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Soom Tahini (Add-On)

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A paste made from 100% roasted and pressed Ethiopian White Humera sesame seeds offering a creamy texture and a nutty flavor. This nutritious, delicious, and versatile ingredient is lauded in both savory and sweet applications. 

Store it in the pantry or in the fridge depending on your consistency preference.

Silky-smooth tahini made with ethically grown sesame and no added oils. Preferred tahini of James Beard Award-winning chefs and at-home cooks alike. 
Founded by three sisters that sought out to make delicious tahini a pantry staple in the states.  

    • Peanut-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, paleo, keto, and kosher.
    • High in protein, low in carbohydrates, rich in omega 6 fatty acids. 
    • Just sesame, no added salt or oil. 
    • 11 oz
    • Your item will be ready the week after your order is placed. If you are a Local Roots member, this item will be included in next week’s regular weekly harvest. Of course, the exact day will depend on your regular Local Roots market or delivery day. You will also receive a confirmation email specifying the date of pickup or delivery after purchase.

The Problem

Most tahinis just aren't worth the mess – the oil separates from the sandy sediment below, no matter how carefully you mix it. On top of that, most of us don't even know where or how the sesame seeds grow, and why a silky-smooth tahini can only really be made using special machinery.

Our Food Fix

Soom sources their sesame seeds in western Ethiopia, where the harvest employs thousands of people who cut the stalks, dry the pods, and shake out the sesame seeds by hand. The seeds are pressed in Israel, a process intended to mimic the thousand-year-old method of pressing sesame seeds between two stones. Their three sisters-in-chief see their business as a platform to give back, donating to organizations who provide culinary training for job placement and life skills.

Meet Your Maker

Amy, Shelby Zitelman, and Jackie Zitelman, Co-founders of Soom Foods

What Locals Are Saying...


I just wanted to say thanks to you guys for getting everything perfect, even my add-on items! I know you're dealing with a lot and we really appreciate still having access to such amazing food even in these extraordinary circumstances. It's an island of calm and predictability in an uncertain world.


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