Small Middle-Eastern restaurant located in the city centre of Amsterdam. Many vegan options.
Traditional and healthy
Sajj & Mezza’s opened end 2019 by Nabil and Sari. They always had a passion for cooking and so were dreaming of opening up their own restaurant. Because of their shared Middle-Eastern background (people working in the restaurant are from a.o. Iraq, Syria, Lebanon) it would only make sense to put dishes from that cuisine on the menu. With one difference, only vegetarian dishes, since they want to put the focus on healthy food. “We want to offer traditional Middle Eastern dishes, but adapted to the west,” tells Sari. Note: in 2020 they added meat dishes to the menu so not fully vegetarian anymore.
The name Sajj & Mezza’s refers to sajj, a traditional Arab flatbread. And mezze are of course small dishes from the Middle East. So on the menu you’ll find many flatbread wraps and mezze, about half of the options are vegan. The dishes on the menu are also pretty affordable.
Featuring prominently on the menu is manouche, the flatbread grilled with za’tar (a blend of sumac, sesame seeds and dried thyme) on top. Hummus and falafel are of course no stranger anymore to most vegans, but did you ever hear of the dishes tapsi or fasoliya bil zet? Always exciting to discover new plant-based dishes!
Sajj & Mezza’s is located in a sidestreet of Singel in the city centre, close to the Multatuli statue, walking distance from Dam square. There’s limited seating inside, also take-away and delivery possible.