We’re a small family run eatery located in the picturesque Amsterdam.
We got our name from the saj, a traditional dome-shaped griddle used in Lebanon to bake manoushe, an everyday Lebanese food.
The Lebanese Sajeria is the proud home of the Manoushe, a freshly baked flatbread with infinite possibilities of toppings, especially the infamous Lebanese spice mix, Zaatar.
At The Lebanese Sajeria, we’re all about serving classic Manoushe flavors using staple Lebanese ingredients such as Zaatar and Labneh. That said, we also love exploring and reinventing new flavor combinations, which we call “Sajeria Originals”.
Alongside Manaish (plural for Manoushe), we also offer a variety of homemade soups, platters and desserts, infused with the Lebanese spirit (and flavour!).
Our menu caters to all types of diets including vegans and vegetarians.
OUR HERO INGREDIENTS
Zaatar, a Lebanese spice mixture consisting of dried thyme, sumac and roasted sesame. We source all our spices directly from Lebanon to create our signature Zaatar mix in Amsterdam.
Labneh, a homemade yoghurt-based cheese that we make on a daily basis by straining yogurt.
Hummus, made from freshly boiled chickpeas, lemon, garlic, olive oil and tahini from Lebanon. Beef, flavoured with a variety of classic Lebanese spices and used in different combinations to add our own touch.
Lentil soup, based on a traditional Lebanese recipe but with a twist, including coconut milk and dried coriander for a deeper taste.
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From Foodtruck to Restaurant
Brought together by their Lebanese roots, Lia & Ziad decided to share their love of Lebanese food and flavours with everyone in Amsterdam and so, The Lebanese Sajeria was born in 2015.
Over the next two years, The Lebanese Sajeria toured food markets and festivals across Amsterdam. It soon became a favourite with residents and tourists alike; something that led Lia & Ziad to open their first restaurant on Negen Straatjes in 2017 and another one on Utrechtsestraat in 2019
Born and raised in Lebanon, Ziad moved to Amsterdam in 2007. Having spent over fifteen years in the corporate world, he was ready to take his entrepreneurial skills to the next level.
In comes Lia, who as a child learned all about the power of good food growing up with her Lebanese grandparents in Vienna. Working as an artist in Amsterdam, Lia also received her Master’s degree from the Sandberg Institute. Her final art project, a food truck, was the inspiration behind The Lebanese Sajeria.