STREET FOOD & STREET PRESS
What do you get if you cross an investigative journalist and a hummus enthusiast? Hummus Jo of course!
This cozy little shop/restaurant, nestled behind the Porte de Montreuil, is the creation of Jo => Montreuillois since 2013 and founder of the alternative, participative and independent media StreetPress.
We should hardly be surprised by this combination, Montreuil is full of multitasking and atypical talents, and Jo perfectly reflects our creative population!
Thanks to his years spent in the Middle East as a journalist specializing in social issues, Jo has learned how to create real, authentic hummus and he wants to share his passion with you.
I can testify that Jo's hummus is amazingly delicious, the flavors explode in your mouth, there is something really unique to it.
I strongly advise you to try it!
DELIVERIES FROM NOVEMBER 12 AGAIN
Thanks to LOVEMONTREUIL, you can benefit from a reduction at Chez Jo from 12 november to 12 December 2020.
When ordering, just say/write " LOVEMONTREUIL » and you will see your bill reduced by 10%!
the mediterranean in montreuil
Before opening his shop, Jo sold his creations in festivals, events and open-air bars on a bike to sell his "street food" version of hummus, but the arrival of Covid put an end (or hiatus) to this possibility.
This unprecedented situation therefore pushed him to create a permanent space.
He creates his recipes there, sells his products and also runs cooking workshops. (Follow his Insta for updates)
Jo shows great creativity in his proposals. He has about ten hummus recipes which are garnished with pomegranate, figs/cranberries, mint, sweet potatoes, roasted peppers…and with various toppings such as almonds, apricots and other delicacies.
But although hummus is still at the heart of his cooking, his menu goes beyond the hummus itself, and offers a varied choice.
For Jo, it's Mediterranean street food - fresh and colorful!
You can order soups, hummus bowls, sandwiches, desserts and his famous falafel burgers - not to be missed !
Personally I've tasted the bowl, the hummus, the burger, the carrot cake and the halva with its frosted pomegranates, everything is to be recommended without hesitation !
il les cuisine...
STIRRING THE POT
Cooking is a passion for Jo, just as much as journalism.
“ Doing the 2 activities at the same time relaxes me” , he says.
Founded by Jo 10 years ago, StreetPress has managed to create a solid reputation as an independent media.
Focused on societal investigations and urban culture, StreetPress has 8 employees, 2 apprentices, more than 6 million Internet users each month and more than 200,000 subscribers on Youtube where their videos have had more than 40 million views.
Recently their investigations into racism in the police and the sexism, harassment, fatphobia and transphobia that reign at McDo (done in partnership with Médiapart) have been widely taken up in mainstream media and have contributed to feed the current debate around these controversial topics.
A regular on TV to talk about and defend his editorial line, Jo and his team do not hesitate to dig in to bring to light the subjects that some prefer to ignore and see buried.
They press those responsible, exposes corruption, relays the reality on the streets and reveals injustices... They speak with and for the marginalized and the 'little people' of our society.
So the next time (or even the first time) that you order from Jo, you can talk about cooking AND society with him => not only will you eat well but you will also be able to debate the news while sipping a home-made tea.
Hummus Jo is open twice a week: Thursday & Friday
219 RUE ETIENNE MARCEL, MONTREUIL
You can subscribe, receive the menus
of the week and order by SMS on 06 36 46 87 48
If you send "I love hummus » to this number you will get the menu of the week every Thursday mornings.
Lunch formula : 9€ or 10€
Thursday : Soup or Salad of the Day & Pita Sandwich of the day
Friday : Hummus Bowl & Artisanal Pita & Mint Tea
Jo also does catering for events and delivers to businesses
AND FOR YOU MY DEAR READERS, A CONTEST!
WIN A HUMMUS WORKSHOP WITH JO !
I will let you know as soon as it is possible to return to the shop!
I will kick off the contest at that time