Our Drive Thru is located on the west side of the building.  If you're in the area, feel free to just drive thru.  You may also call ahead to place your order.

We are always on the lookout for outgoing, self-motivated people to join our efforts .  If you are interested, please send us an e-mail (foodforthoughtutah@mac.com) expressing your interest.  Thanks!

Drive Thru


We provide full-service dining inside and on our patios during the following hours:

    Monday- Friday 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

    Saturday 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Please note that our last seating in both our dining room and patio area is at 2:15 in order to close the dining room at 3:00 but our drive thru stays open until 4:00 for your convenience.

Drive Thru Hours:

  Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

  Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our Story

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Rent our Space

We appreciate your support and loyalty.  To reward you for choosing to dine with us, we offer a Customer Rewards Program.  To sign up, please come in and fill out a form.  Every dollar you spend at Food For Thought will go toward points for free items.

Rewards Program

  • If you are interested in renting our space for a get together or special occasion, please contact us by e-mail at foodforthoughtutah@mac.com with details about your event. 
  • Because of our limited seating, we do not accept reservations.  
  • Dogs are not allowed in the restaurant or on the patio according to the Salt Lake County Health Department Regulations.  Service dogs, however, by Federal law, are welcome.
  • We are a full-service restaurant.  
  • We do not allow any outside food or drink in our restaurant or on our patios.

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12640 S. Fort St (950 E.) °  Draper UT °  84020 

 +1 . 801 . 576 . 9161

When we started the business in 1996, Draper was just a sleepy farming communty, nestled in the shadows of the beautiful Wasatch Mountain Range, on the south end of the valley.

A signal light suspended on a cable above 12300 South and 900 East indicated that you were at the town center. Draper Bank & Trust, at one corner, were the fine and trusting folks to give us a loan to start the business.  Right down the street is the Historic Draper Theater where, for about two years, we rented space and set up shop as Food For Thought.

From the very beginning we focused on quality and taste.  Our small menu consisted of a few sandwiches and salads. We made a soup from scratch every day, on a single electric burner.  Our tiny cookie oven turned out quiche and a few hand made desserts. 

In 1998 we moved the  business to its present location - a charming bungalow - built in early 1900's.   The former Whetman Family Home sits on the corner of the Historic Draper Park.  Inside, the seating is cozy and spread among three former bedrooms.  During the summer months, dining spills outdoor on both the north and south sides of our building.  

Draper is now an incorporated, bustling city with a large thoroughfare right through town.  The hanging stoplight has been replaced, Draper Bank & Trust is gone, but the theater is still there, putting out community theater productions.

In the past 22 years we've grown too.  Our menu has changed and re-imagined many times but our commitment to quality has never wavered.  Even though we've grown, we continue to make small-batch, unique hand- crafted food and gifts that you won't find elsewhere.

Twenty-two years would be a milestone for any restaurant.  For us it is a stepping stone to the next phase of our business with the best yet to come.  Thanks for your support through the years.  Please stop by and see what's new.