Hummus milkshakes are now available in NYC, and they're actually really good

Written by
Alyson Penn

Hummus and milkshakes are two things that usually shouldn't go together. One you order at a Mediterranean restaurant and spread on your 4am street meat, and the other is a liquid dessert. So when we first found out about the "hummus shakes," were skeptical. After all, we've been experiencing food-fusion fatigue ever since we got up at 6am to wait for the cronut. But the team at Hummus & Pita Co. has created a mash-up that's not just healthy-good, but actually good good. 

The vegan and gluten-free shakes live somewhere between a protein shake served at a bougie juice bar, and an actual, candy-flossed milkshake served at a greasy spoon diner. The all-natural formula is made with just chickpeas, tahini, banana, dates and almond milk, which means it has a lot of protein, fiber and vitamins. (At least, more than the behemoths at Black Tap.) The result is a creamy, subtly-sweet shake that doesn't taste like you just swallowed a whole bowl of funfetti cake batter.

Right now, there are five flavors: original, chocolate, strawberry, pistachio, and butter pecan. And while all were easy and pleasant to drink (pistachio and strawberry worked better than chocolate), I preferred the original, and took it back to my desk to sip for the rest of the day.

The shakes priced at just $5 for each 12oz cup, you're saving more than just calories. The shakes are available at all the Hummus & Pita Co. locations in the city, including Midtown West, Flatiron District and Tribeca. 

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