Utah: The Dairy-Free Buzz from Salt Lake to St. George

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Last Update in July 2021! We’ve created this ever-growing guide to restaurants, bakeries, cafes, ice cream shops, and stores in the Beehive State that are friendly to dairy-free diners. It’s a collection based on research and reader recommendations (send yours!) that’s divided into restaurants & shops by city (first) and major chains found throughout Utah (second). And we’ve started a section for specialty dairy-free foods produced in this state.

We Update Continuously! You can ignore the original date on this post going forward. We update the information below whenever we’re alerted to a new recommendation, change, or closure.

Utah Dairy-Free Guide: Restaurants and Shops with vegan and gluten-free optionsPhoto from Cuppa

Dairy-Free Utah: Recommended Restaurants & Shops

We’ve listed these recommendations alphabetically by city and then by the restaurant or shop name. For large chains with locations throughout the state, see the Major Restaurant & Grocery Chains section below. We have dedicated posts with dairy-free details for many of the big guys.

⭐️ = Restaurant is either dairy-free, has a dairy-free menu, has dairy-free labels on their menu(s), or lists top allergens with menu items. (At the time of our last review.)

American Fork

  • Aubergine Kitchen ⭐️ – Their diverse menu is clearly labeled for dairy-free and gluten-free. The dairy-free options include several dairy-free grain bowls, a few salads and other entrees, acai bowls, nice cream, and smoothies. Some additional items can be made dairy-free on request.
  • China Kitchen – Thank you to Melissa for emailing this recommendation, “Nearly every option is dairy free. They will accommodate food requests.”
  • Good Earth Natural Foods – This is a local grocery and supplement chain that offers a good selection of dairy-free, vegan, organic, and local products and specialty items.

Cottonwood Heights

  • Even Stevens – They offer a Hummazing Vegan Sandwich and can make several other sandwiches dairy-free without cheese and on vegan bread. They also have a vegan breakfast burrito.

Draper

  • City Cakes & Cafe ⭐️ – This is a 100% vegan bakery and cafe that also offers a full line of gluten-free baked goods. Their menu includes all types of pastries, like muffins, donuts, cookies, and cupcakes. They also serve savory items, like bagels with dairy-free cream cheese and grab-and-go deli entrees. They do take custom cake orders.
  • Even Stevens – They offer a Hummazing Vegan Sandwich and can make several other sandwiches dairy-free without cheese and on vegan bread. They also have a vegan breakfast burrito.
  • Just Organic Juice – Fresh-pressed juices and a range of acai and pitaya bowls are naturally dairy-free at this local juice shop. They also blend a good selection of healthy smoothies, all of which can be made dairy-free. They do use whey protein in a few flavors, but have hemp protein and brown rice protein as options.
  • Spitz Mediterranean Street Food – All of their wraps and sandwiches and several other items can be ordered dairy-free and/or vegan, on request. They’re also friendly to gluten-free guests.

Farmington

  • Everbowl – They specialize in cool, creamy superfood bowls, including acai, pitaya, blue majik, and more, layered with various other bases and toppings. Almost their entire menu is dairy free (they do offer whey protein) and vegan (they have honey and bee pollen as options).
  • Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar – They have a vegan and dairy-free section on their menu with a smattering of options, like truffle penne and vegetable stir fry. A couple other items can be custom ordered dairy free.

Heber City

  • Mountain Meals ⭐️ – This is a healthy meal prep company & cold press juice shop. They offer healthy prepared meals, cold press juice, smoothies, acai bowls and more. All of their meals are paleo, and include meat eater and vegan options. Their weekly menu is labeled for dairy-free and gluten-free. They offer meal delivery throughout the Wasatch Mountains.

