Food & Drink

Grab-and-Dash Dinners

Delicious, healthy, to-go eats for omnivores, herbivores, and beyond (think gluten-free, dairy-free, allergy-sensitive…)

By Ashley Brown December 11, 2019 Published in the Winter/Spring 2020 issue of Park City Magazine

Vessel Kitchen’s avocado toast and vegan chickpea stew

Image: Steven Vargo

When whipping up a homemade meal just isn’t in the cards, check out these tasty local spots for takeaway bliss. 

Pop by Old Town’s eclectic general store and café, Park City Provisions by Riverhorse, for scrumptious staples like house-made hummus and pizzas. And don’t miss made-to-order favorites, including the mahi mahi po boy and vegetable ramen bowl, as well as abundant vegetarian and gluten-free options. Sustainable note: Every to-go product is compostable, down to the cutlery. 221 Main St, 435.649.0799,

Adding Mediterranean flair to whole-food-based meals, Vessel Kitchen’s go-to winter staple is the warming roasted tomato bisque with hearty avocado toast. Got allergies? Fear not. The detailed menu indicates items that include gluten, soy, nuts, and dairy, plus has plenty of vegan options. Sustainable note: Each to-go package is a biodegradable Eco Product. 1784 Uinta Way #E1, 435.200.8864,

Wow the family with a healthy twist on hearty comfort foods from Element Kitchen and Bakery. Relish popular eats, like the pepita pesto house-made gnocchi and the herb-rubbed, half-roasted chicken. Element caters to almost any diet with vegan, paleo, keto, and gluten-free dishes aplenty. 1400 Snow Creek Dr, 435.731.8383,

At the Deer Valley Grocery Café, it’s tempting to start with dessert—perhaps a jumbo cookie or a lemon bar. For a satisfying meal, try a BLT or an LTA (lettuce, tomato, avocado) combined with the beet hummus plate. Separate vegan and children’s menus complement the traditional menu (yes, DV’s famous turkey chili is packaged and ready to go). Savor bountiful gluten-free options, too. 1375 Deer Valley Dr, 435.615.2400,

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