Park City is a stellar ski town, but did you know it also has incredible shops and restaurants? We headed to Park City in early December and since there wasn’t a lot of snow, we contributed quite hansomely to the local economy, if you know what I mean. Read on to find out more about our favorite shops and restaurants.
Prospect is up there as one of our favorite shops due to everything that it entails. Not only is there an awesome retail selection, but there’s also a barber shop and coffee shop inside.
The Barber shop, Billy’s, was a great deal $30 for a haircut and beard trim (Max took full advantage of the opportunity).
Pink Elephant, the coffee shop upstairs, serves delicious lattes, coffees, juices and teas. There are only two seats, so you may be taking the coffee to go.
Looking for a good men’s store with the latest trends? Monroe is Cake Boutique for men and it is fabulous! They sell all the best brands (Rag & Bone, Vince, Splendid, etc) and the employees were so sweet. The day we stopped by, they were serving charcuterie and whiskey from the local distillery. Their prices were not marked up for being in a resort town and I saw the same price on most of the items as you can buy them for online.
Cake is amazing women’s version of Monroe and I was in heaven. As with Monroe, the brands they carried were excellent and I wanted to buy everything in the store. They are also connected to their own lingerie store next door that have a number of unique pajamas, bras and lingerie as well as beauty products such as my favorite perfume, Gypsy Water by Byredo.
Rootd is a gorgeous interior decorating store that has some beautiful accessories, lamps and anything else you might need to decorate your home. While expensive, it was amazing to wander the store and see all the unique pieces. In the back of the store, they also have incredible, unique jewelry for sale. Make sure you check out their Poo-pourri – it’s hilarious and an amazing hostess gift. The last day we stopped by, they had a local artist pop-up shop for a local jeweler and watercolorist. I picked up a beautiful watercolor print of Sundial Peak as a Christmas gift for my mother.
Olive & Tweed
Olive & Tweed is located at the lower end of Main street and is an an absolute gem of a store! They sell reasonably priced women’s clothing and accessories and a lot of their inventory is unique and different. Their items did not appear to be super marked up and they do carry jewelry from local artists. I found several items in this store that I’ve never seen anywhere else and am currently loving it. Definitely check it out if you’re looking for casual-wear or cool accessories.
Aloha Ski & Snowboard
So yes, they do ski and board rentals here. But they also have some GREAT ski and snowboard gear for sale. I bought a pair of snowpants myself that I only found it one other shop. They have a great selection on snowpants, jackets, longjohns and outwear and accessories and it’s pretty hard to walk out of there without buying something. We were surprised and happy to have found this shop right next to Olive & Tweed and can highly recommend it to you all if you’re looking for anything snow related.
Helly Hansen is a very well well-known brand around the world and no, it’s not local, but I love their selection. They had all their best products in the store and a lot of their products are very well priced. They had a huge sale section when we went and we’d recommend checking it out if you’re looking for new ski gear. The store is located at the top of Main St.
Don’t be fooled by the logo. This is not your mom and pops pizza shop. Firewood is anything but. The interior has beautiful dark wood, an open kitchen, a windmill in the ceiling and a cool warehouse vibe. The menu changes frequently and includes things like lamb & duck breast, perfect steak covered in goat cheese and herbs and incredible sides. Everything on the menu was exceptional and it was by far the best meal we had in Park City.
Handle is located in a semi-odd location where the front door is inside a small mall behind Main St. We weren’t sure what to expect but the food was great. The menu changes daily and includes items like oysters, short rib and lamb. The interior is dark and cozy and you would have no idea you entered from a well-lit mall. The service was great and the cocktails were even better.
High West Distillery
I had to highlight the distillery because it’s an incredibly cool spot and very well known in Park City. There’s also a restaurant portion to the distillery with excellent food, but I would highly recommend getting reservations before you go, even for a drink. There was a 1 hour wait for “standing room only” at the bar. I would recommend stopping why for an apres ski drink before heading out to dinner for the best experience.
Have you been to Park City? What are your favorite restaurants and shops?