Wolf & Bear’s Tahini and Cardamom

The joy of elemental ingredients. This is one of those ice creams where we retired to our underground laboratory with metal briefcases of top-secret recipes and tinkered till we made something so good, well, you just have to try it to believe it. A smooth drag of tahini, with its wonderful combination of creamy-sweet and candy-tangy, ribboned with halvah, and topped with a sweet-spicy cardamom “ahhh” at the end. It might be more like a “mhhhm—“ but both are fine. Wolf & Bear’s has been slaying the food scene out of their ham-can camper kitchens for years. Intelligently yummy, ingredient-driven vegetarian dishes showcase a simple set of Middle Eastern flavors like fresh mint, cilantro, grilled eggplant, and roasted red pepper. Even though they use the absolute minimum of ingredients, these guys deliver an incredibly tasty and not-so-small menu from their little empire of deliciousness.