- The Tempeh kale salad and Barton "egg" salad.
You might have noticed that Frisch Compassionate Eatery isn’t in its former spot on 800 South, but there’s no need to fear that the popular vegan restaurant has disappeared. Just the opposite, in fact—with its recent move to a strip mall on 1300 South and State Street in Salt Lake City, Frisch had the chance to expand.
“Our new spot is bigger and better, with more parking,” says Rachel Kade, who owns the cafe with her husband, Leigh. “We’re excited to be able to offer more delicious Cakewalk treats and a full coffee bar as well as your vegan favorites.”
Lunch at the kitschy and comfortable Frisch is a way to brighten your day. The salads here are satisfying and filling; my favorites are the the Technicolor tempeh kale salad, a mix of veggies, almonds and a tangy dressing; the Barton, which is an “egg” salad made with tofu; and the Broccoli Burst, which is studded with crunchy “bacon” bits and sunflower seeds, topped with a creamy dressing. And if you opt for the three-salad sampler, you don’t have to choose between them.
With such a healthy lunch, you can explore dessert. If you haven’t yet tried a Dillo from Cakewalk Baking Company, you’re in for a treat. It’s a Twinkie-shaped spongy yellow cake filled with vanilla cream, and is especially delightful when paired with a latte or mocha made with your favorite nondairy milk. There’s a lovingly restored espresso machine at Frisch, ready to go.
To further satisfy your sweet tooth, a large pastry case is filled with other Cakewalk Baking Company vegan desserts, like cupcakes and cookies. Cakewalk and Frisch have been partners for a while, but this new location gives Cakewalk the chance to really shine.
FRISCH COMPASSIONATE EEATERY
145 E. 1300 South, Suite 201