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Where to Buy Tahini Sauce?

JSHAFT78 Jan 3, 2008 07:10 AM

I live in Bensonhurst and was wondering if anyone knew a good place to buy tahini sauce? My wife wants to make falafel. Can you get this at the supermarket or is it better to go somewhere more specialized?

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    Tay RE: JSHAFT78 Jan 3, 2008 09:49 AM

    You might want to ask the folks who run the restaurant (Is it called Istambul?) on the corner of 86th and Bay Parkway if you can purchase some from them. They are really nice and might sell you some or at least point you in the right direction

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      sonyako RE: JSHAFT78 Jan 6, 2008 12:09 PM

      I have found tahini to be available in most grocery stores. I don't think a special trip is necessary. good luck!

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        nokitsch RE: JSHAFT78 Jan 7, 2008 10:49 AM

        Any Russian food store in your area should have it (even though it's not Russian :-))

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          JSHAFT78 RE: nokitsch Jan 7, 2008 11:00 AM

          Thx very much everyone. I manged to find tahini sauce at a small Middle eastern grocery on Kings Highway.

        2. The Chowhound Team RE: JSHAFT78 Jan 7, 2008 01:22 PM

          A recipe for Tahini Sauce has been split to the Home Cooking board:


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            ReneeDambak RE: JSHAFT78 Apr 18, 2014 07:35 AM

            Mideast Bakery on 3rd Avenue at 78th Street, Bay Ridge.

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              villainx RE: JSHAFT78 Apr 18, 2014 09:53 AM

              Lots of grocery store and supermarkets are carrying it. I usually get mine at Sahadi.

              1. chompchomp RE: JSHAFT78 Apr 19, 2014 06:50 AM

                How in the world do these 6 year old threads get resurrected?

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                  emu48 RE: JSHAFT78 Apr 19, 2014 07:45 AM

                  Not clear on what's wrong with reviving old threads. Obviously, it happens because the subject matter is still relevant to at least some people.

                  Tahini sauce can be harder to find than plain raw tahini, but it's very easy to make if you can get the raw stuff, which is vaguely like peanut butter. Recipes are abundant ... just google it.

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                    jen kalb RE: emu48 Apr 19, 2014 03:19 PM

                    well yes - its so easy to make tahini sauce that I figure the op was looking for tahina

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