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A Guide to Harmons Prepared Meals and a Giveaway

When I hear the word “Prepared,” I think of Boy Scouts. Add it to the word “Meals” and you’ll catch me smiling.


Because Prepared Meals means someone has saved me a lot of time and effort by planning out a meal and making it too!  No one makes a prepared meal better than Harmons, and they’re definitely not what you’d “normally” expect.

Last week, a group of Utah foodies were invited to tour the beautiful Harmons City Creek in downtown Salt Lake City. I think it’s pretty safe to say Bob and Randy Harmon have a new fan club.

Randy Harmong Giving our Tour of Harmons City Creek

Each department is a story in itself.  We sampled, we listened and we were tutored in the business of how to ensure high-quality food using the best ingredients (including many Utah Local) that also happen to be healthy and certified organic.  Yes, it can be done.

The people at Harmons totally understand me – a mom who wants to feed her family yummy food, made with natural ingredients, but who doesn’t want to spend half her day in the kitchen.

Harmons has so many ways to answer that age-old question, “What’s for dinner?”

Let me tempt you with a list of options that you can carry home and claim as your own…

Roasted Turkey or Prime Rib Dinner with Cranberry Chutney and Stuffing, including bread and pie. Check that holiday meal off your list!

Fresh Seafood and Steamed Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce


Artisan Breads

Trays full of Fruit and Vegetables, Chips and Salsa and Guacamole

Antipasti Trays




Don’t forget your fresh produce…so beautifully arranged and cared for – a nod to the company’s beginnings as a produce purveyor

And hand-trimmed meats with recipe-ready chicken or mushroom-stuffed burger patties

It’s all sooo beautiful and amazing!

Whether you let Harmons plan your entire meal or just pieces, you get to take home some peace of mind knowing that dinner is ready.

Harmons isn’t just a grocery store. Think of it as

  • Your favorite restaurant with an endless take-out menu
  • Your mecca for friendly help from people who love food more than you
  • A year-round farmers’ market
  • Having a best friend who knows a lot about gourmet and organic
  • Your royal food sampler to save you from eating anything not worthy of your taste buds
  • Your partner in good health with a dietician on hand to help
  • Your favorite behind-the-scenes caterer to make you shine at your next event
  • Your personal, portable chef

Still not sure where to start?

Check out all the department-inspired recipes from my fellow Harmons tourists! (+ $50 Harmons Gift Certificate Giveaways on each one!)

Oh Sweet Basil’s Bacon Wrapped Avocado Appetizer

Armelle Jewelry’s Fleur de Sel Vanilla Caramels

Café Johnsonia’s Harmons Review and 4 Easy Cheese Appetizers

TaterTotsandJello’s Easy Gingerbread Trifle

Brassy Apple’s Jalapeno Popper Dip

One Charming Party’s Peppermint Oreo Cookies

Mountain Mama Cooks’s Breakfast Pita with Bacon Berry Preserves and Jack Cheese

VintageMixer’s Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Recipe with Pomegranate Sauce

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Note: This post is sponsored by Harmons but the opinions and photos are all my own to share.

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Comments (32)

  1. carrian 12/14/2012 at 8:03 am

    yay, thanks for linking. That was such a fun day!

  2. HeidiAphrodite 12/14/2012 at 10:18 am

    I love Harmons–so many great services! And they’re just a few blocks from my house.

  3. Jana H. 12/14/2012 at 2:20 pm

    Their artisan bread is the best!

  4. JK 12/14/2012 at 11:52 pm

    I love Harmons produce and breads.

  5. Jenn F. 12/15/2012 at 9:43 am

    Big fan of Harmons. I cant list all the things i love. I enjoy gr

  6. Jenn F. 12/15/2012 at 9:44 am

    Big fan of Harmons. I cant list all the things i love. I enjoy getting my lunch there. There is always something great to eat.

  7. Stacy 12/15/2012 at 11:41 am

    Love Harmon’s for their specialty foods. We have food allergies and I can always find what I need at Harmon’s.

