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“Little Sesame is a modern hummus shop” coming to Dupont in January

by Prince Of Petworth December 2, 2015 at 4:00 pm 12 Comments

1317 Connecticut Avenue, NW

From a press release:

“The team behind DGS Delicatessen is opening Little Sesame on the lower level of its flagship location in Dupont Circle in January 2016.

Little Sesame is a modern hummus shop, bringing together high-quality authentic hummus with original seasonal toppings. The Little Sesame team has spent the past year refining its hummus, which uses organic chickpeas from Timeless Seeds in Montana and tahini imported from Israel.

Co-owner Nick Wiseman brought in his old friend Ronen Tenne to launch the project. Ronen and Nick met cooking under chef Michael White at Michelin two-star restaurant Alto in New York City. Born in Israel, Ronen learned to make hummus in his family’s kitchen and grew up eating at hummus shops like Little Sesame throughout his childhood.

The restaurant is being designed by Edit Lab at Streetsense and features whitewashed brick, brass string lights, and an eye-catching basket weave linoleum floor.

Little Sesame will serve fast, affordable and healthy composed lunches including the seasonally changing hummus bowls alongside a green salad with sumac and honey dressing and warm pita. The meal will cost between $8-12, depending on toppings, and is available Monday-Friday between 11:30 and 3:00pm.

DGS, the 2015 RAMMY award winner for Best Everyday Casual Restaurant in the Metro Area, will continue to offer its signature menu at all services, on the first floor and mezzanine of the restaurant.”

Menu after the jump.


All served with Warm Pita and Mixed Greens with Fresh Herbs and Sumac-Honey Dressing

Roasted Beets, Soft Yogurt & Hazelnut Dukka / $9

Chopped Pastrami, Pickled Mustard Seed & Chives / $12

Winter Squash, Pomegranate Molasses & Parsley / $10

Fried Cauliflower, Green Onion & “Everything” Spice / $9

Sauteed Greens, Crispy Chickpeas & Smoked Paprika / $10


Vanilla Ice Cream w Tahini and Sesame Brittle / $5

  • samanda_bynes

    ooh, sounds like a good lunch place.

  • 4teenth street

    ooh, sounds like a total ripoff of Dizengoff in Philly (and soon to be NYC)

    • shmoo

      well, considering im not driving to philly for some hummus, ill take the total ripoff that is appearing in dc.

    • anon

      Seriously? Is every ramen place a rip-off Toki or just a Japanese dish?

    • Anon

      They’re called hummusiyot. The Dizengoff/Zahav people didn’t invent them.

    • siz

      i’m fine with that, dizengoff is awesome, but they didn’t invent hummus. also i don’t see any chicken skin on this menu.

  • Emmaleigh504

    sounds tasty!

  • Anonoline

    At Mezeh you can make a bowl with hummus and other stuff, and it kind of turns into a big bowl of slop (delicious slop, but still slop). The individual components sound delicious though.

  • I Dont Get It

    Stop trying to make beets happen!

  • ***

    This is the hipsterish thing to happen to DC, right down to the brass sting lights. Let me guess… reclaimed wood, a farm to table garbanzo bean program, Edison lights, locally sourced micro organic free-range kale…

    • TrendWatcher

      Wow, that’s a great comment. Haven’t heard this before……. Is it hipster to serve good food too? Maybe you should just keep going to McDonalds and then we are all happy.

      • Anon

        Like. So tired of these stupid hipster comments.


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