Holladay

  • Laid Back Poke Shack – You might not be thinking of fresh fish in this land-locked country, but this is a popular poke bowl spot. Most of their menu is dairy-free, and they even have some vegan options.
  • Spitz Mediterranean Street Food – All of their wraps and sandwiches and several other items can be ordered dairy-free and/or vegan, on request. They’re also friendly to gluten-free guests.
  • Sprouts Farmers Market – We love this natural food store. They offer a huge range of dairy-free specialty items, have great weekly sales and discounts, and offer full grocery service.

Layton

Lehi

  • Aubergine & Company ⭐️ – Their diverse menu is clearly labeled for dairy-free and gluten-free. The dairy-free options include several dairy-free grain bowls, a few salads and other entrees, acai bowls, nice cream, and smoothies. Some additional items can be made dairy-free on request.
  • Cafe Namasthe – Thank you to Tiana for this recommendation. They offer vegan dishes on their Indian food menu, like behl puri, pani puri, and samosas. Gluten-free options are also labeled, and a couple additional items can be ordered dairy free.
  • Laid Back Poke Shack – You might not be thinking of fresh fish in this land-locked country, but this is a popular poke bowl spot. Most of their menu is dairy-free, and they even have some vegan options.
  • Nekter Juice Bar – See our Nekter Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Spitz Mediterranean Street Food – All of their wraps and sandwiches and several other items can be ordered dairy-free and/or vegan, on request. They’re also friendly to gluten-free guests.
  • Village Baker – Thank you to Tiana for this recommendation. This bake shop specializes in fresh baked bread, and most are dairy-free. So you can enjoy many sandwiches without cheese, and they have several salad options, too.

Logan

  • Crush ⭐️ – This is a plant-based, dairy-free, and mostly vegan (they use honey) cafe, serving smoothies, smoothie bowls, toasts, and other breakfast items. They have gluten-free options for almost everything on the menu.
  • Even Stevens – They offer a Hummazing Vegan Sandwich and can make several other sandwiches dairy-free without cheese and on vegan bread. They also have a vegan breakfast burrito.

Murray

  • Jinya Ramen Bar – Unlike many ramen places, all of their ramens and soups are dairy-free. Almost all of their rice bowls and most of their small plates are made without dairy too. They also offer vegan menu items in every savory category (all of their desserts contain dairy).
  • Sprouts Farmers Market – We love this natural food store. They offer a huge range of dairy-free specialty items, have great weekly sales and discounts, and offer full grocery service.
  • Sweet Hazel and Co ⭐️ – This sweet little shop is completely vegan. They produce hand-made candies and candy bars, offer various baked goodies, and do custom cakes.

North Ogden

  • Cannery Creamery ⭐️ – This ice cream shop churns out a fun selection of dairy-free and vegan flavors made with almond milk, coconut milk, or oat milk. They rotate and often have a seasonal dairy-free option, too. They also offer Italian Ice and sugar-free Italian Ice (sweetened with monk fruit). And you can order a dairy-free milkshake made with almond milk.

Ogden

  • Even Stevens – They offer a Hummazing Vegan Sandwich and can make several other sandwiches dairy-free without cheese and on vegan bread. They also have a vegan breakfast burrito.
  • Cuppa – This cozy vegan cafe serves a full breakfast and lunch menu filled with bowls, salads, tacos, sandwiches, and waffles. They offer a plethora of milk alternatives and make a range of tea lattes. Vegan donuts and other pastries are also available for a quick treat.

Orem

  • 5 Star BBQ Company ⭐️ – They offer dietary information for dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, and vegan guests. And there are a ton of dairy-free options. They include all of the meats, most of the sauces, and many of the sides.
  • Aubergine & Company ⭐️ – Their diverse menu is clearly labeled for dairy-free and gluten-free. The dairy-free options include several dairy-free grain bowls, a few salads and other entrees, acai bowls, nice cream, and smoothies. Some additional items can be made dairy-free on request.
  • Good Earth Natural Foods – This is a local grocery and supplement chain that offers a good selection of dairy-free, vegan, organic, and local products and specialty items.
  • MidiCi Pizza – Their signature Neapolitan dough is light, thin, soft, and chewy, with a high crust, and it’s dairy-free. It’s made purely with a special Neapolitan flour, water, sea salt, and yeast. They also offer dairy-free cheese alternative and vegan sausage, and have several custom order salad options.
  • Sprouts Farmers Market – We love this natural food store. They offer a huge range of dairy-free specialty items, have great weekly sales and discounts, and offer full grocery service.

