You can’t visit many restaurants these days without tripping over a biscuit. They’re made into breakfast sandwiches, served solo with sausage gravy, topped with a fried egg—you name it. These half-dozen plus one serve the best biscuits in Utah.
1. Sweet Lake Biscuits & Limeade (pictured) Originally a stand at the Farmers Market, now Sweet Lake serves seated biscuit-oriented meals until midday—try the biscuit sandwich with grilled asparagus, bacon, arugula and an egg (or substitute avocado). 54 W. 1700 South, SLC, 801-953-1978
2. The Daily Ryan Lowder has made this space the bakery for all of his restaurants, where head baker Caroline Hargraves is turning out tall, flaky, ever-so-slightly sweet biscuits, perfect for strawberry shortcake with whipped cream. 222 Main St., SLC, 385-322-1270
3. Woodland Biscuit Company Biscuits here rule, so a trip to this weekends-only spot is worthwhile. Breakfast and lunch, with almost every dish biscuit-based. Even the burger. 2734 E. State Rd. 35, Woodland, 435-783-4202
4. Ruth’s Diner Probably the most famous biscuits in the state, Ruth’s “Mile High Biscuits” are enormous. Like, enormous. They’re a little bit doughy and less flaky than other biscuits on this list, but they come with every breakfast entree. 4160 Emigration Canyon Rd, 801-582-5807
5. Penny Ann’s Cafe The biscuits are hidden on the menu under sausage gravy, but you can get a single biscuit and slather it with butter if you prefer. 1810 S. Main St., SLC, 801-935-4760; 280 E. 12300 South, Draper, 801-662-0009; 1856 W. 5400 South, Taylorsville, 801-613-9702
6. Pig & A Jelly Jar Biscuits play a supporting role in this Southern-tinged cafe—dig through the spare rib, eggs, beans, smoked ham or double-battered fried chicken and you’ll find a biscuit. You can always have a couple biscuits with the inevitable Southern gravy. 401 E. 900 South, SLC, 385-202-7366; 227 25th St., Ogden, 801-605-8400; 1968 E. Murray Holladay Rd., Holladay, 385- 695-5148
7. Tupelo I have been at a dinner where guests fought to snag one of these biscuits. Granted, it was a fingertip fight, very polite. Not served with the ubiquitous sausage gravy but as the side bread with honey butter. 508 Main St., Park City, 435-615-7700