10 best lunch spots in Salt Lake City 2022

1 – Taqueria 27

Taqueria 27 - buffalo chicken tacos
Taqueria 27 – buffalo chicken tacos
Taqueria 27 - Holladay Utah location
Taqueria 27 – Holladay Utah location

What’s for lunch? Tacos, that’s what! Not just any tacos mind you, the fresh cuisine at Taqueria 27 is crafted with care and precision – at all five locations. Yep, wherever you are in the valley, you’re close to a T27 location, and all five are open for lunch.

On the menu you’ll find a contemporary take on one of our favorite foods; that means tacos loaded with gourmet selections such as slow cooked short rib or chipotle spiked duck confit.

You’ll also find small bites and salads if you’re looking for a lighter lunch, plus more substantial enchilada options if you’re looking to load up too.

Taqueria 27 - short rib tacos
Taqueria 27 – short rib tacos
Taqueria 27 - duck confit tacos
Taqueria 27 – duck confit tacos

Moreover, every visit to T27 is always offers something unique and fun to explore. Every location offers GODs, TODs and MODs. Wait, errr what? That’s guacamole, taco and margarita of the day to you!

That ever changing menu is offered alongside a full bar (with one of the largest tequila selections in Utah) not to mention every location is chic, modern and comfortable. If you’re looking for something different for lunch that the regular boring old soup and sandwich, T27 would be our first stop!

Foothill | 1615 S Foothill Dr., SLC, 84108 | (385) 259-0712
Holladay | 4670 S Holladay Village Plaza, Holladay, 84121 | (801) 676-9706
Downtown | 149 E 200 S, SLC, 84111 | (385) 259-0940
Murray | 6154 S. Fashion Blvd, Murray, 84107 | (801) 266-2487
Lehi | 1688 W Traverse Parkway, Lehi, 84043 | (801) 331-8033

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2 – Feldman’s Deli

Feldman's Deli - sloppy Joe
Feldman’s Deli – sloppy Joe

Over on the East side of town you’ll find Feldman’s Deli – a slice of NYC and Jersey right here in SLC. That’s because owner Michael Feldman hails from back East, and when moving to Utah, brought with him all his favorite lunch specials: over stuffed corned beef sandwiches, reuebens and yes, classic NYC cheese steak. Note: Feldman’s 1/2 sandwiches might just run you lunch and dinner all by themselves.

2005 E 2700 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
(801) 906-0369

3 – SOMI Vietnamese Bistro

SOMI - short rib rice plate
SOMI – short rib rice plate

Stunningly vibrant Vietnamese cuisine can be found right in the heart of Sugar House. SOMI is a modern restaurant with an upscale aesthetic and a menu replete with Vietnamese classics. Rice dishes, noodle dishes, fresh salads and a range of Chinese dishes like Peking Duck make for a mouth watering menu. Check out the cocktail wine and beer menu too. The restaurant has a special lunch menu featuring their Chinese dishes at cheaper prices.

1215 E. Wilmington Ave, Suite 100, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
(385) 322-1158

4 – Desert Edge Pub

Desert Edge Brewery - taco special
Desert Edge Brewery – taco special

Tucked away inside the cool Trolley Square shopping mall is this fun brewpub that delivers on all fronts: great beer, great staff, great food. Stop by for lunch and can choose from a range of International flavors that skew toward Mexican and Italian in particular. If you don’t have time for a long lingering lunch, the crew will have you in and out in double quick time too.

273 Trolley Square, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
(801) 521-8917

5 – Current Fish And Oyster

Current Fish And Oyster - fish and chips
Current Fish And Oyster – fish and chips

Located in downtown SLC is this seafood focused fine dining destination. When people ask where they can find the best seafood salad for lunch – we always send them to Current. There’s a full bar, pretty patio and a lunch menu of lighter bites, salads and sandwiches. Or if you’re in the mood, go ahead and order a selection of fruit de mer – fresh oysters, mussels, clams, shrimp and more!

279 E 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 326-3474

6 – Les Madeleines

Les Madeleines in downtown SLC
Les Madeleines in downtown SLC (Les Madeleines)

Another fun downtown lunch spot is this cute little cafe ran by chef and owner, Romina Rasmussen. Les Madeleines is Rasmessen’s odes to her globe trotting travels on a plate. From the boulangeries of Paris to the street food of Asia – every item on the eclectic lunch menu reflects her experiences. Les Mad’ as it’s affectionately known by locals its well know (even name checked by Oprah) for their Kouing Aman – buttery French pastries like no other – but in truth, everything here is made with care and prevision.

216 E 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 355-2294

7 – Little Saigon

LIttle Saigon - pho banh mi
LIttle Saigon – pho banh mi

If you’re craving vibrant flavors for lunch, come to Oh Mai. Specifically, Oh Mai is Utah’s goto destination for first rate banh mi sandwiches – a hybrid French/Vietenamese creation available in a number of formats. The restaurant offers a classic banh mi with pate and various meats through to more conptempory flavors like garlic butter rib eye and honey glazed pork. Bonus points: pretty much every sandwich is $4-$6 and ready in minutes.

Various locations

8 – Whiskey Street

Whiskey Street - skinny parmesan crusted fries
Whiskey Street – skinny parmesan crusted fries

This downtown bar (21+ only) is a popular spot for evening drinks and dining – but stop by during the day and you skip the thronging crowds you’ll find at night. Open seven days a week for lunch, the vibe is much more calm and collected.

323 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 433-1371

9 -The Angry Korean

The Angry Korean - Korean fried chicken
The Angry Korean – Korean fried chicken

Looking for a fun lunch spot in the South or South West of the valley? Don’t look any further than this fun modern take on Korean flavors. The guys at The Angry Korean take dishes like cheesesteaks and tacos and fuse them with Korean ingredients. There’s killer fried chicken, house made sauces and soy plus more authentic dishes like rice bowls with japchae and mandoo dumplings.

11587 District Main Dr Suite 300, South Jordan, UT 84095
(801) 307-8300

10 – Freshies Lobster Co.

Freshies Lobster Co - lobster roll
Freshies Lobster Co – lobster roll

East coast imported lobster, mayo, lashings of butter and a soft roll – life doesn’t get much better right? Enjoy all of these together on Freshie’s award winning lobster rolls for a perfectly decadent lunch.

356 East 900 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 829-1032

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