Friday, Jun. 04, 2010

3. Ali Karavan

Hummus is more than a mere meal for Tel Avivis — it's a way of life. And locals display an almost sacred loyalty to their favorite hummisiyah. But Arab-owned Ali Karavan, tel: (972-3) 682 0387, is the rare hummus spot whose popularity transcends traditional ethnic, cultural and culinary allegiances. Pop in for their ultra-fresh batches, served either as masabacha (still warm with chickpea chunks swimming in sesame paste) or with foul (stewed fava beans).