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We asked our loyal readers to help us find the best versions of everything Israel has to offer. We asked the people of Israel. We asked our friends. We asked tour guides. We asked foodies... And now the results are in! 

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Reader's Choice Winner:


Pinati (Various Branches)

  •  “The Best! I Promise you! “ Corrinne Burton
  •  "There is nothing better than their hummus." -Baruch Family
  • "Good flavor, good consistency, and a good aftertaste. You can tell it's homemade." -Dr. Salin Dahlben

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Tie for Second Place: 

Ben-Sira Hummus (3 Ben Sira St.) 

  • "The Ben-Sira people cracked the formula of making great Hummus and until the last time I ate there several months ago succeeded in keeping it good as always. The place has expended since it was open, which demonstrates for me proof of concept." -Michael Weiss, founder of

Azura (4 Ha'eshkol Street, Machane Yehuda Market)

  • "Azura. The best hummus in Jerusalem, hands down. The texture, flavor, the toppings and the fresh pita is what makes it the best in the city." -Yehuda Jacobs, TheIsraeliFoodie

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Runners Up:

Ta'ami (Downtown)

  • "A plate of their hummus topped with falafel is like heaven." -Miriam Lottner-, Foodie and Reveal Cards founder 

Hadar Geula (13 Malchi Yisrael)

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If you can't come to Jerusalem, don't worry, we've got you covered! Here are our best hummus recipes....Enjoy!      

And don't forget to dip your hummus into some authentic Israeli pita bread!

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