Best Of Taste Off
There are certain items that, when you see them, you automatically associate them with a certain place or a specific state. We thought it would be fun to ask our Instagram followers which things are uniquely Utah, and we think they nailed it!
You can’t think of Utah without thinking “Jello”. Jello salads, Jello molds, Jello cupcakes, Jello fluff, Jello cakes….you get the idea. If it can have Jello in it, Utah has probably tried it out. Ask any Utahan about “pretzel salad”, and they will immediately know what that means. (If you don’t already know what it is, you need it in your life. It’s delicious.)
Forget Starbucks, because Utah is all about giant cookies and sodas. Every corner has a new soda shop, and there’s a good reason why! They are wildly popular, especially to the moms needing their 32 oz caffeine hit in the middle of the day.
Fry sauce is a must at every burger […]
Favorite Local Cheesecake
We polled our Utah following over on Instagram, and we asked what their favorite local cheesecake places are. They definitely know the best of the best, and we wanted to share that info with you. Taste Off is committed to finding the best food from local vendors, and sharing that information with you! Trust us when we say this list is full of only the most tasty cheesecakes.
1. Momo’s Cheesecake
Momo’s has participated in a bunch of our take home taste off kits, and has been the kit winner TWICE. Once for their pumpkin cheesecake, and once for their lemon curd mini cheesecake. We feel very strongly that no matter what you order from them, you will not leave feeling disappointed! It is all delicious and has the Taste Off stamp of approval. They are located in Provo, but also have a Food Truck and catering options available.
2.Tin Roof Grill
Located in Sandy, Utah, Tin Roof Grill was […]
Best Local Pizza
One of our favorite things to do is survey our followers about their favorite places to eat. We recently asked about where to find the best Local Pizza in Las Vegas, and boy, did we get some good recommendations! We are going to share the top 10 recommended pizza places out of the over 50 different places that were shared with us. The top ten were by far the most recommended, so we feel it is safe to say that you can’t go wrong trying out any of them!
1. Metro Pizza
2. Naked City
5. Good Pie
6. Pizza Rock
Best Donuts in Utah
We love taking on the challenge of finding the best donuts in Utah, and take that responsibility very seriously. This is our 4th donut taste off, but it is still as exciting as the first one we did last April as one of our very first take home taste off kits! This time, we put 6 vendors to the test. Some, we have had compete in our kits before, and some were brand new to the taste off. Here was the line up for this kit:
Donut Taste Off Kit Included:
- Powder Peak Sweets: Chocolate Tiramisu Cronuts (cinnamon, sugar, and whipped mascarpone)
- Daylight Donuts: Lemon Berry Oldies (strawberry lemonade sour cream cake donut)
- Mountain Donuts: French Toast Cake Donuts (topped with sugar and a maple syrup drizzle)
- Dunford Bakers: Strawberry Cheesecake Cake Donuts
- Banbury Cross Donuts: Blueberry Cake Donuts (topped with frosting made from real blueberries)
- Lehi Bakery: Glazed Square Donuts
The competition was delicious, but there was one that was a clear winner based […]
Local Dessert Bars
We found the very best local dessert bars, and decided they needed to be included in a taste off kit. There is always a reason to need a good dessert bar, and we love having lots of delicious options to choose from. Lets take a look at the dessert bars we rounded up from local Utah restaurants and bakeries, and maybe you’ll find a dessert bar that will be your new go-to at your next family gathering.
Our dessert bar taste off kit included:
- Cravings Alishas Cupcakes: Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
- Caputos Market: Olive Oil Brownie Bars
- Village Baker: Butterscotch Special K Bars
- Kneaders: Raspberry Crumb Bars
- The Back Alley Bakeshop: Biscoff Fudge Bars
- The Chocolate: Coconut Graham Hello Dolly Bars
With so many delicious flavors to choose from, it made narrowing it down to the winner a tough choice. Luckily for us, we don’t have to make that call. After tallying all of the votes, the winner of the best local dessert bar in Utah […]
Local Cookie Butter Desserts
Over on Instagram, we asked our followers for recommendations of their favorite local cookie butter desserts. We received so many delicious treat recommendations that we couldn’t keep them all to ourselves! Our next taste off kit is a biscoff/cookie butter kit, and we are putting some of these desserts to the test. In the mean time, we thought you should have a complete list to help satisfy your cookie butter cravings. Here they are in order, starting with the most frequently recommended by our followers, and all have been taste tested and approved. Of course, what kind of post would this be without pictures showing you exactly why these are all “must try” desserts.
1. Twisted Sugar: Oatmeal Biscoff Cookie
2. Chip: Biscoff Chip Cookie
3. Waffle Love: Waffle Works or Founder’s Favorite
4. Crumbl: Lava Biscoff Cookie
5. Nils Swedish Creamery: Biscoff Cookie Butter Ice Cream
Best Curry in Utah
Our savory kits are always HUGE success, so we knew that a taste off to find the best curry in Utah would be in high demand. I mean, who wouldn’t love a taste off that covers both dinner and entertainment for the night?! Since we wanted to include the best tasting curries in our kit, we asked our followers over on Instagram to tell us their favorite places to get curry, and we put the top four choices to the test in a take home taste test.
Check out our curry lineup:
- Thai Curry Kitchen: Yellow Curry with long beans, mixed peppers, and carrots
- District Thai: Pumpkin Curry with chicken and coconut milk
- Thai So Good: Panang Curry with coconut milk and chicken
- Suzy Thai Food: Massaman Curry with chicken, peanuts, onions, carrots, potatoes, and cashews in a coconut cream base
PLUS! Jasmine Rice from Suzy Thai Food!!
One of the best parts of the curry taste off is that each vendor adds a different type of curry to the kit so that we have a really great […]
Vegas Taste Off
Viva Las Vegas! We have officially opened up a Vegas taste off! In January, we kicked things off with a classic chocolate chip cookie taste off kit as the first Vegas taste off kit. We know that there is nothing like a warm chocolate chip cookie, and this taste off was packed with warm, freshly made cookies.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Vendors:
The chocolate chip cookie taste off was well received, and we got a LOT of great feedback from everyone that participated. We always love hearing what you like most, especially about the winner. The winning cookie was described as tasting “the most homemade” and was even said to be “the perfect cookie”! It sounds like you should stop by Cookie Friday to fill your chocolate chip cookie cravings. They are the winners of the title of best chocolate chip cookie in Vegas!
Thanks to everyone that […]