Tahina Fitzroy - Vegan Carrot Hotdog - Black smoked bun with pickled cabbage, spiced cured carrot, tahini amba mustard and sweet tomato sauce sprinkled with sweet potato chips ($12,50)

Tahina, Fitzroy

Tahina Fitzroy

For Israeli street food, Tahina has always been a favourite of mine, and their new branch in Fitzroy provided another opportunity to drop in and try some of their traditional vegetarian Israeli fare, as well as some of their more inventive dishes.

Tahina Fitzroy - Sabich Pita - Sliced eggplant with a free range hard egg, potatoes, hummus, Israeli salad, pickled cabbage and tahini ($12)
Sabich Pita - Sliced eggplant with a free range hard egg, potatoes, hummus, Israeli salad, pickled cabbage and tahini ($12)
Tahina Fitzroy - Red Shakshuka - Two free range eggs with traditional tomato base with mixed herbs. Served with Israeli salad, spicy green salad, pickled cabbage, hummus, tahini and pita bread ($15.50)
Red Shakshuka - Two free range eggs with traditional tomato base with mixed herbs. Served with Israeli salad, spicy green salad, pickled cabbage, hummus, tahini and pita bread ($15.50)

As always, Tahina has their three variations on shakshuka – red, green and white. All can be made vegan by substituting the eggs for eggplant. It’s quite a hearty meal, being made up of not only the shakshuka, but also pita bread with hummus, and a huge plate of Israeli salad. It’s a comforting dish to order, and great no matter what time of day it is.

Tahina Fitzroy - Monkey Salad - Quinoa, roasted sweet potato, corn, broccoli and avocado topped with spiced dukkah chickpeas and tahini dill dressing ($15.50)
Monkey Salad - Quinoa, roasted sweet potato, corn, broccoli and avocado topped with spiced dukkah chickpeas and tahini dill dressing ($15.50)

Their Monkey Salad is also delicious. It’s a mix of quinoa, roasted sweet potato, corn, broccoli and avocado, with crunchy dukkah chickpeas and a tahini dill dressing. The flavours and textures of this salad are anything but boring.

Tahina Fitzroy - Roasted Eggplant - Hummus, half a roasted eggplant, zaatar kale chips and tahini ($8)
Roasted Eggplant - Hummus, half a roasted eggplant, zaatar kale chips and tahini ($8)
Tahina Fitzroy - Vegan Carrot Hotdog - Black smoked bun with pickled cabbage, spiced cured carrot, tahini amba mustard and sweet tomato sauce sprinkled with sweet potato chips ($12,50)
Vegan Carrot Hotdog - Black smoked bun with pickled cabbage, spiced cured carrot, tahini amba mustard and sweet tomato sauce sprinkled with sweet potato chips ($12.50)

The Vegan Carrot Hotdog surprises. Instead of sausage, the black roll is filled with a spiced, cured carrot, together with pickled cabbage, tahini amba mustard and sweet tomato sauce. It’s a tasty eat, with a bit of sweetness and tang. A little pile of sweet potato crisps scattered over the top adds to the the enjoyment.

Tahina Fitzroy - Vegan Chocolate Souffle with chunks of vanilla halva and topped with halva fairy floss ($9)
Vegan Chocolate Souffle with chunks of vanilla halva and topped with halva fairy floss ($9)

Tahina has a few vegan desserts to choose from too, including brownies, baklava and a chocolate souffle, that doesn’t quite have the texture of a traditional souffle, but is still a satisfying chocolatey treat.

Thanks to an outdoor courtyard, Fitzroy’s seating capacity is about double that of the Northcote original, so it’ll be even easier to get in and satisfy your Tahina cravings.

Tahina Fitzroy

Disclaimer: I was invited to Tahina as a guest, however, opinions expressed here are purely my own, and are based on my experience at the time

Tahina
362 Brunswick St
Fitzroy, VIC, 3065
(03) 9417 4510
https://www.tahinabar.com
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