Take Out

10 Salt Lake Roasting Company
This two-story cafe is one of Salt Lake City's longest-running, most classic cafes. Serving delicious, roasted coffees (ranging from lattes to dark espressos) throughout the day, alongside a fairly extensive food menu, this is a go-to favorite of locals. Guests are free to sip a cup of drip coffee and use the wireless, or to meet with friends and enjoy a full meal. Outside seating makes the Roasting Company a popular late night gathering spot as well. A variety of scrumptious lunch and dinner options are available, and the staff makes sure that there are plenty of fresh breads and pastries available all day long. (801-363-7572, 800-748-4887)

9 Siegfried's Delicatessen
Siegfried's Delicatessen is your best bet if you're craving true German food in Salt Lake City. In addition to the walk-in deli, Siegfried's has a small dining room where you can get all of your favorites like bratwurst, cabbage and schnitzel. The Black Forest Cake is a citywide favorite, so save room for dessert! (801-355-3891)

8 The Lion House Pantry Restaurant
This cafeteria-style restaurant, located in Brigham Young's historic Lion House, serves good, old-fashioned home cooking, including such favorites as halibut au gratin, prime rib, and the Lion House chicken. A little less traditional, but no less popular, are the enchiladas. A bakery is located on the premises, and you can buy cakes and pies to take home if you're too full to enjoy them at the restaurant. Casual dress. (801-363-5466, 800-546-6449)

7 Tony Caputo's Market & Deli
Young professionals gather for lunch at Caputo's Market and Deli, taking in the aromas of baking bread and roasting meats amid an "industrial-chic" décor of exposed ductwork and brick walls. Sandwiches are exactly what you would expect from the most popular Italian deli in the city — fresh, flavorful and affordable. Meats, cheeses, breads and other delicacies are not just meant to be savored at the deli. Every specialty item the market provides — from olives to truffles and frozen pasta — is available for home preparation. (801-531-8669, 801-519-5754)

6 Cafe Madrid
This quaint restaurant serves terrific Spanish fare, and the tapas menu is nothing short of superb. People with hearty appetites appreciate filling portions of chicken in escabeche, Black Angus beef in roqeufort sauce, veal osso buco, and other classics. Intrepid diners often take advantage of more creative options, which include partridge, rabbit, and paella. Make sure you save room for dessert; you wouldn't want to miss out on the lemon mousse, which has reached near-legendary status. (801-273-0837)

5 Shanghai Cafe
Specializing in Chinese and Vietnamese favorites, this homey eatery is ideal for diners looking to add a little spice to their evenings. While the decor won't knock your socks off, the eclectic menu probably will, featuring everything from Vietnamese vermicelli bowls, spring rolls, and catfish hotpots to Shanghai vegetable dishes, meat stir-fries, and grill-your-own beef and seafood options. Best of all, prices are quite reasonable. (801-322-1841)

4 Sampan
Despite its rather mundane location in a busy strip mall, Sampan enjoys a loyal customer base. From traditional Chinese pot-stickers and Mongolian Beef to orange chicken and sweet 'n' sour shrimp, Sampan offers a wide variety of Shanghai and Szechwan entrees. Eschew the tasty combination platters, however, and go for one the chef's recommendations like Strawberry or Princess Chicken, Dragon and Phoenix (shrimp and chicken), or the Seafood Triple Delight (shrimp, scallop, and squid) — all of them served with fresh vegetable sides. (801-467- 3663)

3 Judge Café & Grill
This popular eatery is a great place to stop for a tasty breakfast and a hot cup of coffee. Located on the lobby floor of the Judge Building, the cafe has a relaxed ambience, making it ideal for everybody from tourists to suits. Go for one of the three-egg omelets, or enjoy oatmeal with brown sugar and raisins or a stack of pancakes smothered in pure maple syrup and warm butter. All breads and muffins are homemade, and several blends of gourmet coffee are available. (801-531-0917, 801-518-6721)

2 Caffe Molise
Intimate Caffe Molise is a great place to take clients or someone special. Amid upscale environs, guests enjoy imaginative Italian dishes and fine Italian wines. Take in the cozy ambiance as you indulge in spice-rubbed pork tenderloin, sauteed chicken with wild mushrooms and Marsala, or penne with goat cheese, artichoke hearts, and sun-dried tomatoes . A word to the wise: leave room for the luscious tiramisu. Seating is somewhat limited, so reservations are suggested. (801-364-8833)

1 Cannella's
A cozy alternative to some of downtown's more crowded eateries, Cannella's offers diners a casual setting, complete with the standard red, white, and green color scheme. What's more, this family-run restaurant serves up superb homestyle Italian favorites, including Italian sausage, lasagna, manicotti, tetrazzini, and veal parmesan. Save room for a slice of cheesecake or their famous chocolate beet cake. Outdoor seating is available during warmer months. Reservations are suggested. (801-355-8518)

Maps and Directions

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Salt Lake Roasting Company 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop
Dining Options: Take Out
Neighborhood: Downtown
COST: $
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Siegfried's Delicatessen 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Deli, European, German
Dining Options: Take Out
Neighborhood: Downtown
COST: $
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The Lion House Pantry Restaurant 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American
Dining Options: Family Friendly, Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out
Neighborhood: Downtown
COST: $
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Tony Caputo's Market & Deli 10Best List Arrow
Dining Options: Catering, Family Friendly, Non-Smoking, Take Out
Cuisine: Deli, European, Italian
Neighborhood: Downtown
COST: $
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Cafe Madrid 10Best List Arrow
Dining Options: Disabled Accessible, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out
Cuisine: European, Spanish
Neighborhood: Holladay
COST: $$
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Shanghai Cafe 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian, Vietnamese
Dining Options: Delivery, Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Non-Smoking, Take Out
Neighborhood: Downtown
COST: $
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Sampan 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Dining Options: Delivery, Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Non-Smoking, Take Out
Neighborhood: Sugarhouse
COST: $
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Judge Café & Grill 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Take Out
Neighborhood: Downtown
COST: $
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Caffe Molise 10Best List Arrow
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Catering, Disabled Accessible, Live Music, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out
Cuisine: European, Italian
Neighborhood: Temple Square
COST: $$
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Cannella's 10Best List Arrow
Dining Options: Catering, Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Non-Smoking, Take Out
Cuisine: European, Italian
Neighborhood: Downtown
COST: $$