Mazza serves Middle Eastern Cuisine at two locations in Salt Lake City. For todays adventure we headed to the 9th & 9th location to test out their Vegan options.
The owner wanted everyone to be able to enjoy Mazza, so they sorted their menu out with three different icons;
Vegetarian, Vegan or Gluten-Free options. When you see the double V that means it is a Vegan option, so it is simple and easy to order.
Every dish is made from scratch, using fresh, high quality ingredients.
I started off with one of their signature cocktails,
THE DESERT ROSE.
This fun pink drink is made with regular and citrus vodkas and blended with peach, strawberry, lime and rose water mixer. It was refreshingly sweet, and without a doubt one of my favorite cocktails I have ever tasted!
Currently craving one now...
Next up was our starter dish, Hummus & Pita Bread.
Fresh cooked garbanzo beans blended smooth with lemon juice, garlic, tahini, and olive oil. It had a delicious tart taste and I loved how creamy the hummus was!
Graham loves to dip anything and everything so he was having a grand old time with this starter dish.
Isn't this spread beautiful... sadly it didn't last long! The hostess and waitress were so kind and patient with us! Bringing a toddler into a restaurant is a challenge these days, and Graham definitely made a scene...
Teddy Graham refused to sit in his highchair and wanted to use the utensils as drum sticks. I told Graham we can not do that and asked him to give me the fork and spoon. He got upset and started pushing and shoving things off the table. Luckily I had my mother with me, but we still couldn't save the glass of water from shattering all over the table. I even attempted to catch the glass mid fall, but unfortunately the glass cut my finger.
Oh my goodness, I was so embarrassed! My mother took Graham outside to "cool off" while I attempted to help the wait staff clean up. They were so sweet and kind while I was completely mortified of the gigantic mess and trying not to bleed all over the white linens.
They moved us to a new table and served us with such care!
I ordered a small cup of their Butternut Squash & Kale soup. It was rich, warm and sweet. Perfect for this cold spring weather!
We also tried one of their Vegetable Skewers. It has freshly grilled and marinated vegetables, served alongside Tahini sauce.
Tahini is a seed butter made from ground hulled sesame seeds. Tahini is vegan and like any seed-based food, is rich in protein, fat and other nutrients.
Lastly was the Falafel Sandwich. Your options are bread or having it served over rice or salad, I chose the pita pocket.
Its has crunchy balls of ground fava, garbanzo beans, herbs, and seasonings fried and served with pickles and greens. For their sauce, make sure to ask for the regular tahini sauce since its vegan friendly.
I can't believe this is my first time eating at MAZZA! I have definitely been missing out. This is now my favorite restaurant in the valley! I truly recommend this establishment, because of the outstanding service, excellent cuisine, and overall dining experience. Plus it is great for all dietary needs!
Graham may be cute, but oh my is he a lot to handle!
When you are in an Urban setting why not take some fun photos! This artwork is located behind the restaurant. There were so many fun "Middle Eastern" themed murals.
Mazza has two restaurants and their hours differ at each location:
1515 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Monday – Thursday
11:00 am–9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday
11:00 am–10:00 pm
912 East 900 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Monday – Saturday
Lunch—11:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner—5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Both are closed Sundays
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