Utah has an amazing climate for agriculture: ample sun, warm temperatures and a long growing season. So it comes as no surprise that Utah has a thriving local farming scene. As such, many of Salt Lake City’s restaurants have joined the growing farm-to-table trend, selecting local ingredients first, and creating dishes that match the season. This environmentally savvy movement, called Restaurant Supported Agriculture, means that Salt Lake City’s visitors and residents can not only enjoy a mighty tasty meal, but can do so knowing that their food is a fresh and nutritious as possible.
The number-one restaurant in Salt Lake City subscribing to the policy of farm to table is Pago. Serving meat and vegetarian dishes in the New American genre, Pago offers a diverse menu crafted from Utah-grown ingredients. And though Pago fills a very specific culinary niche, it doesn’t just accept that as good enough. Rather, this restaurant crafts excellent food that, together with an outstanding wine list, has earned the eatery national recognition in numerous publications.
Another top contender in the Salt Lake Valley for best farm-to-table cuisine is Sage’s Cafe. First a foremost Salt Lake City’s top vegetarian and vegan restaurant, Sage’s knows how to produce a mighty tasty, gourmet dish. Creating meals with 100% plant-based ingredients, Sage’s already goes a long way to provide healthy food to its guests, all the while reducing its environmental impact. On top of this, these plant-based ingredients come from local sources whenever possible.