Need a nearby restaurant recommendation?

If you’re visiting Salt Lake City and want a local restaurant recommendation, here are some of our favorites:

Near church

Red Butte Café. Many a church small-group lunch and dinner meetings have been held here, just down the street. Classic casual dining.
1414 South Foothill Drive
www.theredbuttecafe.com
(801) 581-9498

Taqueria 27. More upscale than the typical taqueira, this eatery serves fancy, gourmet tacos. The veggie tacos come with . . . cactus.
1615 South Foothill Drive
www.taqueria27.com
(385) 259-0712

Bombay House. Great Indian food and the winner of numerous local dining awards. (closed Sundays)
2731 Parleys Way
www.bombayhouse.com
(801) 581-0222

Blue Plate Diner. Lots of character in this kitschy-quirky dive in the funky part of town.
www.theblueplatediner.com
2041 South 2100 East
(801) 463-1151

Worth a short drive

Even Stevens. Our young adult group has been known to caravan to this hip sandwich shop on Saturday nights.
2030 South 900 East
www.evenstevens.com/sugarhouse
(801) 953-0357

Sushi Groove. Vibrant sushi with graffiti walls. (closed Sundays)
2910 Highland Drive
www.sushigroove.us
(801) 467-7420

Little Saigon. Simple and ultra casual, but really good. One of the few Vietnamese restaurants in the area offering truly vegetarian pho. (closed Sundays)
2021 Windsor Street
www.littlesaigonutah.com
(801) 906-8630

Mahider. Authentic Ethiopian, which means no utensils needed—making for a fun, delicious eating experience. (closed Mondays)
1465 South State Street, Suite 7
mahiderethiopian.com
(801) 975-1111

Eggs in the City. This buzzy eatery has a hip vibe and serves breakfast & brunch favorites.
1675 East 1300 South
(801) 581-0809
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Bon Appétit!

—Lauren W. is graduate student and serves on the board of the Wasatch Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church.