Moab Utah is well known for its vigorous hiking trails, mountain climbing and a laid back atmosphere reminiscent of the 60’s. People have relocated there from the east and west coasts seeking a more healthy and balanced lifestyle. Many people vacation in Moab each year because there’s so much to do and see. Arches National Park is spectacular. The Mantio-La National Forest’s La Sal mountains always have snow on them, even if it’s 100 degrees in the valley. Dead Horse Point State Park boasts an impressive overhanging cliff, and Canyon Lands is always a favorite for families. With miles and miles of natural rock structures and the world famous Colorado River, Moab is an exhilarating place for residents and a paradise for vacationers.
Food in Moab
A lot of people grow their own food in Moab and there are many vegetarians and vegans. There are hundreds of vegetarian eateries that offer home cooked and gourmet vegan fare. Many also provide gluten free meals as well. Additionally, almost all restaurants in the area offer vegetarian options.
The Eklecticafe on Main Street in Moab has a retro feeling. They sell home baked goods as well as jewelry and gifts, and they have an impressive menu. Their breakfast and brunch and is consistently given rave reviews from patrons. The Love Muffin Café serves sandwiches and also has a regular menu with wonderful vegan specialties. They use only local organic ingredients and they roast their own coffee on site. The Red Rock Bakery and Net Café is reputed to be one of the best Bakeries in Utah. Moonflower Market is Moab’s version of Rainbow/Whole foods. Everything is natural and the options for vegans are heavenly.
Each summer, nearly half of the visitors choose to camp outside even though it is usually over 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the day. With the weather so hot, it’s hard to imagine eating anything but fresh vegetables and fruits. The nights can be chilly and dark with a gazillion stars – an extreme contrast to the daylight. If lucky, you can sometimes see the Northern Lights in July, especially when camping at higher altitudes.
Moab is a special place where nature abounds and natural food options are plentiful.