The other day I was running around Salt Lake and decided to try and find a Harmons grocery store for one of their dynamite salad bar lunches.
In .5 miles, turn left. *looking*
You have arrived. *looking frantically*
Make a U-turn. *looking back*
This is not a Harmons. Right?
Right? How could it be the beloved traditional giant grocery store of my youth?
You could tell me these pictures are from California and I’d believe it. This is at 1706 E 1300 S, Salt Lake City, Utah. AKA Mayberry (look at those kids on scooters and the street mail box). Okay, the way you’d know this wasn’t CA is that there is a ton of parking. I suspect however that the bike racks fill up quickly.
The deli area is full of hip chairs and fresh bread and big windows. Oh, the Instagram posts that have come from this location, surely.
It’s bonkers. Feel like getting a tattoo and drinking craft beer at an outdoor concert now.
Like, you might actually have to know how to walk in this store! No moseying along five-deep, texting and carrying on. It’s like big city life here, get in, get yo’ corn, get out.
THIS IS NOT THE TRADITIONAL UTAH SUBURBAN SHOPPING EXPERIENCE DO NOT GET A CART, BASKET ONLY
My only complaint is that the salad bar didn’t have bacon. (Yes, that is my main motivation for having a salad for lunch, shoosh.) But what a fun, hip, non-suburban experience! I may come here on the reg just to counteract The Costco Bloat.