Utah Area Resource Guide (2024)

This is a compiled list of different food establishments, outdoor activities, annual events, small businesses, and more located in Salt Lake and greater Utah areas. This is not a comprehensive list, so if you would like to recommend an addition, please contact us.

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    Outdoor Activities


    Easy Trails (Family Friendly)

    • Cecret Lake
    • Twin Lakes & Lake Solitude
    • Donut Falls
    • Silver Lake
    • Ensign Peak
    • City Creek Trail
    • Jordan River Parkway
    • Dry Creek Salt Lake

    Moderate Trails

    • Bonneville Shoreline
    • The Living Room Trail
    • Grandeur Peak
    • Great Western Trail
    • Lake Blanche
    • Lake Catherine, Lake Mary,
    • Lake Martha
    • Muller Park Trail
    • Lisa Falls
    • Gloria Falls
    • Corner Canyon Trails

    Strenuous Trails

    • Desolation Trail
    • White Pine Trail
    • Red Pine Lake
    • Mount Olympus
    • Mount Timpanogos

    Skiing & Snowboarding

    • Alta
    • Brighton
    • Solitude
    • Snowbird
    • Park City

    Tubing, Sledding & Snowshoeing

    • Solider Hollow
    • Ferguson Canyon
    • Neffs Canyon
    • Deer Valley
    • Big Cottonwood

    Hot Springs

    • Crystal Hot Springs
    • Meadow Hot Springs
    • Diamond Fork Hot Spring
    • The Homestead Crater
    • Mystic Hot Spring

    Seasonal Activities

    • Cherry blossom around early April at the State Capitol Building
    • Wildflowers bloom at Albion Basin from July to August
    • Midway Ice Castle in Winter
    • Ice Skating at Gallivan Center

    Campus Outdoor Adventures offers affordable equipment rentals, trips and discounted lift tickets.

    Sate and National Parks

    1-2 Hours Drive

    • Antelope Island
    • East Canyon
    • Uintah National Forest
    • Logan Canyon
    • Jordanelle Reservoir
    • Bonneville Salt Flats

    2-3 Hours

    • Bear Lake

    ~4 Hours

    • Snow Canyon
    • Dead Horse Point
    • Goblin Valley
    • Grand Staircase Escalante
    • Arches
    • Canyonland
    • Zion
    • Bryce Canyon
    • Capital Reef

    All-Ages Activities

    • Clark Planetarium
    • Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum
    • Hogle Zoo
    • Lagoon Amusem*nt Park
    • Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
    • Red Butte Garden
    • Natural History Museum of Utah
    • The Leonardo Museum
    • Tracy Aviary & Botanical Garden
    • Thanksgiving Point
    • International Peace Garden
    • Utah Olympic Park
    • Salt Lake City Public Library

    GF: Gluten Free V: Large selections of vegan/vegetarian options

    • American

      • Avenues Proper (GF, V)
      • Cubby’s
      • Cucina (GF)
      • The Copper Onion
      • Hires Big H Burgers
      • Lucky 13 Bar & Grill
      • Pretty Bird Chicken
      • Proper Burger
      • Ruth’s Diner
      • Wildwood
      • Current Fish & Oyster
      • The Dodo (GF)
      • Crown Burger (GF)
      • Vessel Kitchen (GF)
      • Freshie’s Lobster Co.

      Native American

      • Navajo Hogan

      Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurant

      • Buds Sandwiches
      • Vertical Diner
      • Vegan Daddy Meats
      • Sweet Hazel & Co.
      • Blatche’s Backyard BBQ

      Brunch & Breakfast

      • Over the Counter Cafe
      • Straw Cafe
      • The Bagel Project
      • Baby’s Bagel
      • Feldmans Deli
      • Hub & Spoke Diner
      • Pig & a Jelly Jar
      • Roots Cafe (GF)
      • The Park Cafe (GF)
      • Publik Kitchen
      • Trolley Cottage Cafe
      • Sweet Lake Biscuit & Limeade
      • Lazy Day Cafe (V)

