Laziz Kitchen is one of the many businesses that received a Mainstreet Preservation Grant. 

Owner Moudi Sbeity shares their story:

“Laziz got its start in 2012 at the Downtown Farmer’s Market selling hummus and other mediterranean dips. After much community support and enthusiasm, cooking classes, and caterings, we decided to open up a brick and mortar restaurant in 2016. This allowed us to continue our commitment to good food and community gathering with intention and love. 

“We were just beginning to catch our stride when COVID-19 hit, and that ultimately had to come to a halt. Now that tensions and fears have eased a bit, we are happy to be offering curbside meal options, with the help of this grant to jumpstart our passion back up, now in a different way. 

“The Mainstreet Preservation Grant helped us buy the necessary ingredients and supplies needed to be operational again, and we are incredibly thankful for the opportunity to serve our community once more.”

Learn more about Laziz Kitchen on their website:

The Mainstreet Preservation Grant, provided by the Salt Lake Chamber’s Utah Job Opportunities Foundation, is made possible thanks to a $500,000 donation from WCF Insurance. The grant funds are used to support rural and/or minority small businesses in Utah that need immediate assistance due to the COVID-19 and before federal stimulus funding is accessed. These grant funds are intended to help businesses in the short-term. To donate or learn more about the Mainstreet Preservation Grant, visit