Park City

  • Auntie Em’s Baked Goods – Most of their baked goods are quite dairy-full, but they are kind enough to label allergens and offer some dairy-free, flourless coconut macaroons and peanut butter cookies.
  • Harvest ⭐️ – Items containing dairy are labeled on the menu, and there’s still quite a bit left to choose from at this Australian-style cafe. They offer light breakfast and lunch, smoothies, and coffee.
  • Java Cow – This hybrid ice cream shop, bakery, and cafe offers vegan coconut-based ice cream, muffins, pastries, and coffee drinks.
  • The Cabin – Their eclectic mountain menu includes some naturally dairy-free dishes, but they also have vegan menu items and offer vegan cheese for breakfast sandwiches and sourdough pizzas.

Payson

  • Chubby’s Cafe – Thanks to Tiana for recommending this local chain. “You can have their buns if you ask for them not to be toasted, can have any of their burgers without cheese, their beer-battered fries are delicious, and you can also have their scones if you don’t have their honey-butter with it. I usually bring my own, or they also have a cinnamon topping that I believe is dairy free. They’ll even make the chefs use fresh gloves if you ask, to cut down on cross contamination.” We have contacted the restaurant, and they use margarine on their buns when they toast them, which might be dairy-free – check at the location. The breaded tenders and regular fries are also made without dairy.

Pleasant Grove

  • Chubby’s Cafe – Thanks to Tiana for recommending this local chain. “You can have their buns if you ask for them not to be toasted, can have any of their burgers without cheese, their beer-battered fries are delicious, and you can also have their scones if you don’t have their honey-butter with it. I usually bring my own, or they also have a cinnamon topping that I believe is dairy free. They’ll even make the chefs use fresh gloves if you ask, to cut down on cross contamination.” We have contacted the restaurant, and they use margarine on their buns when they toast them, which might be dairy-free – check at the location. The breaded tenders and regular fries are also made without dairy.
  • Everbowl – They specialize in cool, creamy superfood bowls, including acai, pitaya, blue majik, and more, layered with various other bases and toppings. Almost their entire menu is dairy free (they do offer whey protein) and vegan (they have honey and bee pollen as options).
  • Village Baker – Thank you to Tiana for this recommendation. This bake shop specializes in fresh baked bread, and most are dairy-free. So you can enjoy many sandwiches without cheese, and they have several salad options, too.

Providence

  • Cafe 517 – This local spot is helpful with dairy-free options. They can make Omelettes, Avocado Toast, and select sandwiches dairy-free on request.

Provo

  • Fat Daddy Pizzeria – They use Good Planet mozzarella and Violife Parmesan on their menu of vegan pies, served on a thin crust or gluten-free crust. Most of their pizzas and burgers can be made dairy-free on request. They also have some fun surprises on their vegan menu, like zucchini fries, beer battered onion rings, and mushroom friti.

Riverdale

  • Good Earth Natural Foods – This is a local grocery and supplement chain that offers a good selection of dairy-free, vegan, organic, and local products and specialty items.

Riverton

  • Aubergine Kitchen ⭐️ – Their diverse menu is clearly labeled for dairy-free and gluten-free. The dairy-free options include several dairy-free grain bowls, a few salads and other entrees, acai bowls, nice cream, and smoothies. Some additional items can be made dairy-free on request.

