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The Culture Trip introduces you to Tahini, a Mediterranean fast casual dining experience, and an addition to Ahmedabad‘s list of enjoyable and affordable restaurants.
Tahini is conveniently located at the entrance of Wide Angle Multiplex, at SG highway in Ahmedabad. With its Mediterranean, casual atmosphere, walking into Tahini is almost like walking into a Subway outlet which serves nothing but Middle Eastern cuisine. The minimalist, contemporary, blue-white interiors add to the experience and warmth of the place.
Tahini serves both vegetarian and non vegetarian food, made on separate workstations in an open kitchen. Though the options seem limited at first, you may not be able to get enough of this place in one visit. You can choose from baked pita, rice pilaf or cabbage salad. Add a choice of protein to it: green or spicy falafel or fried shawarma chicken. Seal the deal with a choice of spreads: hummus, tzatziki, house or spicy tahini, red or green harissa. Green harissa is the spiciest spread available at the restaurant. The team will most likely want you to taste it before you add a dollop to your meal.
Chef Andy recommends the baked pita with chicken shawarma, tomato and cucumber salad and pickled cabbage topping and the medium spicy red harissa spread, and it truly is delicious. All the ingredients are sourced locally and the pita is baked to order, every single time. Baked pita, rice pilaf, cabbage salad and the side orders are served in generous portions in a large bowl.
Tahini is the brain child of three Stanford graduates, Siddhant, Alex and Andy, with Andy being a Le Cordon Bleu trained chef. The team intends to bring together the exotic, Mediterranean dining experience often found in the by-lanes of Stanford University to aapnu amdavad, and they seem to be doing a fabulous job of it. You can visit before 6pm on any day between Monday to Friday to take advantage of their newly introduced happy hours.