Salt Lake’s 9th & 9th neighborhood is one of the best in the city when it comes to dining. Much lower-key than Downtown or Sugarhouse, this area centered around 900 South and 900 East streets requires vastly fewer parking maneuvers and much less crowd battling than either of those more famous city sectors. Packed with locally owned stores like clothing boutiques and bike shops, and littered with restaurants and yoga studios, this compact commercial area is surrounded by historic brick homes, green lawns and mature deciduous trees, making it a pleasant place to walk, bike and enjoy a meal outdoors.
Those visiting Salt Lake in the summer should enjoy a mist-cooled patio lunch at Café Trio. With arguably the best outdoor dining in town, this modern Italian restaurant offers a liberating a la carte-style menu that gives diners great flexibility in accordance with their appetites. While there, check out Trio’s famously tasty flatbread.
For a more casual patio dining experience in 9th & 9th, head to the 9th South Delicatessen. One of Salt Lake’s most popular delis, 9th South serves mouth-watering sandwiches crafted with gourmet meats, European-style breads, incredibly flavorful sauces and garden-fresh vegetables.
If those two options don’t excite you, consider a stop at Great Harvest Bread Company, Barbacoa Mexican Grill, Mazza Middle Eastern Restaurant, or any of the other fine 9th & 9th establishments on this list.