Salt Lake City

  • Alchemy Coffee – For food, they offer a few vegan toasts and a hummus plate option, and sometimes hav vegan pastries. For drinks, they typically have an array of dairy-free milk beverages, which can include almond, soy, rice, or coconut milk. They can also make you a dairy-free mocha or chai tea with ease – they source organic local vegan chocolate and chai.
  • Aubergine & Company ⭐️ – Their diverse menu is clearly labeled for dairy-free and gluten-free. The dairy-free options include several dairy-free grain bowls, a few salads and other entrees, acai bowls, nice cream, and smoothies. Some additional items can be made dairy-free on request.
  • Arempa’s – This is a Venezuelan eatery that offers a full vegan menu with arepas, empanadas, and a few entrees. Most of their meaty arepas can also be made dairy free.
  • Big Apple Pizzeria – They’re happy to make you a dairy-free pizza with dairy-free cheese, and also offer vegan meats. Their crust is reportedly dairy-free (including the gluten-free one, but it does contain egg), as are the red and BBQ sauces. They can use a clean cutter on your pizza on request.
  • Bud’s – It isn’t often that we get to say “value” and “vegan” in the same sentence. But the portions are generous and the prices are fair at this downtown vegan sandwich and salad shop.
  • City Cakes & Cafe ⭐️ – This is a 100% vegan bakery and cafe that also offers a full line of gluten-free baked goods. Their menu includes all types of pastries, like muffins, donuts, cookies, and cupcakes. They also serve savory items, like bagels with dairy-free cream cheese and grab-and-go deli entrees. They do take custom cake orders.
  • CoreLife Eatery – If you love nutritious bowls, then this is a chain to hit up. They serve salad bowls, grain bowls, and bone broth and vegetable broth bowls. You can also choose from a selection of tacos. They have a few dairy-free items on the menu, but also have build-your-own bowl choices with a plethora of dairy-free ingredients.
  • Even Stevens – They offer a Hummazing Vegan Sandwich and can make several other sandwiches dairy-free without cheese and on vegan bread. They also have a vegan breakfast burrito.
  • FreshFin Poke – They focus on quality at this local poke chain. They also offer a range of options for special diet needs, including two vegan protein options and vegan and gluten-free labels on their menus. Most items are naturally dairy-free.
  • Hello!Bulk Market – This is a bulk food store, where you can buy however much you need of various provisions. It’s a great resource for dairy-free and vegan baking and cooking, especially when you’re trying a new recipe, and don’t want to invest in big packages.
  • Island Fin Poke – Almost everything on their menu is dairy-free, and it includes some unique Hawaiian touches, like spam as a poke bowl option and dairy-free Dole Whip for dessert.
  • Jinya Ramen Bar – Unlike many ramen places, all of their ramens and soups are dairy-free. Almost all of their rice bowls and most of their small plates are made without dairy too. They also offer vegan menu items in every savory category (all of their desserts contain dairy).
  • MidiCi Pizza – Their signature Neapolitan dough is light, thin, soft, and chewy, with a high crust, and it’s dairy-free. It’s made purely with a special Neapolitan flour, water, sea salt, and yeast. They also offer dairy-free cheese alternative and vegan sausage, and have several custom order salad options.
  • Monkeywrench – Choose from over a dozen dairy-free ice cream flavors daily at this vegan shop. They also sell house-made baked goods, blend milkshakes, and have a coffee bar.
  • Nacho Daddy – This is not your average Mexican restaurant. It’s a lively, funky, bar and grill with an entire page on their menu dedicated to vegan items. The options include their house-made vegan queso dip, enchiladas, nachos, chimichangas, and more. They’re also happy to make most menu other items dairy-free on request with their vegan cheeses and vegan sour cream. They have one location right on the Strip, one downtown, and one in Summerlin.
  • Passion Flour Patisserie ⭐️ – You can enjoy every French pastry at this bakery and cafe – they are all vegan! They also serve a wonderful brunch menu.
  • Seasons Plant Based Bistro ⭐️ – Their specialty is hand-crafted vegan pizza with a range of toppings, but they also sell their house-made cheeses.
  • Spitz Mediterranean Street Food – All of their wraps and sandwiches and several other items can be ordered dairy-free and/or vegan, on request. They’re also friendly to gluten-free guests.
  • Sprouts Farmers Market – We love this natural food store. They offer a huge range of dairy-free specialty items, have great weekly sales and discounts, and offer full grocery service.
  • The Big O Doughnuts ⭐️ – The artisan doughnuts at this all-vegan shop come in yeast-raised and cake varieties. They include unique flavors and classic flavors with a little flair, and of course, they offer coffee drinks.
  • Vertical Diner ⭐️ – Expect a side of indulgence at this vegan restaurant. Their menu is piled high with burgers, sandwiches, nachos, and both sweet and savory breakfasts.
  • Village Baker – Thank you to Tiana for this recommendation. This bake shop specializes in fresh baked bread, and most are dairy-free. So you can enjoy many sandwiches without cheese, and they have several salad options, too.
  • Zest Kitchen & Bar ⭐️ – This 100% plant-based restaurant serves brunch, lunch, dinner, and craft cocktails. They focus on healthy cuisine made with whole food, seasonal ingredients.

