Friday, February 20, 2009

Elizabeth's English Bakery & Tea Shop

Yesterday Megan and the kids and I went up to Salt Lake to check out a number of antique shops. It was a lot of fun (until the end when the children started to cry, as tired and bored young children are wont to do) and I'm glad we went even though the only purchase made the whole trip was Megan's vintage animal cracker tin.
For lunch we went to Elizabeth's English Bakery and Tea Shop. I grew up with an affinity for all things British, having Mom for a mom, so I was personally very thrilled to include the Tea Shop among our many other stops. That, and I was starving.
Adjacent to it is the London Market, which, very sadly, we did not have time to visit.
Unfortunately I neglected to take pictures of the facade, so I've stolen ones from this blog (they have pictures of the interior of the London Market as well). I also didn't take the picture of the counter, the link to that photo is above in the shop's title.
Anyway, the food was smashing. I got a slice of ham quiche that came with a side of baked beans. I was still hungry after that so I got a scone with strawberry jam. Megan got a Cornish pasty, scone with jam, and a mug of hot cocoa. (I didn't take a picture of my quiche and beans because I ate it too fast.)
The quiche was a little blubbery in the middle, but most all quiches are like that. It was very tasty. I didn't try Megan's pasty, but she said it was incredibly good, and it certainly smelled so. The scones were very good, a little harder (and rounder) than I'm used to, but still very good. But the jam-- oh the jam-- Megan especially can't stop talking about it. It was some of the very best strawberry jam either of us have tasted. The hot chocolate came in a mug (not a styrofoam cup or anything else) and was very foamy and good. I like my chocolate a little weaker (than the European sipping stuff Megan loves which is really just chocolate syrup in a cup), and this was almost perfect.
The food was relatively well-priced, but I sort of felt like the novelty of British food was included in the price for some items. All in all, though, it was a stop well worth it. The staff were even patient with the kids and didn't say anything when Rylie cried and gave Nathan a little Thomas the Tank Engine thing to look at/play with.
Next time you're in Salt Lake, stop by. And tell me how the Market is.

Elizabeth’s English Bakery & Tea Shop
575 S. 700 East, Salt Lake City
(801) 433-1170


LP said...

Next time I'm there, I want to go!

Jared and Megan said...

yep, it was very good. I actually kinda liked having the scones have a sort of... "crust" or whatever.
but how dare you say that that European hot chocolate was like chocolate syrup! Chocolate syrup is Nas-T! haha.
So we should check out the places down here in Utah valley soon.