Ha’Agas 1, Eilyahu Ya’acov Banai Street 11 (at Mahane Yehuda)
As my trip had a day in Jerusalem, I had heard there was good hummus in the shuk. The first place that was recommended to me was unsure if there was oil in their hummus. Not only was I a little taken aback by that (we’re in Israel, not America- where no one knows what the hell is in the food they’re serving or eating), but I knew that I wanted a place that made their hummus fresh and knew exactly what was in it- not just for health concern but for quality hummus (oh God, am I becoming a hummus snob?). My awesome madricha (counselor) Shaked recommended a vegan friendly hummus place, and I am so glad she did!
Though the service was pretty poor and the guy who helped me was really rude to me (I knew the place was vegetarian but couldn’t tell if it was vegan, and since there was no vegan menu I wanted to make sure the dips he was giving me for my hummus weren’t dairy and had no oil and he refused to answer my question and told me I could either eat there or leave) I still really enjoyed the hummus. It was delicious, extremely fresh, had really great chickpeas on top, and a spicy green kind of salsa that added a lot to it. The pitas were warm and delicious too. I would definitely go back if I was in the shuk.