“Soon it was commonplace for entire teams to change cities in search of greater profits. The Minneapolis Lakers moved to Los Angeles where there are no lakes. The Oilers moved to Tennessee where there is no oil. The Jazz moved to Salt Lake City where they don’t allow music.”

-BASEketball [1998]

Little brings Salt Lake City together like good food and the Utah Jazz. The Jazz understand local love, and you can see it in the food at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Vivint Smart Home Arena (I still call it the Delta Center, but okay) was completely revamped during the 2017 off-season, and the food options at Vivint got revamped as well. When you eat at the arena, you aren’t limited to basic hot dogs and popcorn. Vivint features food options from local restaurants around Salt Lake City, and the in-arena food options have never been better. Whether you want pizza, barbecue, burgers, Mexican, or even Korean, you’ll find it in the Vivint Smart Home Arena.

While the food at Vivint Smart Home Arena is top notch, the arena is also centrally located in Downtown Salt Lake City, and there are many excellent restaurants and bars near Vivint Smart Home Arena that deserve your attention as well. Tell us your favorite food options for Jazz games in the comments below, and as always, GO JAZZ!

NOTE: As of 2019, Vivint Smart Home Arena is a CASHLESS arena. Be sure to bring a card for food and drinks. There are several kiosks in the arena to convert your cash to a MasterCard debit card for no charge. 

Best Vivint Smart Home Arena Food

Local restaurants make up some of the best food in Vivint Smart Home Arena. Be sure to show them some love the next time you are at a Jazz game, or any other of the great events and concerts at the arena.

R&R BBQ – Barbecue

 

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Location: Portal D

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J. Dawgs – Hot Dogs

 

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Location: Portals U and HH

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Cubby’s – Sliders

 

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Location: Portal R

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CupBop – Korean Bowls

 

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Location: Portal G

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Maxwell’s – Pizza

 

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Location: Portal K

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El Chubasco – Mexican Food

 

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Location: Portal Q

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Hires Big H – Burgers & Fries

 

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Location: Portal TT

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Chip Cookie – Cookies

 

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Location: Portal Q

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Vivint Smart Home Arena Map

Below is the Vivint Smart Home Arena Map with the best food options in the arena. The restaurants are located throughout the main level concourse. Additional food options are available in the upper bowl concourse.

Vivint Smart Home Arena Map of Food and Restaurants

Check out Vivint Smart Home Arena’s Food and Drink Map

Best Restaurants Near Vivint Smart Home Arena

When the Jazz are playing, it is so much fun to be in Downtown SLC. If you are feeling something else other than the food in Vivint Smart Home Arena, don’t worry, there are tons of restaurants near Vivint Smart Home Arena and throughout Downtown SLC. If you are around Downtown, be sure to visit our Best Downtown Salt Lake City Restaurants list. Below we have listed our favorite restaurants near Vivint Smart Home Arena.

Red Iguana

 

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Neighborhood: North Temple

Address: 736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116

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Chile-Tepin

 

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Neighborhood: Downtown Salt Lake City

Address: 307 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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Bambara

 

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Neighborhood: Downtown Salt Lake City

Address: 202 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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Pallet

 

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Neighborhood: Downtown Salt Lake City

Address: 237 400 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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Settebello

 

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Neighborhood: Downtown Salt Lake City

Address: 260 S 200 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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Benihana

 

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Neighborhood: Downtown Salt Lake City

Address: 165 S W Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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Cucina Toscana

 

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Neighborhood: Downtown Salt Lake City

Address: 282 300 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse

 

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Neighborhood: Downtown Salt Lake City

Address: 20 400 W #2020, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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Best Bars Near Vivint Smart Home Arena

Hey, arena beers cost about what you would expect for arena beers, so it’s always a good time pre-gaming the game at one of the bars near Vivint Smart Home Arena. There are a lot of bars in the Gateway and walking distance to the arena, so go get tipsy before tip off!

Note: Vivint does have a great selection of local Utah beers! Be sure to check out one of the Craft Shops in the arena.

For more Downtown bar options, be sure to check out our Best Bars in Salt Lake City list.

Craft Shops

 

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Location: Portals K, R, LL

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Seabird

 

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Neighborhood: Downtown Salt Lake City

Address: 7 S Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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Punch Bowl Social

 

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Neighborhood: Downtown Salt Lake City

Address: 6 N Rio Grande St Building F2, Level 2, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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Bout Time Pub & Grill

 

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Neighborhood: Downtown Salt Lake City

Address: 169 S Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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Poplar Street Pub

 

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Neighborhood: Downtown Salt Lake City

Address: 242 S 200 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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Squatters Pub

 

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Neighborhood: Downtown Salt Lake City

Address: 147 Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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