In the Cleveland suburb of Olmsted Falls, Ohio, is a viral c-store foodie hit.
“This place is really one of a kind,” says one of many five-star reviews on Yelp for Olmsted Falls Sunoco. “I went in today and I literally had the best hummus in the world. The employees were really nice and helpful and hooked me up with the best food I’ve ever had from a gas station.”
Owner Khalil Dari began selling hummus—the Mediterranean chickpea dip—made by his mother, Muntaha Dari, in 2013. Since then, the varieties have expanded far beyond plain and garlic to include pomegranate, roasted red pepper, dill pickle, olive and feta, bacon and even Nutella. Olmsted Falls Sunoco’s menu also includes other Middle Eastern delights such as baba ghanoush and falafel wraps, and deli favorites such as Reuben and corned beef sandwiches.
Olmsted Falls Sunoco’s community connection extends beyond the food.
Olmsted Falls Sunoco’s community connection extends beyond the food. In January, after the cold of the polar vortex closed local schools, Dari announced on Facebook that Olmsted Falls Sunoco would offer food to any needy local children. “I am aware that for some of our neighborhood children, school can sometimes be the only meal for the day,” he wrote. “If there is that struggle, please know I’m willing to feed them.”
“I already told people about you guys because of your hummus, but now I’ll tell them about you because of your amazing hummus and even more amazing hearts,” one customer said. “Thanks for being part of this community.”