Nothing beats comfort food, and I consider hummus to be one of my favorite comfort foods – delicious chickpeas mashed with tahini and cumin into a heart-warming paste to be devoured with fresh flat bread… divine! There’s more than one recipe for hummus and I like them all, may they be Israeli or Syrian, and I am very happy I found a new favorit in Wedding, although I have no idea what nationality is behind it: Akko is a deli at the bustling crossing of Pank- and Badstraße and is equally busy. But neither the hectic atmosphere nor the simple, almost canteen-like interior say anything about the quality of the food.
Of course they serve the classics, like Halloumi with Hummus (pictured below, 4 Euros), Makali, Falafel and the likes but we were all mostly attracted by the Foual and the Msabaha (4 Euros each). Foual (that’s the way it’s written on their menu, Wikipedia calls it Fūl medammis) is a dish made of chickpeas and fava beans and Msabaha is, as far as I understood it, a simpler version of Hummus where not all the chickpeas are mashed, both topped with even more chickpeas, olive oil and parsley. The bowls are served with plates generously filled with mint, cucumbers, tomatoes, olives and pickled radish as well as loads of thin flat bread.
The place was quite crowded the Saturday afternoon we went, and although the majority were men (we were the only women-only table during the time of our stay) the atmosphere was friendly and welcoming with the staff being very helpful with our orders. Of course there’s free black tea, but don’t plan on staying here too long, your table will be requested as soon as you finished by following hungry fellows.