I don't know if we have really mentioned much about where we live, but just so you know, we 3 mommies all live in Riverton, Utah! It is a great city about 25 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City.
We love Salt Lake and apparently so do some others!
I was thrilled to be reading the March+April issue of VegNews Magazine (a fabulous magazine that I usually get from the library) and to read about their first-ever vegan city showdown. After much deliberation over which urban center has the best vegan bakeries, street carts, bars, and cafés, they proclaimed Salt Lake City as the Next Great Vegan City (beating out Austin, Texas)!
How cool is that! (kinda funny that I picked up "The Man Issue")
To be honest I was a little shocked. When I think of Vegan and Vegetarian Eateries my mind tends to go a little more...well.... New York City, San Francisco, Portland...but lo and behold it was Salt Lake City.
So I decided to do a shout out to our wonderful city!
I have been to quite a few of the places that were mentioned in the article, but to be honest I had no idea I had so many options were at my fingertips. Now in all honesty, I don't eat out that often (certainly not as much as I wished :) but this post just might have us both taking off the aprons and heading out to dinner! haha ...So to be fair here is a warning: THIS POST MIGHT MAKE YOU HUNGRY - (so go grab a healthy snack and I will wait right here)!
The most popular Vegan Restaurant in Salt Lake City is probably Sage's Cafe - located at 473 East 300 South.
They feature a Pizza Night every Tuesday night (which is wonderful) and a Raw Night on the last Friday night of each month (which I have yet to try).
Now let's talk Pizza!
I had NO IDEA that we have 3 pizzerias right here that all serve vegan pizza options. Very cool indeed.
Here were the 3 mentioned in the magazine - makes me wonder if there are even more out there.
Este Pizzeria - one in Salt Lake and one in Sugarhouse
The Pie Hole - located at 344 South State
And The Pie Pizzeria - located inSalt Lake, Ogden, Midvale, and South Jordan
There are 2 street carts here that I can't wait to try.
The first is Union Street Eats - located at 400 S 200 E.
They feature gourmet vegan mexican food like Daiya PepperJack Quesadillas and Tacos La Paz (Warm Handmade Corn Tortilla Stuffed with Breaded Citrus-Marinated Tempeh, Topped with Crisp Cabbage,Three-Pepper Bueno Sauce, Lime Wedge and Cilantro)....YES PLEASE!
The other is City Dogs - located at 300 South 200 East
Their menu looks awesome and I can't wait to make a trip downtown!
A few other cafes that I want to try out are:
And to save the best for last are 2 great places for dessert.
The first is City Cakes - located at 300 East and 900 South.
They have the most unbelievable vegan and gluten-free Peanut-Butter Bars. I kind of want to drive down there right now. Their veg chili is amazing, and so is there soft-serve ice cream (dairy-free of course).
The other place is CakeWalk located at 434 South 900 East. I can't believe I have never been here!!! I think it's time for a WholeFoodMommies Field Trip.
Well there you have it folks - I say that's enough reason to head on out to Salt Lake City. If you still aren't hungry (or just craving something tasty) check out the menus of each of these places. If anything, it just might get the creative juices flowing for you menus this week.
I also stumbled across a cool website www.amanda-eats-slc.blogspot.com that has even more suggestions to eating in Salt Lake. We just might have to meet up one of these days :)
We are working on our comments (or lack thereof) so be sure to talk to us on Facebook. Let us know if you have tried out any of these places and what you thought. Even better let's do lunch!!!!
Bon Apetit ~ Maintenance Mommy