restaurants in the city, Sambusek is named after the classic pastry. But it would be too easy for us to choose sambusek itself here, so we’re going for another take on hummus. Here it’s smoked over cedar wood, adding a, well, smokey flavour.
Dhs37. Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island (02 813 5578).
Hummus and meatballs at St. Regis Bar
Can you have too much hummus? Not if this list is anything to go by. At St. Regis Bar, a classy joint if ever there was one, you can order it with meatballs every Tuesday evening. Get three varieties for Dhs120 or go for one and pay Dhs55.
Dhs55-120. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Towers, West Corniche (02 694 4100%).
The hummus trio at Hooked
Middle Eastern restaurant Hooked plays a key part in making Zaya Nurai Island the dreamlike location that it is for a number of reasons: the main one being their incredible hummus trio. The best mezze dish on the menu, this pretty plate means that you no longer have to decide between beetroot, pesto or classic hummus. You can simply try all three instead.
Dhs40. Zaya Nurai Island (02 506 6274).