Pulp began in 2013 as a little juice and smoothie bar in the gym at City Creek. From the get-go we offered only good, healthy ingredients with no sugar added. It quickly became clear that we weren’t the only ones in Salt Lake City who wanted healthier food and drink options on the go. So we spent six months developing our menu, working with healthy fats like cashew cream as an alternative to dairy and playing with creative new flavor profiles and recipes.
In 2015, we opened our flagship Pulp Lifestyle Kitchen store downtown on Gallivan Avenue. After getting the hang of things, we opened another one in Sandy and eventually our new headquarters and commissary in the Liberty Wells District.
It’s our belief in using every bit of our ingredients — and ourselves — in what we do each day. It’s about fresh, nourishing foods combined in uniquely delicious dishes you won’t find anywhere else in town. It’s also a sustainable approach that involves making sure nothing goes to waste. Quite literally, Pulp comes from the cold-pressed juices we make around the clock. We put the leftover fruit and vegetable pulp straight into our savory turkey meatballs, our signature veggie patties, and even our crunchy Pulp crackers and kale chips. All of which we can therefore serve at surprisingly affordable prices for such high-quality ingredients.
"Pulp" comes from the cold-pressed juices we make around the clock
From the start, we’ve been committed to locally sourced produce when it’s in season, as well as free-range chicken and wild-caught, sustainably raised fish. We make many of our ingredients ourselves, but when we can’t, we partner with like-minded local companies like Sünnte for our kombucha and Publik for our coffee.
We’re all about reducing, reusing and recycling—and aiming for zero impact on our environment. So we make the most of every ingredient in our food. Seek out existing spaces in need of new life for our stores. And, as of 2019, we’re eliminating single-use plastic in favor of Polylactic Acid (PLA) packaging made from corn material that composts within 240 days.
That’s the essence of Pulp. Plain and simple.
© Pulp Lifestyle Kitchen 2021