Gardner Village Blog Enjoy a Witch-y Feast at WitchFest
Wednesday Oct 4 2017

What’s WitchFest without a WitchFeast? When you think about a witches' dinner party, you likely conjure up thoughts of bellybutton lint, toad warts, and bubbling brews. While this may be true after hours, this couldn’t be further from the truth when it comes to these witch eats. Archibald’s Restaurant, Chocolate Covered Wagon, and Naborhood Bakery use fresh, delicious ingredients to create their boo brews. Here’s a small taste test of what you’ll find at Gardner Village as you enjoy WitchFest this month. 

Archibald’s Restaurant 

archibalds restaurant

archibalds restaurant entryway

Archibald’s cauldron will likely have hot vegetable beef soup or other delicious soups on hand so you can come in and warm up on these cool October afternoons and evenings. 

beef stew at archibalds restaurant

A ‘wich for a witch—the grilled turkey avocado sandwich and fries will hit the spot. 

turkey avocado sandwich

The Santa Fe salad is loaded with fresh potions. After all, you’ll want to keep your energy up as you fly through the festival and enjoy all there is to see and do. 

santa fe chicken salad

Don’t forget dessert. For a limited time, Archibald’s is serving delicious pumpkin pie cake. It’s like a slice of fall paradise. 

pumpkin pie cake

Want to experience a feast for the eyes AND the tum? Check out this sensational seasonal meal option. You’ll dine in the brand new and gorgeous Mill Plaza or Gear Room (part of Archibald’s) and devour not one, not two, not even three, but four delicious courses!  

mill plaza witchfest menu

Mill Plaza at archibalds restaurant

Chocolate Covered Wagon

 chocolate covered wagon at gardner village

Trick or treat? Treat, of course! Do you have your creeper peepers peeled for fresh treats to share this Halloween?

chocolate covered wagon candy store

The Chocolate Covered Wagon has you covered. Here, you'll find freshly dipped caramel apples; decadent popcorn assortments; house-made fudge, caramel, and taffy; and so much more! 

pumpkin cheesecake fudge

gourmet popcorn

fall sweets and treats


Naborhood Bakery

naborhood bakery at gardner village

As a special WitchFest treat, Naborhood Bakery has whipped up some very special macarons. These little beauties were inspired by some of The Village Witches. What can we say? When it comes to sweets, our Witches know how to eat! 

witch macarons

The green lime ricky macaron is inspired by Lucinda and her natural zest for life, Frostbite adds her signature look to the blue peppermint treat, a standing O goes to Encora for inspiring the chocolate yum, and sassy cinnamon red hot has Brazzilla written all over it! The cookies are as yum as the witches are fun. :) 

naborhood bakery witch cookies

The witches always encourage eating dessert first, but this doesn’t mean you should skip a hearty meal after you’ve licked the cookie platter clean. Choose from a full menu of incredible eats. My personal favorite is the margherita pizza. 

margherita pizza 

Of course, this turkey bacon chipotle panini is a close second on my list. It’s so good! 

turkey bacon chipotle sandwich

If the idea of classic comfort food speaks to you, a grilled cheese and tomato basil soup will answer the call. 

comfort food grilled cheese and tomato soup

Oh, yeah… we mustn’t forget that dessert. Okay, so perhaps we did start this meal with macarons, but that doesn’t mean we can’t also end on a sweet note. How does a giant pumpkin sugar cookie sound? Pretty gourd… err, good… pretty good! Am I right?

pumpkin sugar cookies at naborhood bakery

As you get your WitchFest on this month, bring your WitchFeast appetite. With all of these perfect potions to choose from, you’ll want to stay all day just so you have an excuse to dine twice. Or perhaps that’s what froggy bags are for? ;)

archibalds restaurant west jordan utah

I'd like to give a shoutout to a very special help, who made today's photos extra awesome. Hannah has Down Syndrome, but she isn't letting that or anything else get in the way of her dreams. She wants to be a photographer, so she joined me on our witch adventure behind the lens. She made an excellent assistant and a mighty fine photographer. I know she'll continue to do great things with her life. (Thanks, dear Hannah, for making our food tour through Gardner Village an extra special delight! I hope we work together again! XO)

witchfest at gardner village

food photography

Megan Hoeppner

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