We were lucky to have  Salt Lake City local and plant based advocate, Kristoph Herron share his favorite restaurants AND let us in on what’s to come! See what he has to say below..

Salt Lakes vegan food scene keeps getting better. There are a number of new vegan restaurants opening this year.

Highly anticipated

The owners of Buds are opening a new dual concept restaurant called BOLTCUTTER X MONKEYWRENCH. BOLTCUTTER will offer gourmet street tacos and other Central American classics alongside a wide selection of tequilas, mezcals, beer, and craft cocktails. MONKEYWRENCH will serve a large variety of handcrafted vegan ice creams, along with a full espresso bar and house made baked goods.

On the finer side

In addition to Zest Kitchen and Bar (The baked stuffed mushrooms and stuffed avocado salad are amazing!) and Sage’s Cafe , Seasons (1370 S. State St.) is opening this fall (2017) that will be serving classically inspired gourmet plant based comfort food. Im excited to try this place. I cant wait to try their raviolis and jackfruit BBQ sliders.

Do you like it raw?

Rawtopia is opening/moving to a new location in the Olympus Hills shopping center. Their menu is expanding to offer some cooked options in addition to the raw vegan options that has been their specialty for years. The new location looks great inside. I cant wait to try the new menu.

Drinks with friends?

No problem! There are two pubs with a full bar that have a dedicated vegan menu. Piper Down has Irish pub classics like Fish and chips and Bangers and Mash in a vegan version. While,Ice Haus has more German beer garden fare like vegan brats and burgers.

Got a bit of a sweet tooth?

SLC stalwarts like City Cakes and Passion Flour are local favorites. However, theres a couple new entrants on the scene. Big O Doughnuts has all your classic favorite doughnuts. Theyve nailed it . Cinnaholics coming to the 400 S 700 E shopping center it will be exciting to see how their vegan cinnamon buns compares to City Cakes version, which is my go to favorite there.

Kristoph Herron is a professional web developer and founder of Photonomy, which allows you to create your own private stock photo site, so you can manage and share all your photos with your whole organization or company. He is also an avid mountain biker and advocate for a plant based diet.