• donut with chocolate frosting and colorful sprinkles from parsons bakery
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    Parsons’ Bakery

    Parsons’ Bakery This past weekend, the four of us went on a drive to Bountiful. Why in the world would I go to Bountiful? Well, it was to stuff my face with all things sweet from Parsons’ Bakery. Even though it was only the four of us, I bought enough to feed a family of 10. I’m one of those people that once I started ordering, I can’t stop. Owen requested a donut with chocolate frosting and sprinkles. Shocker. The toddler wanted the most colorful item in the case. Even though the plan was to sample the goodies at a local park, Owen demanded to eat his on the drive…

  • everything bagel and veggie cream cheese from rich's bagels
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    Rich’s Bagels

    Rich’s Bagels Bagels. I could eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I dream of bagels embedded with everything seasoning, toasted, and smeared with a thick layer of veggie cream cheese. Where might I get this bagel fix I speak of? Rich’s Bagels. Located in Holladay, it has a complete locals feel. With patio type furniture, long walled mirrors, and a bulletin board covered with old photos, the ambiance is definitely unique. Even though I don’t love the atmosphere (my husband would disagree with this sentiment) the bagels completely make up for any loss of love.  A nice toothsome chew and seasoned liberally, they are the best bagels in Utah.…

  • curry chicken salad in grey bowl from five 5eeds
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    Five 5eeds

    Five 5eeds I fell in love with Five 5eeds simply by happenstance. Last summer, I was enjoying a staycation in Park City. In desperate need for lunch, my husband and I read a few Yelp reviews of Five 5eeds and decided to take a chance. Well, let me tell you, I’m glad we took that chance. Known for its local, seasonally produced Australian faire, Five 5eeds offers some of the best food you’ll find in Northern Utah. My favorite breakfast items include: Steal Cut Oatmeal, Hot Cakes, Smashed Avo on Toast, and Eggs Any Way You Like. While I have yet to try the Shakshouka, it is definitely a popular…

  • yellow brass smoothie with blue sky
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    Brass Smoothies

    Brass Smoothies I remember my first Brass Smoothie like it was yesterday. Honestly, before ordering I questioned how someone could justify paying so much for a smoothie. Well, after my first sip, I immediately knew the answer. I could justify paying a bit more for Brass Smoothies because they were downright DELICIOUS. I also remember thinking I was screwed, because I would be craving a Brass Smoothie everyday from there on out. What makes Brass Smoothies so good? The use the fresh, high quality ingredients. The Limelight smoothie, one of my favorites, has fresh squeezed lime juice, cashews, coconut milk yogurt, kale, banana, vanilla and almond milk. It’s a perfect…

  • cucumber toast with lemon on white plate
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    3 Cups

    3 Cups One of my favorite past times is visiting a coffee shop. Whether it’s to do work, meet-up with a friend, or simply relax with a cup of joe, 3 Cups is my go to coffee shop in Salt Lake. My requirements for a favorite coffee shop? Comfortable atmosphere, top notch coffee, and tasty treats. Fortunately, 3 Cups meets all of those requirements. Large glass windows results in plenty of natural lighting, making the atmosphere feel bright and welcoming. Seating is varied.  Options include intimate booths, large circular tables, bar style seating along the windows, or a large communal wooden table. If the weather is nice, seating outside is…