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"I wanted to take high-quality traditional ingredients, modernize their versatility, and make them fit into your consciously-lived lifestyle! From my lifestyle, to yours" -Anna J

Secret Foods has an aim to bring a clean, all-natural, plant-based alternative to traditional dressings. From this idea, our mouth-watering Tahini sauce was born! We believe in keeping our recipes true to their traditional roots while adding a modern twist. This makes our finishing sauces the perfect addition to all of your favourite dishes. You can dip, drizzle and dress up your meals with the highest quality ingredients.

About Us
Growing up in a culinary environment, I was led to have a fascination for our foods heritage. My mom and dad, May and Sal Daklala had a Bakery, Restaurant and cookbook before she passed away in 2001.While on a trip to the motherland in 2020 a lightbulb went off and I had an idea that changed it all. Secret Foods was then created as an homage to my Lebanese parents and passion for clean, quality, natural foods. I then spent the year developing my recipes in preparation for launch in March 2021. Since, Secret Foods has expanded across Canada and is in over 400 stores nationwide.
What is Tahini?
Tahini is a sesame-based condiment with a rich and varied history dating back thousands of years. This Eastern Mediterranean staple is made by grinding freshly toasted sesame seeds into a silky, smooth butter. The end result is a product with a delightfully ‘nutty’ flavour, packed full of healthy fats, protein and nutrients such as magnesium, vitamin B and vitamin E. Sesame seeds are grown in the pods of the sesamum plant, a species native to Sub-Saharan Africa known for its deep green leaves and beautiful, bell-shaped pink or white flowers. The low water requirements of the sesame plant make it an excellent choice for sustainable food systems.


Tahini Sesame plant - where does tahini/seamae come from


Made with high-quality ingredients means only the best sesame seeds are ground into the world's best tahini paste. Crafted with extra virgin olive oil and paired only with the freshest lemon juice.


All ingredients listed, no preservatives.  Knowing where your food comes from and what’s in it helps you appreciate the taste even more, worry-free.
sesame seed plant based salad dressing tahini sauce


Always made with plant-based or naturally-sourced ingredients. From harvesting beautiful flowering plants to using oil made from ancient olive trees, our sauce is made with sustainability in mind.