809 Davie Street, Vancouver
Advice: Closed Friday night and Saturday (daytime). No reservations.
I have always loved Hummus, which is pretty much a staple in a variety of cultures around the Mediterranean including Lebanon, Israel, Syria and other areas. Locally I’ve tried Hummus in many eateries around the city and some of the best I have had was at Zaatar. The cuisine here is mostly Israelli and the dishes are representative of the Mediterranean region, healthy, simple and delish. I visited recently with my friend Noam Dehan who now resides on the other side of the world, we went for dinner to his favourite which was Zaatar. I had The Bomb ($11.95) outstanding Hummus on the plate with tahini, mushrooms and falafel served with pita. I also shared a taster of their Red Beet Hummus made with local red beets, this was something I have never tried before and it was fresh and delicious. We also shared their Mediterranean style Fries ($3.75 -small) which would have been better had we ordered a dip or two.
If you love Hummus as much as I do, then a visit to this eatery should be in your plans! I’m looking forward to trying their Green Hornet on my next visit which is made with their Green Tahini, Hummus and Mushrooms!
Review by: Richard Wolak