Zest Kitchen & Bar

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 77 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility, Gluten Free Menu + 12 more

275 South 200 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 Directions

(801) 433-0589
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    Amazing food and service! I would recommend it to any celiac!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 weeks ago

    Amazingly delicious food. Their pan-a-cea pancakes were so satisfying. Definitely a favorite gluten free spot for us now.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    Dedicated GF! No worries here. And the food is pretty good too. Also 100% vegan establishment.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Though I’m not vegan, However I truly enjoyed the Thai sunrise bowl. Paired with the il faggio montepulciano d’abruzzo -italy red. My meal with wine was less than $30 which of course is pleasant. The bar tender was especially polite.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    All gf (with the exception of some beers), dairy free(it’s a vegan restaurant). Felt safe, didn’t get sick. Even met the owner who was cool and knowledgeable. We had pizza, Mexican salad, carrot cake(amazing but a little too sweet for my taste). The stuffed mushrooms were killer and the chocolate caramel tarte was out of this world. One of the best desserts dairy or non-dairy I’ve ever had, hands down. Fairly priced. Great quality. Atmosphere was bar and grill so good for a quick casual lunch/appetizer during the day, or a cool night spot for a romantic dinner/ dessert. Went here twice on our weekend trip. Only complaint, our lunch waitress wasn’t friendly or attentive (snobby/annoyed vibe, and sloppily dressed.). But our waiter the next night was great.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    As far as gluten/allergen friendly this place is 5 stars all around! I wasn’t aware going in but it is mostly vegan as well as gluten free. The only downside is so many vegan items are made using cashews and I am unable to eat cashews from my Celiac’s. However, I will say my hubby had no idea he ate a vegan pizza and he is usually very picky when it comes to vegan items. He ate the entire thing and didn’t realize until halfway through that it was vegan. I ordered the curry Thai bowl (minus cashews) and it was great! We also split the salted caramel hazelnut tart for dessert and it was surprisingly light. Absolutely no need to worry about cross contamination or getting sick here.

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    5 rating
    3 months ago

    Went there wanting something along the lines of comfort food for the brunch timeframe. The buckwheat pancakes with all the toppings is the way to go! I had never tried ginger sour cream, but trying it on the side really rounded out all the flavors. The hubby got the special which was grilled cheese (super flavorful) and the vegetable Thai soup. We were so pleased and will go back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    This place is like finding heaven! Everything is GF so ask for the specials and do yourself a favor and save room for the carrot cake! Was driving through and found this gem and it was the best pit stop I could have ever found. Go out of your way if you have to, it’s worth it!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    Staff was so friendly! Get the flatbread, it’s amazing. So wonderful to be able to select anything from the menu bc everything is gf and vegan!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    Amazing. Hands down the best gluten free restaurant/bar I have ever been to. Literally everything is gluten-free. Note: Utah liquor laws require 21years of age to even come in the restaurant.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    Stayed at a hotel around the corner, and wish I was in town longer, because I really wanted to try their Irish stew. Had sushi and an awesome salad, and came back a second time for their amazing carrot cake. I have a ton of food allergies, and it was great to not have to worry when I went out to eat. Highly recommend this place.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    Delicious, unique food! It was so nice to be able to eat in a place where all of the food is GF. My husband and I were very impressed with the food, even though we're not vegetarian/vegan and he doesn't have to eat GF. Service was great too!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    9 months ago

    Awesome experience! The food is amazing and 100% GF!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Love! Love! Love! This is the only restaurant in Utah where I can order anything off the menu and I don’t have to ask one question about what is in it. The whole place is 100% gluten free. There is no soy and no dairy in the whole place. The food is fresh, clever and delicious. Brunch is so fun with fresh squeezed juice mimosas. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about nightshades, but allergies, modifications on the menu. 😍

