On a recent visit, we arrived just before a downpour and watched as many passersby took refuge under the awning outside. We were dry and had our minds on the food making such delicious smells in maybe my new favorite non-Japanese place in the East Village. Hummus Place is both comfortable and warm. There is really not much of a selection here, but that is no problem because what they focus on here is done very well. A trip would be incomplete without the delicious shakshuka ($6.95), a stew of tomatoes and vegetables with two eggs. Add the cheese chunks for $2 more, worth all 200 pennies. One of these and a hummus appetizer is plenty sufficient to feed two people, making a very economical meal.