Palo Alto: Hummus Mediterranean Kitchen joins Stanford Shopping Center

Half of Saturday’s grand-opening sales will benefit Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

Moussaka. Pizza with a Turkish twist. Baba Ghanoush is a non-traditional dish.

Hummus Mediterranean Kitchen is expanding its reach for those dishes and more with a fourth Bay Area location, a decade after opening in San Mateo.

The concept’s creators, co-founders Onur Alkanoglu and Yasar Bulutoglu, and partner Amir Hosseini, have redesigned and relocated to Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, where they will seat 80 people inside and out for all-day and late-night dining.

Moussaka, Kebabs (lamb, beef, or chicken), Lahmacun (Turkish pizza), gyros, salads, fish, and meze (appetizers) are among the Turkish Mediterranean favorites on the menu. Customers can order a sampler of all four hummus flavors, including Classic, Olive & Feta, Chipotle, and Beet. That unconventional Baba Ghanoush? It comes as a “loaded appetizer,” complete with pickled red onion, housemade labneh, walnut and zhoug sauce, and pomegranate.

Halvah Chocolate Mousse with cardamom whipped cream, orange-scented Baked Rice Pudding, Semolina Halvah, and Baklava are among the daily baked desserts.

On Saturday, the grand opening day, 50% of all sales will be donated to the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. “With the new location so close to Packard Children’s Hospital, it was a clear choice to support their patients and families.” In his announcement, Hosseini stated.

Other restaurants in the group can be found in Mountain View, San Mateo, and San Francisco.

Details: 715 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto; 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily;

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