      Southeastern United States

      • Homecoming Southern Kitchen & Bar
      • Sauce Boss Southern Kitchen
      • Taste of Louisiana
      • Charlotte-Rose’s Carolina BBQ
      • Miss Essie’s BBQ
      • Benji’s BBQ Food Truck
    • Ethiopian

      • Oromian
      • Mahider Ethiopian Restaurant (V)

      East African

      • Namash Swahili Cuisine
      • Horn of Africa


      • Balabe Senegalese Food Truck


      • Noor Somali Restaurant
      • Global Place Somali Restaurant
      • Somali Restaurant Midnimo

      South African

      • Zulu Piri Piri Chicken Grille

      African & Caribbean Fusion

      • Kafe’ Mamai


      • Makaya Caters Food Truck


      • Jamaica’s Kitchen Food Truck
    • Afghani

      • Afghan Kitchen
      • Kabul Kitchen


      • Bhutan House


      • New Golden Dragon
      • Red Maple Chinese Restaurant
      • One More Noodle House
      • Shanghai Cafe (V)


      • Janis Filipino Cuisine
      • BFF Turon
      • World Famous Yum Yum Food Truck


      • Mumbai House
      • Star of India (V)
      • Saffron Valley (V)
      • Himalayan Kitchen
      • Gurkhas
      • Paradise Briyani Pointe


      • Makanmakan Asian StrEat Food Fare


      • Zeferan Cafe
      • Sumac Cafe
      • Zeitoon Cafe


      • Kyoto
      • Tsunami
      • Tosh’s Ramen
      • Sapa Sushi Bar
      • Takashi
      • Koyote


      • Stun Cube
      • KOU - Korean BBQ of Utah
      • Chick Queen
      • Baek Ri Hyang
      • Jang Soo Jang


      • Vientiane Market


      • Beirut Cafe
      • Laziz Kitchen


      • The Kathmandu
      • Zimbu Nepali & Indian Cuisine
      • Bhansa Ghar
      • Nepali Chulo


      • Habibi Grill
      • Curry in a Hurry
      • Curry Corner Cafe
      • Kabob Stop
      • Curry Fried Chicken


      • Halab’s Jasmine Kitchen


      • Mom’s Kitchen
      • Foodie and Sweetie D Market
      • Tea Bar


      • Sara Thai Kitchen
      • Chabaar (V)
      • Laan Na Thai
      • Thani Bowl Noodle House
      • Am Thai Street Food


      • Cafe Shambala (V)


      • The Med


      • Phở 33 (V)
      • Tamarind - Vietnamese & Phở Kitchen
      • Phở Saigon (V)
      • Rollz
      • Phở 777

      Broadly Middle Eastern

      • Shahrazad Market & Restaurant
      • O’Falafel
      • Mazza
      • Alibaba Restaurant
      • Shanasheel Grill

      Seafood Boil

      • Bucket O’ Crawfish
      • Cajun Boil
      • Mr & Mrs Crab

      Hot Pot

      • Ombu Grill
      • Mr. Shabu
      • Ginza
      • Hero’s Hot Pot

      Vegetarian & Vegan

      • All Chay (Vietnamese)
      • Vegan Bowl (Vietnamese)
      • Long Life Vegi House (Chinese)
      • Veggie House (Chinese, Thai & Japanese Sushi)
      • Sri Balaii Caffe (Indian)
    • Belgian

      • Bruges Belgian Bistro


      • Old Bridge Cafe
      • Cafe on Main


      • La Caille
      • Franck’s Restaurant
      • Laurel Brasserie


      • Siegfried’s Delicatessen
      • Vosen’s Bread Paradise


      • Spitz (V)
      • Manoli‘s
      • The Other Place
      • Padeli’s Street Greek


      • Piper Down Pub (V)
      • The Leprechaun Inn
      • Boomerangs Down Under


      • Caffe Molise (GF)
      • Michelangelo’s On Main
      • Osteria Amore
      • Stoneground Italian Kitchen
      • Stanza
      • Siragusa’s Taste of Italy
      • Caputo’s Market & Deli


