• sumac
  • cayenne
  • lemon juice, olive oil, and -- according to the waitress -- jalapeno peppers (!)

the nile's famous hummus

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hummus from the nile, a little restuarant in hyde park with the best hummus i've ever had. too bad about the ugly mauve table.

no links online to the nile, but this is their info:

Nile Restaurant
1611 East 55th Street


see this photo on wikipedia


blogged here

Carrie Taylor, Ruthieki, Alex Castro, and 14 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. BarrettB 93 months ago | reply

    What made the hummus better than other hummuses (hummi?) that you've had? Was it the mix ins like the sumac and cayenne, or was the hummus itself better?

  2. paul goyette 93 months ago | reply

    it's not the mix of spices, although they're delicious and helpful... it just has the best flavor and texture of any hummus i've had. the lemon and oil mixture is just right and helps a lot too.

    this photo was from last night, but i've been to the nile numerous times, and i've always felt that their hummus was the best. they make good shawarma too, but it's not as photogenic!

  3. dbthayer 93 months ago | reply

    looks tasty to me!
    sumac? guess that's not the poisonous variety we have around here...

  4. paul goyette 93 months ago | reply

    no, not poison sumac (!) although apparently they are related.

  5. Dean Forbes 93 months ago | reply

    I love hummus. Nice food foto!

  6. Kenneth Armstrong [deleted] 93 months ago | reply

    Oh man that looks good.

  7. only-connect 93 months ago | reply

    i was just at kikuya this past weekend, which is a few doors down from the nile. i like their combination plate with salmon kabob. their hummus is very good. i look for a silky texture in a good hummus. but i would like to give props to LaShish restaurant in Detroit (Dearborn Heights)- they serve 'the' best hummus I've ever tasted.

  8. metroblossom 93 months ago | reply

    Yum! And I live just a block from it!

  9. paul goyette 93 months ago | reply

    oc - i would definitely expect to find good hummus around detroit. i will have to check that place out. i've never been to kikuya, in fact never even noticed it before.

  10. only-connect 93 months ago | reply

    i don't recommend kikuya (sorry for the tangent). going back to hummus, did they serve it with pita bread? if yes, did they make it?

  11. paul goyette 93 months ago | reply

    they do serve it with pita, but i don't know whether it's made in house or not (i suspect not, but who knows...). it's kind of a hole in the wall, the ambiance certainly leaves a lot to be desired. but the food is great and it's quite cheap. i prefer it to cedars, the old hyde park standby.

  12. Janet Leadbeater 93 months ago | reply

    i'm a big time hummus fan. there's a deli 15 minutes away by car that makes the best hummus in my city. do you make it yourself? i make a tahini free version with the lemon and garlic just right :)

  13. Carrie Taylor 92 months ago | reply

    I'll take the mauve table any day for some yummy hummus. This looks really good. The best hummus I can find in the retail arena is "Sabra" Greek Olive Hummus. I'll have to try it made fresh.

  14. crab in the bucket 83 months ago | reply

    absolutely yummy and...cute

  15. Panos_ [deleted] 62 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Lands of Alexander, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  16. Escadoo 57 months ago | reply

    Yummm! That looks great!

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