Fabulous Restaurants

Lightest on your Wallet

Pig & A Jelly Jar — Homestyle cooking is back in vogue at Pig & A Jelly Jar. Diners can find everything from homemade jam to chicken and waffles at this lesbian-owned establishment. Don’t forget to try the Sunday dinner for something truly different.

2. Long Life Veggi House   | 3. The Other Place

Best After-Hours Cravings

The Pie Hole — The hole-in-the wall pizza joint is the perfect stop after visiting the bars, a house party or a late-night booty call. Affordable and delectable pizza-by-the slice is the name of the game at The Pie Hole.

2. Bayleaf Café   | 3. Alberto’s Mexican Food

Best Local Restaurant for Breakfast

Blue Plate Diner — Their fabulous Sunday brunch brings in the crowds but diners can find large, classic dishes as well as vegan and vegetarian options. The roasted red potatoes are simply to die for.

2. Eggs in the City   | 3. The Park Café

Best PETA-Approved

Sage’s Café — From a market to purchase vegan cheeses and other tasty vegan fare or a classy, affordable place for local, organic and vegan food, Sage’s Café is tops. The downtown restaurant is housed in an adorable house and the ambiance, along with some of the best food in Utah, makes this a must-visit.

2. Vertical Diner   | 3. Omar’s Rawtopia

Best New Vegetarian

Zest — The new organic vegetarian and vegan hotspot is brand new and already making a splash. The restaurant has already housed fundraisers for queer rights causes. If you haven’t been to Zest, fix that soon.

Best Contemporary Restaurant

Pallet — New to the dinning scene in Salt Lake City, Pallet has shot to the top of the Fabby Awards. The contemporary restaurant is one of the most beautifully designed spaces in the region and offers a new take on classic dishes. Give this new Salt Lake treasure a try.

2. Copper Onion   | 3. Café Trio

Best in Park City

High West Distillery & Saloon — The world’s only ski-in gastro-distillery is located in Old Town Park City and specializes in noveau Western fare. The small-plate restaurant also offers mountain-crafted whiskeys and vodkas.

2. 350 Main   | 3. El Chubasco

Best in Ogden

Rovali’s Ristorante Italiano — Located in historic downtown Ogden, Rovali’s is reason enough to make the trek up north. The eatery offers traditional and authentic Italian food in a comfortable setting. Also, don’t miss the educational and delicious wine tastings.

2. Rooster’s   | 3. Jasoh!

Best Asian Cuisine

Kyoto — From sushi to sashimi and donburi to tempura, Kyoto has some of the freshest seafood and sushi in the city. Don’t miss the fantastic lunch specials featuring different rolls and complimentary green tea. It’s the perfect first-date restaurant.

2. Takashi   | 3. Asian Star

Best Thai Cuisine

Sawadee — After sampling the different curries, Pad Thai and stir-fries, it won’t take long to see why Sawadee takes home the crown in this category. We love going with a group of friends and sharing the food family style. Bring a bottle or two of wine and enjoy the extra-large portions at Sawadee.

2. Bon Appe   | 3. Chanon Thai

Best South of the Border

Red Iguana — The Red Iguana may just appear to be a hole-in-the-wall, but it has the best chimichangas and molé in the state. The wait is long but the food is fresh, spicy and just plain outstanding.

2. Blue Iguana   | 3. Frida Bistro

Best Mediterranean Cuisine

Mazza — Truly innovative and international cuisine, Mazza has an imaginative menu. Featuring traditional Lebanese cuisine, it also has raw, vegetarian and vegan selections. The patio and a glass of white wine are perfect summer companions.

2. Aristo’s   | 3. Café Med

Best Sushi

Takashi — Takashi is constantly pushing the envelope and is leading the way in an emerging foodie scene in the city. The fresh and creative rolls pair with the state’s largest sake collection.

2. Sapa Sushi Bar and Grill   | 3. Happy Sumo

Best Local Coffee House

The Coffee Garden — Visit The Coffee Garden before going out to the bars or on a Sunday morning to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. The casual atmosphere is a frequent gathering place for Utah’s LGBT crowd.

2. Sugar House Coffee   | 3. Alchemy Coffee

Best Small Plates

Meditrina — The lesbian-owned small plates restaurant and wine bar has become a true institution in Salt Lake City. The food can’t be beat, the atmosphere is cozy and warm and the wine selection is stunning.

2. Martine   | 3. Pipa

Best Beer Selection

The Bayou — With nearly 300 types of beers available, The Bayou is a beer-lover’s nirvana. The hardest choice will be which brew to try first. We also love the food and can’t get enough of the gumbo.

2. Squatter’s Pub   | 3. Desert Edge Brewery

Best Wine Selection

Market Street Grill Cottonwood — Patio dining, the freshest seafood and finest steaks make the perfect plate with the extensive wine list that features regional and international favorites.

2. Meditrina   | 3. Zy Food, Wine and Cheese

Best Cocktails from Behind the Zion Curtain

Zest — Seasonal concoctions make up the cocktail list at Zest. Regardless of the time of year, count on fresh, innovative and astounding cocktails. Some of our favorites include the Jalapeno Margarita and the Ginger Spice.

2. Del Mar al Lago   | 3. Finca 

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