My two-year-old is crazy about hummus. She’s particular, too; the blend has to be just smooth enough, garlicky (but not too much), with a hint of lemon.

Over the weekend, my husband and I took her to  Saj Mediterranean Grill at the Streets at SouthGlenn Mall to give the hummus—and few other dishes—a try. We ordered the chicken shawarma saj wrap (saj is a chewy, tortilla-like bread), a beef-chicken-falafel combo plate, and a saj mana-keesh (a tasty quesadilla-like sandwich with melted mozzarella and nutty-tasting akawi cheese).

My little connoisseur immediately took to the hummus, as well as the other dishes. The tabbouleh is bright, with lemon and mint, and the baba ghanoush is pleasingly smokey (both come with the combo platter); both complement the tender chicken, savory beef, and crispy falafel. The wrap—a get-up of chicken, hummus, lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles—disappeared quickly.

The eats taste fresh and clean, and the prices are right, too. Our meal, which could have easily fed another adult, came to just $20.

Bonus: The fast-casual eatery, which is set up like a Chipotle, bakes their pita and saj breads daily. Kids love watching the bakers work.

The Streets at SouthGlenn Mall, 6955 S. York St., #423, Centennial, 303-797-8000

Amanda M. Faison
Amanda M. Faison
Freelance writer Amanda M. Faison spent 20 years at 5280 Magazine, 12 of those as Food Editor.