In Salt Lake City, the dining out options have come a long way in the past 20 years. This is truly a cosmopolitan city with an impressive lineup of restaurants with many varying cuisines, and chefs with equally impressive resumés in the kitchen. Hot new culinary wizards are flocking to this great desert mountain city for many reasons. We here in the Wasatch Front can benefit, especially at lunchtime, when meals are less expensive and popular places a little less crowded than the dinner hour. Salt Lake City's restaurants vary from old world pubs, to established popular dives, to elegant upscale, to trendy modern. There is definitely something for everyone in the way of food and price ranges.
There are the popular award-winning established joints such as Tony Caputo's, now with 5 locations, offering top-quality, imported Italian foods. At lunch, you can sample the best of deli fresh meats, cheeses, and sauces, combined into delicious sandwiches, and made with home-baked bread and fresh veggies. Each has its own market, selling upscale food items and gifts.
Blue Lemon, with locations in Arizona and Utah, advertises "pure clean food with a twist." Their fast casual, yet sleek atmosphere is brought up another notch with gourmet plating. Plus, the food is wonderful.
Whatever part of the city you're in, there is a great lunch bite nearby. Check out the following list for a variety of wonderful choices.