This past Friday, Thomas and I flew to Salt Lake City for a weekend spent with friends skiing, sightseeing, and discovering all the vegan eats the city had to offer! Today I’m sharing photos from the first day of our trip and sharing a bit about what we did in the city.
Sweater: Madewell, Tee: Madewell, Jacket: Jessica Simpson, Black Jeans: Rag & Bone, Distressed Jeans: Hudson, Fairisle Beanie: Krochet Kids, Striped Beanie: Neff,, Ankle Boots: Old Navy
We caught an early morning flight into Salt Lake City on Friday so we would be able to spend the day sightseeing and hanging out with our friends. Our first stop was Vertical Diner for breakfast since we were starving! Thomas and I both ordered The Avalanche which came with pancakes, tofu scramble, tempeh bacon, and breakfast potatoes. My favorite part was definitely the potatoes but really I loved the whole plate! I also loved that they let me substitute gluten-free pancakes!
Next, we met the rest of our group at City Creek and headed over to Temple Square. The architecture was so beautiful in this area, it really is a must-see when in Salt Lake. If you go over to the Family History building, you’ll see signs for cafes and restaurants next door. Go in there and go up to the top floor and you will get a great view of the temple. The building’s interior was also gorgeous with chandeliers and columns. We spent the afternoon exploring the building and learning about the history.
After sightseeing, we grabbed drinks and dinner at Squatter’s Pub. Squatter’s is really vegan and gluten-free friendly so if you are traveling with non-vegans, I highly recommend it! I got the yellow curry with tofu and also edamame. Be careful though when ordering vegan and gluten-free at Squatter’s, a lot of the items were hard to make both GF and vegan. For example; the hummus was marked vegan, gluten-free but to make it gluten-free you would have to sub the Udi’s bun which has egg and therefore is not vegan. Just make sure to let your waiter know your dietary preferences and they will help you out!
We ended the night on a sweet note by stopping by City Cakes for vegan treats. I was so amazed with how many gluten-free desserts they had and quickly decided on a peanut butter bar and cinnamon roll. The peanut butter bar was so decadent and delicious; it had a brownie layer, peanut butter layer, and thin chocolate layer on top. I am hoping to recreate this at home so stay tuned for a recipe sometime soon!
Overall we had an amazing first day in Salt Lake City and the rest of the trip continued to be just as fun! I’ll be sharing more photos from our trip later this week