Middle Eastern food is becoming quite the trend here in NYC! But, do you really know who serves the best and most authentic around? I sure do! It’s called Mimi’s Hummus located in the East Village on E 14th between 2nd and 3rd!
Mimi’s Hummus not only serves the best middle eastern cuisine around, but flat out just some of the best food in the city! The staff could not be kinder and more passionate about their food and name. Their passion and happiness encompass all aspects of what makes for incredible customer service!
During my visit, the general manager recommended I try the falafel hummus, the roasted cauliflower, and the shawarma pita pocket. Let’s just say…her suggestions were spot on!
The roasted cauliflower was the first item I tried and it did not disappointment! Served chilled, this cauliflower salad was filled with roasted cauliflower that was seasoned so incredibly, you had no idea what you were eating was actually healthy for you!
Next up was the fried falafel hummus and OMG…foodgasm! This gluten free (so perfect) falafel was lightly fried and placed in the center of Mimi’s hummus!
Fun Fact: Mimi’s hummus is made fresh every day! Their chick peas are cooked and soaked over night and made into their signature hummus the following morning which is what makes Mimi’s so delicious!
Anyways, the moment I bit into the falafel I fell in love! Number one, it is so hard to find good falafel. Number two, have you ever had good falafel that was gluten free? I DONT THINK SO! Whether you have an allergy or not, this lightly fried falafel dipped into a creamy and flavorful hummus is out of this world! Not to mention, it is perfect for sharing!
Lastly, I chose to try the shawarma pita pocket. For those of you who are huge pita fans, you have never had a stuffed pita like this one! Filled with curry chicken, onion, cucumber, and topped with sheep’s yogurt makes for a succulent, warm, pita heaven!
I cannot say enough great things about Mimi’s Hummus. Any dish they have can be made vegetarian or gluten free to accommodate a host of different customers. Their love for their food makes the experience that much better! Whether you are a hummus lover or not, this place will change your mind! Your tastes buds won’t be hum(mus)ing, they will be straight up SINGING as you walk out, full, happy, and most definently a returning customer!