If you were hoping 2024 would be the year that brought Chef Mike Solomonov’s famous hummus directly to your local grocery store, well, consider the wish granted. Zahav, a five-times James Beard award winning restaurant in Philadelphia run by the Cook N Solo group, has just announced that Whole Foods in New York, Connecticut, Philadelphia, Boston and DC metro areas and will be selling the brand-new Zahav Foods hummus starting January 16.
The website claims the humus is made with just six simple ingredients: water, roasted sesame tahini, steamed chickpeas, organic lemon juice concentrate, cumin and garlic, and no preservatives. A representative from Cook N Solo said it is the same recipe that is used at the restaurant, and best eaten within seven days of opening (or by the date on package).
Solomonov’s hummus has long been considered one of the best you can find in the country. His five-minute hummus recipe from “Israeli Soul” is a reliable staple when you’re in need of a quick, homemade hummus fix, or try this recipe, which uses dried chickpeas for a super authentic and creamy result.
At this time the Cook N Solo team says they have no plans for other products, but the Zahav Foods website gives the impression there may be more in the works. Perhaps more food wishes will be granted later this year… We can only hope.