Saturday, May 3, 2008

I loves Vertical Diner

In 2 weeks, I have managed to eat at Vertical Diner in Salt Lake City THREE times. This is an amazing feat since I live 25 miles away from it. Thursday, after taking my car into Salt Lake for service, I rewarded myself by hitting the Vertical Dinner for the Thursday night special "Chicken Fried Steak" and mashed potatoes. Yum! Take a look:

Vertical diner vegan chicken fried steak

Today, Mike and I had to go into SLC to run some errands. I had to pick up colored sugar sprinkles from Sur La Table so I could make margarita cupcakes (pic coming soon) for a party tomorrow night amoung other miscellaneous errands. So of course, we needed brunch. I got "The Avalanche" with French Toast instead of pancakes. Mike got the straight up Avalanche, which comes with pancakes, tofu scramble, hash browns, and vegan sausage. The tofu scramble was a little runnier than usual, but still tasted great. We both got smoothies too. I had the Blue Monkey (apple juice, bananas, and strawberries). Here are a couple of pics.

Vertical diner french toast and tofu scramble

Vertical diner pancakes and tofu scramble

Vertical diner smoothie

All pics are compliments of my iPhone (so the quality might not be the best).


  1. oh... that looks so good right now! i haven't been there for TWO WEEKS.

  2. Funny thing... we almost wound up there again on Tuesday night. But it was 9:30 by the time we were free to head over there so we had leftovers instead.

  3. Hello. I moved to Utah from NYC and have struggled in the PC area as a vegan, yogi...etc. You sound like you have it down - I agree, love love love Vertical Diner - and I am also a fan of Omar's Living Cuisine - all raw, very good - in Sugarhouse. Anyhow, it is nice to know there are some vegans in PC - it seems rather meaty. What do you do in PC? Have you lived there for a long time? What are your favorite PC spots for Vegan food. Do you have any vegan potlucks or dinner parties? If you feel like it, let me know! Thanks so much for all your insights. Jennifer

  4. Hi Jennifer,

    I am a software engineer. We have lived here since April. My favorite place in PC to eat is my house. :) Other than that, I like Shabu, but it is expensive, and we often grab burritos from Bajio in a pinch. I did a post on places to eat in PC when I first moved here. Did you see that one?

    Do you live in the PC area?

    I did meet up with some vegans from the Vegan Freak Forum last month at Sages. If you want to try to meet some vegans, perhaps we can set something up soon (maybe a potluck for thanksgiving or something).

    Sorry I haven't updated lately, I've been super busy, but hopefully that will change soon.