Know where you're food is from -
Zaw has SOUL. In fact, we use SOUL - Seasonal, Organic, Unique, Local - as a guide to help us in our decisions of where and who to get our ingredients from.
“If it doesn’t have a bit of SOUL, it doesn’t go into a bite of Zaw.”
- Seasonality can be seen through the company: our incredible seasonal pizzas, made with only the best ingredients from local farms, as well as seasonally rotating salads, desserts and beverages. Our presence at our Farmers Market booths – and our close relationships with the farms that are our neighbors there – keep us in touch with our seasonal side.
- We try to be organic in many ways, while taking into account many other factors. Our ruby red tomato sauce is made from organic tomatoes. All of our produce is organic. When choosing our ingredients, we find many items that support organic farming and have as minimal a carbon footprint as possible. In some cases, this means choosing local suppliers and farms who are committed to sustainable and organic practices, but who may not meet or seek the USDA standards for organic certification. We try to look at the big picture with our business, which is much more complex (and frankly we think better) than simply trying to put an 'all organic' stamp on our product.
- As often as possible, we try to provide unique and dynamic flavor profiles. You will see unique come through in our own recipes and how we make our own dressings and sauces. Unique can also be seen in some of our sweet-yet—savory combinations, such as the popular Cowardly Apricot, or the playful Pig ‘n Pear. We take advantage of the season, as well: last Thanksgiving, we offered a full holiday dinner on a pizza: the Winner Winner Chicken Dinner was even featured by the Seattle Met’s food blog!
- We are very proud that our focus is on local ingredients. The Pacific Northwest is a rich bounty of amazing farms, creameries, butchers and the like. Because of this, we celebrate the region on each and every one of our pizzas. Local is paramount. Anything that can’t be found in our region at any given time of year, we look to find a purveyor that is as close as possible. A great example is our extra virgin olive oil from California, instead of the Mediterranean. (Just a few thousand miles difference! - and you know what? growing some of the best olives in the world, it tastes better too!)
We are always considering ways to get better, so don't be shy, drop us a note with any questions or suggestions that you may have. Think of a better product? Know of something closer? Let us know, we would love to hear about it.
House-Prepared in our own Kitchen
We relish in 'In-House' preparing as much as we can (even when we don't need to prepare any relish). By preparing our own sauces and dressings and other items, we can utilize ingredients that fit our SOUL guidelines and keep us incredibly FRESH – and cut down on an amazing amount of shipping and packaging as well.
Ruby Red Tomato Sauce – Organic Tomatoes and Fresh Herbs (not dried)
Baguettes – House prepared and baked daily from our own chef's recipe
Pesto Sauce – Featuring organic and local basil
Dressings – All are house made, tastier and way less shipping & packaging
Cookies – One of our founder's Mom's recipes – always house-made
BBQ Sauce – Gluten-free, less packaging and incredibly fresh
Seasonal Glazes – Rhubarb, to blueberries, to Bahn-mi sauce – all created in-house
Croutons – Our house made baguettes and organic herbs
Gluten Free Crusts - 4 Organic Flours, Garbanzo & Fava, Amaranth, Brown Rice, Tapioca, as
well as ground golden Flax seed, from Bob's Red Mill
Caramelizing, Sautéing, Roasting, Baking, Shredding, and Kneading – all in-house
Featured Farms & Suppliers For Zaw
We are very proud of our farms and suppliers – and don't mind telling you that we are, and who they are. We care about where our food comes from – and we are always open to hear suggestions from our customers, farms, employees, and our families, about ideas to make us even better.
Bob’s Red Mill (Milwaukee, OR) – Flours & Grains
Alvarez Organic Farms (Yakima , WA) – Peppers, Sweet Walla Walla Onions, Corn,
Black Beans, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Beets, Potatoes, Asparagus
Tonnemaker Family Orchard (Royal City , WA) – Organic Asparagus, Rhubarb,
Pears, Apples, squash, pumpkins
California Olive Ranch (Oroville, CA) – Extra Virgin Olive Oil
GloryBee Foods (Eugene, WA) – Northwest Honey
Snoqualmie Winery (Prosser, WA) – Featured Wines
Pipitone Farm (Rock Island, WA) -- Apricot Yum, Pepperflakes
Beaverton Mustards (Beaverton, OR) – Dijon Mustard
Dry Soda (Seattle, WA) – All Natural, low-sugar, Sodas
Ostrom’s Mushrooms (Olympia, WA) – Portobella, Crimini, and Button Mushrooms
Full Circle Farms (Carnation, WA) – Organic Herbs and Produce
Zoe’s Meats (Seattle, WA) – Nitrite free Pepperoni, Bacon and Chorizo Salumi
Fish Tale Brewery (Olympia, WA) – Organic Ales
Laura Chenel (Sonoma, CA) – Chèvre
Billy's Organic Gardens (Tonasket, WA) – Organic Peppers, Tomatoes, Herbs
Charlie's Organic Produce (Seattle, WA) – Organic Produce
Taylor Farms (Salina, CA) – Off-season – Organic spring mix, spinach, romaine hearts
Helena Feta (Sun Valley, CA) – rBGH-free Feta
Rockridge Orchards (Enumclaw, WA) - Apple Cider (for bbq sauce, seasonal salads)
CasCioppo Bros. (Ballard, WA) – All-natural, no-additive, Italian Sausage & Chicken Sausage
Mooney Farms (Chico, CA) – Sundried Tomatoes
Tillamook (Tillamook, WA) – Cheddar Cheese
Daiya Food’s (Anaheim, CA) – Non-Dairy/Non-Soy Cheese
Olsen Farms (Colville, WA) - Potatoes
Columbus Salumeria (San Francisco, CA) – Prosciutto
Mt. Townsend Creamery (Port Townsend, WA) – Cirrus
Christopher Ranch (Gilroy, CA) – Organic Whole Clove Garlic
Sidhu Farms (Puyallup Valley, WA) -- Berries and Berry Jams/Jellies
Herbco (Duvall, WA) – Organic fresh basil, oregano, thyme, sage, cilantro, rosemary, & parsley
Earthbound Farm (Carmel Valley, CA) – Off-season - Organic spring mix, spinach, & romaine
Draper Valley Farms (Mt. Vernon, WA) – Free Range Chicken