Shop green in Salt Lake's Sugar House

A classic neighborhood offers environmentally friendly retail therapy. Here's where to go and what to do.

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On the southeastern corner of Sugar House, one of Salt Lake's oldest neighborhoods, just past Sugar House Park (where sled-towing parents and kids come to ride the snowy hills) is the city's "green zone."

It's home to a handful of eco-conscious shops whose owners sell environmentally friendly products and encourage sustainable practices ― worth the trip for both die-hard eco-warriors and the green-curious.

GETTING THERE

Sugar House is about 4 miles southeast of downtown. From I-15, take I-80 east toward Cheyenne, then take the Sugar House/1300 East exit.

Or take mass transit: The green shops near 2000 East and 2700 South are accessible via UTA bus route 223 ($1.75; 801/743-3882), and transfers are good on the TRAX light-rail system.

EAT

House of Bread This bakery goes through 50 pounds of honey a day, and you smell it as soon as you enter. Owner Lynne Aoyama bakes bread made from Utah-grown organic wheat. Indulge in yummy cinnamon rolls, raspberry pinwheels, or a hearty turkey sandwich. INFO: $; 2005 East 2700 South, Ste. D; 801/466-1758.

 

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