There's a new food place in UofT! I stumbled upon this new establishment as I was walking down College St. to get my usual shawarma dinner. The name of the new spot is "The Saj." Intrigued by this new sight, I walked inside to see what's up. It's just like any typical food place on campus where you go to the counter and order your food. Some cool design on the wall adds a nice touch.What makes this place unique though is the way they serve the food. The Saj offers wraps and pizza. There are different kinds of pizzas like cheese, pepperoni, and their special one, The Saj pizza. All pizzas are served as a whole and for the price, I say they are worth it. I haven't personally tried the wraps since this was my first time there.
So what is unique about this place? When you order an item (pizza or wrap), they bake the bread in front of you. They whip out some dough, put it in a baking machine to bake either the pizza crust or the wrap, and put the ingredients all in front of you. This is a welcome change from the typical pre-made stuff that other places offer. The cook time may be longer but the food is super fresh and tastes better because of its freshness. The staff is also very friendly which is always a great thing especially for a new establishment.
I ordered "The Saj" pizza for $6.99 which was a 12-inch pizza, enough to feed 2-3 people for lunch. For that price, it was a steal! I had to choose which meat goes on the pizza and two types of veggies. I chose chicken, mushrooms, and green peppers (see photo below). It was amazing to see the whole process from ordering to baking to receiving the box of fresh pizza. And the taste? Wonderful! One of the freshest pizzas I've tasted in a while and it's not as greasy as the pizzas of the other major brands. Healthier!
Overall, The Saj is a very cozy place to hang out, get some work done, and of course, eat some fresh healthy food cooked fresh right in front of your eyes. I can totally see myself and my friends coming back for more.
 


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Eddie
02/12/2012 3:28pm

Thank you for your great comments and photos. Please follow us on twitter, and come to the store and introduce yourself. we would love to meet you.
Best regards,
The SAJ



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ahmad
02/20/2012 8:43pm

I've been to this place for lunch recently. Its really good!

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Sharyn
02/23/2012 11:00pm

This is by far one of the best places I have ever had the pleasure of eating at. I've eaten there 6 times till now. The staff is incredibly friendly, courteous and strive to exceed your expectations! Food is absolutely delicious and the added bonus is that all ingredients are displayed in front of you and are fresh! Such a delicious and healthy meal! Pizzas are awesome but you have to try their wraps too....can't wait to go back for more! Good job The Saj!

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adam
02/23/2012 11:49pm

Had the pleasure of eating at the Saj today, loved the pizza, and caesar salad, the lentil soup is also a must try, but sells out quick. I enjoyed the excellent service and friedliness from the staff. I will definitely be back to try the wraps. Price is amazing especially for students who want something healthy!

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Sara
02/27/2012 7:39pm

had the steak saj wrap today and it was awsome! i will be back, finally some healthy food on the block.

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