Address: 2105 Sherman Ave., Madison, WI
A bright-green food cart pulls up to a street corner, where it opens its window and surrounds passersby with the scents of freshly made hummus and warm pita bread imported from Israel. Banzo of Madison’s owners, Aaron Collins and Netalee Sheinman, create this scene every day. As described in a feature by the Badger Herald, the young couple met while studying abroad in Australia. Aaron, a Wisconsin native, and Netalee, a native of Israel, draw from their multicultural backgrounds and suitcase-packing expertise to stuff pitas with classic Mediterranean morsels, such as falafel, and hummus, as well as inventive fusions, such as beef sliders and philly cheesesteak pitas. The duo uses local ingredients when possible and can also deliver their tasty eats directly to customers’ homes.
What Makes Us a Madison Original?
Banzo has two food carts and a restaurant that serves Mediterranean fare. The menu includes always fresh Falafel, Hummus Shwarma along with other Middle Eastern dishes. It has a lovely patio in the summer and a warm, cozy casual dining area inside.