      • Finca
      • Cafe Madrid
      • Mar Muntanya


      • Finn’s Cafe


      • Este Pizza
      • Nomad East
      • Settebello Pizzeria
      • Napoletana
      • The Pie Pizzeria (GF, V)
      • Pizza Nono
    • Hawaiian

      • Aunty’s Hawaiian Kitchen
      • Island Grinds
      • Honolulu Grill
      • Lolo Hawaiian BBQ
      • Moki Hawaiian Grill
      • Hanaya Poke SLC (GF)
      • Side of Aloha
      • Sweet’s Hawaiian Grill


      • Pasifika Corned Beef


      • Pacific Seas
    • Argentinian

      • Argentina’s Best Empanadas
      • Chimichurri Grill


      • Tucanos Brazilian Grill
      • Rodizio Grill Brazilian Steakhouse
      • Braza Grill
      • Tushar Brazilian Express


      • Seacheeii Chilean Food Truck
      • Noemi’s Cafe & Catering


      • Casa Salvaje
      • Sabor Colombiano
      • El Parche Colombian Food


      • Batista Food & Grill


      • Catrachos

      Guatemalan, Venezuelan, Colombian

      • Sabor Latino


      • Chile-Tepin (GF)
      • Mi Ranchito Grill (V)
      • Red Iguana (GF)
      • Real Taqueria (GF)
      • Santo Taco
      • Los Tapatios Taco Grill


      • Wild Peru
      • Casa Peru
      • Rubi’s Peruvian Taste
      • Puro Peru Peruvian Grill

      Puerto Rican

      • Papito Moe’s


      • Cafe Guanaco
      • El Viroleño
      • Pupusería y Taquería El Don


      • Arempas (V)
      • La Casa De La Arepa
      • Tequeños UT

    Coffee Shops

    • Blue Copper Coffee Room
    • Salt Lake Coffee Break
    • The Coffee Garden
    • The Rose Establishment (GF)
    • Loki Coffee
    • Sugarhouse Coffee (GF)
    • Publik Coffee
    • Three Pines Coffee
    • La Barba
    • 3 Cups
    • Nostalgia Cafe
    • Mestizos Coffeehouse

    Boba Shops

    • Tea Bar
    • Vivi Bubble Tea
    • Space Tea
    • Xing Fu Tang
    • Ding Tea
    • ShareTea


    • The Tea Grotto
    • Tea Zaanti
    • Matcha Cafe Kyoto

    Kava Bar

    • Bonfiya Kava Lounge
    • Kai Po Kava Lounge & Polynesia Restaurant


    • Bohemian Brewery
    • Craft by Proper
    • Desert Edge Brewery
    • East Liberty Tap House (GF)
    • Emigration Brewing Co.
    • Hopkins Brewing Co.
    • Red Rock Brewery
    • Shades Brewing
    • Wasatch Brew Pub (GF)
    • Fisher Brewing Co.
    • Grid City Beer Works (GF, V)

    Late Night Bars & Club

    • Purgatory
    • Sayonara
    • Quarters Arcade Bar
    • Water Witch
    • The Pearl Bar
    • Nohm
    • Under Current
    • White Horse Spirits & Kitchen
    • Lake Effect
    • London Belle
    • Alibi Bar & Place
    • Piper Down (V)

    Pastries & Bakeries

    • Chubby Baker
    • Fillings & Emulsions
    • Tulie’s Bakery
    • Fresh Donut & Deli
    • RubySnap Cookies
    • Tous les Jours
    • Gourmandise
    • Delice Bakery & Cafe
    • Pie Fight 85C
    • Bakery Cafe
    • City Cakes Bakery & Cafe (V, GF)
    • Good Food Gluten Free Bakery (GF)
    • Karim’s Bakery
    • Panaderia Flores
    • Sagato Bakery
    • Cafe Monsieur Crepes

    Frozen Sweet Treats

    • Dolcetti Gelato (GF)
    • Capo Gelateria
    • Italiana Sweetaly Gelato
    • Normal Ice Cream
    • Spilled Milk Ice Cream & Cereal Bar
    • Koi D Rolled Ice Cream
    • Monkeywrench
    • Penguin Brother
    • Nielsen’s Frozen Custard
    • Handel’s Handmade Ice Cream
    • Leatherby’s Family Creamery
    • Paletería La Bonita


