And Khalek's family affair doesn't stop at the main dishes. There is his grandmother's dessert Fruit Bel Creama, a soft and sweet strawberry-filled jelly with a pour-over of scratch-made cream pierced with a sugar cookie. And sometimes there's excellent konafa, a classic Egyptian dessert made of thin pastry strands, nuts, and syrup.

The chef-ly pitas at Hummus Xpress are loaded with an array of flavorful ingredients.
Jackie Mercandetti
The chef-ly pitas at Hummus Xpress are loaded with an array of flavorful ingredients.
The chicken shawarma at Tzikii Pita Grill is made from a family recipe.
Jackie Mercandetti
The chicken shawarma at Tzikii Pita Grill is made from a family recipe.

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Hummus Xpress

930 W. Broadway Road, 11
Tempe, AZ 85282

Category: Restaurant > Lebanese

Region: Tempe

Tzikii Pita Grill

7510 S. Priest Drive
Tempe, AZ 85283

Category: Restaurant > Middle Eastern

Region: Tempe

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Hummus Xpress
930 West Broadway Road, Tempe
480-968-2311
www.hummusxpress.com
Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday

Pita: $6.35
Bowl: $7.45
Hummus with falafel: $4.25
Baklava: $2.25


Tzikii Pita Grill
7510 South Priest Drive, Tempe
480-456-5555
www.tzikiipitagrilltempe.com
Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday

Koshari (bowl): $5.49
Chicken shawarma pita (reg.): $6.49
Falafel plate: $8.59
Fruit Bel Creama: $2.69

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Despite its tiny kitchen, Khalek says Tzikii will be getting an oven soon, an acquisition that means his mother, just as she did before their doors opened in late March, will be paying another visit from Cairo. This time, she'll bring along family recipes for slow-roasted and baked Egyptian dishes Khalek says will be a kind of "round two" for his guests to discover.

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