A great alternative to the typical lunch
The sign outside of Hummus Brothers, Holborn is what caught our attention: ‘free-from wheat, gluten and lactose’. With that type of claim we had to check it out.
The Hummus Brothers experience is pretty straightforward – choose a topping for your hummus and use your pitta bread as a scoop – no cutlery required. Toppings include fava beans, guacamole, chicken and chunky beef. You can also add extra toppings such as sun dried tomatoes, jalapenos and feta.
In addition to having something on the menu for the Balanced Busy Bodies profiles, they also cater to a number of different dietary requirements. There’s a page on their site where you can do a search to find out which of their dishes meet your specific requirement: http://www.hbros.co.uk/ourfood/
The website is also the best place to find out the nutritional profile of the dishes – just remember that the information on the grid is only for the hummus and topping and does NOT include the bread.
While we are on the topic of bread there is a gluten free alternative for their pitta. We were half expecting a gluten free pitta, but in fairness, ensuring that the breads are different in shape reduces the chance of the wrong bread being served.
It’s also worth noting that the pitta bread can also be substituted for rice cakes, carrot sticks or corn tortilla chips
The space to eat in the Holborn branch was conservative so if you are planning to eat in, be prepared to sit next to strangers.
Although hummus tends to be treated like a dip, it is incredibly satisfying as a main. We would definitely recommend that you put this on your list of restaurants to visit, if you haven’t already.
What we tried:
Small hummus with a chunky beef topping
Small Hummus with chicken topping
Gluten free pitta alternative
What we liked
The food is simple but still tasty and filling
The provision of gluten free bread for coeliacs
What we would do differently
We’re curious to know how many calories are in the pitta
Who can eat here?
|Calorie Counters||Hummus topped with mushrooms with carrot sticks instead of pitta is under 200kcals|
|Carb Conscious||Go for the chicken or chunky beef toppings and substitute pitta with carrot sticks|
|Gluten Aware||All of the toppings are gluten free to just swap your pitta for the gluten free bread|
|Vegetarian||Try the fava beans, vegetable salad, mushroom or guacamole toppings|
|Vegan||Try the fava beans, vegetable salad, mushroom or guacamole toppings|
Value for money
Small hummus with a chunky beef topping £5.50
Small Hummus with chicken topping £5.20
We think that’s pretty good value for a clean, filling lunch
Buy 9 meals and get a 10” small hummus free
Buy 12 meals and get a 14” regular hummus free
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