If you were following me on Snapchat over the summer, you most likely saw my many escapades to the Salt Lake City farmer’s market and you might know that there are two main reasons I frequent the market: heirloom tomatoes and limeade. The tomatoes are a discussion for another day, but the limeade you can get on sunny Saturday mornings downtown is out of this world, and I’m always sad when the market ends for the season and I can’t get it anymore. That is, until now – because I can now sip on a glass of it anytime I want at Sweet Lake Biscuits & Limeade.
Needless to say, when I heard Sweet Lake was opening up their own restaurant, I couldn’t wait to try it out. Colby and I headed over on our usual sunny Saturday morning (although this one was a little more wintery than our farmer’s market outings) and grabbed a table for two. We were immediately impressed with the open design concept of the restaurant and all the natural light streaming in through the floor to ceiling windows – my kind of place.
As soon as we sat down, we ordered limeades. The mint limeade is the farmer’s market classic, but they have so many more options at their restaurant, so we went for a raspberry limeade and a honeydew cucumber limeade after a recommendation from our server. Neither of them disappointed! All their limeades and lemonades are sweetened with organic cane sugar and have big lime wedges, mint leaves, and real fruit mixed in.
I was in the mood for some good old fashioned biscuits and gravy, so I ordered the Biscuit Bar (two biscuits), but asked for one with sausage gravy and one with butter, honey and jam. They brought me two with gravy and an extra third with the other toppings, so I was a happy camper! I can’t even decide which one I liked more – the gravy was so hearty but the honey and jam was so delicious too!
Colby ordered the Hoss, which is a breakfast sandwich on a biscuit with fried chicken, an egg, bacon, cheddar, gravy, and green onions. It was massive, looked incredible, and he devoured it. Something we really liked about the biscuits was their consistency – they’re not super flaky like lots of other biscuits, but they’re a little more dense which allows them to hold up better for sandwiches and gravy. Of course, they taste divine.
Obviously, we couldn’t eat brunch without getting some hashbrowns (one of my personal favorite foods) so we grabbed a side of their red quinoa potato hashbrowns. They were cooked to crispy perfection, which is something surprisingly hard to find in the hashbrown world. So yummy.
You can bet we’ll be spending many a sunny Saturday sipping limeade at Sweet Lake in the future. Where’s your favorite place to get biscuits or a perfect lemonade?