My first visit to Pig and a Jelly Jar was with my good friend Evan. Upon that visit we sat at the window chatting about the changing scene in Salt Lake and how we hoped to be a part of it in some small or large way. We ate and we enjoyed our time together. My second visit was similar. I dined with a close girl friend as we discussed her future plans and weather or not she was going to stay in Salt Lake or return home. We ate and we enjoyed.
It’s not hard to enjoy the food at Pig and a Jelly Jar. This Portland-y cafe just North West of Liberty Park, offers up flavors of house-made sausage, unique jams and curds, and the mixed aromas of hot waffles and fried chicken.
Their special waffles are offered up with your choice of jam, pineapple curd, or fried chicken with maple syrup. Intrigued by the unusual curd flavor and being a huge lemon curd fan, I ordered a waffle with pineapple curd on my first visit. The waffle was crisp and yet a little doughy in the middle, just right for a Belgium-style waffle. And the curd was evenly sweet and sour, providing a great condiment for the plate sized baked good.
My second visit, more conscientious of my protein intake (being pregnant), I tried the breakfast sandwich with their house-made sausage. I admit to being a sausage fan but usually don’t order it as I tend to veer toward the sweeter breakfast goodies. This time, I was very glad I made a change of course. The breakfast sandwich at Pig and a Jelly Jar is quite a treat, with melted cheese over the egg, aoli, all on a crusty white roll.
Though I’ve only visited Pig and a Jelly Jar twice now, I know I’ll be back and I keep hearing good things. I even hear that the line may be out the door and around the corner if you come to late on the weekends! It is definitely a spot to eat and enjoy in Salt Lake City.
401 East 900 South, Suite A
Serving breakfast & lunch: 7:30am – 3:30pm, 7 days a week
Sundays Suppers: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Pig in a Jelly Jar is amazing. I love their food with it’s incredibly flavor & qualit. Such a relaxing atmosphere also.
I’ve always found Pig and a Jelly jar to be meh with my biggest gripe being the service. It seems like every time I go in, I have to beg to place my order and for a coffee and water refill.
You need to go try Roots Cafe on 2300 East. By far the best breakfast place in SLC.