Growler at Large Review: Hummazing

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Kim S.

What’s in a name:
Hummazing lives up to its moniker

By Kim S.


Hummazing

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Some people get excited about steak. Take a big juicy cut of meat and grill it to perfection, and voilà! Well-marbled heaven on a plate. Me? I want to see what you can do with a bag of chickpeas.

Rami Chatley and Fadi Al-Dandachi, the owners and operators of Hummazing, are two guys who know how to treat a chickpea right. They have been making their flavoured hummus for years, and, in 2011, they turned their home-based business into an incorporated endeavour.

The menu at Hummazing offers a selection of flavoured hummus – both savoury and sweet – as well as a variety of wraps, salads, soups, and sweet/breakfast items.

I recently had the opportunity to visit Hummazing‘s brand new location near Target in the Devonshire Mall. The place is clean and crisp, though I wish they had moved to a location that had room for a larger seating area.

I ordered the falafel meal, which consists of four baked falafel patties, your choice of salad (chickpea or tabouli), pita bread wedges, three ounces of hummus, garlic dip, and your choice of lentil soup or rice. My choices were tabouli and lentil soup, but it was all much too much food for me for lunch, so I ended up bringing the soup and some pita home. The falafel, tabouli, pita, and hummus made for a colourful plate, and everything lit up my tastebuds.

You’ll pay a bit more at Hummazing than at your typical mall food court eatery, but the extra expense is absolutely worth it, given the quality of the food and the selection. I’ve tried the traditional hummus as well as their basil & pesto, and it is the best hummus I’ve ever tasted, hands-down: creamy with a made-from-scratch lively flavour. The shish tawook (chicken shish kebab) is moist and well-seasoned. As for the made-to-order sweet hummus flavours, I have not yet had the chance to try any of those, but I hope to in the very near future. In the meantime, know that my son gave rave reviews to the waffle with fresh fruit and chocolate sauce. You really can’t go wrong!

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My experience with the service at Hummazing has always been positive. The regular staff is well-acquainted with the menu and ready to answer any questions customers might have.

If I’m being entirely honest, sometimes I try to find excuses just to go to the mall so that I can pick up something from this relatively new restaurant. Hummus and retail therapy? Sounds like a recipe for a splendid afternoon.

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  • Hummazing via Facebook May 31, 2013, 4:29 pm

    Thank you for your support and shopping with some Hummazing is always a good mix.

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  • Laurel R.
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    June 8, 2013, 4:55 pm

    I visited Hummazing the other day, and the food was excellent. I too ordered the falafel meal, and while there seemed to be a little confusion about what came as part of the meal (perhaps new staff?), the meal that I ended up getting was delicious and plentiful. The lentil soup was quite possibly the best I’ve ever tasted… the fattoush salad was fresh and zesty… the hummus (I tried the olive flavour) was creamy and flavourful, and the baked falafel was So. Very. Yummy. – especially with the addition of a bit of garlic sauce. I asked for takeout containers and packed up my leftovers to take home to my husband, who loved the food as well. I am looking forward with great anticipation to my next visit to Hummazing, and have been telling everyone I know just how good it is!
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