The last time we caught up with Philadelphia chef and restaurateur Mike Solomonov, we posed the question: Is The Hummusiya The New Banh Mi Shop? It was a bit of a tongue-meets-cheek headline. For one, what the hell is a hummusiya? And why would it ever surpass the popularity of the iconic Vietnamese sandwich that Yum! Brands (of Taco KFC Hut fan) is hitching its wagon to. But as we’ve found out since that story ran in April: 1. The hummusiya is a restaurant that sells multiple varieties of hummus, along with seasonal salads, pickles and homemade pita. 2. People are going ape shit over Solomonov’s recently opened hummusiya, Dizengoff, which officially swung open its doors yesterday at 10:30 a.m. Here’s the menu. 3. Yum! Brands execs better get themselves to Philly soon.
Dizengoff is named after a famous food street in Tel Aviv and will be open seven days a week and offer a rotating menu. Keep an eye on Instagram for changes in the lineup. And, some serious hummus porn.
1625 Sansom St.