Hummus supposedly originated 7,000 years ago in the Middle East and it has since then made its way to 2Alices in Newburgh where it can be spread on a bagel of your choice. The café's special, called the "semi healthy," combines hummus with tomatoes, cucumbers and sprouts. A paste of chickpeas, olive oil and tahini or sesame paste, hummus is no longer buried in the world of vegetarianism. Traditionally prepared hummus provides vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, folate, and is rich in potassium, phosphorus, iron, zinc and calcium. It’s packed with protein and fiber, too. According to USDA standards, traditionally prepared hummus is rich in essential minerals such as potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc. It also provides vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B6 and folate. Hummus is a good source of protein and fiber.
2 Alices Coffee Lounge has two locations: Cornwall on Hudson and the other in Newburgh. The Newburgh café features regular events like Minecraft Sundays, holiday popup shops, and trivia nights. Visitors can grab the open mic when the café stays open during the popular Newburgh Last Saturdays, a monthly celebration of arts and restaurants in the city’s Washington’s Headquarters neighborhood. The cafe’s recent ongoing art exhibit featured pieces by local Orange County students for a project to generate discussion about online respect.
Besides lots of natural light and the effervescent barista Melzina, 2Alices serves up spectacular coffee, tea, and hot chocolate, as well as soup, oatmeal, quiche, salad, and bagel specials. Stop by and see what you can put on a bagel: cream cheese, tofu, salsa, sprouts, egg…. and/or hummus.
2 Alices Coffee Lounge: www.2alicescoffee.com