Tahini is located in various places in a grocery store: in a refrigerated case near the hummus, in the ethnic food aisle or near the salad dressings and other condiments. Not all grocery stores carry tahini because it is considered a specialty item.
Tahini is a thick paste made from ground sesame seeds. The paste is rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. Tahini comes originally from the Middle East and North Africa.
Grocery stores usually store fresh, ready-made tahini in a refrigerated case, often near the deli. Stores also carry tahini mixes, which are typically located with the ethnic foods. Jars of tahini are shelved with the condiments. Homemade tahini recipes call for raw sesame seeds and olive oil.