The shakshouka is excellent. I ended up pouring too much of the lemon garlic into the hummus so it was not as good as it could have been. The pita is excellent as well as all the garnishes that came with the meal. Service was very friendly and prompt.
The hummus offerings in German grocery stores leave a lot to be desired, but to be honest, I have always loved an excuse to make my own hummus, which I do regularly. It's definitely a staple in our household, so it's rare that I eat it when I'm out.
But Berlin does have its share of hummus spots, and on a trip to Prenzlauer Berg (where I go very seldom) a friend suggested this place, partially because he likes it and partially because I'm vegan, and you can't go wrong with a hummus place and vegans.
Our group of five arrived and started to gather around a smaller table outside, but the owner came out promptly and accommodated us with a larger one, which we took. The menus came out and there are a good half dozen vegan options on there, clearly marked with the green "v" next to them. Thumbs up.
I got the regular hummus plate, which comes with pickles, olives, and onion, along with pita bread. It was tasty and filling and the consistency was pretty spot on. They had some drinks that sounded good (ginger lemonade, for example) on the menu, but I was more in the mood for water. I asked the owner and he had no problem with me drinking my water bottle. In fact, they have free self-service tap water. Tops!
A nice little place to grab a snack and hang out--friendly service, too.
Once upon a time, there was Hummus Shala , attached to a yoga studio of the same name. This was the best hummus I ever had in Berlin. Then, it disappeared.
Some time later, the people behind Shala opened Zula elsewhere in Prenzlauer Berg. I went to see if they could restore their past glories. The hummus arrived with the same authentic home-baked Israeli pita I remember, but also with some sort of liquid I didn't recognize on the side.
"What's this?" I asked. "That is garlic and lemon juice," my nice server replied. "Why isn't it inside the hummus?" The reply: "we got too many complaints."
Alas, Zula was forced to dumb down their product to survive in the now-affluent Pberg kiez. When I mixed in the side with the hummus, the taste resembled that of my prized Shala, but now all the garnishes were mixed in with the hummus as well. This is not how it's supposed to be.
I cannot blame Zula for doing what they need to do to survive, but it keeps me from becoming a regular. On a more depressing note, subsequent visits showed a wild variation in the density of the hummus. There were times when the hummus was almost hard as a rock. On those days, it is not even close to a serve-able hummus in Israel.
On the plus side, they do a decent Sabich, which is still very rare in Berlin. This is what I mainly return there for nowadays, because Zula is no longer the only game in town for hummus.
Zula, I wish I could love you. But I can't, I just can't.
I love hummus and supposedly Zula has the best one in the city. I ended up here with a friend of mine on a gloomy Berlin day, so perfect time for some nice mint tea and hummus. The basic hummus platter, which comes with amazing pita, is cheap and delicious. My personal fav is to get hummus as well as tabbouleh salad and then build a little pita sandwich. I generally love salad and hummus so perfect combo for me. The little tabbouleh salad runs for around €3 and is pretty big and delicious. The reason why I am "only" giving 4 starts is the fact that even though the place was not that full, the service was super slow! I mean super slow and the fired aubergine with tahini I can also do without, but the hummus is great!
The hummus is probably the best in Berlin. I read on ToyTown it is the same guy who once had the legendary place on Kastanienallee and went checking. I couldn't recognise that guy, but the Hummus is absolutely amazing.
The waitress is very nice, and there's a corner for the kids outside the restaurant.
Bathroom is clean, and there are also magazines to read.
we meet with a couple of friends there who really like hummus and they had visited it before. for me it wad the first hummus restaurant.i had a small portion of the hummus champignon. you get with it some lemon juice and spicy paprika sauce as well as prickles,olives, onions and for sure bread (pita).for drinks they have freshly made juices (e.g. carrot-orange-ginger). so the food is really to oily for me but it is also no real evening meal,more like a snack, even the big portion.so the taste for food and drinks was average. the service was nice as well as the cappuccino.but it was all the time really cold there. in conclusion food/drinks OK,service nice and friendly but really cold room I would like to give 3.5 stars. If you like hummus you definitely have to go there once and taste for yourself, if not you don't loose anything.