Last updated August 27th 2023
We get this question all the time, “where is the best hummus in Tel Aviv?”, now the search is over!
Tel Aviv is home to some of the best hummus joints in the world, and we’ve got the scoop on where to find them all. Whether you’re looking for your next fix or eager to try the best hummus in town, we’ve got you covered. From hole-in-the-wall spots to more set restaurants, there’s something for everyone. And with so many variations to choose from – classic, spicy, with mushrooms, with chickpeas, and more – you’ll never get bored. So put on your stretchy pants and get ready to indulge in some of the creamiest, dreamiest hummus in the city!
Jaffa | 2 locations: HaDolphin 1 & Shivtei Israel 14
Looking for the ultimate hummus experience in Tel Aviv? Look no further than Abu Hassan! This legendary restaurant has been serving up the creamiest, dreamiest hummus for over 50 years, and it’s no wonder it’s a local favourite. The no-frills ambiance and communal seating add to the authentic experience, but it’s the hummus that steals the show. Served with fresh pita bread, it’s so good you’ll want to bathe in it. Just be sure to arrive early – the lines can get crazy! And you can always take it to go, and enjoy it around Jaffa or cozy at home.
Sarona | Carlebach 7
If you’re on the hunt for mouth-watering Middle Eastern food in Tel Aviv, look no further than Abu Adham! This unassuming joint serves up some of the best hummus in the city, but also amazing shakshuka, and falafel. Don’t let the simple decor fool you – the flavours are anything but basic. Produced locally by Ron and Yehuda, since 2003, using a manual, natural, and meticulous process. Plus, the portions are generous, so you definitely won’t leave hungry. So grab a few friends, pull up a chair, and prepare to indulge in some seriously delicious eats.
Central Tel Aviv | Yishkon 29
Just off Carmel market in Tel Aviv, you will find one of the best Hummus in Israel. For decades, Shlomo and Doron has been a staple in one of Tel Aviv’s oldest neighbourhoods, dishing out legendary hummus in the city. This Yemenite restaurant has been family-run for four generations, serving up some of the best hummus in Tel Aviv. Don’t miss out on their special hummus dishes, they’re a must-try! Sitting on the outdoor seating on cobblestone streets, breathe in the background hustle and bustle of the Carmel Market, enjoying a delicious plate of hummus!
South Tel Aviv | Levinsky 30
In 2013, Garger HaZahav was established in the heart of the rejuvenated Levinski market. The idea was born when Hadar Tzur, a chef and hummus enthusiast, approached Tom Wiseman, a hummus lover, to open a small hummus shop in the area. There was a lack of proper hummus in the eastern district of Florentine, including the Shapira neighbourhood. The two joined forces to bring the Galilean atmosphere they grew up with to south Tel Aviv. The result is a small, affordable hummus restaurant that serves a variety of hummus dishes, salads, toppings, and daily specials in a peaceful atmosphere.
Central Tel Aviv | HaCarmel 11
This hummusiyas in the heart of the Carmel market will transport you to chickpea heaven. Here, as you will have understood, we only eat hummus, in all its forms. Popular atmosphere, without fuss, in what was once a synagogue and now a huge restaurant on Allenby. You order a bowl of hummus at the counter, add onions or pickles and sit down with a good pita to enjoy it. Simple, good and hearty.
Central Tel Aviv | Pinsker 40
Mshawashe is a hidden gem in Tel Aviv for hummus lovers! The small restaurant in a calm street serves up some of the best hummus in the city. ‘Mshawashe’ is a popular dish in Upper and Western Galilee Arab villages. The secret to their delicious hummus is the slow cooking of the chickpeas and the perfect blend of spices, in the style of the Upper Galilee. The menu is simple but satisfying, with delicious and special hummus and tasty salads. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is cozy, making it a great spot for a quick and delicious lunch. Don’t miss out on this hummus heaven.
Central Tel Aviv | King George 81
For those seeking a delightful chickpea fix, look no further than Hummus Abu Dhabi! This popular hummus joint is renowned for its luscious and scrumptious chickpea dip that is sure to impress. The restaurant has a modern decor and a relaxed atmosphere, creating the perfect ambiance to savour the delectable hummus. In addition to being a hummus restaurant, Abu Dhabi doubles as a record label that promotes the works of local artists and bands, playing reggae tunes in the background.
Straight from Yokne’am to Tel Aviv, bring love to the big city. Hummus Eliyahu – hot in the mouth, delicious in the heart! Humus Eliyahu offers a wide range of hummus variations, including hummus shakshouka, hummus with eggs, hummus with beans, tahini and chickpeas. Other dishes include vegetable omelettes, salads and hummus mashawsha. Humus Eliyahu has 45 branches from Eilat to Kiryat Shmona, and two locations in Tel Aviv. It’s no wonder that Hummus Eliyahu has a cult following – the hummus is out of this world and the vibe is unbeatable!
Central Tel Aviv | Sheinkin 59
Hummus Acram, located on the trendy Shenkin Street near Rothschild Boulevard, is an established hummus restaurant with a diverse audience. Akram Hummus offers scrumptious food along with warm and friendly service, making it possible for customers to either dine-in or take-out. The chickpeas that come with the mesbah are just the right amount of soft, and the well-made falafel balls and reasonable prices for most hummus dishes make the experience enjoyable. The delightful hummus, falafel, and salad are all prepared by a young couple who serve their delicious creations with smiles on their faces.
North Tel Aviv | Yirmiyahu Street 45
Hummus Ashkara in Tel Aviv is a mecca for hummus lovers. With a cool, laid-back vibe and mouth-watering hummus dishes, this spot is a must-visit for any foodie. The menu is simple yet delicious, with a focus on traditional hummus recipes that are packed with flavour. The staff is friendly, and the atmosphere is relaxed, making it a perfect spot for a casual lunch or dinner. Don’t miss out on this delicious hummus spot in Tel Aviv!