2023 Best Restaurant: Central 9th Market

Central 9th’s Mortadella Sandwich. Photo by Adam Finkle

The term restaurant doesn’t really fit this neighborhood market next door to Water Witch on what may be Salt Lake’s hippest block. “Bodega” is a more apt label. Anyone who has enjoyed discovering a killer deli counter hiding inside a non-descript New York Bodega will understand why there’s a line out the door on Saturday mornings at the Central 9th Market. Customers stand ‘on line’ for the breakfast sandwich panelist Darby Doyle calls “the best thing I’ve had outside of New York City” and (more to the point) “a ****ing phenomenal sandwich.” Good food, after all, doesn’t have to come with white linens and silverware as panelist Stuart Melling says of the selection: “At the end of the day, it’s about recognizing excellence. And Central 9th is excellent.” So grab a sandwich from the more-than-just-breakfast deli menu, head next door to Scion or The Witch and eat up. —Jeremy Pugh

161 W. 900 South, SLC, 385-332-3240, central9th.com

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