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Best of Canberra – Hummus

By Sophia Carlini - 23 December 2014 20


One of the best party foods ever invented would have to be bread and dip, specifically hummus. It is made of the simplest ingredients; chickpeas, salt, lemon, garlic, tahini paste and maybe some cumin. Despite the easy recipe I always personally find that hummus always tastes different, depending where you get it.

This week I want to find Canberra’s best hummus … and yes, I know it can be home made … but ain’t nobody got time for that, especially at this time of the year.

Where is Canberra’s best hummus?

What’s Your opinion?

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Best of Canberra – Hummus
cbatsh 6:18 pm 13 Apr 15

BB’s Turkish Cuisine at Southlands, Mawson on Mawson Drive has the ultimate hummus. The owner who loved what his mamma made had to make it himself when he moved to Australia. BB’s hummus goes really well with REAL falafels. Real falafels do not have flour in them. You will find many places add flour so the falafel sticks together and doesn’t fall apart in their oil. check out their menu at

tidalik 6:17 pm 28 Dec 14

Zar Palestinian Cafe in Mawson makes excellent hummus!

Beau Locks 12:23 am 28 Dec 14

Yarralumla kebabery makes hummus for legends. Hanna’s, made in Cooma, available at independent supermarkets, is also pretty flash.

purple diva 11:43 am 26 Dec 14

lordy79 said :

Fig & Olive in Chisholm wins hands down for me!

I live in sydney at the moment in the heart of where hummus is available at every takeaway shop but nothing competes and to top it off, there turkish bread with the hummus…DROOL!!

Woohoo! Another backer of the Fig&Olive ….. I think their hummus is absolutely divine. I think I might have to make a trip back down south to check them out again!

purple diva 11:41 am 26 Dec 14

2604 said :

MERC600 said :

I thought the fig n olive was a cafe type thing. Do they sell their hummus in take away containers ?

They sure do mate.

I agree that it is the best hummus in Canberra. The longer you eat it (ie the closer to room temp it gets) the tastiest it becomes, too.

The same family owns Little Istanbul in the Tuggers town centre, which has the same excellent stuff.

Is Little Istanbul back? It closed down a few years ago and I haven’t been in Tuggers much since I moved 2 years ago. I loooooooved their food!

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