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Gypsy Girl on Newark Ave near Jersey Ave. has the best hummus I've ever eaten. Seriously good hummus ~ and I've eaten it all ver the planet.

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Homemade is really easy and cheap, i figure less than a buck a batch. As long as you have a food processor of course!. I make my own tahini as follows:

1. Brown a couple of tablespoons of sesame seeds. I buy them in bulk in the City or in the large containers at Twin City.
2. Blend with garlic cloves and a bit of olive oil. Add salt to taste if you really need it.

Thats it! Now you can buy bags of uncooked chickpeas, or canned precooked ones, blend in your homemade tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and some of the water from the chickpeas and you are good to go. I like to add hot pepper flakes and i really like the idea of trying an avocado!

I try to use less oil and more water and you can experiment to your taste. But never, never any oil but olive!

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I made hummus today with my last bit of tahini. For some really creamy hummus, i added avocado to it and for a bit more kick a whole jalepeno.

I can't wait to have it for breakfast with whole wheat toast and boiled egg. :)


I also make my own Humus and Tahini the avocado is a great idea, I will try it the next time I am making a batch. Thanks!!

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Crisp has actually opened a location in the food court at the mall in Newport. By far the best hummus in JC. It's not apparent when you walk up but they do sell the hummus by itself. And five packs of just the falafel. But all their food is YUM.

Seriously. The BEST hummus. Hope you enjoy!

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I made hummus today with my last bit of tahini. For some really creamy hummus, i added avocado to it and for a bit more kick a whole jalepeno.

I can't wait to have it for breakfast with whole wheat toast and boiled egg. :)

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Have not been to Amelia's in a while but instead of bread they would bring out a mortar and pestal with chick peas, olive oil and garlic and you mashed your own hummus -- its the best!

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For store-bought, I like "The Tribe" brand. It is MUCH better than Sabra. The Roasted Pepper is especially good.

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Hi all, new member here...

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I personally like Sabra more than anything homemade,


The major difference between Sabra and other supermarket brands, and (good) restaurant/homemade hummus, is the amount of OIL in the product. Real hummus should not have any oil, other than maybe a splash of good olive oil. Yet, somehow, Sabra has vegetable/soybean oil listed as the first ingredient. That kind of negates any health benefits of hummus.

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EXCEPT for Crisp


I like Crisp very much. As background, Crisp was started by the son of a former Israeli hummus magnate, who in the 70's and 80's owned the late, lamented MeVaMe chain. Amazingly, the hummus at Crisp tastes exactly like the one at the old MeVaMe. For those who grew up in Israel at the time, it's pure nostalgia...

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I know you're all gonna hate me for saying it - but Greek to Me has a real good hummus.


Though I think homemade trumps all, if getting it out I totally agree about Greek to Me hummus - it is a little lacking in the tahini department (I generally prefer more tahini than less) but I think it's more flavorful than either Ibby's or Gypsy Grill. Haven't tried Rumi yet, will add that to the list.

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Slate says we're doing hummus wrong:

slate.com

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Parkside Bistro has great hummus. And baba.

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Do you really feel that restaurant hummus is better than the Sabra or other brands in the market? I've never noticed much difference except the addins you can get like roasted garlic (yumm)


I personally like Sabra more than anything homemade, EXCEPT for Crisp. But if I want some homemade and don't feel like doing it myself I go to Rumi. It just depends on my mood and craving. I'll usually get a meal at Rumi, not just the hummus. But I'll always grab some Sabra when I go to the grocery. +1 on the roasted garlic!

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Thanks everyone!

I ended up getting Gypsy Grill hummus, it was very good. Of course it couldn't compete with the hummus I used to get in Bay Ridge Brooklyn at the Middle Eastern shops. I guess I got spoiled living there!

Also, I stopped into Ibby's and felt the amount of hummus they were going to sell me for $5 was ridiculous! (again probably spoiled from living in BR)

I can't wait to try Rumi's :)


Ibby's hummus and baba ganoush is among the best I've had in the NYC area. I guess it depends on your preferences, and yes Ibby's is a tad expensive (primarily because for many years they were the only middle eastern joint in the neighborhood), but you should give them a try. Their harissa is awesome, if you like to spice it up.

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I know you're all gonna hate me for saying it - but Greek to Me has a real good hummus.

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Thanks everyone!

I ended up getting Gypsy Grill hummus, it was very good. Of course it couldn't compete with the hummus I used to get in Bay Ridge Brooklyn at the Middle Eastern shops. I guess I got spoiled living there!

Also, I stopped into Ibby's and felt the amount of hummus they were going to sell me for $5 was ridiculous! (again probably spoiled from living in BR)

I can't wait to try Rumi's :)

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I have not tried Gypsy Grill though I keep saying I'm going to.

Between Ibby's and Rumi Turkish Grill, I think Ibby's falafel is better but Rumi's hummus is the winner in that matchup.

(Two Aprons is pretty good too but I stopped going there after one-too-many times of not being able to buy a chicken because he was saving them for more regular customers.)

My favorite hummus and falafel though come from Crisp in the city. I hit that place up for lunch a couple times a week.


I think ppl pre-order those chickens.

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Funny you should mention this btw

http://www.livingsocial.com/cities/23 ... nd-on-middle-eastern-fare

Hummus Place has a LS deal. And before people gripe at me for shilling, that isn't an individual code, I get nothing from it.

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Gypsy Grill's hummus is awesome, especially with their crispy pita strips.

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Do you really feel that restaurant hummus is better than the Sabra or other brands in the market? I've never noticed much difference except the addins you can get like roasted garlic (yumm) Now, babaganush is a different story, I feel there should be no hummus or mayo in baba, unlike most commercial stuff. Best baba is homemade.

BTW: Don't bring humus, unless it's a garden party!

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I have not tried Gypsy Grill though I keep saying I'm going to.

Between Ibby's and Rumi Turkish Grill, I think Ibby's falafel is better but Rumi's hummus is the winner in that matchup.

(Two Aprons is pretty good too but I stopped going there after one-too-many times of not being able to buy a chicken because he was saving them for more regular customers.)

My favorite hummus and falafel though come from Crisp in the city. I hit that place up for lunch a couple times a week.

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Hi! I need to bring some hummus to a party this weekend and am not sure which place sells the best tasting, Ibby's, Gypsy Grill or another place I have not thought of?

Opinions?

Thanks!

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