    • Sundance Film Festival


    • Lunar New Year celebrations


    • Salt Lake Fashion Show


    • Southeast Asian New Year celebrations
    • University of Utah Annual Powwow
    • New Americans International Market at Millcreek Commons (April to June)


    • Nihon Matsuri
    • Living Traditions Festival
    • Millcreek Night Markets (May to June)


    • Utah Asian Festival
    • Pride events
    • Utah Arts Festival
    • World Refugee Day
    • Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City


    • Pie & Beer Day/Pioneer Day
    • Obon Festival


    • Midway Swiss Days
    • Craft Lake City DIY Festival
    • Utah Pacific Islander Heritage Month events
    • Friendly Island Tongan Festival
    • Utah Beer Festival


    • Utah State Fair
    • Salt Lake Greek Festival
    • Afro Utah Festival
    • Festa Italiana
    • Hispanic Heritage Parade and Street Festival
    • Avenues Street Fair
    • 9th and 9th Street Festival


    • Oktoberfest at Snowbird South Salt Lake
    • Craftoberfest


    • North Pole Express in Heber


    • Christkindlmarkt

    • Red Butte Garden Outdoor Concert Series (June - August)
    • Kilby Block Party (May)
    • Salt Lake Twilight Concert Series (June - September)
    • Ogden Twilight Concert Series (May - September)
    • Utah Symphony & Opera

    • Broadway Centre Cinemas
    • Ballet West
    • Desert Star Playhouse
    • Pioneer Theatre Club
    • Salt Lake Acting Company
    • Utah Museum of Fine Arts
    • Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
    • Wiseguy Comedy Club
    • Salt Lake Gallery Stroll (every third Friday of the month)
    • Check out more events at saltlakecountyarts.org


    • Utah Jazz Basketball
    • Real Salt Lake Soccer
    • Salt Lake Bees Baseball
    • Utah Grizzlies Hockey
    • Tour of Utah
    • Salt Lake Figure Skating
    • University of Utah Gymnastics

    Independent Bookstores

    • Central Book Exchange
    • Ken Sanders Rare Books at The Leonardo Museum
    • King’s English Bookshop
    • Legendarium
    • Lovebound Library
    • Marissa’s Books & Gifts
    • Under the Umbrella
    • Weller Book Works

    Farmers Markets

    • Downtown Farmers Market at Pioneer Park (Saturdays from June to October)
    • Downtown Winter Farmers Market at the Gateway (Saturdays from November to April)
    • University of Utah Farmers Market (Thursdays from August to October)
    • Wheeler Farmers Market (Sundays from May to October)
    • Find more farmers markets near you

    International Grocery Stores

    • Black Cherry Mediterranean Market
    • Chinatown Supermarket
    • European Tastee
    • Japan Sage Market
    • Kim Heang Market
    • Qaderi Sweetz N Spices
    • Seoul Market
    • La Pequenita International Market
    • La Rosas Mexican Market
    • Rancho Market
    • Shaku Maku Market
    • African Star Market
    • African Discount Market

    • African Braiding Hair Salon & Beauty Supply
    • Blvck Borough Barbershop
    • Black Diamond Barbershop & Salon
    • The Bureau Barber
    • Curl Co. Hair & Beauty Salon
    • Ebony & Ivory Hair Design
    • Kraken Barbershop
    • Jed’s Barbershop
    • Regal Barber
    • Lunatic Fringe
    • Landis
    • Sandra’s Ethnic Care Salon
    • Skull Cutters Barbershop
    • University Barbershop

    • Master Autotech
    • Burt Brothers Tire & Service
    • Victor’s Tires
    • Autograff Motor Works
    • Slaugh’s Car Care
    • Vientiane Auto Repair

