When you enter Simply Hummus Bar, it’s not unusual to be greeted by singing on the other side of the counter, or a free falafel ball while the smell of warm pita and caramelised onions waft in the air.
With Hebrew heard from the kitchen and Israel’s best hits pumped over the speaker, one is transported far from Darlinghurst to the hubbub of a Jerusalem falafel shop. The team uses traditional methods and a special blend of different varieties of chickpea to make its famous, mouthwatering hummus. The falafel is perfectly fried, while still maintaining a light, fluffy interior, arguably making it a contender for one of the best falafel in Australia.
Simply Hummus Bar also offers customers an array of Israeli delicacies, including sabich, shawarma cauliflower and sweet treat, malabi. Kosher Australia certified, vegan, and 100 per cent preservative free, Simply Hummus Bar is truly a place for everyone. And with deliveries from local suppliers arriving daily, and everything made in small batches, you know it’s fresh. Lunch is a casual affair, with slamming weekday specials. If you’re in a rush, you can get your takeaway in under five minutes, or grab a seat in the sun in the outdoor dining area for a more relaxed meal.
By night, Simply Hummus Bar offers sit-down dinner service and a slightly wider menu, with all kinds of vegan takes on Israeli classics. And to fellow hummus fanatics out there, take advantage of the all-you-can-eat hummus and toppings special. Tucked into a row of terrace houses, at two meters wide Simply Hummus Bar may be easy to miss, but just like the country whose food it celebrates, it is small and mighty – and definitely worth the hunt for this authentic food experience in the heart of Sydney. Come for the hummus, stay for the vibe, and don’t forget a tahini cookie on your way out!
Simply Hummus Bar is located at 393 Liverpool St, Darlinghurst, NSW.
For more information, visit simplyhummusbar.com.
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