Top 10 most popular places to eat Salt Lake City 2020

There are a lot of best of lists out there, who do you trust? Some are the personal opinion of the writer, others might be paid for by the restaurants question. As such, we thought we’d take the pulse of the public and ask them to come up with the top 10 places to eat in Salt Lake City. Where are Salt Lakers actually spending their money?

With that in mind we looked back over the most popular menus on our site in 2019 and came up with the following list of the top 10 places to eat in Salt Lake City. These are the most popular menus for the past twelve months with our readers:

1 – Cupbop

By far and away the most popular menu on our site in 20119 was that for Cupbop – the local mini empire that offers Korean BBQ in a cup. Salt Laker’s can’t get enough of this business and requests for the menu exceed every other by almost 2:1. Cupbop now has multiple bricks and mortar locations across Utah as well as several food trucks that helped kick start the business years ago. You should be able to find their winning formula wherever you are in town.

2 – Takashi

Takashi maki sushi. Credit, Heather L. King
Takashi maki sushi. Credit, Heather L. King

Takashi reigns supreme as not only the best sushi in SLC (in our opinion) but also the most popular requested menu too here on the site. Takashi has been a downtown SLC staple ever since owner and head chef Takashi Gibo broke away from the now defunct Shogun and went it alone. Of note on the Takashi menu are several musically themed maki rolls that are as delicious as they are creatively cool.

3 – Bolt Cutter

Boltcutter - BBQ tacos. Credit, Purefood
Boltcutter – BBQ tacos. Credit, Purefood

Vegan menus are becoming increasingly popular with many rising up our list in 2017. Boltcutter was a very popular menu for many SLC’ers looking to enjoy a meat free lifestyle. The South of the border infused menu is the work of the folks behind the popular vegan sandwich shop Buds, and the adjacent Monkeywrench – a 100% vegan friendly ice cream shop.

4 – Rancherito’s

Rancherito's Mexican Food - cuisine. Credit, Facebook.
Rancherito’s Mexican Food – cuisine. Credit, Facebook.

5 – Itto Sushi

Itto Sushi - caterpillar roll
Itto Sushi – caterpillar roll

6 – All Chay

All Chay vegan cuisine. Credit, Talyn Sherer
All Chay vegan cuisine. Credit, Talyn Sherer

7 – Dee’s Family Restaurant

Dee's Family restaurant interior. Credit, Ben Wr Google
Dee’s Family restaurant interior. Credit, Ben Wr Google

8 – La Frontera

la frontera soft shell taco and smothered burrito
La Frontera – soft shell taco and smothered burrito special. Credit, Facebook page.

9 – Arctic Circle

Arctic Circle - burnt ends
Arctic Circle – burnt ends

10 – BK

BK whopper and impossible whopper
BK whopper and impossible whopper