Restaurants, Hummus 10th arrondissement
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A trendy hummus bar near Canal Saint Martin.

Who’s it for? Hummus habitués.

What should I order? Hummus, duh. Either vegetarian or dotted with mouth-watering meats.

How much? The lunchtime set menu is a snip at €11.

Chalkboard menus, Israeli pop, roasted cauliflower…it could almost be the cult Marais restaurant Miznon. But here, the star of the show is smooth-as-butter hummus, with a distinct tahini tang. This Château d’Eau joint imports its humus from Israel – but all organic veg is grown in South-western France.

The €11 lunch deal includes the pitriyot humus, brightened up with Paris and roasted Portobello mushrooms, pickled onions, parsley and sprinkled with dukkah, a mix of grains, nuts and spices. To boost the protein levels, you can add a hard-boiled egg for €1. Pita bread comes warm and is perfect for dipping in the giant plate of tangy hummus.

In keeping with the sesame vibe, the tahini biscuit (€1.50) is melt-in-the-mouth delicious and the perfect end to this little jaunt to Israel.

By: Jill Cousin


Venue name: Chiche
Address: 29 bis rue du Château d’Eau
Opening hours: Mon-Fri midday-2.30pm, Sat midday-3pm, Wed-Sat 7pm-10.30pm
Transport: Metro: Jacques Bonsergent
Price: Lunch set menu €11, à la carte €10-15
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