Vegan dining is increasingly popular the nation over, but in Salt Lake city, this ethical approach to dining is huge! There are more options around town than you can shake a chick’n at, and we’ve got a full list!
100% vegan dining
All Chay – This West side Vietnamese restaurant is exclusively vegan, there’s not even a bottle of fish sauce in sight. The mom and pop business is modest but offers a full gamut of Vietnamese classics: noodle and rice dishes, banh mi, even vegan friendly pho. You can find the full All Chay menu on our sister site.
1264 W 500 N, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
The Big O’ Donuts – Billing itself as Salt Lake City’s premier plant based gourmet doughnut company – this family run eatery is the place to get your sugar fix on. A full menu can be found here.
171 E Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
BoltCutter / Monkeywrench – New for 2017 comes this duo of businesses from the operators behind Buds. While BoltCutter focuses on gourmet street tacos and other Central American classics, Monkeywrench offers a large variety of handcrafted vegan ice creams along with a full espresso bar and house made baked goods.
Our sister site, SLC menu, carries the Boltcutter menu.
57 E Gallivan Ave, Salt Lake City, UT
Buds – Located on the edge of downtown SLC, this restaurant is best known for its 100% vegan sandwiches. Everything from cheese steaks to barbacoa to chicken pesto subs – nothing costs more than $7. Pictured above, tender jackfruit taco salad with black beans slow-cooked in a chipotle BBQ sauce, served on a bed of greens and cabbage with a warm flour tortilla, fresh made guac, tomato, red onion and ginger sour cream. Slather it up with cilantro lime vinaigrette. Right?
509 East 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
City Cakes & Cafe – Offering cakes, cupcakes, a full espresso bar and cafe menu this completely vegan bakery also specializes in gluten free treats as well. The baked goods are made daily from scratch and the team (who can you watch in action) make professionally decorated cakes for all occasions. Ask about other dietary requirements too!
1000 South Main St. Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Falafel Tree – A food truck that specializes in this fabulous vegan friendly, Middle Eastern treat. The truck is the work of chef Abby and entrepreneurs Tyler and Janalee Hinkson. The former is a native Egyptian with seasoned experience having helped open over 22 restaurants in multiple countries around the world.
Frisch Compassionate Eatery – Established by former vegetarians Rachel and Leigh Kade, the duo made the switch to a vegan diet in 2009. Shortly after, in 2012, Frisch hit the streets of SLC. You’ll find salads, wraps, burritos, nachos and more. The business also proudly supports other locals such as Mamachari Kombucha, Earth First Organics and more.
145 1300 S #201, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Passion Flour Patisserie – A classic French patisserie with one major difference to virtually all the others; yep you guessed it, everything here is completely vegan friendly. The sweet and savory creations here are legit – chef and owner Jessica Davies learned her trade at the prestigious French Pastry School in Chicago Illinois before updating traditional recipes to be vegan friendly.
165 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Sage’s Cafe – Since 1998 chef and owner Ian Brandt has proudly flown the flag for vegan dining in SLC. At Sage’s Brandt aims for a more refunded, elegant dining experience, but check out his other two businesses below (Vertical Diner/Pizza) for something differen.
368 E 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Seasons Bistro – A new vegan restaurant for Salt Lake City in 2017. The menu skews toward classic Italian dishes – with a vegan twist of course. Think hearty plates such as Spaghetti Pomodoro & Meatballs, Pappardelle Bolognese and Braised mushroom risotto.
1370 S. State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84115
Veggie House – Another new vegan restaurant for 2017, this time, Asian cuisine. At Veggie House you’ll find a mixed Asian menu mainly focused on Thai and Chinese dishes. The restaurant offers its entrees with a choice of tofu, soy chicken, soy beef or soy shrimp.
52 E 1700 S, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84115
Vertical Pizza – Vegan pizza? Yep you got it! This other Ian Brandt restaurant is Utah’s only 100% vegan friendly pizza parlor. Daily offerings include breakfast pizza, dessert pizza, gluten-free pizza, local wine/beer/cocktails and more. The restaurant is open seven days a week and even has all you can eat promotions.