  8. Sisifo 12/15/2012 at 11:47 am

    Steak! It was so good and they turned out perfect.

  9. Julie Robertson 12/15/2012 at 12:15 pm

    I grew up with a Harmon’s three minutes away. It was our go to place. I have always thought their donuts are the best tasting! I love that I can get bowls of delicious cut fruit to take to parties and picnics. I love their new artisan breads, especially the mulitgrain! I love their seasonal isle and their floral department. I really like Harmon’s! Currently I live only seven minutes from Harmon’s and love it!

  10. maria 12/15/2012 at 12:43 pm

    I love how convenient Harmons locations are! I work downtown and am always running to the City Creek store to go to the post office or buy lunch!

  11. Irene 12/15/2012 at 1:13 pm

    I love Harmons 5 for $20.00 sales on meat. It helps my families budget.
    I also love their fruit and vegetable displays they always look so good.

  12. els manning 12/15/2012 at 1:14 pm

    The bread they make is amazing. Love , love , love it. the fruit and meat departments are great too. but the bread…mmmmm yum!

  13. JaKell 12/15/2012 at 2:17 pm

    That they carry lebonon boloni my husbands favorite and not many places carry it. Love their variety and selections too

  14. Brandon M 12/15/2012 at 2:24 pm

    I have grown up with my family shopping at Harmons, I love the variety they have and the friendly service!

  15. Justine 12/15/2012 at 7:01 pm

    Ooohhh, I love Harmons!

  16. Jeniverr 12/15/2012 at 7:47 pm

    Long time Harmon’s fan. Looking forward to saying less, “what’s for dinner?”

  17. Christa 12/15/2012 at 8:36 pm

    Harmons is my favorite place to pick up all my staff party, neighborhood party, and book club food trays! Yummy!

  18. Kjersten Troxel 12/15/2012 at 10:35 pm

    white chocolate pecan bread…best! I love Harmons!

  19. S Syphus 12/15/2012 at 10:52 pm

    Wish we had a Harmon’s in Heber! Love their services! Still, I visit Harmon’s when I’m near one…

  20. Adrian 12/16/2012 at 12:26 am

    I love Harmon’s. They have such a different selection of items from the typical grocery store. And there is one right around the corner from me.

  21. Andrea 12/16/2012 at 12:40 pm

    We used to live really close to a Harmons. They are a fun, family friendly store. I like the special events they had for kids around holidays.

  22. Bonita Mousley 12/16/2012 at 12:57 pm

    I love Harmons produce, it always looks so fresh and yummy!!

  23. Emlyn 12/16/2012 at 4:29 pm


  24. Emily Johnson 12/16/2012 at 6:48 pm

    I love the cheese selection!

  25. Lindsey P 12/18/2012 at 10:26 am

    There’s a Harmons within a mile or so of my house. I LOVE the bread – as a matter of fact, I want some right now.

  26. Debra 12/18/2012 at 10:29 am

    I love that I can find things there I can’t at normal grocery stores.

  27. Becky 12/18/2012 at 10:36 am

    Great to meet you too Amy!! And thanks for the link. It was suck a fun afternoon getting to peruse around the grocery store 🙂

  28. Christina 12/18/2012 at 10:53 am

    I love Harmon’s! This would be great for all the upcoming entertaining in the next couple of weeks!

  29. Hollie Wood 12/18/2012 at 11:21 am

    Their customer service is top notch and the cleanliness of the stores is phenomenal!

  30. Laraine King 12/18/2012 at 11:28 am

    I love cooking and Harmon’s feels so gourmet when I shop. They have excellent products and everything is so fresh. I feel like cooking as soon as I step into the store.

  31. Kiki Norman 12/18/2012 at 11:43 am

    This could be the best Christmas present ever!

  32. Stacie S-H 12/18/2012 at 1:13 pm

    I’ve never been to Harmon’s but everything looks fresh and colorful and laid out so attractive!