About Tsion & Tsiona Food Products
Tsion Bellete, the founder of Tsiona Foods, began packaging Ethiopian gourmet foods in small batches from her restaurant kitchen in 2014. Her restaurant, Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant, conveniently located in the city of Rockville, Maryland, quickly became a favorite of the locals for its long-simmered flavorful ethiopian dishes, perfectly cooked with the best, and freshest ingredients, accented with authentic spices. Serving delicious and authentic Ethiopian food to her customers was both Tsiona's passion and inspiration when she ran Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant.
Her deep rooted passion for culinary creativity and the enthusiasm of her customers, family and friends inspired her to reinvent the well known Ethiopian vegan stews in a dry form so that not just her restaurant clientele, but everyone, could enjoy the traditional Ethiopian cooking in the comfort of their own homes.
Never one to remain idle and wanting to share more of the Ethiopian food she grew up with and loves so much, Tsion added five different flavors of lentil and yellow split pea dips, Injera Crisps/Chips, Stew Mix's and Berbere blend sauces to Tsiona Food Products.
The demand for Tsiona Foods products quickly outgrew her restaurant kitchen and Tsiona Foods now operate out of a state licensed food processing facility in Rockville, however it still remains true to its humble beginnings by continuing to produce her foods in small batches using nothing but the finest authentic ingredients.
We are proud to have Tsiona Foods Products in many Chain Markets, to mention few - Whole Foods Markets, Mom's Organic Market, Dawson Market, Rodman's, Streets Cafe & Market, Yes! Organic Market, Glen's Garden Market ... and many Local Ethiopian Markets.
From the Press
The Washington Post
“ The chips Bellete fashions out of injera, are addictive! The Tangy, spongy Ethiopian bread (Injera -made with teff flour) , (Teff -a fine, dark grain, is a staple of the Ethiopian diet.) The crispy squares, curled slightly at the edges for extra scooping power, come in four flavors: spicy (with super fiery bird’s eye chili); mild; sea salt and garlic; and cinnamon sugar.”
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Bon Appetit Magazine
Injera crisps aren’t just any sort of crunchy snack. They are *the* crunchy snack. Tsion Bellete, founder of @tsionafoods, had the brilliant idea to turn the East African fermented flatbread into super flavorful chips—and we’re here for it!