A light-and-fast way to sample Salt Lake's best cuisine

Christine Balaz

By , Local Expert, Salt Lake City
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Lunch can be one of the trickiest meals to nail. Though you would like it to be tasty and nutritious, it should first and foremost be fast and affordable. But it can be quite challenging to find a restaurant that doesn't sacrifice quality in the name of speed and price.

However, Salt Lake City contains a number of restaurants that have perfected this midday mealtime within their own respective cuisine. Tony Caputo's, for example, offers top-quality, imported Italian foods. At lunch, you can sample the best of these meats, cheeses, and sauces, combined into delicious sandwiches, and made with home-baked bread and fresh...  Read more »

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    Tony Caputo's Market & Deli

    Local Expert Tip: "Tony Caputo's offers many classes throughout the year on various subjects like Italian cooking and fine cheese tasting."

  • 2

    Himalayan Kitchen

    Local Expert Tip: "Vegetarians will find more than enough options here."

  • 3

    Soup Kitchen

    • Cuisine: American
    • Average Main Course Price: $7

    Local Expert Tip: "Catering is available for truly large groups; call to inquire."

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    Curry in a Hurry

    • Cuisine: Indian
    • Average Main Course Price: $7
    • Neighborhood: South Salt Lake City

    Local Expert Tip: "It is a very little known fact that Curry in a Hurry offers cooking classes; for more information, call the restaurant."

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    Squatters Pub Brewery

    • Average Main Course Price: $12
    • Neighborhood: Downtown

    Local Expert Tip: "If you happen to stop by for lunch on a non-work day, sample one or two of Squatters' own brews."

  • 6

    Barbacoa Mexican Grill

    Local Expert Tip: "Excepting the wheat and flour tortillas, all foods (including the cookies) are gluten-free at Barbacoa. "

  • 7

    Café Trio

    Local Expert Tip: "Trio's Sunday brunch is a city-wide legend; try to check it out if at all possible."

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    Red Iguana

    Local Expert Tip: "If eating at the Red Iguana, do yourself a favor and try their specialty dishes; you'd be hard-pressed to find these anywhere else."

  • 9

    Red Rock Brewing Company

    Local Expert Tip: "Open since 1994, Red Rock Brewery has won numerous local, state, and national awards, including "Large Brewpub and Large Brewpub Brewer of the Year" in the Great American Beer Festival."

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    Siegfried's Delicatessen

    Local Expert Tip: "Siegfried's has over 70 varieties of meats, as well as cheesecake, strudel, and other German classics."



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