Dizengoff and Federal Donuts Will Make Wynwood the Capital of Affordable, Artisan Food

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 1:19 p.m.

Dizengoff’s hummus is coming to Miami.

Courtesy Dizengoff

Back in September 2016, New Times’ Zachary Fagenson visited Philadelphia and was enamored with Dizengoff, James Beard winner Michael Solomonov’s hummus restaurant.

The Philly-based chef has already announced that his award winning Federal Donuts was opening in Wynwood, but Fagenson lamented the fact that Dizengoff would not be a sister to the fried chicken and doughnut restaurant.

Whether fate, the culinary gods, or Solomonov himself heard Fagenson’s plea remains to be seen, but Dizengoff is coming to Miami.

Both restaurants are set to open this summer in Wynwood on the same block (250 NW 24 St.), according to Danielle Mulholland, director of communications for the establishment’s parent, CookNSolo.

Dizengoff, named after a major street in Tel Aviv, is based on the country’s beloved hummuserias, serving a simple menu of hummus offered with a topping of the day like ground lamb with pistachio or matbucha, a roasted tomato salad, topped with a hardboiled egg. And, since the base hummus is meatless, the base meal is a solid choice for Miami vegans. Though the Miami menu hasn’t been finalized, prices in Philadelphia are around $11-12 for a plate.

Each dish is served with housemade pita freshly baked on demand and Israeli pickles.  In Philadelphia, you might even catch Solomonov working the oven. Dizengoff partner, Steven Cook, says the idea to open Dizengoff was an easy one. “We love Miami. It’s really the Tel Aviv of America and Dizengoff is a concept named for, and inspored by, Tel Aviv. Why wouldn’t we do Dizengoff in Miami?”

Michael Solomonov’s fried fantasyland, Federal Donuts, is coming to Wynwood.

Photo by Michael Perisco

The opening of Federal Donuts comes as no surprise to Miami, with CookNSolo announcing the expansion to Miami in June 2016. The restaurant, with several locations in Philadelphia…

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