Sandy

  • CoreLife Eatery – If you love nutritious bowls, then this is a chain to hit up. They serve salad bowls, grain bowls, and bone broth and vegetable broth bowls. You can also choose from a selection of tacos. They have a few dairy-free items on the menu, but also have build-your-own bowl choices with a plethora of dairy-free ingredients.
  • Good Earth Natural Foods – This is a local grocery and supplement chain that offers a good selection of dairy-free, vegan, organic, and local products and specialty items.
  • HuHot Mongolian Grill – See our HuHot Dairy-Free Guide for full details.
  • Village Baker – Thank you to Tiana for this recommendation. This bake shop specializes in fresh baked bread, and most are dairy-free. So you can enjoy many sandwiches without cheese, and they have several salad options, too.

Saratoga Springs

  • Chubby’s Cafe – Thanks to Tiana for recommending this local chain. “You can have their buns if you ask for them not to be toasted, can have any of their burgers without cheese, their beer-battered fries are delicious, and you can also have their scones if you don’t have their honey-butter with it. I usually bring my own, or they also have a cinnamon topping that I believe is dairy free. They’ll even make the chefs use fresh gloves if you ask, to cut down on cross contamination.” We have contacted the restaurant, and they use margarine on their buns when they toast them, which might be dairy-free – check at the location. The breaded tenders and regular fries are also made without dairy.

South Jordan

  • Sprouts Farmers Market – We love this natural food store. They offer a huge range of dairy-free specialty items, have great weekly sales and discounts, and offer full grocery service.
  • Village Baker – Thank you to Tiana for this recommendation. This bake shop specializes in fresh baked bread, and most are dairy-free. So you can enjoy many sandwiches without cheese, and they have several salad options, too.

South Ogden

  • Bow Tie Creamery – Their standard flavors include a dairy-free lemon ice and creamy vegan pina colada. You can order by the scoop or pint.

South Salt Lake

  • Bambu – This is a Vietnamese drink chain that specializes in authentic Chè, with many naturally dairy-free and vegan flavors (made with coconut milk). They also offer dairy-free options (coconut milk or almond milk) for their milk teas, coffee drinks, and smoothies.

Spanish Fork

Springville

  • Ginger’s Garden Café – Pretty much everything on the menu at this healthy rstaurant is dairy-free or can easily be made dairy-free. They offer a few items with chicken or turkey, but most of their menu is vegan-friendly, including the nachos, all of their soups and salad dressings, and most of their salads, sandwiches, and wraps.

St. George

  • Even Stevens – They offer a Hummazing Vegan Sandwich and can make several other sandwiches dairy-free without cheese and on vegan bread. They also have a vegan breakfast burrito.
  • HuHot Mongolian Grill – See our HuHot Dairy-Free Guide for full details.
  • Zeppe’s Italian Ice – Their custard does contain dairy, but their flagship Italian Ice is naturally dairy-free and vegan. It comes in a variety of flavor options.

