10 Best Vegan Restaurants In Salt Lake City, Utah

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Salt Lake City is the capital of Utah and a sprawling city known for its Temple Square, a beautifully landscaped plaza with a Mormon Center. Another historic landmark in the city is Utah State Capitol Building which offers tours of various exhibits relating to the city. Fresh air enjoyment can be had in Red Butte Garden, a lovely botanical garden with walking trails where concerts are regularly held. Of interest to note, Colonel Sanders opened his first restaurant in Salt Lake City in 1952, which was dubbed Sanders Court & Cafe and his friend then opened the first Kentucky Fried Chicken in the city, which still stands to this day. Vegetarians and vegans will probably not appreciate that fact, but never fear, as they are catered for and can read up on some of the best vegan restaurants in Salt Lake City, Utah by scrolling below.

1. Zest Kitchen & Bar

life is just better when you're eating tacos.

Posted by Zest Kitchen & Bar on Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Zest Kitchen & Bar celebrates a plant-based lifestyle with their inventive cuisine, prepared from organic, sustainable, and locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy delicious vegan cuisine without any compromise to the flavor. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner, and on the weekends, a tasty brunch. Meanwhile, the bar serves delicious, healthy fresh fruit juice cocktails. Lunch and brunch options include avocado toast, nachos, vegan omelet, and other delights, while dinner includes tasty options like biscuits and gravy, stuffed avocado salad, and delicious desserts like carrot cake and tiramisu.

Zest Kitchen & Bar

Address: 275 S 200 W, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Website: Zest Kitchen & Bar

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 9:30pm; Fri: 11am - 10:30pm; Sat: 10am - 10:30pm

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2. All Chay

Vietnamese Salad with Grilled Tofu
Source: Photo by user Craig Dugas used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Healthy dining is the word, as All Chay serves exclusively vegan Vietnamese cuisine, including noodle dishes, banh mi sandwiches, and fresh rice paper rolls offered at affordable prices. Dine in the restaurant or take out delicious appetizers, including All Chay and Veggie Eggroll, noodle soups, spring, summer, autumn and winter rolls, fresh salads, rice dishes, and tasty banh mi (Vietnamese sandwiches). The menu is rounded off with desserts, coffee, tea, or carrot juice.

All Chay

Address: 1264 W 500 N, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Website: All Chay

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 11am - 2pm, 5pm - 9pm; Sat: 12pm - 9pm; Sun: 12pm - 8pm (closed on Mon)

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3. Buds

It may look like just another Buds sandwich, but don’t be fooled. Starting tomorrow, we’ll be serving this CAPRESE...

Posted by Buds on Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Buds serves an entirely plant-based menu featuring classic sandwiches with a vegan twist, along with fresh vegetables, sauces, barbacoa-grilled jackfruit, and a tasty Pesto Sub. All the sandwiches and salads are prepared fresh each day and ingredients are wherever possible sourced locally for the best and freshest available. Dessert is another delicious option, as nobody could resist their zucchini chocolate chip cookies!


Address: 4001, 509 E 300 S, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Website: Buds

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 5pm (closed on Sun)

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4. Boltcutter

Here for you whenever the mood strikes! Monday-Thursday 11:00am-10:30pm Friday-Saturday 11:00am-11:30pm Cocktails served starting at 5:00pm every night, beer and wine served all day!

Posted by Boltcutter on Monday, 9 December 2019

Boltcutter is a vegan and vegetarian restaurant and bar in the center of Salt Lake City. The restaurant was started by the people who fun Buds sandwich shop, and is a different concept, as Boltcutter brings veganism into the mainstream. Visitors can enjoy delicious, gourmet street tacos, and a variety of other Central American specialties prepared vegan-style, along with tequilas, beers, craft cocktails, and mescals, as well as delicious, 100-percent vegan-friendly ice cream to top off the meal from Monkeywrench next door.


Address: 57 E Gallivan Ave, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Website: Boltcutter

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 10:30 pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 11:30pm (closed on Sun)

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5. Lil' Lotus

Posted by Lil' Lotus on Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Lil’ Lotus is a 100-percent vegan restaurant located in Sugar House offering a great menu inspired by Asian, American, and Mexican cuisines and adapted to be totally plant-based. The menu names are delightfully clever, including Cowspiracy Burger, a quarter-pound grilled pea protein patty with Daiya Udder-less Cheddar. A Southwest Green Chile Mac’n Cheese is there as the ultimate in comfort food, while Late Night Navajo Tacos are a tasty delight. Other veggie options and noodles make up a full and tasty menu, along with Crab-Less Seafood Role and Nachos Sin Carne. There are also options on the menu for the kids

Lil' Lotus

Address: Sugar House Shopping Center, 2223 S Highland Dr E5, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Website: Lil’ Lotus

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 12pm - 8pm (closed on Sun)

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6. Seasons Plant Based Bistro

Appetizer Special!!! Tempura Fried Artichoke Hearts $12.00 Marinated artichoke hearts, housemade tempura, served with...

