The Best Store-Bought Hummus, if Making Your Own Just Isn’t in the Cards Right Now
While homemade hummus is generally our go-to, it isn't always in the cards. Alternatively, these are our favorite store-bought options.
If you've ever experienced the joy of homemade hummus, you know it's the snack food of all snack foods. But whipping up homemade hummus isn't always an option, whether you're feeling particularly hangry, or if you're in the middle of work, and there are some solid pre-made varieties out there.
That said, these are the best store-bought hummus options that are almost just as good (almost) — just make sure to stack up on crackers, crudités, and your favorite chips ahead of time.
Whole Foods 365 Roasted Garlic Hummus
We don't recommend kissing anyone after snacking on Whole Foods 365 Roasted Garlic Hummus, but we do recommend pairing it with some toasted naan and a glass of white wine.
Ithaca Hummus' Lemon Garlic Hummus
Ithaca Hummus' Lemon Garlic Hummus is fresh AF. The Ithaca, N.Y.-based brand opts for fresh, organic ingredients, and as few preservatives as possible — so it almost tastes like it was just whipped up minutes before. And while each of the flavors are great, the lemon garlic is by far our favorite.
Just make sure it isn't sitting in your fridge for too long — because Ithaca Hummus doesn't use preservatives, it goes bad quicker than other varieties. But that shouldn't be a problem, if you enjoy hummus as much as we do.
Fresh Cravings Red Pepper Hummus
Fresh Cravings' Red Pepper Hummus is a mild-yet-flavorful addition to snack time, pairing impeccably with pretzel rods or your classic carrot stick.
The company also has an initiative called Salsabrate, which has raised almost $500,000 for 59 local nonprofits nationwide — so you can rest assured your snack is doing good for your stomach, and also, the planet.
Hope Foods' Thai Coconut Curry Hummus
Hope Foods' Thai Coconut Curry Hummus blends organic yellow curry, shredded organic coconut, and fresh jalapeños, making for a unique and flavorful dip. And here's pro tip: using it as a bagel spread will change your life (yes, we are that passionate about hummus).
The brand itself also prides itself on its sustainability. Aside from bringing vegan spreads to the masses, Hope Foods recently announced the company is now 100 percent plastic-neutral, using mostly recycled plastic for its containers.
Cedar's Mediterranean Food Organic Original Hommus
Cedar Foods began in the Mediterranean, so it comes as no surprise its Organic Original Hommus is so tasty. Also closely resembling homemade hummus, the original is incredibly creamy and fresh — if you look at the ingredients, you'll see what we mean.
The company also has a number of charitable initiatives. It's involved in community-based work that brings healthy food to impoverished neighborhoods, and has an ongoing program for hiring adults with developmental disabilities.
Trader Joe's Cilantro and Jalapeño Hummus
Trader Joes' Cilantro and Jalapeño Hummus... we know it sounds weird, but it's truly amazing. It lacks spice but is rich in flavor, pairing impeccably with raw cauliflower or broccoli. Don't knock it until you try it.
"This is the best store bought hummus I’ve had," one review reads. "Super flavorful and the texture is very creamy. So good thank you Trader Joe’s!"
Sabra's Supremely Spicy Hummus
OK this one might be controversial on a number of levels. While many condemn Sabra from adding preservatives to its hummus (and therefore not tasting as fresh as other varieties), the Supremely Spicy flavor is, well, supremely spicy.
If we have Supremely Spicy in our fridge, it doesn't stick around long... just saying.