A concert night on the amphitheater lawn or an al fresco brunch just isn’t complete without some nosh that’s as tasty for the eyes as it is for the palate. Here are a few, local spots to grab some, blanket-ready eats.
Hearth and Hill
1153 Center Dr., 435.200.8840, hearth-hill.com
The folks at Hearth & Hill have a primo system dialed in for customer-friendly, carry-out options for lunch and dinner. Simply place an online or phone order, then swoop into one of the designated 10-minute, carry-out parking spots right in front of the charming Kimball Junction restaurant. You can even have Hearth & Hill cover your Sunday picnic brunch with options like eggs benny, a zippy beet and burrata cheese salad with pickled raspberries or a smothered green chile breakfast burrito. Partial to the sweet stuff? We’re still dreaming of their seriously decadent cinnamon rolls. Mmmm.
Deer Valley Grocery~Café
(Or... Pre-order concert eats from Deer Valley Resort for Snow Park Concession Stand pick up)
Stop in at the café (1375 Deer Valley Dr. South, 435.615.2400, deervalley.com) for take-aways or pre-order from the elegant—and intentionally portable— menu, so it’s ready to go when you get there. You can also pre-order concert-friendly picnic bags online (to be picked up at Deer Valley Resort’s concert venue via diningtogo.deervalley.com) with nibbles like smoked salmon with shaved fennel and oranges, chilled Niman Ranch braised beef with basil gnocchi, tandoori chicken wraps, as well as vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Not planning ahead? Not to worry. Load up the Chow Now app before you head to the concert and order concession snacks or meals from your chair. When ready to start noshing, amble over to the Snow Park Lodge concession stand for pick up; available during all concert events from 5:30-8:00.
Sweets & Cheese
If you need a stellar cheese and charcuterie board delivered to you, look no further than Sweets & Cheese, a catering company owned and operated by Parkite Angela Moschetta. “No ask is too wild,” says Moschetta of her 40-mile from Park City delivery radius, which often includes Deer Valley concert picnic blanket drop-offs. Check out the @sweetsandcheese Instagram feed for some serious cheese and charcuterie board inspiration. Plus Moschetta puts an emphasis on sustainable and recyclable packaging and products.
Windy Ridge Bakery
1750 Iron Horse Dr., 435-647-2906, windyridgebakery.com
All of Windy Ridge Bakery’s quiches are a terrific room temp option to add your picnic basket. The quiches start with the bakery’s signature über-flaky savory pastry crust filled with eggs sourced from Bill White Farms organic pasture-raised Park City hens. Add one of their gorgeous glazed fruit tarts or a decadent chocolate cake for a glorious finish.
Park Silly Sunday Market
Prefer to DIY your dining adventure? Look no further than Park City’s own ode to joy (summer variation) on lower Main Street every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. From early June through mid-September we head straight to the 9th Street beer garden (or Bloody Mary stand) to pre-game, then mosey on over to the nearby food vendors to fuel up for the day. Pick up some local cheese and charcuterie, fresh veggies and maybe a loaf of bread for the evening ahead from the area designated to host farm stands and gourmet foods near the Post Office on 5th Street, between Main and Swede Alley. Of note: Purveyors vary by week, and schedule varies in August for special events; for more details see parksillysundaymarket.com.
Sweet + Salty
Private Chef Katy Monti has the customer-focused catering biz down to a fine art. Voted 2019 “Best Caterer” by Ask Park City, Monti says that while she’s happy to serve clients all along the Wasatch Front, about 75 percent of her customers are in Park City. “I don’t post a menu to my website,” she says of her business model, “Because I really do collaborate with each client individually,” to come up with a feast fitting their specific needs for budget, theme or style. Everything from artisan cheese and dessert platters to a multi-course, drop-off meal including al fresco-friendly treats like crab cake sliders with remoulade and pickled serrano peppers. Swoon.
1784 Uinta Way, 801.980.0656 (catering), vesselkitchen.com/order
Vessel Kitchen’s catering options for a crowd couldn’t be easier. Pick a protein like adobo chicken, falafel or yellowfin poke, and add a few hot or cold sides. It’s simple to mix and match and scale the order as needed for the size, food preferences, and varied needs of your group (yes, there are vegan and gluten free options).