It’s a celebration of food all this month on Studio 5, and today we map out must stops for the freshest, finest foods. We’re branching out from our go-to grocery stores, and spotting Utah’s top specialty stores. Studio 5 producer Mallory Moore has scoured the valley for the best places to grab the gourmet goods.
Tony Caputo’s Market & Deli
One step into Tony Caputo’s gives you a good feel for Southern European food. Caputo’s has aging cheese down to a science with a one-of-a-kind cheese cave. An in-house salami maker provides a vast variety of cured meats. And the icing on the cake is the nearly 400 different types of gourmet chocolate bars from all over the world.
314 West 300 South, Salt Lake City
The Store Fine Foods
On the outside, The Store looks like your average neighborhood market, but that’s just the beginning. The Store fills your pantry’s basic needs, but has unique items like in-house specialty salsas, old fashioned sodas, and gourmet ice cream toppings with names that sound as good as they taste. The Store is a great place to pick up everyday items, as well as stocking up on specialty items.
2050 East 6200 South, Holladay
Liberty Heights Fresh
This specialty store puts off a laid-back, casual vibe but they’re serious about offering the finest and freshest food. Something unique to Liberty Heights Fresh is an orchard-like olive bar, with dozens of different varieties. From fun-flavored honeys and jams to an array of meats and cheeses, the small store is packed with hard to find ingredients.
1290 South 1100 East, Salt Lake City
World Market might appear to be just a home decor store but as the name suggests, World Market also sells gourmet goods from all over the globe. And the biggest, most popular section includes specialty sweets and treats from many different countries.
6960 South, Park Center Drive, Cottonwood Heights
Whole Foods Market
And our list wouldn’t be complete without the mega-specialty store Whole Foods Market. Local Ruby Snap cookies from the bakery are a must-try at Whole Foods. The massive variety of gluten-free, great tasting foods is also big draw for shoppers. And the bulk foods section, which lets you spout out fresh peanut butter like its soft serve ice-cream, is an experience all its own.
544 South 700 East, Salt Lake City