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5 little things about zest that make a big difference

there’s something different about dining out at zest. yes, we are among the few vegetarian/gluten free restaurants in Salt Lake City but we also bring a lot more to the table than you might think. every detail of your dining experience is considered from the water we pour at your table to the organic hand-picked produce on your plate.

here are some of the little things you may not have noticed while dining at zest:

those plants on your table - those were cultivated in Casey’s (the owner) living room.

local plants at zest

we only cook with coconut oil - why? coconut oil is one of the best oils to cook with since it can withstand higher temperatures than other oils, eliminating cancer-causing carcinogens in your food.

we use natural sweeteners - instead of sugar, which can cause obesity and health problems, we use natural sugar substitutes such as organic agave nectar and maple syrup.  Go ahead and try our chocolate cake and let us know if you still miss sugar…

we use reverse osmosis water - whether we are serving you a craft of drinking water or washing our local produce, we use reverse osmosis water. reverse osmosis water is a type of filtered water than takes out unhealthy contaminants and minerals that can be found in regular tap water.

sustainable water bottles

we support local - whenever it is possible we will use local farms, vendors, and businesses in all areas of our restaurant. We know that when we use local goods and services we are supporting the environment and our community.

we recycle - all of our containers are made out of recycled materials, including our glassware. throughout the year we have compost bins in order to recycle wasted food.

we use natural himalayan crystal salt - no table salt used here. himalayan salt is known to have enormous health benefits such as regulating a healthy pH balance in the body and promotes anti-aging.

we help the environment - did you know that eating one meatless meal a week for a year can save 84,000 gallons of water, 10 billion animals, and 7,000 square feet of land? Since we serve vegetarian food every day we are certainly helping out the environment in a big way – not to mention a healthier lifestyle.

we like to take a close look at the big picture of serving food. the next time you're dining out at zest just remember all the love, care, and concern that went into making that zucchini manicotti – and enjoy!

we want to know! - what small things do you do in your life that make a big difference?