The winter season is upon us, and so are snow-filled holidays, festive family gatherings, and bounties of delicious comfort food made with high-quality ingredients and fresh, zesty flavors.
One such dish is hummus, the king of Mediterranean cuisine. Made from a creamy blend of cooked chickpeas, tahini, and a squeeze of lemon juice, hummus is the perfect accompaniment to fresh vegetables and warm pitas that quickly transition from the side dish to the main event.
Hummus is a Mediterranean classic that has captivated the taste buds of food lovers around the world with its soft texture and tangy flavor. It’s also extremely versatile and acts as the base for a range of fresh ingredients and seasonings to shine. As a healthy, plant-based protein source, it is pertinent for vegetarian and vegan eaters to find the perfect hummus to snack on. Luckily, Nish Nush has you covered with both authentic and imaginative hummus creations to suit a variety of palates.
The Essence of Classic Hummus
If you’re looking for the best hummus platter and Mediterranean food in NYC, our restaurant is a cut above the rest that will transport you to the shores of the Cerulean Sea. Many of our culinary offerings are innovative, but our specialty lies in classic dishes that include crispy falafels, spicy sandwiches, and mouthwatering platters of hummus with a selection of sizzling hot vegetables.
Our Pure Hummus Platter is a beautiful embodiment of what authentic hummus should be made of — a delicious blend of chickpeas, tahini, and lemon juice with a dash of olive oil, paprika, and parsley to shake things up. It’s the ideal snack for vegetarian and vegan diners in search of the best Mediterranean food the city has to offer.
Flavorful Falafel Combinations
Another dish party of Mediterranean royalty is the falafel ball; a tasty blend of chickpeas, colorful spices, and a pinch of fresh herbs come together to create a sensational bite-sized snack packed with flavor. A hearty alternative to meat dishes, falafel balls are typically served with hummus, pitas, and high-quality vegetables to ensure a healthy and flavorful meal time.
Our Falafel Trio Platter is a well-loved dish that features three perfectly made falafel balls and a spread of hummus with red cabbage, olives, tahini, and salad. The platter’s crispy texture and crunchy vegetables complement the richness of the hummus, creating a comfort-laden dish that speaks to Mediterranean cuisine lovers like no other.
Innovative Hummus Creations
Topping hummus with inventive ingredients is a specialty here at Nish Nush. Our OMG Platter is a blend of creamy hummus topped with cooked onions and mushrooms, as well as a mixture of fresh greens.
It’s a vegan option that patrons love for its unique taste and fun twist on traditional hummus offerings. The onions add a hint of sweetness to the dish, while the umami flavor of the mushrooms creates a rich profile to delight all taste buds.
Hummus Fusion with Masabacha
When it comes to hummus, the variations are endless, and patrons can rest assured that our restaurant prides itself on delivering the most delicious and imaginative dishes from the Mediterranean.
One such offering is Masabacha, made from the same ingredients as hummus but featuring whole chickpeas instead of blended ones. This difference in texture brings a different mouthfeel and savory profile to the forefront since the bean is more noticeable and able to shine amongst the other ingredients.
Featured in our Masabacha Platter is a combination of cooked chickpeas and organic egg alongside homemade shifka peppers, giving the dish a slightly sweet flavor that brings the heat in all the right ways.
Vegan Varieties & Spice
Our restaurant is a must-try for vegetarians and vegans in search of iconic flavors and aromatics that instantly transport you to the warm and fragrant Mediterranean region. The selection of vegan platters differs in taste, but all have one thing in common: they are authentically delicious.
Whether you prefer your hummus with more tangy flavors, such as charred tomatoes and garlic, or you want a classic combo of olive oil and tahini, we’ve got you covered. Our spicy vegan platter includes harissa and amba, giving heat lovers a reason to celebrate.
Nish Nush: Mediterranean Meals You Won’t Forget
It’s the season to indulge in delectable, classic vegan and vegetarian meals straight from a well-run kitchen that captures the fragrance and authenticity of the Mediterranean beautifully.
Pop into Nish Nush for a quick lunch with friends or a romantic date night to enjoy appetizing dishes suited to a wide range of dietary needs and preferences. You’ll leave feeling satiated knowing you just tried the best Mediterranean food in NYC!