Posted by Seasons Plant Based Bistro on Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Seasons Plant Based Bistro is a vegan restaurant serving gourmet plant-based comfort food, along with great wine and local beer menu in a relaxed and comfortable environment. The menu items are inspired by French and Italian cuisine, adapted for a beautiful, nourishing, sustainable dining experience, which respects nature. Delicious starters, salads, and sandwiches are served with tasty sides such as seasonal vegetables or mashed potatoes. Entrees include tofu Veracruz, papadelle stroganoff, and spaghetti alla parmigiana, a delightful choice indeed.

Seasons Plant Based Bistro

Address: 1370 State St, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Website: Seasons Plant Based Bistro

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 5pm - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 5pm - 10pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

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7. Vertical Diner

“I’ll have pancakes, with a side of pancakes.” ? It’s LUCKY TUESDAY at Vertical Diner! From blueberry, to banana, to...

Posted by Vertical Diner on Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Vertical Diner offers fine vegan dining in Salt Lake City, with another branch in Portland, Oregon. Here you can enjoy the famous Dude Cakes, Meatless Monday, and even Wings Wednesday! The diner’s menu is fully plant-based in an effort to change the world. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) reviewed the restaurant and dubbed the vegan wings up there in their top ten. Plant-based cheesecake is a popular option, as are the faux chicken sandwiches, which also got the PETA nod of approval.

Vertical Diner

Address: 234 W 900 S, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Website: Vertical Diner

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 9am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 9am - 11pm

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8. Veggie House

Posted by Veggie House on Monday, 4 September 2017

Veggie House serves up delicious Asian vegan and vegetarian cuisine in the heart of Salt Lake City. Menus are perfect for dining in the restaurant or to take home. Menu options offer a variety of flavors and are made with high quality and fresh ingredients. Choose from appetizers, including tempura vegetables and fried veggie eggroll, delicious soups and salads, and entrees, including tasty and crunchy fresh stir-fries.

Veggie House

Address: 52 E 1700 S, South Salt Lake, Utah, USA

Website: Veggie House

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 9pm (closed on Sun)

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9. Red Iguana

Chile Relleno en Nogada (Walnut mole) A dish associated with Mexican Independence, hence red, green & whilte colors.

Posted by Red Iguana Restaurant on Sunday, 8 April 2012

Red Iguana is a multiple-award-winning vegan restaurant serving Mexican cuisine with a vegan twist. This family-owned restaurant has been open since 1985, with parents handing the business over to their children, who are continuing a delicious trend but without the meat and dairy. All menu items can be enjoyed in-house or taken home, and include original, traditional Mexican recipes made with chilies, garlic, cinnamon, cumin, cilantro, onions, epazote, dried fruit, nuts, and fresh vegetables.

Red Iguana

Address: 736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Website: Red Iguana

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri: 11am - 11pm; Sat: 10am - 11pm; Sun: 10am - 9pm

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10. Long Life Vegi House

Posted by Long Life Vegi House on Monday, 2 December 2019

Long Life Vegi House serves up delicious Chinese cuisine with a vegan touch in the center of Salt Lake City. All menu items are available to eat in the restaurant or as takeout. The restaurant’s modern interpretation of classic Chinese dishes using only the highest quality fresh ingredients, sourced locally, wherever possible. Options include appetizers, soups, soybean and wheat beef, pork, and chicken as well as seafood options. Vegan diners should note, however, that the vegetarian entree does include real eggs.

Long Life Vegi House

Address: 1353 E 3300 S #3011, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Website: Long Life Vegi House

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 9:30pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 10pm; Sun: 4pm - 9pm

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Eat in a healthy way at Salt Lake City, Utah

After exploring all the attractions this large city has to offer, seeing the historic sites, museums, botanical gardens, shopping centers and more, make sure you take a break and enjoy a healthy Chinese, Mexican or American meal at one of the best vegan restaurants in Salt Lake City, Utah, the USA.

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