2280 S W Temple, South Salt Lake, UT 84115
Vertical Diner – The third restaurant restaurant in Brandt’s trio of vegan eateries. At Vertical Diner, Brandt re-imagines the classic American diner, through the lens of vegan sensibilities of course. That means you get to order up a range of guilt free, comfort foods like biscuits and gravy!
234 W 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Separate vegan menu
The following restaurants are not primarily vegan restaurants, but do offer dedicated vegan menus in addition to their non vegan menus.
Mi Ranchito Grill – This Mexican restaurant in South Salt Lake not only offers a separate vegan menu but also has a vegan buffet every Friday night plus all-you-can-eat vegan tacos on Wednesdays!
Piper Down – A separate vegan menu is available at this Irish themed bar on State Street. Try the Baja Chick’n tacos with an order of sweet potato waffle fries, and wash the lot down with something from the extensive bar menu.
Ice Haus – Owned by the same folks as Piper Down, the German themed cuisine at this bar is also offered on a separate vegan menu. Vegan poutine with vegan wings anyone?
Harp and Hound – Another bar with a comprehensive vegan menu – this time over in Ogden. The vibe is fun and relaxed with dishes like the Funk-A-Delphia Miss-Steak and the Mother Clucker Sandwich lining the menu.
Sonora Grill – Also in Ogden, and again, offering a full vegan menu. Enchiladas, burritos, tacos, quesadillas and more – all offered 100% vegan.
Stanza – One of SLC’s best Italian restaurants offers a great Vegan menu, with multiple options. Perfect for date night. See the full menu on our sister site, SLC Menu.
The following restaurants have vegan options on their regular dining menus:
Aubergine & Company. Several options on a menu with salad, soups, wraps, acai etc.
Blue Plate Diner. Classic breakfast joint with several options including burritos, chilli and more.
Bombay House – Indian cuisine with multiple locations.
Blue Nile – Ethiopian dining close to downtown SLC.
Cafe Solstice – Light dining cafe located inside The Dancing Crane.
Cafe Shambala – Located in the Avenues, Tibetan dining with vegetarian and vegan dishes.
Chabaar Beyond Thai – Midvale based eatery that mixes Thai and American cuisine.
Curry In A Hurry – State Street classic offering wallet friendly Indian dishes to go.
Este Pizzeria – Sugar House pizza joint.
Even Stevens Sandwiches – Multiple locations around Utah, buy a sandwich, they’ll donate another to charity.
Himalayan Kitchen – Downtown Indian and Nepalese eatery.
Gerlach’s – Food truck that slings vegan dogs primarily, has options for meat eaters too.
House of Tibet – Salt Lake city Tibetan restaurant.
The Kathmandu – Locations downtown and Sugar House, our favorite Indian and Nepalese eating in SLC.
Lazy Dayz Cafe
Long Life Veggie House – One of the very first and most long lived meat free businesses in Utah, over in Millcreek.
Mahider – Ethiopian restaurant and markert in SLC.
Mano Thai Diner – South Salt Lake Thai cuisine, formerly Bon Appe Thai.
Mazza Middle Eastern Cuisine – Wonderful Middle Eastern cuisine served at two locations: 9th and 9th & 15th and 15th.
O’ Falafel Etc. – Sugar House restaurant that focuses on falafel plus a few other Middle Eastern specialties.
Oh Mai – Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches at several locations around the valley.
Omar’s Rawtopia – East bench based raw food eatery.
The Pie Pizzeria – Multiple locations, an SLC pizza institution.
Proper Burger Company – Grab a burger then head to Proper Pub next door for a house brew.
Rice King Restaurant – Chinese restaurant in Provo, ask for the vegetarian menu.
The Rose Establishment – Several vegan breakfast selections.
Royal India – Sandy based Indian restaurant.
Sugar House Coffee – Coffee, Sugar House.
Trolley Wing Co. – Beer and wings, two locations in Sugar House and Midvale.
Tsunami – Popular sushi restaurant with four locations around the valley.
Zest Kitchen – 100% vegetarian restaurant downtown, lots of vegan items.
Are we missing anyone? Let us know in the comments so we can add them to the list!