Vegan food is repeatedly frowned upon as people assume it's dull and lacks appetizing flavors. But as most vegans know, that isn't the case. There are heaps of enticing dishes you can enjoy, all of which are vegan.
Where: 57 E Gallivan Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
If you're in the mood for a healthy, vegan alternative to Mexican food, Boltcutter is your place. It has even the biggest skeptics eating their words (pun intended).
If you're craving a traditional taco or are game to try a dish with new flavors, like a jackfruit tostada, you'll want to check out this restaurant in the heart of Salt Lake City.
Where: 1370 State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Many people think vegan food is bland and boring, but Seasons proves that to be a lie. Serving its own take on classic French and Italian dishes and changing menu flavors throughout the year, the restaurant has created a menu full of "gourmet comfort food" options that are full of flavor — perfect for relaxing and recovering from a long day.
Where: 275 S 200 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
If you really need to unwind and want a fresh new cocktail, Zest will give you just that, along with a delicious meal. It's a combination of inventive drinks, healthy food and overall healthy outlook that draws people to eat here.
With a farm-to-fork philosophy, this restaurant cares about its customer's health, along with the well-being of our planet and all that live on it.
Where: 1264 W 500 N, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Vegan-friendly Vietnamese food is what you'll find at All Chay, which includes everything from spring rolls to Thai tea with mango boba.
Although it's hidden in the middle of a residential area in Salt Lake, you'll find it's worth ditching the crowded city streets for a vegan variation of classic Viatnamese dishes.
Where: 234 W 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
This all-day breakfast spot has people raving about their famous vegan pancakes, many saying they're the best pancakes they've ever eaten, vegan or not!
Along with morning meal favorites, you'll also find that Vertical Diner's menu has other comfort food items sprinkled throughout their menu, so if you're feeling a burrito instead of french toast, you'll still be covered.
Where: 2223 S Highland Dr E5, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Burgers, hot dogs, tacos, mac and cheese and anything that originally contains meat or cheese is what you'll find on the menu at Lil' Lotus.
The food here tastes so close to the real thing that many customers take a bite of their food and question if it's actually vegan (we've checked — it is). So, grab a drink at the bar and order anything off the menu without worrying what's in it!
Where: 52 East 1700 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Asian takeout is something almost everyone loves, and now everyone can enjoy a guilt-free adaptation! Veggie House is a hidden gem that's loved by vegans, but praised even more by unassuming non-believers. Even the pickiest of eaters, vegan or not, won't mind grabbing a box of "beef" Pad Thai or a veggie sushi roll.
Where: 509 E 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
For a yummy plant-based sandwich, head to Buds in the heart of the city. You can get a traditional Philly cheese "steak" or go for a modern Mediterranean Veggie sandwich.
Whatever you get, make sure you have one of their guilt-free zucchini chocolate chip cookies for dessert.
Where: 165 E 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Everyone needs a good dessert! Finding a good bakery can be tough, but finding a good vegan bakery is even more so. Look no further.
Passion Flour Patisserie has every pastry you could dream of. Grab a coffee and get your fill of pies, cookies, fudge, macarons and more at this cute downtown bakery.
Where: 1860 S 300 W D, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
If you need a vegan-friendly birthday cake or just want a cupcake or cookie to munch on, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the selection at City Cakes.
No matter if you're getting a traditional flavor or a trying something special, these cakes are known to rival even the best non-vegan cakes. They've proven that you don't need to give up the sweet things in life due to dietary restrictions or alternative life choices!