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    Celiac
    1 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    So interesting. The middle aged hostess was rude and full of attitude. We were greeted by our waiter then a different waiter approached while my wife was in the restroom and seemed irritated that I wasn’t ready to order for both of us. The food is flavorless and expensive don’t bother with the berry lavender lemonade it’s also flavorless. My wife had the Mac n cheese skillet , took 4 bites and quit, it was horrible and largely flavorless. Don’t waste your time here pick anywhere else.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Amazing! As a plant based celiac, I am in heaven!! The nachos were so flavorful, and the BBQ Jackfruit sandwich was the best I have ever had. Our server was outstanding, he offered honest opinions and helped us order the best meal! I cannot say enough about my experience dining here!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Picking a Celiac friendly restaurant can be a crap shoot sometimes. Not here. My wife and her two children all have Celiac. I'm don't. We've eaten here many times and never even a hint of a problem (my wife is super-ultra sensitive). The food is excellent. Between the 4 of us, we've tried almost everything on the menu. No one has ever complained about any appetizer, entrée, or dessert. The atmosphere is always chill; the service is always great; the food is always excellent, even for a bread eatin' carnivore.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Entirely GF and vegetarian. Yes, entirely. So, super safe. Creative food!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Entirely gluten free, kinda fancy and hip place. We went with a group and got to have a family-style meal (our choice, to taste more things, and something we can’t usually do with gluten-eaters). They do use a lot of citrus zest and cilantro in their seasonings, so if you like those, cool. If not, there are options for other tastes as well, just ask the server for advice. The beet soup was phenomenal, as was the cheesy zucchini flatbread. They also have a great loyalty program and they give (generous discount code) birthday presents!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Fantastic all around!! Great menu, everything GF!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Entirely gluten free. There are a few things where the vegan variant didn’t entice me to want to order it, but I enjoyed the appetizer I split and the meal I ordered, and it was a great meal close to the airport.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    100% gluten free and the food never disappoints!

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    Celiac
    2 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Yes their food is gluten free, but it's also primarily vegan. For a celiac who likes to make the most of all the foods I CAN eat, I did not enjoy the food here. Somehow they even managed to make the tomato soup taste very, very vegan.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    The raw manicotti was amazing! Fantastic 100% gluten-free menu! Delicious! Will definitely come back.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Gluten free heaven!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    This is a dedicated gluten free business, but also mostly vegan. I had the Zucchini Mac (zucchini instead of noodles- like Mac and cheese) with added (real) cheese on top and it was pretty good. I also followed it with a gluten free carrot cake that was pretty rich, but really good. I recommend the lavender lemonade- very refreshing. :)

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Best restaurant for gluten free, vegan, and honestly any food in all of salt lake county! Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner!!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Great looking menu but it is 21+ only, so I got a greens smoothie to go since I had my kids with me.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    wonderful, friendly staff not only able, but eager to accommodate my multiple allergies.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Can't say enough good things about this place! Food is excellent. Had their special for the day, soup, sandwich, appatizer, desert and even took food to go. Staff was friendly & very helpful on suggestions. Wish they had a place in the Tampa area.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Outstanding food and safe for celiacs!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Amazing food! Dedicated gluten free vegetarian restaurant with vegan options. Waiters are well versed in the menu and allergens and make accommodations as needed for nut allergies, etc., and the drinks here are AMAZING.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Best GF food I've ever had. Was here for a conference and the restaurant is very close to the convention center, so I had all my lunches and dinners here. My non GF friends really liked this place too.

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Fantastic options across the board - apps, mains & desserts. Also, for those with dairy allergies, nearly everything is vegan, including desserts! Everything we ate was delicious.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Wonderful food! Celiac friendly!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    delicious, healthy food. great atmosphere and service. the whole restaurant is gluten free so no worries about cross contamination. we had a wonderful dinner here!

