SAJJ Mediterranean, the Bay Area-based family of restaurants and food trucks known for fresh Middle Eastern eats, will open their first Southern California locations in 2018. The two stores will be located in Orange County, with the first opening in Rancho Santa Margarita (22245 El Paseo, Suite A) in February 2018, and the second in Irvine at the Sand Canyon Plaza in the Spring. These will be the first SAJJ locations outside of the Bay Area and come as the concept readies for further expansion across Northern California and beyond.
Their high-quality cuisine begins with locally-sourced produce and antibiotic- and hormone-free Halal meats in an effort to create fresh, healthy, and sustainable menu offerings. To create an experience that is inviting and inclusive to everyone, SAJJ also offers a variety of gluten-free and vegan dishes. 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. Traditional Middle Eastern beverages, like tamarind and mint and strawberry lemonades, are made fresh in-house and will be available at both of SAJJ’s Orange County locations.
In addition to their regular menu selection, SAJJ’s Orange County locations will offer catering services for local guests and businesses. Catering options are available with choices of proteins and a selection of sides, with delivery and setup provided by SAJJ. For the full catering menu and terms, and for more information about SAJJ, visit www.SAJJStreetEats.com or download the SAJJ Street Eats app for online ordering and loyalty program rewards.