For the last 23 years, Liberty Heights Fresh–a superb little shop on the corner of 1300 East and 1100 South–has been making big waves on the palates and plates of many a Salt Lake local. Set in a 20s-era gas station, it’s a wee space that houses a big passion for good food. Owner and founder, Steven Rosenberg’s, philosophy and free spirit is tangible in every part of LHF. A chat with Steve is akin to living the same philosophy yourself. For him, a sincere commitment to quality food means ingredients that come from ethical sources, aren’t harmful to the Earth, and that your great, great grandparents would recognize.
For such a small space, the variety is endless and widespread.
A stroll into Liberty Heights is an introduction to a carefully-curated cornucopia of worldly flavors, some from far-reaching destinations and others grown no further than our own backyards. You’ll want to have plenty of time and a curious mind: this is a place for slowly browsing your favorites and trying at least one jar of something new each time. Black truffle oil, humanely-raised eggs, beef, and pork, a wall of chocolate, and sparkling jars of Amour preserves (you’ll want to watch for flavors like Apricot Rose and Pear Lavender). The offerings inside are a direct reflection of Steve’s wanderlust, and he and his crew often travel far and wide in search of the best to share with our little city. They’ll settle for nothing less than quality and authenticity. That said, Utah’s local products definitely take center stage, as well. Those who want to taste the best of local and regional products, will find that this is definitely the place.
We happen to think that a good, hearty meal made with love is a big deal.
It doesn’t need to be complicated; good ingredients are a fantastic way to foster that love, and the starters are easy. Think about it: a simple poached egg with some tomato and herbs, or fresh bread toasted with grass-fed butter and local preserves. If you’re feeling creative and want to try a new ingredient, or just need an idea to impress your in-laws, you need only ask. Our pals at Liberty Heights are happy to help, and just as importantly, they know what they’re talking about.
Those short on time for shopping (or just looking to make life easier) can sign up for Liberty’s weekly sustainable food bags–bundles of edible joy delivered every Thursday and touting a selection of regional and organic goods. No matter your budget, dietary preference, or daily cravings, Liberty Heights Fresh is a likely to have precisely what you want. And a few things you didn’t know you needed.
LIBERTY HEIGHTS FRESH | 1290 South 1100 East | 801.583.7374