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Best Avenues and Marmalade restaurants

Koyote - counter and back booths (Gastronomic SLC)
Koyote – counter and back booths (Gastronomic SLC)


Cuisine: Japanese
Address: 551 W 400 N, Salt Lake City, UT 84116

This Marmalade-neighborhood must focuses on ramen. The American shoyu ($14) is my favorite bowl at this Marmalade restaurant. I’m a huge fan of the house-smoked brisket, slow-cooked for hour upon hour before being galvanized in beef tallow. This alone should steal the show but a coy co-star – ajitama – is equally captivating. The soft-boiled eggs are boiled at a specific temperature and time, then peeled, left to marinate for several days. The process renders a dreamy, custard-esque texture. Green onions, scallions, blanched spinach, and fermented bamboo shoots complete the picture.

Oh, the broth? It’s a mere ten-hour creation built upon chicken and pork stock. It’s utterly mesmerizing. From the fractally hypnotic oils that lacquer the surface, through to the soulful, savory depth. The lighter, clear chintan-style broth is my personal favorite, but those who prefer more heft to their bowl won’t be left disappointed. Read my full writeup of Koyote in this story.

Foodie And Sweetie - potsticker
Foodie And Sweetie – potsticker

Foodie N Sweetie

Cuisine: Chinese
Address: 89 D St E, Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Located in the Avenues area of SLC is this one-of-a-kind mom-and-pop casual cafe. They offer a range of drop-dead good dumplings and potstickers as well as small list of entrees. Its a quick, easy neighborhood joint and the prices are wallet-friendly.

avenues Proper - Avenues Proper Burger
Avenues Proper – Avenues Proper Burger

Avenues Proper

Cuisine: Brewpub
Address: 376 8th Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84103

One of our favorite restaurants in all of Salt Lake City can be found in the Avenues areas of SLC. Avenues Proper is the first location for a locally growing empire of businesses, all built around the same sensibilities of this gastropub original. At Avenues Proper you’ll find a small micro-brewery and a menu of New American classics, executed with aplomb. Think chicken and biscuits for brunch or steak frites for dinner. Local sourcing, seasonal menus and award winning beer make this a must go restaurant.

Saffron Valley - buffet plate from Saffron Colonial
Saffron Valley – buffet plate from Saffron in the Aves

Saffron Valley

Cuisine: Indian
Address: 26 E St E, Salt Lake City, UT 84103

The Avenues location of this local mini-chain of Indian restaurants is themed around the colonial era of the Indian subcontinent. The menu offers all your favorite dishes: rich curries, savory roasted tandoor meats, fluffy naan and much much more. The Indian cooking at all the Saffron locations is some of the best in town too.

Oasis Cafe

Cuisine: American
Address: 151 500 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Just outside the boundaries of the Avenues, but hey, we can cheat a little for great food right? Oasis Cafe bills itself as an oasis in the heart of the city, and we can’t disagree. The restaurant is modest to look at from outside, but inside it’s a tranquil respite thats open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the week. Stop by a simple coffee in the morning or join friends for a multi course meal over wine at dinner if you like, the restaurant is fit for all occasions.


Cuisine: American, Chef driven
Address: 1026 2nd Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Stop by at lunch and Cucina offers up simple deli fare. Stop by at night though, and it’s a completely different picture. Under the watch of chef Joey Ferran, the menu is equal parts bold, ambitious and memorable. Dishes take inspiration from a global palette of flavors, drawing on local product where possible. Ferran has an eye for the quirky and playful, and it shows across the menu.

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