Who Has The Best Hummus In Birmingham?


Historically, Birmingham cuisine has enjoyed generations of Mediterranean influence, so when you’re in the mood for some savory hummus, you have some fantastic options here in town! Take a look at these local establishments and plan your next visit.

Eli’s Jerusalem Grill

You can taste the flavors of Israel at Eli’s Jerusalem Grill. Every culture that incorporates hummus into their cuisine imparts their own unique take on it, and as the dish originated in the region, Israeli culinarians have had plenty of time to perfect the spread. In fact, it’s considered by many to be the country’s unofficial national dish. While you’re at Eli’s, you can follow up the dip with falafel, shawarma, or a kabab. You can find Eli’s at the original location on 280 or downtown in the Pizitz food hall.

Pita Stop

Locals have frequented The Pita Stop for over three decades, and the Birmingham institution has earned its loyal following with a menu filled with irresistible Mediterranean fare, from a Kafta meatball sandwich and lamb kabab to sweet baklava. If you want to dress up your hummus dip with something extra, you may opt for the combination appetizer featuring babaghanouj, falafel, feta cheese, cucumbers, olives, pepperoncini, and of course, pita bread. You can find the Pita Stop in Southside near UAB, as well as Cahaba Heights.

Nabeel’s Cafe & Market

Right across the street from Homewood Central Park, Nabeel’s recreates the warmth and community of Greek and Italian neighborhoods in the middle of the Birmingham suburbs. The welcoming atmosphere comes courtesy of the Krontiras family, who has run the café and market for over 20 years. On the park side, you’ll find a convenient bottega with imported goods like olive oil, as well as regional items like Alabama honey. Facing Oxmoor Road, the restaurant serves up all the flavors of Greece and Italy, from stuffed grape leaves to lasagna. The menu also features two items that were named on the state Department of Tourism’s list of “100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die.” A plate of hummus is the perfect way to start your visit, and the chickpea and tahini dip comes with both soft pita bread and crunchy chips.

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