Hummus (Labs) offers fresh, creamy, delicious hummus—but it is not just about the hummus.
By Julia McWilliams
Hummus Labs is a fast casual restaurant offering Mediterranean food that will have you coming back for more. Although Hummus (Labs) opened almost a year ago, I just recently discovered it.
There are many more eclectic choices on the menu, including beef kafta kabob, filet mignon, salmon, falafel and fatoush salad, as well as a kabob combo and the newly added shawarma tots. My personal favorite is the chicken kabob, with large chunks of chicken on a bed of fluffy rice. The kabob platter comes with two sides of your choice. I had the hummus, of course, with feta cheese dip one time and tzatziki the next. If you crave something spicier, that also is available, but I stuck with the more traditional side dishes. All was delicious, or as my late friend Jonathan Gold used to say, magnificent!
The servings are big enough to share, or save for another meal. If you want to take a break from the ordinary take-out dinner, stop by this gem located in a two-story food court (mini-mall) at 950 E. Colorado Boulevard. You won’t regret it.
Hummus (Labs) 950 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91106 (626) 345-5592 @hummus-labs
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