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Zest Kitchen & Bar

eat organic. drink organic.

eat organic. drink organic.

If you’re looking for the best healthy food in salt lake city, zest kitchen & bar has it all. With so many plant-based, organic vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options — for both your dining and drinking pleasure - you might have a hard time choosing.

We use only the freshest ingredients, thoughtfully sourced from the best local and regional growers and purveyors. Each of our healthy menu items is proof that sustainable, plant-based dining can be a truly delectable, satisfying experience.

Please note we are not nut free. Many of our menu items include cashew nuts and almonds. We suggest discussing with the server prior to ordering if you are allergic to nuts.

one taste of any of our chef-created dishes, and you will understand why we're on everyone's top 10 list. and when you let our expert mixologists craft a fresh beverage to order - alcoholic or non - the experience becomes even more of a sensory bonanza. our vibe is energetic, friendly and casual. and while our dishes aren't expensive, our flavors definitely feel like an indulgence.

are you ready to add a bit of zest to your life? visit zest kitchen & bar today and see how we take healthy restaurant food to a whole new level.

who we are

Zest kitchen offers globally inspired, seasonal cuisine featuring organic, local, sustainable ingredients. With a farm-to-fork mentality, we are dedicated to providing well-being through healthy, fresh ingredients & focus on plant based, vegetarian, raw & gluten-free dishes that fit into all diets, including paleo. Recognizing the connection between plate, planet & people, we support local farmers, businesses & organizations with fair trade practices.

Zest bar is an extension of the kitchen, resulting in hand craft cocktails with fresh ingredients combined with organic & local spirits & one of the largest selections of organic wines, beers & spirits available in Utah. We understand that not only is it important to ensure the quality of what goes into our drinks but the setting in which we serve them. For this reason, our bartenders are trained in-house on how best to prepare our cocktails and to respect our philosophy that the bar should be an atmosphere where people choose to spend their time. Our bartenders are just as comfortable making a classic drink such as the old fashioned for you or try one of our signature cocktails with beet juice or a margarita with muddled jalapeno peppers. This is why Zest is a great restaurant for lunch & dinner and the perfect weekend brunch spot.

Tejaswini & Rahul Vaidya - Owners

Teju and Rahul took over zest ownership in Aug 2023. The owners wanted to be part of something that promotes sustainable and healthy lifestyle. Originally from India and long term vegetarians they understood the struggle to find great vegan food. Passionate about healthy living and animal rights, Rahul and Teju are dedicated to providing great tasting, organic, vegan, vegetarian, & gluten-free options to Salt lake city.

Here at Zest, we are dedicated to providing well-being through healthy, fresh, fair, organic ingredients. All items are vegan by design (including desserts) and over the past year, our chefs have worked hard to create a plant-based menu that accommodates as many eating preferences as possible. We've been able to remove/substitute nuts in a handful of dishes and have oil free options. Additionally, 85% of the menu is organic & non-gmo - all greens, berries, the dirty dozen are always organic, including all flours, sweeteners, etc. We serve/use reverse osmosis water, cook primarily with coconut oil and most recently have added many oil free options. For sweeteners, we use maple syrup and dates in our sweets and all lunch/dinner items are processed sugar-free, using fresh squeezed orange juice or apple juice if needed. Every year we get more support in local farmers and it keeps growing which is amazing!

Thank you again for your continued love & support. We look forward to continue to serve you all and introduce the plant based eating to more and more people.

Happy dining!

Tejaswini and Rahul Vaidya

become an investor!

we have been approached by so many of you to open another location! please email ZestSLCEvents@gmail.com for more information or to request a site. please put new location/investor in subject line. thank you!