Much of our menu is vegetarian friendly for example our rice, beans, and vegetable soups are not cooked with any meat products whatsoever!
Judith’s culinary skills with her authentic and traditional style makes Sazon’s food an unforgetable experience.
Sazon only cooks with corn and olive oil. Are you allergic to wheat flour? At Sazon no problem, chef Judith cooks with fresh oil in
a separate pan and an area without a single spec of flour for her gluten free clients. Many delicious vegetarian dishes are available daily!
She bought her family recipes from her “pueblo” Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela to the great city of Philadelphia. Check our menu for more information.
Enjoy! Forms of Payment by Cash ONLY.
MEET THE TALENT BEHIND SAZON'S EXQUISITE DRINKS AND DISHES
Chef Judith Suzarra-Campbell
Chef Judith was born on The Coast of Venezuela called Puerto La Cruz, which has a Rich mix of African, Native American, Spanish, Italian, French, and German Culture. She grew up in a family of home cooks, all talented in different ways, little Judith learned her Families recipes. These family recipes date back centuries,utilizing fresh,simple ingredients.
Years later, Judith now 27 years old living in the Capital, Caracas Venezuela, goes about her regular daily routine. She worked as an administrator for an electronics co. besides being a home chef and part time semi pro volleyball player. She was a member of a local gym, while working out one day she sees this handsome, athletic, blue eyed, bald headed, charming, white boy named Robert From Philadelphia. She said to herself whoooa, of course in Spanish she didn't speak English at the time. Little did she know this blue eyed American fancied her as well. To make a long story short, after being married for 6 years living in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, this power couple decided to open the 1st and only Traditional Venezuelan Restaurant in Pennsylvanian in November of 2004, Called Sazon. The Restaurant was an instant success, not only with the Latin Community but with every other Ethnicity as well. Three weeks after the the grand opening of our BYOB, customers started asking " Is your cuisine prepared Gluten Free? Because I have Celiac." Our response was " Of course, why wouldn't it be ?" not realizing how much Gluten is utilized as a filler, thickener, food substitute, etc,. The point being Chef Judith doesn't use Gluten to thicken her sauces, soups, etc.,.
The national bread of Venezuela is made of corn not gluten. These tasty Corn patties called AREPAS are grilled to perfection by Chef Judy and stuffed with meats, cheeses, eggs, veggies and beans. Ninety percent of Sazons menu is GLUTEN FREE and when food items are fried they are fried in pure corn oil in a seperate area in seperate Gluten Free Oil.
She is true to her cuisine and does not follow trends or gimmicks. As a matter of fact, Judy often watches the Food Network and criticizes these So Called Chefs. One of her criticisms is their overuse of Flour, Butter, Lard, Salt and Bacon. Chef Judy simple states, "THEY CANT COOK!"
We are very proud of our chef at Sazon, Judy is ahead of her time with her Healthy Latin Homestyle Cuisine, which is Gluten Free,offering real Vegan and Vegetarian options. In addition, Sazon has the same highly trained kitchen staff who have worked next to Chef Judy since the beginning, eight years ago, as well as a very attentive professional wait staff led by Robert. We feel we are the Best Gluten Free Restaurant in Philadelphia by a Mile.
Robert f. Campbell jr.
The Chocolate Alchemist
20 Years of Creating Chocolate Recipes
42 Years of Loving Chocolate
IINGREDIENTS: Organic, Gluten Free Fresh, Fairly Traded some local, some not so local, Cacao Beans from 7 Different Nations.
Free Range Local Dairy, Top Quality Liquors, spices, nuts, fruits, unrefined brown sugar cane.
OFFERING: The only Gourmet drinking chocolate on the East coast made from Cacao Beans to Cup.
27 Different Gourmet Drinking Chocolates some water based, Vegan, Goats milk, Coconut milk Etc
12 Different Organic Gourmet Truffles and all Delicious and nutritious.some Vegan, some Raw Vegan .
MISSION: To influence as many people as possible about Healthy, delicious Cacao and Chocolate.
I like a Challenge.
I explain daily the differences Between Healthy Chocolate and Crap, most people don't realize that crap
Chocolate often contains, Gluten, tons of white sugar, wax, oils, preservatives, soy, soy lecithin, artificial colors,
low quality Cacao or worse Alkalized Cocoa powder and overall low percentage of Cacao.
Last but not least show - Chocolatiers and Vegan Hippies how " Cacao is done Right"
STOP PRETENDING PEOPLE!
We take resevations! Reservations are strongly recommended during weekends.
Great Atmosphere! Our friendly and knowledgable staff will make you feel right at home.
We are children and family friendly and also a great place for romance.
T-W 5:30 PM- 9:00 PM
TH 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
F 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Sat 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sun 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
TRADITIONAL & INTERNATIONAL BRUNCH Saturday & Sun
We are located at:
941 Spring Garden St. Philadelphia, PA 19123