    Pet Resources

    Dog-Friendly Parks

    • Lindsey Garden
    • Memory Grove
    • Sugarhouse Park
    • Fairmont Park
    • Liberty Park
    • Parley’s Historic Nature
    • Park/Tanner Dog Park

    Yappy Hour is a monthly dog event at Liberty, Fairmont and Pioneer Park during the summer

    Veterinary Care

    • MedVet - 24/7 Vet ER
    • Advanced Veterinary Care - 24/7 Vet ER
    • University Veterinary Hospital & Diagnostic Center
    • Sugar House Veterinary Hospital
    • Avenues Pet Clinic

    • Club Try-Angles
    • Milk+
    • Club Verse
    • Why Kiki
    • Stonewall Sports
    • Genderbands
    • Project Rainbow
    • LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce
    • Under the Umbrella Bookstore and Cafe

    • University of Utah Campus Child Care
    • First Baptist Church Development Center
    • Miss Billie’s Kids Kampus
    • Bright Horizons at U of U Research Park
    • North Salt Lake KinderCare
    • Early Childhood Center at the I.J. & Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center

    Lactation Rooms

    Interactive Campus Map: https://map.utah.edu/

    • University of Utah Hospital Rooms 2053 and 2055 (Off the main visitor elevators on Level 2, take a right off the elevator then a left. They are located directly across the hall from the Women’s Special Care Unit)
    • College of Nursing Room 3615 (3rd floor)
    • College of Pharmacy Located on floors 1, 2, 3, & 4, on the north side of the main elevators. Rooms are labeled as "Pantry"
    • Eccles Health Sciences Library Room 2165 (Located in Women’s restroom north side, second floor floor) First floor, inside the main doors and to the left Eccles Health Sciences Education Building Room 1650 (on the ground floor, down the hall for the restrooms. The hall is located between the Medical Bookstore and the lecture hall 1700)
    • Huntsman Cancer Hospital
      • HCI Research North: Clinic 2E, Room 2361
      • HCI Research South: Room 1536
      • HCI Hospital: Room 5140

    Community Crisis Intervention & Support Services

    • Call 988 - Suicide and Crisis Life Line
      • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year at no cost to you.
      • Receive specialized, individualized support from certified crisis workers trained in suicide prevention, de-escalation, and stabilization and get connected to mental health resources.

        Utah Warm Line, call 801-557-1055 from 8am to 11pm daily

      • Speak with certified peer support specialists who have received training and have navigated mental health ssues and/or substance abuse issues of their own.

        SafeUT App

      • A Utah service that provides real-time, emotional support and crisis intervention 24/7/365. Chat with a licensed counselor for support or submit a confidential tip from your phone.

    Useful University of Utah Phone Numbers

    • University of Utah Department of Safety Emergency
      • Responses: 911
      • Non-emergency line: (801) 799-3000
      • Office of the Chief Safety Officer: (801) 587-1582
      • University Police: (801) 587-2677
      • Community Services: (801) 581-6429
      • Emergency Management: (801) 213-1090
      • Campus Security: (801) 585-2677
    • Center for Disability and Access: (801) 581-5020
    • Accessible Parking and Transportation
    • Commuter Services: (801) 581-6415
    • UCard Services & Benefits: https://www.ucard.utah.edu/benefits/index.php
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    Phone: 801-587-7672

    Community Lounge - Room 101

    School of Medicine, Building 379

    27 S Mario Cappechi Drive

    Salt Lake City, UT 84132

    Utah Area Resource Guide (2024)


    What is the Utah homeless strategy? ›

    ✹ By 2025, the state of Utah will increase homeless prevention assistance service interactions to people at risk of home- lessness by 10%, as tracked by HMIS. ✹ By 2025, the state of Utah will decrease the number of returns to homelessness from permanent housing projects by 5% overall, as tracked by HMIS.

    What to do if you're about to be homeless in Utah? ›

    Homeless Connections Hotline – 801-990-9999.

    What is Salt Lake City doing about homelessness? ›

    In addition to dedicating funds to improve access to affordable housing, the Council has also allocated funding for emergency shelter and support services through the annual budget and budget amendments.

