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House of Hummus restaurant adds falafel, Arab foods to Elmwood Avenue

On Sept. 29, House of Hummus opened its second location, on Elmwood Avenue.

The restaurant space, 502 Elmwood Ave., was formerly a prep kitchen for Lloyd taco trucks.

In it, Ahmed Hamideh and his family have constructed a larger version of their original place, at 1150 Hertel Ave.

Falafel is a specialty at House of Hummus. (Andrew Galarneau/Buffalo News)

The Jerusalem-style Arab menu includes beef shawarma, falafel and more vegetarian and meat choices are served as rice platter, with salad and hummus, rice bowls, or wrapped into sandwiches. Another vegan specialty is foul medames ($6.49), fava bean puree with garlic and olive oil.

The hummus at House of Hummus comes with a lively green chutney made from green chile and herbs. (Andrew Galarneau/Buffalo News)

The 35-seat restaurant is counter service, where customers order at the counter then sit to wait for their food. The hummus (above, $6.49) comes decked out with mildly spicy fresh green chile chutney. Beef shawarma plate with rice (top) includes diced-tomato Jerusalem salad, hummus, shaved marinated beef, pita bread, and tabouli ($14.99).

Other items on the menu include hummus with meat, and hummus and rice topped with salad and falafel ($11.99). Chicken kebabs ($11.99) and beef kebabs ($12.99) are available as well. A dozen small crunchy falafel balls with herbed tahini sauce (above) costs $5.99.

House of Hummus' second location, 502 Elmwood Ave., is larger than the Hertel Avenue original. (Andrew Galarneau/Buffalo News)

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