Do you want to eat delicious hummus in Berlin? There's nothing easier: There are countless good restaurants and snack bars where you can spoon the creamy chickpea puree right out of the bowl. But precisely because there is so much choice, we have asked ourselves the question: Where can you get the best hummus? Here are our top 11 recommendations.
Tip 1: Kanaan
The "best hummus in town" - that's what the founders of Kanaan say about themselves. And you 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 the tip is the Israeli-Palestinian breakfast, which is served every weekend with hummus pancakes & co.
Where: Schliemannstraße 15, Prenzlauer Berg
When: Tuesday - Thursday 6pm - 10pm, Friday - Sunday Noon - 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 Hummus lovers. The owner, Hussam Azzam, is in fact Palestinian and comes from Lebanon - and hummus means home to him.
Where: Sonnenallee 54, Neukölln
When: 9am - 11pm
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 - impossible to decide which one is best.
Where: Oranienburger Straße 27, Mitte
When: Monday - Sunday 11am - 11pm
Tip 4: Neni Berlin
Hummus with a view: That's what you'll enjoy at Neni, where you'll dine with a panoramic view of the zoo and City West. It's best to order the hummus and the other delicious dishes together and then share them. It tastes especially delicious that way.
Where: Budapester Straße 40, Charlottenburg
When: Monday - Thursday Noon - Midnight, Friday - Sunday 12.30 - Midnight
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. Some hummus lovers think Zula serves the best falafel in town - with incredibly crispy spinach.
Where: Husemannstraße 10, Prenzlauer Berg
When: daily Noon -10pm
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. Our 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 5pm - 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: MANI
The MANI on Torstrasse is a bit fancier. The restaurant serves traditional Israeli cuisine in modern compositions. You should definitely try the "chuzpeles" - small, fine portions to share. Once a month, you can join in the fun at the ISRAMANI dinner party. L'Chaim!
When: Tuesday - Saturday from 6 p.m.
Where: Torstraße 136, Mitte
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 8.30 am - 8.30pm
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