Hummus - I admit to my addiction. The chickpea puree is my absolute favourite food, which I could eat morning, noon and night. Fortunately there are many like-minded people in Berlin, which is why there are so many hummus places. Where to find the best? I'll answer this for you with my top 11.
One thing first: Berlin is full of delicious hummus restaurants and it is hard to find THE ONE best hummus place, but while searching for it it you will eat many delicious chickpeas, I can promise you that. Post your favourites in the comments - I'm always looking forward to new inspiration.
Tip 1: Kanaan
The "best hummus in town" - that's what the founders of Kanaan say about themselves. And I can’t argue with it. In addition, the vegan-vegetarian deli contributes to international understanding, as it is managed by an Israeli and a Palestinian. Hummus, falafel, and shakshuka are the big hits on the menu, but my personal tip is the Israeli-Palestinian breakfast, which is served every weekend with hummus pancakes & co.
Where: Kopenhagener Straße 17, Prenzlauer Berg
When: Wednesday 5pm - 10pm, Thursday + Friday 12noon - 10pm, Saturday + Sunday 10am - 10pm
Tip 2: Azzam
At Azzam in Sonnenallee, there is fresh hummus and falafel etc. If you don't find that Kanaan is the best hummus restaurant, you should definitely try Azzam, which has been known for its creamy hummus for many years. Hummus is even served for breakfast here - exactly the place for me. The owner, Hussam Azzam, is in fact Palestinian and comes from Lebanon - and hummus means home to him.
Where: Sonnenallee 54, Neukölln
When: daily from 8am - midnight
Tip 3: Hummus & Friends
"Make hummus, not walls." That's how Hummus & Friends welcomes you in Mitte. The restaurant is particularly famous for its multi-storey etagere with three different types of hummus: natural, with avocado, and with beetroot - I can't decide which one is best.
Where: Oranienburger Straße 27, Mitte
When: Montag – Sonntag 11 – 24 Uhr
Tip 4: Yafo
The Israeli restaurant Yafo is cosy and provides a relaxed atmosphere with good music. Summer or winter - you will feel like you're in Tel Aviv here. The menu includes Israeli cuisine classics with creamy hummus, cauliflower from the oven, and much more. You can also sip delicious cocktails and settle in at Yafo.
Where: Gormannstraße 17b, Prenzlauer Berg
When: daily 12 noon - 3am
Tip 5: Zula
Zula in Prenzlauer Berg has been a classic for many years. The hummus is very good and there are different toppings: tomatoes, veggies, mushrooms, meat, and shakshuka. I think Zula serves the best falafel in town - with incredibly crispy spinach.
Where: Husemannstraße 10, Prenzlauer Berg
When: daily from 11am
Tip 6: Yarok
The Syrian snack bar Yarok in Mitte has the charm of a snack bar, but you can also sit outside on ale-benches and watch the hustle and bustle on Torstraße. Yarok serves Syrian-Arabic cuisine. The term Yarok comes from Hebrew and means green - it represents solidarity between people. Accordingly, the waiters are also from a variety of countries. My tip for your first visit: order the mixed plate with hummus, oven-baked vegetables, falafel, halloumi, tabouleh salad, and more.
Where: Torstraße 195, Mitte
When: daily 12 noon - 11pm
Tip 7: Masel Topf
If you walk along Rykestraße in Prenzlauer Berg, you may be approached by the nice staff of Masel Topf, who will offer you a pomegranate liqueur to try. Feel free to taste it and maybe even try out the Israeli restaurant. The Masel Topf is rustically furnished and inspiring with a somewhat more unusual menu. The hummus is definitely worth ordering. On Fridays and Saturdays there is even live piano music.
Where: Rykestraße 2, Prenzlauer Berg
When: Monday - Saturday 11am - midnight, Sunday 10am - midnight
Tip 8: Gordon Café & Records
A record store and café with fresh Israeli cuisine - I think this is the perfect mix! The music is carefully selected and the food consists only of fresh, selected, and local ingredients. The hummus is delicious and the ambience cosy. Be sure to check it out.
Where: Allerstraße 11, Neukölln
When: Monday - Thursday 12 noon - 4pm & 6pm - 10pm, Friday 12 noon - 4pm & 6pm - midnight, Saturday 12 noon - midnight, Sunday 12 noon - 10pm
Tip 9: Al Pasha
Al Pasha in Neukölln spoils you with Syrian and Lebanese cuisine - and some say that the best hummus in Berlin is served here. There is a small menu of Lebanese specialities, but this does not make the selection easier. Everything is fresh and tasty, so feel free to try several dishes.
Where: Sonnenallee 77, Neukölln
When: daily 8 am - 8pm
Tip 10: Restaurant Feinberg's
Delicious and creamy hummus with chickpeas, mushrooms or minced lamb and beef - this is what the Israeli restaurant Feinberg's in Schöneberg serves you. Besides hummus you will find falafel, shakshuka, sabich and mezze plates on the menu. Plus fresh pitabread. The restaurant is spacious and has a large outdoor area - perfect for the summer.
Where: Fuggerstraße 35, Schöneberg
When: Tuesday until Sunday 12 – 11pm, Monday closed
Tip 11: Al Andalos
Another Sonnenallee classic: Al Analos is a cosy snack bar with affordable Arabic food that is fresh and tasty. Falafel, halloumi, stuffed vine leaves, and of course hummus - all on one plate. The portions are really big. Be sure to try them.
Where: Sonnenallee 40, Neukölln
When: daily 9am - 2am