Any More Salt Lake City Food Tips? #EFC2017

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Ready to board in SLC

I’m heading back to Salt Lake City next week for the Everything Food Conference. I had a fantastic time last year, learning a lot, meeting new friends, and winning a BlendTec blender.

So, readers, any suggestions where to eat? Last year, thanks to many commenters (especially commenter Amanda), I ate at:

  • Crown Burgers (The Pastrami burger with Fry Sauce was every bit as good as advertised)
  • Tony Caputo’s Market & Deli (Italian market with awesome sub sandwiches)
  • The Copper Onion (Fantastic cocktails and high-end local food)

My one regret is Red Iguana – it’s the local Mexican restaurant, recommended by almost everyone I asked. I went there twice…and both times, the crowd waiting out front was too intimidating. (And I was too hungry to wait.) This year, I’m going to stick out the line.

So, once again this year – any other Salt Lake City suggestions? Any local specialties I can’t afford to miss? (Also – I’m flying through Dallas/Fort Worth airport – anything worth eating at DFO, especially for a late breakfast/early lunch?) Let me know in the comments.  Thanks!



  1. So many great places. Skewered, laziz, khatmandu, trio, mi la cai noodle house, some people love Pago. I’m forgetting the names of others.

  2. If you ask at Red Iguana – they will put all 9 mole types on a plate and give you some chips to taste each one.

  3. I hit Finca for tapas and hand-crafted cocktails last year. Want to check it out one night?

  4. Michelle /

    It depends on the DFW terminal you will be at — there are 5. Terminal D is the international terminal & has the most local flair, with 2 restaurants by Stephen Pyles & Ft. Worth’s Riata.

  5. Go to Les Madeleines for an out of this world Kouign Amann and some coffee. Cafe Rio is a fast food-ish burrito place with some amazing sweet pork if you need a quick bite. Bruges Waffles and Fries (right next to Caputos) is a delicious sweet treat. There is a SUPER fantastic mexican place called Sonoran Grill up north in Ogden that you should make every effort to get to and try out also – take the frontrunner train up to the Ogden stop and it’ll be just a short walk from the station. There’s a great sushi place up there too called Tona Sushi which is also just a quick walk from the train station.

  6. theresa /

    Let us know your favorites. I’m headed there next week.

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