Kick your Sabra hummus habit out the door because the Middle Eastern hot spot, Oren’s Hummus, is heading to SoMa this July.
For all of you who work on the Peninsula, you’re familiar with this famous lunch spot known for their creamy Israeli-style hummus. But now, Oren’s is heading north — and we can practically smell their spicy shakshuka already.
So, Oren makes good hummus?
Oren’s Hummus originated on Palo Alto’s main drag, University Ave., back in 2011. Its founder and namesake, Oren Dobronsky, is a serial entrepreneur having sold four successful startups in the tech world before opening Oren’s. Together with his partner (in two senses of the word) Nancy Petri, they’ve developed a cuisine centered around this wonderous hummus.
After opening the first Oren’s Hummus location, it quickly became a cult favorite for its attention to healthy options, ample vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free choices, and even a gluten-free pita — the lunch favorite encourages everyone to “Rip. Eat. Scoop” (hummus, that is). And while there are multiple locations along the Peninsula, Dobronsky has partnered with acclaimed restaurant consultants Mistie Cohen and Chef David Cohen to show more of the Bay Area the power of the chickpea. With their latest expansion, it’ll be the first time Oren’s is venturing into the city itself, settling right in the heart of the startup world on Third and Mission St.
More than just hummus
The Cohen duo knows the restaurant industry, and since 2012, they’ve made hummus their business. They’re ensuring Oren’s new location will take the very best of service and hospitality from their spots in Cupertino, Mountain View, and Palo Alto and bring that needed convenience for busy San Franciscans. Oh, and did we mention they’ll be open for breakfast? Enjoy your Israeli shakshuka (in their signature spiced tomato sauce) on the patio, or the Hummus Beets bowl among the greenery inside. If anything, you can always have your choice of hummus to go.
Look out for the grand opening on July 10. But if you want some inspiration or something to show your friends to convince them of a lunch date, head to Instagram.