8 Delicious Spots for Hummus in Hoboken and Jersey City

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Chickpeas, olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper — the combination of these ingredients makes a delectable dip that most people salivate over: Hummus. This cuisine of Middle Eastern-origin has gained in serious popularity {hello Trader Joe’s edamame hummus, what did we do before you were in our lives?} in our country, and truly, you can’t beat it. Combine some hummus dip with some warm pita and falafel {or veggies, if you’re lame being healthy} and you’ve got yourself a delicious and satisfying appetizer or meal. But, in Hudson County, where to go to get the best hummus for your buck {and taste buds}? Here, we’re sharing some of our favorite tried-and-true hummus spots in Hoboken and Jersey City so that you can head right there, without the hummus googling research.

Disclaimer: This article was written prior to the COVID-19 pandemic — please call each place directly to confirm if they are open for takeout + delivery.

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Hoboken 

Mamoun’s Falafel {502 Washington Street}

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Mamoun’s boasts some of the most delicious hummus in the NYC metro area {let alone Hoboken – it first planted its roots in NYC but it was that good it expanded, FYI}. Besides it being open until the wee hours of the morning for all of your drunken delivery needs, it also has the tastiest, beautiful, and affordable platters of hummus. Order the hummus platter {a mix of veggies, olives, and grape leaves + pita on the side} plus a side of four falafel. You really CAN’T beat it!  The spices they use in the hummus are a secret {but thinking there’s some paprika, cumin, and olive oil at least thrown in there}, but O-M-G it is mouthwatering just thinking about it.

Flatbread Grill {517 Washington Street}

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Flatbread Grill was started by three Turkish sisters who truly know their stuff when it comes to pita, falafel, and hummus. This midtown spot is a MUST if you’re into thick pita breads and a savory mezze of Turkish-inspired dishes. The Chicken Hummus Pita pocket is a must {because hummus as a sandwich spread may actually be even better than dip} as is the Shepherd’s salad plate: a Turkish salad combo consisting of finely chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, long green peppers, onion, and flat-leaf parsley. The dressing consists of lemon juice, olive oil, and salt. AND, it goes perfectly with some blended chickpeas.

Pure Pita {324 Washington Street}

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You may have tried one of Pure Pita’s yummy rice and quinoa bowls or salads. But if you haven’t ever tried the California Hummus dip, you are seriously missing out. It is slightly green in color, but don’t let that deter you. It’s their original mix of chickpeas fused with cilantro, jalapeño, and fresh lime juice, and it seriously may be one of the best twists on hummus, ever. SO. So. Good.

GreekTown {86 Garden Street, Hoboken}

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Although the name might not have hummus in it, don’t let it fool you. GreekTown is home to some delicious hummus in the Mile Square. Order it with pita or as a side to drizzle on top of your entrée, either way, you won’t be disappointed.

Jersey City 

Amelia’s Bistro {187 Warren Street}

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^The mortar and pestle for their tableside hummus!

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Even though the kale salad with spicy shrimp is reason enough to trek to this JC spot, the tableside-made hummus Amelia’s Bistro serves is something to write home about. The restaurant starts your meal off with your own chickpeas to crush and make into hummus, accompanied by a variety of breads {think Charritos’ guac-making table side, but with hummus instead}. YUM. Tapas and small plates, flatbreads, soups/salads, sliders, and sandwiches are just a few of the additional offerings. T

Rumi’s Turkish Grill {67 Greene Sreet}

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Located in the heart of Jersey City’s financial district, Rumi’s Turkish Grill is a cozy spot serving some of the best hummus in town. The eatery’s hummus is enhanced by its baba ghanoush, kebabs, gyros, and other traditional Turkish fare. Their shepherd salad with feta can feed at least six people, and if you’re looking for something that will satisfy your tastebuds but still be on the healthier side, this is it.

Ibby’s Falafel {303 Grove Street}

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In case you thought differently, we’re dropping some falafel knowledge: just because a restaurant uses the word “falafel” in their title does not mean that they are a legit falafel place {not naming names, but just speaking from experience}. Ibby’s Falafel’s falafel and hummus, however, is pretty legit. Their homemade hummus is made on premises — with two options: ground chickpeas, fresh vegetables and imported spices OR mashed chickpeas, lemon, tahini, seasoned and imported olive oil. With options like that, it’s going to be hard to choose.

Nesh’s Mediterranean Grocery + Deli

Owner Laila Nesheiwat is a retired Jersey City teacher who is now the mastermind behind Nesh’s Grocery in The Heights neighborhood of JC. Nesh’s opened in August 2019 and Laila named her spot in honor of her late husband, Yaser Nesh — so between the delicious food and the heartwarming story behind the name, it’s a must-try. Everything here is authentic, too. All of Laila’s recipes come from the Levantine countries {Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria} and are true to the food’s roots, made daily with fresh ingredients, and of course, love. At Nesh’s, diners can enjoy baked goods and Mediterranean delicacies. Laila is serving the community her delicious, fresh dishes such as hummus, baba ganoush, falafels, baklava, and more. 

No matter where you choose to eat your hummus platter in the area, just know that if you pick any of these six spots, you’ll be in great hands {and delicious pita}. So get dipping!

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Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of HobokenGirl.com. With deep entrepreneurial roots in Hudson County — as her grandparents owned textile businesses on Tonnelle Ave in North Bergen dating back to the 50s — she started the site as a Hoboken resident to discover the amazing things happening in the area. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event or #HobokenGirlHelps volunteer project, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her two pups, or watching Bravo TV and ordering takeout with her husband.


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