As a true so called “foodie”, you will never find me shying away from exotic cuisines. There’s nothing better than exploring and gaining new experiences. Naturally, the same goes for food to me. Over the last few years, hummus, good ol’ hummus, has promoted itself to a true “household” name and dish. ‘Cause even though this traditional Lebanese dish that has been around for ages already, some years ago, it managed to capture the hearts of many due to its great health benefits, the fact that it’s so versatile and the incredible taste. I could go on, but that might turn into somewhat of a love letter to a dish. So, I’ll stop myself just right there. Either way, a little 10-minute stroll from my place will bring you to a lovely little bistro called D&A Hummus Bistro. Which I’d love to tell you a little more about!
This lovely little bistro is located on the Westerstraat, just around the corner of the Noordermarket. Which makes it perfect to combine with a stroll over the market (Noordermarket or Westerstraat-market) or when you’ve had a delicious piece of apple pie at Winkel 43 and afterwards you’re facing some savoury cravings. Anyway, this place is what I’d describe as warm and comfortable. The setting is quite cozy as all furniture is vintage and nothing quite matches, which in the bigger picture really does make sense.
Around 5 years ago already, D&A Hummus Bistro was found in the Jordaan by two Israeli women with naturally, a great love for this specific dish. Ever since, it has been loved by many locals and so it opened its second bistro in East, just a little of two years ago.
Even though the name might suggest it, the D&A bistro does not only serve hummus but also shakshuka, some bites, salads, falafel and even a platter(/tasting) for the ones who might have a little difficulty choosing from their tempting menu. As I am – kind of – one of those people, I decided to try two kinds of hummus, one with chicken and one with beef and lamb mince. Both came with warm homemade pittas, some super tasteful and spicy spreads and some pickled veggies on the side. The taste immediately reminded me of how rich an authentic exotic cuisine could taste. It was truly a feast of spices. The same goes for the homemade ice-tea and lemonade. Definitely very much recommended!
So, if you are around and in serious need of a comfortable, easy-going hang out where they serve some seriously great and healthy food, you might want to go ahead and sit down for a treat at D&A Hummus Bistro. The setting is cozy, the staff is genuinely very nice and the food is almost nailed to perfection. A little of their hummus and you’ll no longer be hangry, trust me on this one.
Ready to dig in?
D&A Hummus Bistro