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Hummus Republic is Open in Journal Square

by Diana Cooper
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Hummus Republic is branching out and opening its fourth New Jersey location in Journal Square today. This nationwide Mediterranean franchise is known for serving fresh plant-based food and serving organic wraps, pitas, and bowls with different protein and hummus options. Located at 2 Journal Square Plaza, Jersey City, the new location is now officially open – with a location in Hoboken soon to follow. Read on to learn more about Hummus Republic in JSQ.

^ Hummus Republic will be located at 2 Journal Square Plaza, Jersey City

(Photo credit: Courtesy of Hummus Republic JSQ)

Expanding to Jersey City

The Hoboken Girl spoke with the new owners about opening a Hummus Republic in the area and what locals and commuters can expect.

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“There are no upscale quick-serve restaurants that offer healthy food in the area, so for us, it was a no-brainer that this was the perfect location for a restaurant,” the owners, whose names would like to remain private, told HG.

“It’s in the heart of Jersey City’s burgeoning Journal Square area, which is undergoing a wave of redevelopment of high rises with residential and commercial units, and it’s the fastest growing neighborhood in the tri-state area.” The owners are excited about the opportunity to serve the wellness-savvy Journal Square community. 

(Photo credit: @hummusrepublicjsq)

Hummus Republic joins the growing list of other quick pick-me-up spots in JSQ like Jolibee, Wendy’s, Nathan’s Famous, and Starbucks. Emma’s, Latham House’s sister restaurant that’s Southern-inspired, opened in May 2020 during the pandemic.

The owners of HR, who describe themselves as “two young foodies” and lovers of the food chain, added: “We have paid great attention to details from the speed at which we can complete an order to providing the feel of an upscale restaurant ambiance and experience with our interior design… Come see it to believe it!”

(Photo credit: @hummusrepublicjsq)

About the Menu

The new Hummus Republic location’s menu mimics the other locations. “It caters to everyone’s taste buds with a variety of vegetarian, vegan, and non-vegan options and with all different types of sauces and toppings. It’s very flavorful and most importantly it’s delicious.” 

HR prides itself on letting the consumer customize their meal. First, consumers can choose if they want a wrap, pita, burger, or bowl. Then, they choose the base, such as organic Mediterranean couscous, warm garbanzo beans, or a salad mix. After that, they choose a hummus (harissa, traditional, roasted eggplant, or kalamata olive) or spread (zesty feta or tzatziki).

(Photo credit: @hummusrepublicjsq)

Then, consumers can pick a protein, such as falafel, Moroccan steak, or chicken shawarma. Finally, they can pick as many toppings as they’d like and a dressing to top it off. There are extras to choose from as a side, such as sweet potato sides, dolmades, or organic hummus pita chips. To drink, there are various lemonades, teas, and a tahini shake.

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Now Open + Coming Soon

Hummus Republic JSQ is now open, and joins other currently open locations in NJ including Long Branch, Morristown, and North Brunswick. In addition, Paramus and Metuchen locations are under construction, and further down the road, according to the website, HR will be opening in Hoboken and Montclair. 

(Photo credit: Courtesy of Hummus Republic JSQ)

“We are very excited to be part of the JC community and we’re looking forward to seeing how we can participate by being actively involved in social and service events whenever possible,” the owners told HG. “We’re just so so thrilled to see our dream come to reality and to share it with everyone.”

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