Sajj Mediterranean Food
Rancho Santa Margarita has an array of hip and trendy restaurants for the foodie within you. Recently, a new fast casual restaurant opened up called Sajj Mediterranean and it is not only healthy, but it is customizable for your needs. Their ingredients are farm fresh, low calorie and delicious
The interior has warm wood tones mixed with industrial light fixtures, high table top seating and a lovely outdoor patio. There is plenty of seating and the interior of the restaurant has a lot of natural light.
Sajj’s high-quality cuisine begins with produce locally-sourced from farms in the immediate region, and antibiotic- and hormone-free Halal meats, in an effort to create fresh, healthy, and sustainable menu offerings. The menu is fully customizable to fit the preferences of each guest, offering chicken or steak shawarma, pomegranate chicken, falafel, or shawafel (shawarma and falafel combined) served in a choice of pita bread, sajj wrap, salad, or turmeric rice bowl. Guests can further customize their meal with unlimited toppings and sauces, including hummus, baba ganoush, cilantro mint chutney, tahini, tzatziki, peri peri and more. All entrees are served with complimentary lentil soup, while fries, pita chips, and baklava can be purchased as additional sides. To create an experience that is inviting and inclusive to everyone, SAJJ also offers a variety of gluten-free and vegan dishes.
On a recent visit with a friend, we ordered a falafel bowl and a chicken shwarma bowl, piled high with lettuce, shirazi salad, garbanzo beans and hummus! It was light, filling and nutritious. Make sure you also order the homemade pita chips – They are incredible. My friend and I each ordered our own because neither of us wanted to share 🙂
For those that enjoy a variety of drinks with their meal, Sajj offers a wonderful mint lemonade, strawberry lemonade and a tamarind drink. All of them are freshly made daily.