Middle Eastern handcrafted sweet goods and dining experiences.
Born and raised in Israel, and after spending 10 years building a career in the fashion industry, Hila Krikov and her family moved thousands of miles away from home - to a place where familiar Middle Eastern ingredients were near to impossible to find. In her home in Lubbock, Texas, Hila found a new passion for her childhood flavors, as cooking and sharing Israeli foods and stories became the Krikov’s way to reconnect with home, share their story, and make new friends.
When the family later moved to the Northeast, Sweet Tahini was born. Focusing on the Middle East’s most nutritious pantry staples and with respect to its simple, minimally processed, and down-to-earth cooking tradition, the small, women-owned company developed a line of sweet goods that carry the region’s distinctive flavors and stories. Made in small batches in a kitchen space located in the South Shore, Sweet Tahini offers a line of tahini-based chocolates - a fudge-like dairy-free confections lightly sweetened with raw honey. Their signature sesame butters include spreadable halvah, tahini pistachio, and dairy-free cacao spread, and the date rolls dessert collection includes a wholesome mix of fruit, nuts, seeds, and spices. Another signature product is their tahini loaf, a rich bread that consists of seeds rather than grain.
The company tracks its authentic, natural ingredient sources and takes pride in creating sweet (yet not overly sweet) nutritious and satisfying desserts. Customers can find serving inspiration at Sweet Tahini’s constantly evolving website, as well as food-related stories, classic recipes from the Israeli kitchen, and detailed information about the various outdoor dining experiences Hila leads during the warm months.