I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of vegan and food allergy friendly restaurants during our visit to Salt Lake. Although we only spent a few days there, we sampled lots of different foods. Lots of really good foods.

Vertical Diner

Vertical Diner

I'm not ashamed to admit that we ate at Vertical Diner every day we were in Salt Lake. The food was classically delicious and the menu clearly states which items are gluten free or can be made gluten free.

Vertical Diner Cheesesteak

Vertical Diner Cheesesteak

This gorgeous mess can be made with mushrooms, tempeh, or seitan. And yes, that cheese sauce is the best I have ever had. And YES, they will add it to the fries for you!

Settebello Gluten Free Pizza

Settebello Gluten Free Pizza

The Settebello marinara pizza came simply dressed with crushed tomatoes, garlic, and basil. These subtle toppings made with quality ingredients brought the perfect, chewy, crisp crust to center stage. I don't know whose soul was sold for this recipe, but sign me up if an opportunity arises.

Boltcutter

Boltcutter

Take advantage of the beautiful Salt Lake weather by eating on the front patio.

Bolt Cutter nachos

Bolt Cutter nachos

Of course, Jackson had to get the nachos with barbacoa jackfruit. If there are nachos on the menu, someone in our family orders them.

Bolt Cutter Tacos

Bolt Cutter Tacos

Bolt Cutter knows street tacos and these asade style seitan tacos did not disappoint. There are chorizo and jackfruit tacos that may be available gluten free.

Bolt Cutter Elotes

Bolt Cutter Elotes

These sweet and zingy pieces of street corn were on the seasonal menu. I probably could have eaten four more.

Tea Grotto

Tea Grotto

This raspberry matcha tea with almond milk and boba was expertly brewed at Tea Grotto. The tea house is serene and calming - a welcome escape from chaotic travel.

Monkeywrench Ice Cream

Monkeywrench Ice Cream

Next door to Bolt Cutter was their sister restaurant, Monkeywrench. Known for their delicious non-dairy ice cream, we had a great time sampling a half dozen flavors before Jack decided on the peanut butter chocolate. They're also happy to tell you the ingredients/allergens.

Big O Donuts

Big O Donuts

Growing up in South St. Louis (home of a half dozen noteworthy donut shops) I have a very specific idea of what a donut should be. We walked over to Big O after dinner at Vertical Diner, excited to check out a plant-based donut shop. This one did okay. Kudos for having a proper yeast dough, well executed glazes, and classic flavor combos. However, they were pretty oily (likely due to the oil being too cold when the dough went in). The customer service was lackluster.

City Cakes

City Cakes

We also visited City Cakes more than once. I was a little confused at first because their website touts that they specialize in gluten free, vegan baked goods. To be clear, they have SOME gluten free items, but everything is plant based. We tried these tempeh chicken salad sandwiches from the to go cooler. Bread was pretty dry, chick'n salad was pretty bitter. But, I appreciate that it was an option.

City Cakes - Not a donut

City Cakes - Not a donut

The most disappointing thing at City Cakes. We were so excited to see gluten free vegan donuts in the City Cakes case. But they're not donuts. They're round muffins with glaze.

City Cakes PB Bar

City Cakes PB Bar

Jack loved these peanut butter bars from City Cakes. They're giant and reasonably priced. He could only eat about half of it, but it saved well for the next day.

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