Many Utahns are familiar with Gardner Village, a shopping center comprised of historic buildings, boutique shops, and restaurants. Archibald’s Restaurant is located at the heart of Gardner Village, in a 130-year old flour mill built by the restaurant’s namesake. The interior has a rustic charm and is decorated with various antiques and images depicting the area’s pioneer history. Archibald’s menu offers country classics like pot roast and a traditional turkey dinner. With sizable portions, generous pricing, and plenty of room for large parties, Archibald’s is family-friendly and perfect for a crowd.
Village Baker serves simple, honest food in West Jordan. The owners and many long-time staff members are dedicated to fresh ingredients and a community atmosphere. They make fresh bread daily that is used for sandwiches and is also sold by the loaf. In addition to breads and sandwiches, Village Baker also serves a variety of salads and soups, with classics like broccoli cheese and creamy tomato. Some of their most popular items are the treats and sweets. Cinnamon rolls, brownies, cookies and more are baked in-house every day for eager customers.
Village Baker, 1658 West South, West Jordan, UT, USA, +1 801-565-0055
Bringing the vibrant flavors of Latin America to West Jordan, Salcita is not to be missed. The owners are friendly and passionate about sharing authentic Salvadorian food with their guests and friends. Customers line up for their pupusas, a dish of corn tortillas stuffed with meat, cheese, and beans. Also popular are the various juices and specialty drinks at Salcita. Favorites include the avocado shake, the purple corn Chicha Morada, and the pineapple drink.
Salcita, 7770 South 3200 West, West Jordan, UT, USA, +1 801-280-5116
Bombay House has become wildly popular all across the Wasatch Front for serving amazing Indian food. With locations now in Salt Lake, West Jordan and Provo, this restaurant has gained a loyal following over the past 20 years. Though its popularity is vast, Bombay House is still family-owned and dedicated to serving authentic food from every major region of India. The interior of the restaurant is clean and elegantly decorated, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. The menu offers a variety of meat and vegetarian dishes and with the option of customizing the level of spicy heat, every diner is sure to find something they love.
Red Basil Thai Bistro offers fantastic service and spot-on Thai cuisine. The waitstaff is small, but very attentive and welcoming. Fan favorites include the red pumpkin curry, fresh vegetable spring rolls, and chicken pad thai. The portions are large enough to share, or take some home for later and the prices are generously low. With daily lunch specials, Red Basil has become a popular lunch spot amongst local businesses. Lunch or dinner, this is a must-try when visiting the area.
Flavors of India is an independently owned and operated restaurant, serving simple and classic Indian food. The decor is tasteful and understated, with low lighting that creates a calm atmosphere. One of the restaurant’s most popular offerings is the lunch buffet, which provides diners with a variety of dishes to choose from. All of the menu items are prepared fresh to order and boast bold flavors and the bright blend of herbs and spices that are so characteristic of Indian cuisine. House specialties include the tandoori platter, chicken korma, and garlic naan.
Flavors of India, 1650 Fox Park Drive, West Jordan, UT, USA, +1 801-618-2200
Offering reliably good Thai cuisine with no frills, New Thai Café is a delightful member of the West Jordan restaurant scene. The food consistently receives rave reviews from both local casual diners and critics. Classic Thai dishes are prepared by talented chefs, using family recipes. The ingredients are always fresh, and full of robust flavor. Some of the most popular dishes include the waterfall beef salad, pineapple cashew fried rice, and spicy papaya salad. Make sure to leave room for the doughnut dessert, a tower of pillowy soft doughnuts with sweetened whipped cream.
New Thai Café, 2653 West 7800 South, West Jordan, UT, USA, +1 801-566-1387