From flavorful gyros, spicy shawarma, and fresh vegetables, there is so much to love and enjoy when it comes to Mediterranean dishes. But if you ask me, my favorite is the basic but delicious hummus. You definitely taste the difference from store-bought versus handmade hummus at one of Irving’s amazing Mediterranean restaurants. Hummus typically is made from chickpeas with tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. While the classic is always a good place to start, feel adventurous and try one of the many varieties of hummus like roasted red pepper, spicy, eggplant, or cool and creamy avocado! Pair with freshly baked pita bread, crisp vegetables or as a spread on your gyro or sandwich. Check out these amazing places to get your hummus on in Irving.
Andalous Mediterranean Grill6450 N MacArthur Blvd | 972-401-8900
First opened in Las Colinas in 2012, Andalous Mediterranean Grill is the perfect spot to enjoy award-winning, generational family recipes in a modern, buffet-style restaurant. Twin brother chefs bring the traditional flavors to Irving with a diverse menu to satisfy all, including low calorie, low carb and vegetarian options. To complement your platter, try either the classic, spicy, spinach, or my favorite, the onion-mushroom hummus. Pita is baked fresh daily in brick ovens for the perfect appetizer or side dish with your hummus.
Shawarma Press411 E Royal Ln #110 | 972-830-9315
Shawarma Press came to Irving with the goal of achieving high-quality, fast food Mediterranean dishes. Whether you are dining in or taking it to-go, Shawarma Press has created the perfect contemporary environment with some seriously flavor-packed foods. From the salads, sauces, juices and pastries, all that comes out of the kitchen is scratch-made with only fresh ingredients. Shawarma Press embodies their core values of social responsibility, integrity, trustworthiness and excellence throughout their team and beyond the restaurant doors. Local charities will see Shawarma Press show up to help with family hunger and give back to the community. Some favorite menu items include the spinach pastry, shawarma fries and the tandoori press shawarma. Of course, you can’t forget about the amazing hummus options like their signature hummus wrap, hummus bowl or hummus bowl Plus made with organic chickpeas and topped with grilled chicken, beef, or falafel and served with pita bread.
Ouzi Mediterranean Grill5250 N O'Connor Rd Suite 144 | 972-803-3324
One of the newer restaurants to join the Irving foodie scene, Ouzi Mediterranean Grill should be placed on your “must-visit" list if it hasn't already. A beautiful interior and great patio seating along Water Street with views of Lake Carolyn invite you to dine in style at this moderately-priced neighborhood favorite. Load up your plate with classic dishes like lamb kebab and falafel and be sure to try one of their amazing hummus dips. Plain, spicy, spinach or mushroom hummus completes every dish with authentic, fresh flavors. Also, be sure to order something from their fresh bakery to satisfy all savory and sweet cravings!
Zeytin Mediterranean Grill114 E John Carpenter Fwy Suite 100 | 972-887-2000
Turkish for “olive”, Zeytin is a fresh, modern spot for the best foods of Turkey and the Mediterranean. All items are made to order and you can really taste the passion that goes into each dish. Some house favorites include the shish kebab, eggplant-draped lamb shank, and their made-from-scratch baklava. Of course, the hummus is a crowd pleaser and is flavor-packed! Order the hummus and pita appetizer or add a large dollop of hummus to your entree. Visit Zeytin for the amazing weekday lunch buffet, scenic patio or give them a call for your next catered event!
The Halal Guys7750 N MacArthur Blvd Ste 130 | 469-917-9213
Everyone’s favorite quick stop for flavorful Mediterranean platters and wraps, The Halal Guys is the perfect place for lunch, dinner and amazing hummus! Build your platter with their famous gyro meat or falafel with rice, lettuce and tomatoes. Pile high with your choice of toppings like green peppers, onions, jalapenos, olives, hummus or baba ganoush, and be sure to add their famous white sauce and hot sauce. For the perfect appetizer or snack, be sure to order their hummus with fresh pita. Newly added to the menu, try the eggplant hummus which is 100% vegan and gluten-free. Place your custom order today for pick-up, curbside, or delivery!