Moving forward, I actually fancied going to a Spanish deli nearby called Don Quixote, but after a heavy fry up at UCL hospital at Euston, I couldn't be bothered to waddle too far so the Mexican beef special sign outside Hummus Bros seemed appropriate enough.
The story of Hummus Brothers starts with a couple of students who were bored with their much loved junk food and found a local hummus serving deli from which they developed the idea to add toppings. Or perhaps in the words of the deli owner "that was my idea" as my father would say everytime someone makes something he wishes he had thought of and makes himself believe it was his idea first! It's funny now but it gets boring on a daily basis.
But no idea is completely original but luckily for us lot, where else in London are we easily going to find a heart hummus lunch? So much so that even David Schwimmer announced on BBC Radio London that it was one of his favourite places to eat in London. I wonder if he goes alone or with 'friends'? Who cares if that's a lame joke, you thought of it too!
Each dish comes in the same basic format, a big scoop of hummus (or homous) layered around the whole bowl with a nice big gaping whole for the toppings. The Mexican beef special (£4.60/£5.80) consists of minced beef in a dark tomato based sauce with a hint of spics and chilli, topped with grated cheddar cheese, cracked nachos and a side sprinkle of chilli powder.
As a whole a very filling and tasty dish but the not the most developed in flavour. The hummus however is very good, rich, slightly earthy or perhaps nutty but quite smooth. All dishes come with warm wholemeal pitta bread, 2 portions for the large and 1 portion for the small which effects the price by roughly a pound. I would also recommend the chunky beef as I believe the Mexican one is not always available.