How to Spend a Day in Holladay

By August 22, 2019 August 27th, 2019 Salt Lake Neighborhoods

Residents of Holladay unite around the core conviction that they live in the best neighborhood in the valley. They have good reason to take pride in this popular Salt Lake suburb. Here you’ll discover stunning views of the mountains, wide meandering lanes, tidy post-war ramblers on kid-friendly blocks, and sprawling estates shaded by old-growth trees. If you’re new to Holladay, there’s no better place to start your journey than at the Holladay Village. Not only do all bike trails, and walking paths lead to this town center, but you’ll find popular dining, shopping, parks and workout options nearby. Here’s how to spend a day in Holladay like a local.

RISE & SHINE

3 Cups–This hip joint is billed as a neighborhood hangout for coffee, pastries, gelato and libations. Owner Derek Belnap serves only the finest La Barba and Salt Lake City’s Blue Copper Roaster beans. Sweet and savory baked goods are made daily by two in-house pastry chefs. 

Rich’s Bagels–This local eatery has been churning out epic asiago cheese and cinnamon sugar bagels since 1994. Dough is made from scratch and baked fresh daily. Indulge in an egg sandwich or try their famed iced coffee.

Flash Academy–The biggest draw of Flash Academy is Eddie “Flash” Newman, a 3 time WKA Kickboxing Champion and Karate Hall of Fame Inductee.  He is passionate about teaching martial arts, boxing and kickboxing. Learn to bob, weave and roundhouse kick like a pro.

Orange Theory, F25, CorePower Yoga–You’ll find these trendy national fitness chains in the heart of Holladay. Get your HIT on with Orange Theory’s hour-long multidisciplinary class, F25’s circuit classes, or CorePower’s hot yoga. 

STROLL & SHOP

Holladay Village/Main Street–The best spot in Holladay to stroll, dine and shop. Start near the Holladay City Hall and amble down the sidewalk past Amy Boutique, Caputo’s, Taqueria 27 and down a bit further to Blue’s Barber Shop.

Amy Boutique–This popular Holladay Village boutique offers hand-selected apparel, accessories and home decor. Grab a drink from their soda station on your way in and a hand-dipped chocolate on your way out.

Knot & Spool–Yards and yards or spectacular ribbon, delightful baubles, and other high-quality home goods and decor. Find memorable gifts and party supplies.

The Sport Loft–Earl Middlemiss has been fitting custom ski boots since 1974. Looking for maximum performance on the slopes? No better place to go in the valley.

LUNCH


Caputo’s–As Salt Lake’s premiere specialty food market, their deli sandwiches are no joke.  With their own Cheese Cave, you know they mean business…tasty business.

Taqueria 27–Not your average taco spot. Their third location in Salt Lake delivers fresh mexican fare with a twist.

Harmon’s Grocery Patio–Enjoy gourmet selections from the Harmon’s deli, plein-air style and with a view of Holladay Village and the mountains.

The Store–A Holladay original known for its specialty foods and wide selection of local products. Grab something to go from the deli for lunch or dinner.

GRAB A TREAT

Auntie Rae’s Dessert Island–No clocks at Auntie Rea’s Dessert Island, only delicious desserts and beverages served kick-back island style.

Leslie’s French Pastries–Eclairs, tarts, danishes, cakes, pies, muffins and cookies baked fresh daily for the last 30 years.

FOR THE KIDS

Holladay Park–This flagship city park is spacious and clean with an astonishing mountain backdrop. The pavilion in the park is the venue for family friendly concerts during the summer. 

Holladay Lions–This recreation center offers robust fitness facilities and classes, including an aquatics center, dance/yoga studios and robust youth-sports program. Their indoor water slides and aquatic playgrounds are ideal for kids during the winter months.

DINNER

The Copper Kitchen–Elegant American cuisine and mixed drinks in Holladay Village. Serving farm-to-table entrees with daily and seasonal menu variations.

SoHo Food Park–Try a little of everything, and find something for everyone at the SoHo Food Park, with 4 to 6 top-tier food trucks every night, Monday through Saturday, 5 to 9 PM. 

Meier’s BBQ & Catering–The best fried chicken and mashed potatoes in Salt Lake. Perfect for a picnic dinner or family reunion.

NIGHTLIFE

Elixir Lounge–In the mood for a dirty martini or an artful craft cocktail? Elixir lounge has an upscale ambiance for a tasteful night out.

OFF THE BEATEN PATH

Mt. Olympus Community Garden–You can judge the heart of a neighborhood by its community garden. Holladay’s does not disappoint.  

Blues Barber Shop–Get your trendy tapered pompadour and hot shave here. You’ll leave feeling like a million bucks.

Want to know more about Holladay? Get a better feel for the neighborhood with our Holladay Photo Tour. Interested in buying property in Holladay? Contact us or find property information and current listings on our Holladay page.

Niche Homes is a full-service real estate agency specializing in the Yalecrest neighborhood and surrounding Salt Lake enclaves. Contact us if you are interested in buying or selling a home.

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