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SAFFRON CANTEEN

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 Saffron Canteen Indian Restaurant Utah Indian Comfort Food

The Saffron Canteen is a pop up restaurant prominently located on the main level of the newly opened Gardner Commons building and is open to University students, faculty and the general public. We offer delicious lunch options from 11am-3pm and daily evening specials from 4pm-6pm. 

Enjoy a hearty meal of Lamb Vindaloo or Aloo Channa Gobhi with warm naan. Wash it down with a cool mango lassi or a creamy rice pudding. 

Our menu changes daily to ensure a variety of offerings to our patrons. Our evening specials highlight the regional cuisines of India from Street Food to Indo Chinese delicacies. The menu is carefully selected to emphasize chockful of nutritional spices, fresh herbs and organic ingredients (whenever possible) including a selection of Gluten Free, Vegan and Vegetarian options. 

With a focus on students and faculty, we offer fresh, fine food in a fast paced casual setting. Don¹t miss out on everyone's favorite Gulab Jamun dessert—the perfect ending to your flavor packed meal!

 
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LUNCH HOURS

Monday - Friday 11am - 3:00pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

EVENING SPECIALS

Tuesday thru Friday 5pm - 10pm
Saturday 5pm - 10pm
Sunday 5pm -9pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

ADDRESS

260 Central Campus Drive
Gardner Commons
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Please check back here for the weeks that the Saffron Canteen is open at the Gardner Commons. Currently open from August 20th onwards.

 
 
 
 
 
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the MENU

(V) = Vegan  |  (VEG) = Vegetarian  |  (GF) = Gluten-Free


SIGNATURE BOWL

1 Signature Entree
+ 1 Side

$6.79
 

COMBO PLATE

2 Signature Entrees
+ 1 Side

$8.79
 

EXECUTIVE LUNCH

3 Signature Entrees
+ 1 Side

$9.99


CHEF'S DAILY SPECIALS

MONDAY

Fish Polichathu
Kerala style fish wrapped in a banana leaf and grilled.

TUESDAY

Cabbage Poriyal
Green cabbage sautéed in mild spices with green peas.

WEDNESDAY

Pepper Chicken
Flavor packed dish with crushed black pepper and garlic.

THURSDAY

Chilli Chicken
Robust indo-chinese dish made with chilli garlic and green onions.

FRIDAY

Chicken Dum Biryani
Slow cooked chicken and basmati rice casserole.

EVENING SPECIALS

MONDAY

Indian Street Food
Pav Bhaji $8.99

TUESDAY

Kati Roll
Chicken or Paneer $8.99

WEDNESDAY

Indo-Chinese
Fried Rice with Gobhi or Chicken Manchurian $9.99

THURSDAY

South Indian
Masala Dosa or Chicken Tikka Dosa $8.99

FRIDAY

Indian Street Food
Aloo Papdi Chaat and Bhel Puri $7.99

Special Masala Chai served from 4-6 PM. $3.29

APPETIZERS

 Vegetable Samosa (V) $2.59
Lamb Samosa $2.99
 

ENTREES

*Lamb and seafood dishes +$1

Lamb Vindaloo (GF)
Curried New Zealand lamb, red chili, vinegar, cubed potatoes.

Aloo Channa Gobhi (V)
Medium spiced, slow cooked potatoes, garbanzo beans, cauliflower florets.

Chef’s Special Entree
Rotating daily specials. 

Chicken Tikka Masala (GF)
Grilled chicken bites simmered in a creamy tomato sauce.

Chicken Coconut Korma (GF)
Boneless chicken morsels cooked in a creamy coconut based curry. 

Saag Paneer (VG)
Creamy spinach strewn with cottage cheese chunks.
 

DESSERTS

$2.99 each

Gulab Jamun (VG)
Mango Lassi (VG)
Rice Pudding (VG)

 

SIDES

Brown Rice (V)
Cumin Rice (VG)
Hakka Noodles (VG)
Mixed Steamed Vegetables (V)
Flatbread (VG)

 

CONDIMENTS

Hot Sauce, Mint Chutney, Tamarind Chutney, Fried Shallots, Carrot Juliennes
+ $.69

Roasted Cashews
+ $.69

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