Calling all foodies – eating in Salt Lake.

Locals will tell you, the Salt Lake City dining scene has exploded in recent years. But Salt Lake’s foodies aren’t the only ones noticing, it’s gaining attention on a national level as well. Wine Enthusiast recently named it one of America’s Five New Foodie Cities stating, “Salt Lake City’s under-the-radar restaurants won’t stay there for long.”

Salt Lake is hailed as one of the best cities to be vegetarian or vegan. Most restaurants offer vegan and gluten-free options on their regular menu. Additionally, there are numerous vegan restaurants and diners.

If you would like to sample some of Salt Lake City’s best dining, here is a curated list of popular eateries. I’ll warn you, this is a local’s list, including a few “hole-in-the-wall” favorites.

White Horse – Elevated craft cocktails and locally sourced fare are offered at this relaxed brick-walled bar that will leave you with something to come back for.
Cuisine: New American

Current Fish and Oyster – Several of Salt Lake’s most powerful culinary minds collaborated to create the city’s newest dining option, Current. The menu highlights regional favorites from across the country, with their own innovative swing.
Cuisine: Seafood

Market Street Grill Oyster BarWith locations all over the valley this oyster bar serves the best seafood in Utah. From my favorite clam chowder to amazing surf and turf, they have something for everyone.
Cuisine: Seafood

Tosh’s Ramen – Get your noodles on! Located in a tiny strip mall, this place is worth seeking out. If you dig spice, try the Karai Ramen. They have vegetarian/vegan options too. They close early, so check their hours before making plans.
Cuisine: Asian

La-Cai Noodle House – This Vietnamese and Chinese fusion cuisine is the best in the valley located right on State Street. Be sure to try out the egg rolls!
Cuisine: Asian

Red Iguana –  Red Iguana is a Utah staple that has been serving its community for over 40 years. Featured on Diners Drive-Ins and Dives!
Cuisine: Mexican

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