Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Natural Foods Restaurants in the U.S. and Canada

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Utah

American Fork

Good Earth Natural Foods

336 W. Main St., American Fork, UT 84003

(801) 756-0233

Natural foods store. Good Earth Natural Foods is a health foods store offering a selection of vegetarian and vegan foods along with organic produce.

Open Monday through Saturday. Closed Sunday
Take-out
vegan options
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

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Bluff

·Comb Ridge Coffee

680 S. Highway 191, Bluff, UT 84512

(435) 672-9931

Vegetarian/coffeehouse/natural foods. Conveniently located along Highway 191, Comb Ridge Coffee offers organic, vegetarian food to be enjoyed amidst an environment of rustic, southwestern charm. Featuring an extensive coffee menu, Comb Ridge is known for their delicious organic blue corn pancakes and cozy atmosphere.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for breakfast, lunch, and early dinner. Closed Monday
Limited service
take-out, catering, smoothies, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

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Cottonwood Heights

Whole Foods Market

6930 S. Highland Dr., Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

(801) 733-9455

Natural foods store/deli. You will find both vegetarian and vegan options in this deli.

Open daily
Cafeteria
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices
VISA/MC, $-$$

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Kanab

·Laid Back Larry's

98 S. 100 E., Kanab, UT 84741

(435) 644-3636

Vegetarian/natural foods. Laid Back Larry's is a vegetarian market and eatery with plenty of vegan options. The restaurant has a small seating area, with room for about 4 to 6 people. Come for the adjoining vegetarian and vegan market, which sells fresh, dried, and frozen groceries -- and stay for the food and drinks! Laid Back Larry's has a variety of smoothies and the best coffee in town. And if there’s something you want that's not at the market, don't hesitate to ask! Cash only.

Open Wednesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for lunch. Open Monday for lunch and dinner. Closed Tuesday
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, catering, smoothies
$

Rocking V Café

97 W. Center St., Kanab, UT 84741

(435) 644-8001

American/eclectic. Rocking V Café is an eclectic eatery with a cool vibe. They have plenty of vegetarian options and any item on the menu can be made vegan. In addition to the café, they house an incredible art gallery. Rocking V is close to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and a great place to stop on your road trip to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, espresso/cappuccino, wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC, $$

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Orem

Café Fresh/Good Earth Natural Foods

500 S. State St., Orem, UT 84058

(801) 765-1616

Natural foods store/café. Café Fresh offers a wide variety of salads, sandwiches, and wraps including many that are vegetarian or vegan. The café is located in Good Earth Natural Foods, a health foods store.

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Closed Sunday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, smoothies, fresh juices
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

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Park City

Whole Foods Market

1748 W. Redstone Center Dr., Park City, UT 84098

(435) 575-0200

Natural foods store/deli. See description under Cottonwood Heights, UT.

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Provo

··Agi's Raw Foods

2255 N. University Pkwy., Provo, UT 84604

(801) 373-9871

Vegan/raw foods. Agi's Raw Foods is not a restaurant but they do offer prepared vegan, gluten-free, and living foods items for carry-out. Seating is available if you want to enjoy your food there. They also offer weekly meals that must be ordered in advanced and prepaid. Many natural foods stores in the area also carry Agi's prepared foods.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch. Closed Sunday
Counter service
take-out, delivery
$$

Bombay House

463 N. University Ave., Provo, UT 84601

(801) 373-6677

Indian. Bombay House is an amazingly authentic Indian restaurant with a section of their menu dedicated to delicious vegetarian food. Vegan items are noted as such and include Coconut Tofu, Mixed Vegetable Curry, and Yellow Daal. The Malai Kofta is extremely satisfying and can easily be made vegan -- just request it be made with coconut milk instead of cream. The staff is quite knowledgeable about vegan diets, so don't be afraid to ask if you need help. The lighting at Bombay House is dark and romantic with the scent of sweet and earthy incense -- the perfect atmosphere for a date. It is very family-friendly, too, with murals of elephants and other Indian attractions painted on the walls.

Open Monday through Saturday for dinner. Closed Sunday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, soymilk, beer/wine, non-alcoholic beer
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

Good Earth Natural Foods

1045 S. University Ave., Provo, UT 84601

(801) 375-7444

Natural foods store. See description under American Fork, UT.

