Gardner Village Blog Your Gardner Village Guide to Great Eats & Sweets
Wednesday Aug 21 2019

Whether you’re looking for a sweet treat, a full meal at a sit-down restaurant, or a little from columns A and B, you’re in luck. Gardner Village is home to Archibald’s Restaurant, Naborhood Bakery, and Chocolate Covered Wagon. Each is known for its freshly-prepared specialties and unique atmosphere. Consider this your taste guide to all things yum at The Village.


Archibald’s Restaurant

Sit back and relax. Archibald’s serves delicious comfort food, including a full menu of appetizers, main courses, desserts, and drinks. Its unique atmosphere combines modern elegance with rich industrial history. 

archibald's restaurant

Fried Green Tomatoes

Consider this one of Archibald’s signature favorites. Start your meal with this standalone appetizer or combine it with fried avocados for the best of both worlds. 

fried green tomatoes

Chicken Pot Pie with a Fresh Garden Side Salad

It’s comfort food at its finest. This is one of many amazing entrees available on the Archibald’s menu. 

chicken pot pie

FUN FACT: This memorable Utah restaurant is located in a flour mill built in 1877 by Archibald Gardner, one of Utah’s original pioneer settlers. Today, the mill is on the National Historic Registry.

HOURS: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday

Open for lunch and dinner.


Chocolate Covered Wagon

This mouth-watering wagon train features more than just delicious chocolate. Caramel and taffy also put this delectable place on the map. Try their individually wrapped caramel or go for their insanely delicious caramel apples. 

hand dipped caramel apples

It wouldn’t be a Salt Lake-based candy shop if salt water taffy weren’t on the menu. Perhaps the store’s most popular attraction is the old-fashioned taffy puller. Stop in and watch how the taffy that inspired an 2002 Olympic collectible pin is made. 

old fashioned salt water taffy

FUN FACT: This candy store, which sits in what was once a train station, has been featured on Food Network and the Travel Channel. 

Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday through Saturday


Naborhood Bakery

Here, you’ll find the perfect mix of baked delights and freshly prepared meals.

Naborhood Bakery

Choose from large menu of desserts, including sugar cookies, macarons, tarts, cupcakes, and more!


On the entree side, you’ll find salads, sandwiches, soups, and pizzas. I know this is random, but they also have the best Coke on tap of anywhere I’ve been. (Yes, this includes McDonald’s.) 

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Image Credit: Naborhood Bakery

FUN FACT: This is one of Utah’s oldest bakeries. It was originally located in Sugar House, where it opened in 1920. It relocated to Gardner Village in 2001.

HOURS: 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday through Saturday

Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 


Hungry? Your full menu of eats and treats await at Gardner Village. 

Megan Hoeppner

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