Eva Owner Charlie Perry opens a taste of Paris on Main Street in Salt Lake City.
Eva’s Bakery, chef/owner Charlie Perry’s new Parisian-style boulangerie, has roots in Idaho, northern Utah and France.
Perry’s great grandparents moved to Idaho in the 1940s and farmed wheat and other grains. His grandfather, George Perry, moved to Logan and grew organic grains that he milled and sold in California and the Northwest. By 1995 ,his grandfather bought Central Milling in Logan and the Perry family was selling even more organic grains all over the west.
This brings us to his grandson, Charlie, who, at 32, is a culinary expert beyond his years. At 19, Charlie trained with renowned French Chef Pascal Rigo in San Francisco. Charlie opened his own restaurant in Seattle in 2006 but came back to Salt Lake City in 2008 and opened Eva’s.
Charlie’s great grandmother, Eva Coombs, is credited with his passion for organic foods. “She taught me how to cook, a love for food and the importance of food. I always wanted to become a chef because of her.” Eva’s definitely has a late night atmosphere. “We love Main Street and we wanted Eva’s Bakery to be in the same neighborhood.”
Eva’s Bakery offers organic artisan breads, pastries, pizzas, sandwiches (with grains from Central Milling) and Café Ibis coffee. Charlie says he wants people to experience a little Parisian vacation enjoying the food at Eva’s Bakery in the same manner as the French, slowly. But since it is America, after all, everything is ready for take out as well.
Eva’s Bakery is located at 155 South Main Street and open Mon-Sat 7 am – 6 pm