Rice King

278 W. Center St., Provo, UT 84601

(801) 818-2278

Chinese. While walking in downtown Provo, you might not expect to find a small town restaurant that offers great vegetarian food. Think again! Rice King serves an amazing array of Chinese vegan and vegetarian options. If you enjoy sweet and spicy food, try the Szechuan Soy Pork. But whether or not you like spicy things, you don't need to worry about this restaurant burning a hole in your wallet. Not only is the food delicious and low-priced, but the staff at Rice King is extremely friendly.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering
VISA/MC, $-$$

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Riverdale

Good Earth Natural Foods

1050 W. Riverdale Rd., Riverdale, UT 84405

(801) 334-5500

Natural foods store. See description under American Fork, UT.

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Salt Lake City

Bombay House

2731 E. Parleys Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

(801) 581-0222

Indian. See description under Provo, UT.

··Buds

509 E. 300 S., Salt Lake City, UT 84102

(801) 521-4522

Vegan/sandwich shop. Buds offers vegan sandwiches, subs, and salads. Try the Salt Lake CheeseSteak, Barbacoa Burrito (made with grilled jackfruit), or the Spicy Meatball Sub -- all prepared with plant-based ingredients. Buds serves "Fresh Fast Food" with a menu of inexpensive yet filling and tasty eats. Outdoor seating is available.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch. Closed Sunday
Counter service
take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

··Cakewalk Baking Company

779 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84102

(801) 953-0804

Vegan/bakery. Cakewalk Baking Company offers all-vegan sweets while specializing in organic, fair trade, and gluten-free. Enjoy vegan cakes, cookies, muffins, cupcakes, pies, cheesecakes, breads, and more! Make sure to try a Dillo -- it's their own version of a Twinkie! Cakewalk is located inside Frisch Compassionate Eatery, a vegan restaurant. Please note that you must place your order at least 48 hours in advance for local pickup; online ordering is available. They also offer mail order shipment of many of their products.

Open Monday through Saturday for pre-ordered pickups. Closed Sunday
Take-out
delivery
VISA/MC, $-$$$

·City Dogs Vegetarian Food Cart

200 E. 300 S., Salt Lake City, UT 84111

(801) 674-7703

Vegetarian/food cart. City Dogs is a vegetarian hot dog cart located across from the Tavernacle in downtown Salt Lake City. Enjoy veggie dogs, salad wraps, tacos, and more! All menu items can be made vegan. Check their website for special events. Cash only.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch. Closed Saturday and Sunday
Take-out
vegan options
$

··Frisch Compassionate Eatery

145 E. 1300 S. Ste. 201, Salt Lake City, UT 84115

(801) 532-2216

Vegan/natural foods. From the brightly-colored paint and fun, festive decor, Frisch Compassionate Eatery is a vegan restaurant with soul. Frisch, which is German for fresh, has a staple menu as well as daily specials, seasonal soups and dishes, and freshly-baked vegan goods. There's truly something on the menu for everyone at this animal-free eatery.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday for lunch. Closed Sunday
Full service
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

Grilla Bites

49 E. Gallivan Ave., Salt Lake City, UT 84111

(801) 456-2425

Organic/natural foods. Grilla Bites serves organic fare in a relaxed and cozy setting. Enjoy soups, salads, sandwiches, and burgers with the many vegetarian & vegan items clearly noted on the menu. Free Wi-Fi is available.

Open Monday through Friday for three meals. Open Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino
VISA/MC, $-$$

Long Life Vegi House

1353 E. 3300 S., Salt Lake City, UT 84106

(801) 467-1111

Chinese. This mostly vegetarian restaurant serves Chinese cuisine made from soy products and wheat gluten. Try their spicy garlic eggplant and asparagus entrée.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for dinner only
Full service
vegan options
take-out, beer, non-alcoholic beer
VISA/MC, $$

Oasis Café

151 S. 500 E., Salt Lake City, UT 84106

(801) 322-0404

International. Called a "sanctuary in the city," Oasis Café is a vegetarian-friendly restaurant featuring a unique, large menu (even for breakfast!) and an atmosphere of natural light and palm trees. All vegan selections are marked as such on the menu, including Farro Medallions, Mixed Grill Polenta, Roasted Portabello Carpaccio, and a Tempeh Gyro. Reservations are recommended.

