Because Indoor Dining Still Doesn’t Feel Right

From Historic Old Town to the outer reaches of Snyderville Basin, Park City’s takeout scene has you covered for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Park City's takeout scene

Is anyone ready for some indoor dining? Yeah, me neither. No discussing inane work projects over morning coffee and yogurt parfait with colleagues. No sidling up to the bar for après appetizers with the buds. No candlelit dinners with the family to punctuate your ski vacation. The specter of contagion has rendered restaurants ostensible no-go zones, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy Park City’s increasingly diverse dining options, which offer far more than cliched mountain contemporary cuisine. There’s a takeout bonanza happening up in these hills, and we’ve unearthed the mother lodes for you.

It was cute when we all pretended to be budding culinary stars for a few months, but that charade has gotten stale. And the bread you keep trying to make is burnt on the outside and stubbornly doughy on the inside. Just stop it already because there’s some delightful dining to be had without having to pony up for absurd ski town prices. Some restaurants have even used the pandemic as an excuse to springboard into the future of convenient dining with online ordering and curbside pickup. From Historic Old Town to the outer reaches of Snyderville Basin, Park City’s takeout scene has you covered for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Breakfast: Park City Coffee Roasters PC Roasters may be an old standard, but they continue to evolve their menu with delightful offerings. The made-to-order breakfast burritos are great, but I recommend going full Hungarian with a blueberry scone. 1764 Uinta Way, 435-647-9097, pcroaster.com Five5eeds Despite an insane spelling that we swear isn’t a typo, Five5eeds gets our top recommendation for breakfast in Park City. The smashed avocado and peas on toast is the stuff of millennial dreams, and the shakshuka is the perfect dish to start a day for which your goal is to accomplish absolutely nothing.1600 Snow Creek Dr, 435-901-8242, five5eeds.com

Lunch: Windy Ridge Cafe I’m a sandwich guy, so let me tell you, a good sandwich starts with the bread. The fact Windy Ridge has an associated bakery and is part of the Bill White Restaurant Empire should tell you everything you need to know. The turkey Reuben on rye is a perfectly balanced sandwich, though some trusted comrades of mine swear by the steak sandwich. 1250 Iron Horse Dr, 435-647-0880, windyridgecafe.com Sammy’s Express Sammy’s Express in Kimball Junction is an offshoot of the local favorite in Prospector with a modified menu that’s tailored for takeout. Call in an order and your food will be ready in minutes. The veggie hash Philly is phenomenal—I’ve seen it slay a couple of devout meat-eaters—as is the chicken gyro. 1764 Uinta Way, 435-731-8730, sammysbistroexpress.com

Dinner: 11 Hauz This family-owned Jamaican restaurant has the best seafood in town. The jerk shrimp is my favorite appetizer, and the escovitch snapper is delectable. Finish it off with some sauteed kale, and don’t forget to pick up a couple of veggie or beef patties—they’re traditional hand pies—for a quick lunch tomorrow. 1241 Center Dr, 435-200-8972,
11hauz.com Nosh New to the PC dining world, Nosh brings a fresh atmosphere and the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern-influenced cuisine to Prospector Square. I’m drawn to falafel like a moth to the flame, and the falafel pita doesn’t disappoint. Nosh roughly means to eat with vigor, which you will do after ordering from here. 1890 Bonanza Dr, 435-800-2086, noshpc.com

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