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Jun 19, 2008 07:01 AM

Where to find Tahini Sauce?

I live in Columbia, MD and am having a difficult time finding tahini sauce to go with the falafel I bought from Coscto. No go at Giant, Harris Teeter, and Trader Joes. Roots and David's Natural Market have tahini paste which I could use to make the sauce, but I'm lazy. I understand that it is not hard to do, and i will do it if need be.

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  1. I used to have the same problem until I realized that I was looking in the wrong part of the store. At your local Giant, go to the area where they keep the natural peanut butter. It will probably be right there.

    1. If in Frederick, Orchard on Market St. sells take-home bottles of their great tahini salad dressing,'s in Frederick.

      1. I have def seen it in the international aisles of the grocery stores (Giant, Food Lion) around here (Balto County). Did you ask at Trader Joe's or try Wegman's or Whole Foods? If that fails, look for a greek grocery store, I know mine sells it.

        1. I live in northern Virginia and it's everywhere. The international food aisle at any large supermartket is a sure thing, but specialty Middle Eastern places are all over the place these days. You can go online at Sahadi's as well.

          According to Alton Brown, peanut butter is a substitute, but I would never try that.

          1. thanks for the quick replys. i will take a look near the natural peanut butters. but will that be mostly in paste form or in sauce form?

            I did ask at trader joes - they said they get asked for it a lot, but do not carry it at the columbia location