SAJJ Mediterranean has added a new plant-based protein to their menu. The Impossible Kabob, produced by Impossible Foods, is available now at all seven SAJJ locations across California, as well as both Bay Area-based food trucks. The plant-based Impossible Kabob is made with wheat and potato proteins, soy, coconut oil, and heme, Impossible Foods’ signature ingredient that gives their products the flavor of traditional beef. SAJJ makes the kabob their own by marinating the plant-based protein in a signature marinade, giving the dish the transporting and satisfying flavors SAJJ is known for. The Impossible Kabob can be added to any of SAJJ’s entrees, like their signature sajj wrap, pita bread sandwich, turmeric rice bowl, or salad, but Executive Chef Loay Alhindi recommends it in the turmeric rice bowl with hummus, arugula, tomato, cucumber, cabbage, pickled turnips, and SAJJ tahini sauce ($14).
“We’ve been on the hunt for a plant-based protein to add to our menu for some time, however, it was important that the new addition be both nutritious and flavorful,” said Alhindi. “Impossible Foods met both of those needs, and after adding our unique SAJJ spices and sauce, we’re confident that the Impossible Kabob will be welcomed by our customers, both meat eaters and non-meat eaters alike.”
SAJJ Mediterranean is known for their fully customizable menu Mediterranean dishes, including their famous falafel, which holds the title of “best falafel in the Bay Area” by Zagat SF. Menu items include a choice of base, protein, and toppings and sauces to mix at the customer’s discretion, which also contain fresh and locally-sourced ingredients. Rounding out the menu are several traditional Middle Eastern beverages like mint and strawberry lemonades, tamarind, and a mint yogurt drink are all made fresh at each SAJJ location, and SAJJ baklava or chocolate hummus for dessert.
SAJJ Mediterranean’s family of restaurants and food trucks is focused on serving food that is personal, satisfying, and transporting. Built on the mission to create flavorful food that provides an escape from the everyday, SAJJ’s Middle Eastern menu offers bold entrees made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and is highly customizable to fit the preferences of each guest. SAJJ Mediterranean currently operates two food trucks and seven brick-and-mortar locations in San Francisco (SoMa and FiDi), San Jose, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, and Rancho Santa Margarita, with an additional store slated to open in Irvine in Summer 2018. For more information, visit www.sajjstreeteats.com.