Hummus, American-style, redux

Hummus, American-style, redux

Back in March, when we reported on bacon-flavored hummus, we thought we had discovered the nadir of bastardized Americanized chickpea spread.

Boy, were we wrong.

A friend of ours recently passed by the Eighth Avenue outpost of the Hummus & Pita Co. and saw a sign advertising “Hummus Sweets.”

Yes, you can get chocolate-, cake batter-, and cookie dough-flavored hummus at any of the Hummus & Pita Co.’s four Manhattan outlets. The non-kosher restaurant menu otherwise is very traditional, boasting that its cuisine draws from “Greece, Israel, Morocco and the Middle East.”

But sweet hummus?

Only in America.


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