Pita Wrap – Classic Hummus, Romaine Lettuce, Herbed Rice, Flame Grilled Chicken, Sunflower Seeds, Garlic Sauce on the Side
Pita Wrap – Classic Hummus, Romaine Lettuce, Flame Grilled Beef, Diced Tomatoes, Seasoned Cherry Tomatoes, Mint Tzatziki on the Side
Peanut Butter Chocolate Truffle Hummus
Told by two locals, independently, that HUMMUS would be a great choice for #supporrtlocal lunch it was after multiple missed e-mails from owner Najib Saab that the decision was made to simply stop by, a new location at Boca Park far more convenient than Henderson for westsiders, though arrival at 5:45pm on Sunday at first found the entrance locked.
Listed as open from 10:00am until 10:00pm daily, the issue apparently a damaged door, it was after being admitted by one of two employees that the space was found featuring clean lines and organic flourishes, an ethos on the wall explaining the concept as both “clean eating” and “fast-casual,” though the latter soon proved debatable.
Tucked into Suite Seven of 1000 South Rampart Boulevard, the back side of Wahoo’s Fish Taco and next door to Pinot’s Palette, it is near entry that guests will find a list explaining how to order, the choice of Bowl or Wrap followed by Hummus, Greens, Grains, Proteins, Toppings and Sauces at prices ranging from $9.79 for vegetarian choices to $11.29 for Lamb.
Staffed by a skeleton crew, one preoccupied by conversation leaving his colleague to slowly build each order solo, it was after questions during which crew mistook (sold-out) Baklava for Baba Ganoush (“I get confused by the G’s”) that decisions were made, the time between entry and eating nearly twenty minutes but everything fresh and plentiful in terms of portions.
Targeting an ever-growing market of diners focused on convenience and customization, it was beginning with scoops of the Restaurant’s eponymous spread that smooth texture was found complimented by a bit of herbs, the “Baba G” a bit more heterogeneous and less smoky than tangy, though whether this is a good thing comes down to a matter of personal taste.
Unimpressed by Pita, undoubtedly made elsewhere and warmed to order via Panini press, it was on top of two large rounds that flame grilled Beef and Chicken were served, the accoutrements all fresh with seasoned Tomatoes a highlight, as too was the housemade Garlic Sauce that eats slick like Mayonnaise.
A bit overpriced for “Halloumi Hash,” $4.57 for what amounts to less than three ounces of fried Cheese topped haphazardly with Spices, it is fortunate that HUMMUS’ Falafel fares better, frying-to-order providing minimal grease and great density without sacrificing moisture while Pita Fries made ahead come across both sweet and savory to pair well with either the classic Hummus or a $2.96 version swirled with Peanut Butter and lingering Chocolate.
THREE STARS: Another Healthy “Quick Casual” concept, the first found in Henderson, HUMMUS offers fresh food at a good value, but between poor menu knowledge and a strange division of labor the service will need work to thrive in a difficult location.
RECOMMENDED: Hummus, Pita Fries, Garlic Sauce, Fried Falafel, Peanut Butter Chocolate Truffle Hummus.
AVOID: Baba G, Halloumi Hash.
TIP: Website has featured broken links in the past and online contact form kicks to Spam both ways, Social Media via @hummusbowls seems to yield best response.
WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.