Calling all foodies! Discover what Kanab, Utah has to offer.

A Flourishing Food Oasis

4 restaurants charting the future of food in Kanab!

Nestled between the Grand Canyon and Zion National Park, Kanab is the perfect basecamp for hiking while fueling up on world-class cuisine. The unique food scene is shaped not only by the local produce, but also by the locals themselves.

Award-winning chefs have made Kanab their home while serving up traditonal French, new American, vegan cuisine, and more. Leave the crowds behind, make Kanab your basecamp for Southern Utah adventure and dining.

 

Internationally inspired. Locally sourced.

   

Chef Shon Foster returned to his roots in Kanab by opening Sego Restaurant after working as the executive chef at Amangiri. The high-end boutique resort was named one of “Americas Best Hotels for Foodies” by Travel & Leisure during Foster’s tenure. His contemporary take on new American cuisine highlights fresh, local ingredients inspired by international traditions. In 2018, the fine dining restaurant was named Best New Concept by the Utah Restaurant Association and won the Taste of Utah award.

 

Classic French dining in cowboy country.

   

Walt Thirion and Marjorie Casse discovered Kanab while volunteering for the Grand Canyon National Park. In 2014, the couple made Kane County their permanent home. However, Casse missed the traditional cuisines she had grown up with in her native Belgium. Together they opened Vermillion 45 with their long-time friend, Chef Cesidio d’Andrea. He trained at the classic French culinary academy, Chateau des Coudraise, and worked at several Michelin-starred restaurants in Paris. Now, he enjoys a slower pace serving homestyle French and Italian food at this casual bistro.

 

Expert creativity in every dish.

   

The eclectic Rocking V Café has been a mainstay of Kanab’s culinary scene for the last 20 years. If you haven’t yet eaten at this art-filled restaurant, do yourself a favor and drive there now. From The Rafters Art Gallery to the compost pile, The V is the brainchild of owner Victor Cooper. He provides varied, delicious food with a twist served by happy people. The new American menu features creative dishes, skillfully prepared using fresh, seasonal ingredients.

 

Best friends are like pizza and music: they just go together.

   

The founders and CEO of Best Friends Animal Society wanted to bring vegan and vegetarian food to Southern Utah. In the fall of 2016, they called their friend and longtime Salt Lake City restauranteur Kathie Chadbourne (former operator of Avenues Bistro on Third). The team opened Peekaboo Canyon Wood Fired Kitchen with a fully vegetarian menu offering artisanal pizza. The full menu includes internationally and locally inspired dishes featuring the Impossible Burger and organic, local vegetables. Along with live music every Friday night, the restaurant features a full bar and homemade desserts. The vegan carrot cake alone is worth the trip.