According to several historical sources, the earliest mention of hummus, the simple yet delicious spread, dates back to Egypt in the 13th century. And while there are a vast number of variations and ways to eat this popular dip, a handful of Coastal Bend eateries are mastering the craft.
7009 S Staples St. This local favorite offers a sizable menu of mouthwatering Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine, and Ginger Café’s hummus is hard to beat. The puree of chickpeas with sesame tahini, garlic and lemon juice comes served with fresh pita bread and chips.
6314 Yorktown Blvd #201. A&A Gyros and More makes traditional Greek dishes packed with flavor. One feature of the Mediterranean Spread Sampler is the Greek Kalamata Hummus, which combines its homemade chickpea spread with spices and Greek olives.
5405 Everhart Rd. Effortlessly bringing the taste of the Middle East to the Coastal Bend, Middle Eastern Market & Deli’s hummus is a must. Order the appetizer portion or the hummus wrap for a little something extra.
1902 N Shoreline Blvd. Mediterranean inspired cuisine served within a vibrant atmosphere — Elizabeth’s is one of the Coastal Bend’s newest local hot spots, and its hummus is just one of the reasons why. The homemade hummus is served with olive oil, zhoug, harissa, paprika and warm naan.
7150 S Padre Island Dr. Sufi Kabob’s menu takes inspiration from Mediterranean, Pakistani, Persian and Indian cuisines. The hummus alone, made from mashed chickpeas and blended with tahiuni, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic, is enough to get us there, but the homemade garlic naan is a welcome addition.