Six Places You Need to Know About in SLC

Utah has a pretty eclectic vibe when it comes to shopping, good food and exploring. With it’s ever growing community, SLC is thriving with shops aplenty that are fun and affordable. We came up with a list of shops you shouldn’t miss out on! They range from juicerys to thrift stores. All local business owners, with one thing in common; Building a community.

  1. Vive Juicery – Brittany Shimmin started Vive in August 2013 with one thing in mind — she wanted Salt Lake City to experience fresh pressed, organic juices from local farmers. Four years later, she has 3 thriving stores that range from Downtown Salt Lake City, to Draper and over 30 employees. Vive has a great vibe entering the store with their motto as “Oh Kale Yes” You can be sure to walk out with a smile and some of the best juice you will ever taste. Not only do they have juice and juice cleanses, but they have expanded their menu to some organic soups as well in the fall months. Check out their website for locations, orders and cleanses.
  2. IconoCLAD – The home of all thrift and consignment shops in Salt Lake Valley — this store holds funky leggings, faux fur, and two furry shop kitties that goes by the name of Lola and Bugsy to keep you company while you explore their store of hidden treasures. Tom Sobieski, owner and founder of Iconoclad has brought not only some color and character to Downtown but any clothing that is not bought or not taken in to purchase, is donated to those in need. Iconoclad and it’s team has been an incredible staple in the community over the last couple years and we are excited to see what’s in store for them in the future. Check their Facebook to see new styles that you can put on hold for 24 hours!
  3. Even Stevens Sandwich Shop – Imagine a place that you can eat delicious food all while being a huge help to those in need? Look no further! Even Stevens Sandwich Shop does just that. Providing the freshest of ingredients, for every sandwich purchased, one is donated to a non-profit. With 14 – almost 15 locations opening up across three states, that is a lot of love from several communities across the West! Expanding vastly, we hope Even Stevens sees more stores across the nation feeding more than we can imagine. Head to their website to see the nearest location near you!
  4. Dancing Crane Imports – Tapestries, crystals, books and a cute cafe, Dancing Crane Imports is perfect for those who crave some zen in their life. This store has the best gifts for any occasion. Spotlighting local businesses, and business owners this is a great place to get acquainted with those in your community!
  5. Tea Zaanti – Nothing beats local, organic loose leaf tea and a passion for helping the communities. Tea Zaanti, meaning peace, is exactly their mission in the Salt Lake Valley. Providing classes on blending, this in return allows them to contribute to selected charities. Head to their website for upcoming classes and a menu of all their delicious blends!
  6. Sugarhouse Coffee – For 15 years, Sugarhouse Coffee has been a collective space for creatives to gather & enjoy each others company. Sugarhouse Coffee Provides Vegan and Gluten Free treats along with local blends of coffee that will have you coming back for more. This is a fabulous space for local artists to showcase their art.

Safe to say, Salt Lake City is flourishing with business and community! There were so many to choose from so get out and explore your city! You will be surprised at what you find in this beautiful state of ours. What are some of your favorite local businesses?