Got wheat? Nope
Photography: Tim Jones
One of the side benefits of a vacation—or an epic powder day—is that you have a perfect excuse not to cook. However, eating out can be a challenge for those on a special diet. Luckily, Park City boasts plenty of restaurants that embrace the gluten-free cause.
If you want something quick, head to the café at Fairweather Natural Foods (1270 Ironhorse Dr, 435.649.4561, fairweathernaturalfoods.com). Every morning, shop owner Jen Rattray and her crew simmer up delicious made-from-scratch soups that are always dairy-free and often gluten-free. Plus, Fairweather offers an array of gluten-free snacks for later in the day.
For reasonably priced gluten-free family dining, try Taste of Saigon (580 Main St in the Galleria Mall, 435.647.0688, tasteofsaigonpc.com) and Loco Lizard (1612 Ute Blvd #101, 435.645.7000, locolizardcantina.com). Taste of Saigon offers delicious Vietnamese dishes with fresh vegetables, meats, and a wheat-free fish sauce soup base. Favorites include the fresh spring rolls with peanut sauce and the roasted pork with rice noodles soup. Mexican restaurant Loco Lizard also prepares everything fresh daily and cooks most dishes gluten-free (exceptions are noted). Try the vegetarian combo with salsa ranchero.
For upscale fare, check out Reef’s Restaurant (710 Main St, 435.658.0323, reefsrestaurant.com) or 350 Main Brasserie (350 Main St, 435.649.3140, 350main.com). Reef’s has symbols on its menus that indicate which dishes are vegetarian and gluten-free, while 350 Main has a separate gluten-free menu; both can be viewed online beforehand. You can’t beat Reef’s sautéed scallops with mustard and saffron, and 350 Main has a lobster bisque that’s to die for.
Hankering for just a good old après-ski pizza from a local parlor? Park City Pizza Company (1612 Ute Blvd #111, 435.649.1591, parkcitypizzacompany.com) offers a full gluten-free menu of pizzas, pastas, garlic bread, and more.