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    4 rating
    2 years ago

    Great food and 100% safe for celiacs, but 21 and over only! We got a to go order and ate elsewhere.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    This is a dedicated gf restaurant - they even tell you it is 100% gf when you sit down. The food was great! I had the zucchini noodle dish (can't remember what it was called) and it was great. The best part was the dessert, though - the carrot cake is SO moist, and the vegan cream "cheese" frosting was awesome! I thought I'd never have good carrot cake again, but they proved me wrong. They also drizzle a lemony sauce on it and it is so good! I would have never known it was gf and vegan. They also sell local tea from The Queens' Tea - I had the coconut almond lavender tea, and it was delicious. I'm hoping to buy some before I go back home. I definitely recommend this place - my friends without food restrictions really liked it, too (and LOVED the carrot cake as much as I did). Make a reservation online before you head over and you shouldn't have to wait at all.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    This place is VERY safe for the sensitive-tummied Celiac. Try the curry!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Delightful! Went for late lunch and for the first time I could order anything on the menu (except for a few non-gluten free beers but they had many gf ones!) My food was wonderfully flavored and filling. Would definitely return regularly if I loved here. I had grilled cheese with veggies in it and a wonderful veggie soup. Bread was like a pizza crust so the sandwich was super filling. Ginger spice cocktail and carrot cake a must have!

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    Celiac
    2 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Super glad dedicated places exist. This place is very slow with utterly disappointing food. It feels like the niche of gf and vegetarian means they can get away with bad food.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    We first found out about this restaurant at the Gluten Free Expo. and have been wanting to try it.. So, last night we tried it and I'm upset we waited so long to go there.. The staff was very friendly.. The food was amazing so many different flavors that go well together. We had appetizers, main dishes, desserts, & drinks.. All of it was so very good! Can't wait to go back.. I will defiantly be recommending this place to everyone I know!!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Absolutely Wonderful! A must whether or not you have allergies. So creative and delicious.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    The restaurant is gluten free and has lots of dairy free options. The staff was very helpful and the food was amazingly good. We had the brussel sprouts appetizer and the hearty dinner meal. It was a nice environment for us to have dinner.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Delicious and completely gluten free. I'm usually not a fan of vegan cheese or dairy substitutes, but I've loved all of their stuff so far!

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    I wish I could give this place ten stars! You have to go to this place if you are anywhere near! We were driving through on a cross country trip and were already excited to just find a dedicated gluten free place. The food was out of this world amazing! We both got grilled "cheese" (daiya) flatbreads with tomato curry soup and carrot cake. All vegan and corn free too! Almost the entire menu is also corn free and vegan. They also cook with coconut oil! Great quality produce and the grilled cheese was the best I've ever had. Carrot cake was super moist and the cream cheese frosting was perfect! Huge portions too. Very friendly service, really nice ambience, food network worthy plate presentation and great selection of fresh juices and alcoholic drinks. I would plan a trip back to SLC just to come here in all seriousness. I wish they would come to the Bay Area!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    100% gluten-free HEALTHY menu-√ gluten-free beers-√ gluten-free in-house made desserts-√ fun hip environment-√ classiest veg place in town-√ heck yes zest!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Amazing food!! Got the cheese bread as an appetizer, thai sunrise, pomodoro, and carrot cake for dessert. Absolutely delicious. It felt a little heavy for a lunch but was worth it. I'm not 21 so I couldn't eat inside but they happily packed my food to go. Friendly service, wonderful taste. (Also, they do cook with vegan cheese if you request it)

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Amazing food, drinks and desserts. I love the friendly, helpful people.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    LOVE this place. Grilled cheese and soup was yummy. Followed up with incredible carrot cake.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Appetizers
  • Beer
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Cider
  • Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Bar
  • Dairy-Free
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Plant Based
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Friendly
Monday
11 am - 10 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 10 pm
Thursday
11 am - 10 pm
Friday
11 am - 11 pm
Saturday
10 am - 11 pm
Sunday
10 am - 9 pm

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