Goldie Copycat: Vegan Tehina Shake

Hopefully, if you live in Philadelphia, you have experienced the pure deliciousness that is Goldie Falafel and their tehina shakes. Michael Solomonov is the chef behind Goldie (among other Philly-favorite restaurants) and a local legend among us foodies. I’m fortunate enough to work around the corner from Goldie (aka The Danger Zone) but have been determined to replicate these shakes at home to save some dough. Also, because one time, this happened:

And now that we’ve perfected the tehina shake, you guys can enjoy them at home, too! Goldie offers different tehina shake flavors at their restaurant, so we’ve included some variations on our OG recipe below, in case you want to spice things up.

Goldie uses Soom Foods tahini in their shakes, so naturally, we followed suit. But we especially love this brand because they’re a women-owned, Philadelphia-based business. Yeah, Philly women!!

Bonus: These shakes are dairy-free and Whole30 approved.

Vegan Tehina Shake


  • 1/2 cup coconut almond milk or nut milk of choice
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp Soom silan (or 2 pitted medjool dates)
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • ice (as much as you need to reach desired consistency!)


  1. Blend ingredients until smooth and enjoy!

Yield: 1 serving

266 calories per serving • Fat: 17.3g • Carbohydrates: 23.5g • Protein: 6.5g

Banana Tahini Shake

Swap ice cubes in the above recipe with 1 frozen banana for a thicker and creamier consistency and subtle banana flavor. Optional: top with fresh banana slices and a tahini drizzle.

Chocolate Tahini Shake

Add 2 tbsp cacao powder to the original recipe OR swap out the tahini and replace it with Soom Foods Chocolate Sweet Tahini Halva Spread. Optional: top with cacao nibs.

Coffee Tahini Shake

Try freezing a coffee of your choice in your ice cube tray and swap the ice cubes in the original recipe with frozen coffee cubes.


8 thoughts on “Goldie Copycat: Vegan Tehina Shake

  1. Very tasty but even our new blender leaves the dates in very small chunks. Tried to cut them 1st, tried pouring into a glass then with the blender running pour the shake back in twice however still with pieces of dates. Do you have the same thing?

    1. Hi Louis! Glad you like the taste of the shake. Yes, ours sometimes contain very small date chunks as well. You may want to try soaking the dates in warm water for 10-15 minutes before adding them to your blender. Let us know if that helps!

  2. How can I thicken the shake?? Changing the ice amount added doesn’t make a difference.
    The taste is very good

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