It’s a taste of Israel on the streets of Brooklyn. In April of 2021, Doron Levy opened Hummus Bar, a restaurant that offers middle eastern cuisine, specializing in hummus and falafel. Soon after opening, he added shawarma to the menu, and it has become the main event. These dishes are on par with those found in the holy city.
A picture of the Baba Sali, the prominent Moroccan Jewish Rabbi, and Kabbalist, is up next to a picture of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Reb Menachem Mendel Schneerson, which shows that Jews from all walks of life can come together for good food. Photos of the items on the menu also line the wall. Israeli fare never looked so pretty! Meanwhile, it’s incredibly affordable.
The English and Hebrew menu adds to the authenticity. It’s a great place to dine while shopping in Flatbush, or just after the kids get out of school. It’s near the train and buses, perfect for picking up a quick easy dinner. They offer take-out as well as delivery. If you want to stick around, they have indoor and outdoor seating. The tables are high, and the atmosphere is cozy, with a visible salad bar.
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While Hummus Bar boasts the traditional hummus, falafel, and tahini, the menu is slightly “fuler,” than you’d expect. As we said, the star of the show is their juicy shawarma. The beef was so popular, they added a turkey shawarma stick too! It’s all the sShawarma you can handle! Aside from shawarma, you can get your hummus with eggs, mushrooms, ful, or shakshuka (a dish primarily consisting of eggs and tomatoes). There’s also the shakshuka platter, the falafel platter, and sabich (a sandwich stuffed with fried eggplants, hard-boiled eggs, chopped salad, parsley, amba, and tahini sauce). Split pea and lentil soup are offered. Also, enjoy a Mango Spring or another Israeli brand soft drink.
Hummus Bar uses quality ingredients, which they get fresh every day. They also pride themselves on their cleanliness.
This is exactly the sort of place you’d find in Israel, and customers have commented on the authenticity of the taste. So, if you’re craving truly Israeli cuisine, Hummus Bar is a good bet.