Open daily for three meals
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

One World Café

41 S. 300 E., Salt Lake City, UT 84111

(801) 519-2002

Organic/natural foods. At One World Café, there is no set menu. Instead, the cooks prepare creative, all-organic food daily in an open atmosphere. Most food is vegetarian. The customers decide what to pay based on what they feel the meal was worth. Dal and rice are always free. You can also exchange volunteer work for your meal. At One World Café, everybody eats!

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Cafeteria
vegan options
take-out, catering, soymilk
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

§··Sage's Café

473 E. 300 S., Salt Lake City, UT 84111

(801) 322-3790

Vegan/organic/natural foods. Patrons of Sage's Café are treated to a comfortable and unique atmosphere where they can enjoy original vegan creations that are predominately organic. Known for their great breakfasts, Sage's selections include Tofu Scramble, Breakfast Tacos, Blueberry Flap Jacks, and French Toast. They also offer a sensitivity menu with alternative suggestions for specific allergies. The café is located at Broadway.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner
Full service
take-out, catering, soymilk, smoothies, fresh juices, espresso/cappuccino, beer/wine
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

··Vertical Diner

2280 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84115

(801) 484-8378

Vegan/diner. Come enjoy the lively atmosphere at Vertical Diner where the focus is on organic and local ingredients. Try a Sunshine Burger, quesadilla, or the very popular Tender Tiger faux chicken strips. With great prices and an all-vegan menu, you can't go wrong at Vertical Diner.

Open daily for three meals
Full service
take-out, soymilk, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino, beer/wine, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

Whole Foods Market

1131 E. Wilmington Ave., Salt Lake City, UT 84106

(801) 359-7913

645 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84102

(801) 355-7401

Natural foods store/deli. See description under Cottonwood Heights, UT.

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Sandy

Good Earth Natural Foods

7905 S. 700 E., Sandy, UT 84070

(801) 562-2209

Natural foods store. See description under American Fork, UT.

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Springdale

Switchback Grille

1149 Zion Park Blvd., Springdale, UT 84767

(435) 772-3700

American. Near Zion National Park, Switchback Grille offers vegetarian and vegan options, such as Traditional "Checca" Pasta, Southwestern Veggie Burrito, and Vegan Linguine. A great assortment of vegetarian appetizers, juice bar beverages, and coffee drinks are also available.

Open daily for three meals
Full service
vegan options
catering, suitable for business entertaining, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $-$$$

Zion Pizza & Noodle Company

Town Center, Zion National Park, 868 Zion Park Blvd., Springdale, UT 84767

(801) 772-3815

Pizza. Enjoy several different types of veggie pizza, as well as a veggie stir-fry with pasta and other dishes.

Open daily for dinner
Full service
take-out
$$

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Springville

Ginger's Garden Café

188 S. Main St., Springville, UT 84663

(801) 489-4500

Natural foods/organic. Ginger's Garden Café uses organic produce and supports local growers whenever possible. There are extensive vegetarian, vegan, and raw foods options. Pick from a variety of moderately-priced soups, sandwiches, pizzas, salads, and smoothies. Ginger's is tucked inside Dr. Christopher's Herb Shop, also offering natural foods and vegan items, in downtown Springville.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering, smoothies, fresh juices
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

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Torrey

Capitol Reef Inn & Café

360 W. Main St., Torrey, UT 84775

(801) 425-3271

Natural foods. Capitol Reef Café is located next to an inn a few miles from Capitol Reef National Park. Their menu offers a wide variety of vegetarian dishes, including Fettuccini Primavera, Mushroom Lasagna, salads, sandwiches, stir-fry vegetables, and more.

Seasonal hours
Full service
take-out, fresh juices, espresso/cappuccino
$$

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West Jordan

Bombay House

7726 S. Campus View Dr., #120, West Jordan, UT 84084

(801) 282-0777

Indian. See description under Provo, UT.

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