    What is the homelessness problem in Utah? ›

    In 2023, that number increased by a striking 27% — up 2,309 individuals to 7,033, including 3,748 children. That's according to a January report issued by the Utah Office of Homeless Services depicting the successes and challenges the state's homeless system saw over the past year.

    What are the three kinds of homelessness answer? ›

    So, let's take a look at the four different types of homelessness and the specific needs of those in each category:
    • Chronic homelessness. ...
    • Episodic homelessness.
    • Transitional Homelessness.
    • Hidden Homelessness.

    What is the best homeless solution? ›

    Strategies that work
    • Prevention. Provide supports so people can stay in their homes. ...
    • Outreach. Build relationships with people without permanent housing. ...
    • Interim housing. Provide temporary safe housing to meet pressing needs. ...
    • Permanent housing. ...
    • Supportive services (EMBEDDED IN all strategies)

    What is considered homeless in Utah? ›

    Anyone who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence including: Sharing the housing of others due to lack of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason. Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, camping grounds, due to lack of adequate alternative accommodations.

    What is the Emergency Assistance Program in Utah? ›

    Emergency Assistance provides immediate help for short periods for families who don't have enough money to prevent becoming homeless or having their utilities shut off due to a crisis beyond the control of the family. The purpose is to keep families from losing their homes or to help families find new homes.

    How can I help homeless people in my area? ›

    You can help them by using the Los Angeles Homeless Outreach Portal or LA-HOP, and requesting that outreach teams be dispatched to the area. For medical or mental health emergencies, of if you are concerned about illegal activity, please call 911 instead.

    Will Salt Lake become unlivable? ›

    But in January 2023, scientists at Brigham Young University, a Mormon institution, issued a report containing a dire warning: “The lake as we know it is on track to disappear in five years.” Since 1850, it has lost more than 70 percent of its water and 60 percent of its surface area, mostly because people are sucking ...

    Who is in charge of homelessness in Utah? ›

    Wayne Niederhauser, a former Utah Senate president, has been serving as the State Homeless Coordinator since he was appointed in 2021. Today, he's the point person in Gov. Spencer Cox's administration orchestrating and negotiating state legislation and funding to bolster Utah's homeless system.

    What is causing the housing crisis in Utah? ›

    According to the state of Utah's annual report, 2022 had a record number of Utahns experiencing homelessness. The report points to rising living costs and lack of accessible and affordable housing as primary causes of increased displacement.

    What's the worst state for homeless people? ›

    California continues to lead the nation in homelessness, with US data showing the state has the highest rate of unhoused people living outside in a worsening humanitarian crisis. The US has empty buildings it could use to tackle homelessness. Why is it selling them off?

    Which US city has worst homeless problem? ›

    New York City

    What is the single biggest cause of homelessness? ›


    68% of U.S. cities report that addiction is a their single largest cause of homelessness. * “Housing First” initiatives are well intentioned, but can be short-sighted. A formerly homeless addict is likely to return to homelessness unless they deal with the addiction.

    What is the Housing First homeless Program in Utah? ›

    Utah's Housing First project provides apartments to homeless people and doesn't ask questions. "Housing First,” an initiative to place the homeless into supportive housing without any prerequisites". The program gives everyone a chance to have a home and put their life together, instead of the other way around.

    What is the New West homelessness Action Strategy? ›

    The 2022 Homelessness Action Strategy provides a five-year vision and plan for addressing homelessness in New Westminster. More specifically, it incorporates a vision of a desired future: It reinforces the sentiment that “everyone needs a home and everyone needs to belong.”

    What is the ending homelessness together strategy? ›

    The vision of this strategy:

    The vision of 'Ending Homelessness Together' reflects a continued need for the Housing Executive to work with our partners across the sector to address the varied and complex factors that lead to homelessness, many of which extend beyond the provision of accommodation.

    How did Utah reduce chronic homelessness by 91 percent? ›

    A major reason for this reduction is that Utah stopped counting people in certain types of shelters as chronically homeless. At issue is a form of shelter called transitional housing, which unlike emergency shelter provides stays for six months to two years.

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