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Veggie House

Salt Lake’s vegan dining scene has flourished this past year, and Veggie House is one of the most talked-about new vegan restaurants. But rest assured, you don’t have to be an herbivore to fall in love with this Asian eatery.

The menu is diverse, and your options are many since you can mix and match tofu or faux meats. Choose from soy-based chicken, beef or shrimp to go in your entrée. You can (and should) add two kinds of meats to your dish. I didn’t know what I was missing until I devoured lo mein ($8.99) with both chicken and beef!

I thoroughly enjoyed the deep fried chicken in orange peel sauce ($9.99), too. It was sticky, sweet and savory—exactly what I wanted. The deep fried potstickers ($4.99 for 6 pieces, which you might or might not want to share) were also delectable. The fried rice with added tofu ($7.99) hit all the right notes.

There’s plenty of light, healthy options like the tofu lettuce wrap ($6.99) as well as curries, stir frys, soups and salads.

Veggie House is everything you’d want in a casual restaurant: The staff is friendly, the food is fresh and delicious, and it’s prepared quickly. The best part? It’s super inexpensive. Can’t decide between entrées? Get them both. To-go orders are a breeze, with food packed in tidy plastic containers that are perfect for leftovers (and you will have leftovers—they give you a lot of food!) If you’re in the mood to hang out, it’s comfy—the furnishings are brand new and the space is immaculate, with windows and lots of natural light.

Veggie House
52 E. 1700 South, SLC

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