One of the great parts of vacation is getting a break from cooking and getting to experience new foods and new settings. With Park City being a super popular family destination to ski, I thought I'd share my ideas for where to eat in Park City, Utah. With any luck, these suggestions will help you avoid "hangry" skiers or getting stuck with a bad, over-priced meal.
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Where to Eat in Park City Utah
- Hearth and Hill: This spot is a delight for lunch or dinner. The space is incredibly inviting with a friendly staff abd spacious layout. There's also plenty of parking in this New Park area. The menu is filled with contemporary American cuisine that's locally driven. If you want to eat vegan, healthy and green, you will find your menu items like the Winter Salad, but it's definitely not boring. The chef layers in plenty of surprising flavors. With kid-friendly options, I love that there will be no whining from the little ones, while mom can get a custom old fashioned cocktail and a dinner that is sophisticated and satisfying. hearth-hill.com, 1153 Center Dr, Park City, UT 84098, (435) 200-8840. Use Resy.com for reservations.
- Twisted Fern: My new favorite spot is Twisted Fern. It's located in an unassuming shopping mall right before Park City proper. Don't be fooled by the exterior, the interior has a modern 60's vibe with uncluttered decor and a full bar. The service is warm and solicitous. If you are torn on what to order, just ask, suggestions will be provided. My suggestions: start with the Garlicky and Sesame Chickpeas. These snappy little numbers are salty and go perfectly with a cocktail or crisp white wine. For mains, I went vegetarian -- the Chicken Fried Portabello dish was delish. My friend ordered the open-faced Shorty Melt sandwich. We both cleaned our plates! Save room for dessert. The Olive Oil Cake is a delight. The just-right portion was ideal to cap off a great meal. A kids menu is also available. www.twistedfern.com Reservations suggested. 1300 Snow Creek Drive, Suite RS, Park City, UT 84060 (435) 731- 8238
- Loco Lizard: For great Mexican food, my ski mom friends love this spot . I'm told the yummy margaritas can't be missed. They offer a full gluten-free option too. Check out the menu here: www.locolizardcantina.com/ 1612 W Ute Blvd, Park City, UT 84098 (435) 645-7000
- Yuki Yama Sushi Park City: For terrific sushi and ramen. Ski moms recommend the the Beef Tataki appetizer. It's fun for kids. They can cook the meat themselves on a sea salt block. Reserve with Open Table. Get more details www.yukiyamasushi.com/reservations 586 Main St, Park City, UT 84060, (435) 649-6293
Where to Eat Breakfast in Park City, Utah
- Harvest: Probably the best cup of coffee in town, this Australian inspired spot is the perfect spot to power up for a big day of skiing. The healthy options are loaded with super foods. If you crave avocado toast (and of course you do!) you MUST head here. Go early or expect a wait. Harvestparkcity.com 820 Park Ave #101, Park City, UT 84060 (435) 604-0463
- Bridge Cafe: This family-friendly spot is perfectly situation by the Town Lift in Park City. Get a big Brazilian sandwich and iced tea to power up before your next adventure. The service is awesome and the menu was ideal for kids (think lots of carbs!). Head here for breakfast or lunch. Check it out www.thebridgecafeandgrill.com 825 Main St, Park City, UT 84060 (435) 658-5451
- Cupla Coffee: This bright and airy spot is a wonderful addition to the Kimball Junction. Get a GREAT cup of coffee from organic beans roasted in-house. The baked goods are delicious. The in house bakery specializes in delicious Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo and Keto options. For a late in the day treat, try a Keto pumpkin cookie, I promise you won't be disappointed. The brunch menu includes classics like breakfast burritos and French toast. Get more details cuplacoffee.com, 1476 Newpark Blvd, Park City, UT 84098, (801) 462-9475
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Grown-Up Options in Park City, Utah
- Tupelo: A longtime favorite, Tupelo recently relocated from Main Street to a new location (with parking!). The menu has a strong southern influence. The space is hopping with, tables are fairly close together in this space. Service is friendly and efficient and I love the open kitchen. Start with the biscuits and don't skip the starters, I loved my Farm Green Salad. As for main dishes, the fish dishes are standouts. The sea bass was a delight and the Idaho Trout is a popular dish for a reason. It was flavorful and perfectly cooked. 1500 Kearns Blvd, Park City, UT 84060, (435) 292-0888, use Resy for reservations.
- Firewood on Main: Start creamy burratta cheese as you look over the tasty wine list of this high end restaurant in the heart of Park City. Momtrends Favorite: the Grilled Quail was worth the wait. Seared to perfection and paired with blueberries "gastrique" we were in heaven. Kid-friendly pick: Our girls split the lamb chop and loved it. Once again, we adored the Olive Oil Cake, a dense and moist cake packed with flavor which paired perfectly with gelato and jam. Reservations suggested. Use Open Table. firewoodonmain.com 306 Main Street. 435.252.9900
- High West Distillery: This one is for the grown-ups. It's a distillery and serves a tasty American menu. Can one fall in love with a deviled egg? Well, I think it happened. Must've been the bacon toppers. Mr. Momtrends was smitten with his rye tasting flight (who says Utah is dry!) the meat-heavy menu had many appealing options. Plan your visit. www.highwest.com 703 Park Ave, Park City, UT 84060 (435) 649-8300
- The Lakehouse at Deer Creek: This one is a bit of a drive, but it's worth the effort. Have you heard of "Utah heritage" cuisine? Nor had I. But I am sure glad chef Tamara Stanger is taking charge to share this food. The setting is eye-popping. Take in the shores of Deer Creek as you sip your starter cocktail. I like the spicy grapefruit Annie Pearl. Start with the charcuterie plate and trust the server for other guidance. It's seasonal and local fare, so I can't tell you want will be on the menu when you arrive. One thing I CAN tell you, there is always pie and it is always irresistible. www.thelakehousedeercreek.com 5317 US-189 S, Heber City, UT 84032, (435) 210-7474, Reservations at Open Table.
Where to Pick Up Tasty Food in Park City Utah
River Horse Provisions: The perfect spot to refuel before or after an activity. With hearty portions and something for every taste, this spot on Main Street is a must-visit destination. Healthy option: Grains & Kale, a bowl packed with farrow, greens, nuts and goodies to fill you up with goodness. Kid Friendly: The Caprese Sandwich or Pork Belly BLT. Momtrends Favorite: the Goat Cheese Wontons.
Stop in to pick up your yummy prepared food. www.riverhorseparkcity.com/ 221 Main St, Park City, UT 84060 (435) 649-0799
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