Food in Berlin: Zula Hummus Café

A side dish of Shakshuka, 3,90 Euros, homemade lemonade with mint in the back, 3,00 Euros

I’ve revealed it already, hummus is one of my favorite comfort foods – I like it  fresh and creamy, not too heavy, not too much cumin, and served with fresh bread and delicious pickled vegetables. So of course I had to check this little restaurant when it was recommended over on Slow Travel Berlin, and I found a menu much more varied than just hummus.

The hummus with ful, not eligible for a food photography contest – 6,50 Euros
The hummus with ful, not eligible for a food photography contest – 6,50 Euros

Though hummus is of course their main focus, they serve it with brown beans as ful, with tomatoes, vegetables or chicken and even with Gulasch. We chose the ful, which isn’t quite the photogenic dish, but it’s been hearty and dainty (although I must admit I liked Akko’s version a little better). And of course we also had to try the Shakshuka, poached eggs in a sauce of peppers and tomatoes. Which I find is better, because more like a sauce, at Sababa.

The Sabich, unspectacular in its appearance, fantastic in taste – 4,90 Euros
The Sabich, unspectacular in its appearance, fantastic in taste – 4,90 Euros

But then there came the most delicious sandwich, the Sabich, which I have already heard about from a friend travelling to Tel Aviv (next up on my have-to-go-there-list, just one spot below Tokyo). And he was very right in guessing this would be something for me: fresh pita bread filled with hummus, eggplant, pickles, parsley and boiled egg. The flavor of the egg comes in late, buried beneath hummus and eggplant, and thus serves as a welcome surprise and add-on, making the sandwich quite complex yet very easy to enjoy.

I wish Sabich would take over the role of bubble-tea when it comes to food-trends in Berlin. Until then, Zula has my fix.

Zula Hummus Café

Zula Hummus Café

Husemannstraße 10

10435 Berlin Prenzlauer Berg

Senefelder Platz

Opening Hours:

daily 11:00–23:00

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  1. Denisa on

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    I would like to visit Berlin again this summer so that is perfect inspiration.. Where to go. Looks so yummy. I really like it. Have a nice day.

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  2. Bernd on

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    Tolle Bilder und lecker essen! Das würd ich mir auch bestellen…

  3. Dirk on

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    Mein Lieblingsplatz nach dem Markt am Samstag – lecker Hummus und nicht so abgehoben elitär wie andere Restarants in dieser Ecke.

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