My best bite of hummus hails from a dimly lit side alleyway in downtown Amman, Jordan. In the event you are unable to make the 12 hour flight for an overnight food feast through the streets of Amman, Mimi’s Hummus in Brooklyn serves some of the most delicious hummus I’ve uncovered around New York. My Israeli best friend will certainly be angry at me for this statement but my mom and I were simply in awe of the unparalleled creaminess of the simple Mediterranean staple.
I’ve only been there for brunch, but I imagine everything on the menu is delightful at any time of day. Here’s what you need to order:
– Green Shakshuka (Braised swiss chard, tomato, sunny side eggs & Bulgarian cheese – NOT your ordinary feta). It comes with a little side Israeli salad (diced tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions)
– Hummus topped with mushroom and onion cumin stew served with warm, pillowy pita bread
– Mimi’s sandwich ( the house signature – open faced pita with lebane eggplant, roasted peppers and Bulgarian cheese)
The one issue I have with this restaurant is the remoteness of the Flatbush location, so if you are coming from Manhattan rent a Zipcar and drive. The nearest subway is about a 10-15 minute walk. And while I adore the quaint, homey feel of the restaurant, the 20 available seats fill up quickly so if you are planning to dine for brunch, I recommend arriving when the doors open.
1209 Cortelyou Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11218
Weekend Brunch: 11am – 4pm