The Best of Park City 2016: Food & Dining

Best Slopeside Lunch

Everybody knows Deer Valley has the best food. It’s hard to go wrong at their restaurants, but Royal Street Café is tops in our book. Sitting outside Silver Lake Lodge on a sunny day is among the most enjoyable things in life. The legendary Deer Valley Turkey Chili is there, but it’s other items like the Bulgogi, Andouille Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo and the Crawfish Bisque that really tickle our fancy.

7600 Royal St., 435-645-6724.

Best (and only) Indian Breakfast

Houman Gohary’s Good Karma restaurant has received plenty of great press, but breakfast at this cozy Prospector spot is still slightly off the radar.  Wake up your senses with the Bollywood Burrito or Punjabi Eggs Masala, or go west with Huevos Rancheros or Challah French Toast. Good Karma is friendly and convenient; the lovely backyard patio is an added bonus.

1782 Prospector Ave. 435-658-0958

Delectable-est Pre-Dinner Bread Item

Fletcher’s Biscuits with Bacon Jam. Pre-dinner bread is essential to any over-eating at a restaurant experience, and Fletcher’s has nailed it. The homemade biscuits and bacon-infused jam are some of the finest hipster fare Park City has to offer. Chow down on these and choose one of the small plates for dinner. You won’t be disappointed.

435-562 Main St., 435-649-1111,

Most Surprisingly Delicious Breakfast

We don’t normally hunt for Sinclair signs—nor the signs of other major petroleum peddlers—when we’re after a gourmet breakfast, but the No Worries Café defies its location under the green dinosaur and serves up some of Summit County’s finest grub. The crowds waiting in the parking lot at the base of Summit Park every Saturday and Sunday don’t lie. Dante’s Inferno with sirloin tips and hot Italian sausage will knock the morning fog right out of you.

185 Aspen Dr., 435-658-5007,

Best Bloody Mary

With nearly all four major food groups covered, Stein Eriksen’s Bloody Mary makes a meal.  Finlandia vodka, Absolut Pepper Vodka, limoncello, Stein’s housemade Bloody Mary Mix, celery, olive, peperoncini and bacon work together, delivering that signature complexity that keeps this cocktail at the top of our list.

Troll Hallen Restaurant Lounge at Stein Eriksen Lodge, 7700 Stein Way, 435-649-3700.

“Best Traveled” Chocolate

If your idea of a balanced diet is artisan chocolate in each hand, Ritual Chocolate Factory and Café is a kind of nirvana—hand-crafted chocolate sourced from beans from Madagascar, Costa Rica, Belize, Ecuador and Peru, just to name a few. Ritual’s “beans to bar” method uses only two ingredients: carefully selected cacao and cane sugar, producing intense and complex flavors guests can sample in their café on Ironhorse (formerly the Lost Sock Laundry). Watch the chocolate churn out while sipping a cup of coffee, or join a factory tour ($10 Thursdays and Fridays at 6 p.m.) or coffee cupping ($10, second Saturdays at 1 pm).

1105 Ironhorse Drive, 435-200-8475.

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