Hey everyone, so exciting news – Hummus Bros invited me to their Exmouth Market location to try some of their hummus and I have to tell you it did not disappoint!
I love Hummus and falafel, so I was super psyched to be able to review a company with locations right in central London that offer both as a meal. Read below to learn a bit about the company and my opinion on why you have to give them a try!
A little bit about Hummus Bros:
The company originated in 2003 from two college friends who wanted food that was both filling and healthy after having a few drinks (my daily struggle, ya hear me!)
The company has 6 central London locations: SOHO, Holborn, St. Paul’s, Exmouth Market, Gray’s Inn Road & Eastcheap.
They also offer some awesome extras. The Exmouth Market location where I went had a yoga studio below with More Yoga! For £10, new clients get access to all studios for 10 days. All locations have free wifi, and the Holborn location provides free meeting spaces, which is useful for work or university meetings alike.
The food is all natural and free from preservatives or additives. Everything from their vegetables to their meat and bread are freshly prepared. In addition, where possible they source local and sustainable products (which I love!).
Why you should go – my opinion:
Since I was a little girl my mother always had me doing things that were good for both my body and the environment, we even raised chickens because she wanted to ensure her eggs were free range and they were healthier because we knew what we feed them. (Side note: raising chickens is awesome. They produce the best tasting eggs and you get to hold them and pet them!) So knowing this company not only tries to be local and sustainable but also produces fresh food was an instant positive for me.
The food was absolutely delicious too. The staff was super friendly and even taught me the art of creating your own hummus bowl (which took me a few go’s to figure out.) I chose to add a bit of everything into my bowl to sample what they provided. My bowl had a hummus base and in the middle had Guacamole, Freekeh, a vegetable mix with cucumber and fresh tomato, 2 regular falafels and 1 sweet potato and to top it off parsley, feta cheese and tzatziki with paprika.
To be honest, I was pleasantly surprised with how fresh all of the food was. So much so, I even went back for seconds. I had never heard of Freekeh before, however being a diabetic I will absolutely start to eat it more often!! It was described to me as having a barley taste – which I thought it did! Freekeh is known for having a low glycemic index, making it great for managing blood sugars and weight loss. Also, being low in fat but high in protein and fiber ensures it fills you up! It was the perfect addition to my bowl, and had a consistency between quinoa and rice.
There weren’t many cons, however I personally wasn’t a huge fan of the sweet potato falafel. It didn’t taste bad, but wasn’t in my personal opinion as good as the regular ones.
Because the food is so fresh, it has to be eaten relatively quickly to fully enjoy the freshness in its entirety. I decided to take a small container to go and try the next day. While the hummus was still fresh, as expected the guacamole started to brown and just didn’t taste the same. The fresh pita also wasn’t as good the next day. If you decide to take some to go, keep in mind what will and will not last.
Lastly, remember that moderation is key. While I love hummus, I found eating too much gave me a bit of a belly ache. When creating your bowl, make sure you add enough of the other ingredients (be it quinoa, falafel or veg) to balance out the hummus.
I highly recommend you go give this place a try! They cater to all types (soy free, gluten free, nut free, wheat free, vegetarian, vegan and any other “free” you can think of). You can find out more about their menu here. The staff was great, the locations were central, the ambiance was welcoming and most importantly the food was fresh and delicious. I absolutely will be going back to try some of their other dishes!!
Any questions? Comment below!