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Columbus Food Adventures performs blind hummus taste test from 12 local spots; Here are the results

Columbus Food Adventures performs blind hummus taste test from 12 local spots; Here are the results

Jack McLaughlin

If you’ve ever wondered where to find some of the best local hummus and baba ganoush, Columbus Food Adventures has you covered.

The local foodie entity–which is responsible for a variety of Columbus food tours, the Trust Fall program and more–recently held a blind taste-test of 12 varieties of hummus and 8 types of baba ganoush, mostly sourced from Central Ohio restaurants.

The tasting include hummus from the following spots:

-Aladdin’s Eatery

-Brassica 

-Cafe Istanbul

-Darista

-Lavash Cafe

-Mr. Hummus Grill

-Olive & Lime Cafe

-Pita Hut Grill

-Salt & Pepper Restaurant

-Yemeni Restaurant

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The challenge also included hummus from Aldi, and another canned variety. It would have included hummus from Mazah Eatery, but the restaurant was closed over the weekend when the challenge took place. Baba ganoush was available from eight of the 12 sources.

“We were surprised by how much variation there was both in flavor and texture. There’s a strong element of subjectivity as some people preferred the more tahini forward hummuses and others more citrusy. But overall well balanced and smooth hummus seemed to win out,” an Instagram post from Columbus Food Adventures reads.

Overall, hummus from Pita Hut was the crowd favorite, with Aladdin’s Eatery coming in second place.  The post noted the hummus with lamb from Yemeni Restaurant “gets a special award for deliciousness” as well.

The blind taste testers selected Lavash Cafe’s baba ganoush as the best of the bunch.

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