In 2003 co-founder Lilly Miscoe whipped up a batch of hummus for a dinner party, with jalapeños and red bell peppers her husband Michael had just roasted over his invention; hazelnut-shell briquettes (non-wood, non-charcoal, petroleum free, and nut-meat free, whoo! that’s a lot of free’s!) The savory, roasted flavor of that first batch of hummus became such a favorite with Lilly’s friends and family, that she and Michael, began selling her hummus at the Portland Farmer’s Market. When farmer’s market customers lined up for it, and became grumpy when she sold out, she knew she had a hit!
Portland, Oregon grocery stores began stocking Lilly’s hummus, and the demand for this plant-based bean spread with deeply nuanced flavors and a clean ingredients list, grew to natural foods stores in neighboring regions. Now Lilly’s hummus is available nationwide, and she has expanded her varied hummus flavor offerings to include hummus made with the traditional ingredient – toasted sesame tahini, and to also make hummus flavors without it.