Sugarhouse

  • Even Stevens – They offer a Hummazing Vegan Sandwich and can make several other sandwiches dairy-free without cheese and on vegan bread. They also have a vegan breakfast burrito.

Tooele

  • Chubby’s Cafe – Thanks to Tiana for recommending this local chain. “You can have their buns if you ask for them not to be toasted, can have any of their burgers without cheese, their beer-battered fries are delicious, and you can also have their scones if you don’t have their honey-butter with it. I usually bring my own, or they also have a cinnamon topping that I believe is dairy free. They’ll even make the chefs use fresh gloves if you ask, to cut down on cross contamination.” We have contacted the restaurant, and they use margarine on their buns when they toast them, which might be dairy-free – check at the location. The breaded tenders and regular fries are also made without dairy.
  • Nigh-Time Donuts – This is a traditional donut shop, but they also bake a small selection of gluten-free, dairy-free donuts, most of which are vegan.

Vineyard

  • Chubby’s Cafe – Thanks to Tiana for recommending this local chain. “You can have their buns if you ask for them not to be toasted, can have any of their burgers without cheese, their beer-battered fries are delicious, and you can also have their scones if you don’t have their honey-butter with it. I usually bring my own, or they also have a cinnamon topping that I believe is dairy free. They’ll even make the chefs use fresh gloves if you ask, to cut down on cross contamination.” We have contacted the restaurant, and they use margarine on their buns when they toast them, which might be dairy-free – check at the location. The breaded tenders and regular fries are also made without dairy.

West Jordan

  • Spitz Mediterranean Street Food – All of their wraps and sandwiches and several other items can be ordered dairy-free and/or vegan, on request. They’re also friendly to gluten-free guests.
  • Vegan Bowl ⭐️ – This is a vegan Vietnamese restaurant that’s well loved for plant-based pho, banh mi, and other vegan takes on traditional dishes.
  • Village Baker – Thank you to Tiana for this recommendation. This bake shop specializes in fresh baked bread, and most are dairy-free. So you can enjoy many sandwiches without cheese, and they have several salad options, too.

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Restaurant & Grocery Chains found throughout Utah

Some recommended restaurant and store chains are getting too big for our city listing britches. They have many locations, or are rapidly growing, and you might stumble across them in a number of towns in this state. Click on them for more dairy-free details.

Utah Dairy-Free Guide: Restaurants and Shops with vegan and gluten-free optionsPhoto from Aubergine & Company

Local Dairy-Free Food & Drink Producers in Utah

These dairy-free friendly companies don’t have their own retail location, but are in Utah. So you have a good chance of finding their products at grocery stores, restaurants, and/or other shops in this state. Keep an eye out!

  • Jolly Llama – We love their dairy-free ice cream novelties! You can easily find them in stores in their home state of Utah.
  • The Loaf – They bake organic, paleo, grain-free, dairy-free, gluten-free breads and cookies that are sold online and in stores.

Utah Dairy-Free Guide: Restaurants and Shops with vegan and gluten-free optionsPhoto from The Big O Doughnuts

This Guide is Continuously Updated with Recommendations

We welcome you to recommend other dairy-free friendly restaurants. Leave a comment or contact us and tell us why you like a certain restaurant. Restaurant owners and employees are also invited to reach out and let us know how you welcome dairy-free customers.

Please kindly let us know in the comments if any of these restaurants close. We want to keep this list current for you, but aren’t always notified when a restaurant closes. Let us know and we will quickly update!

This Guide is for Informational Purposes Only

Menus, ingredients, kitchen procedures, management, and restaurants are subject to change at any time. Always read the menu and discuss your dietary needs with the staff before ordering. Make sure that they can accommodate your situation.

There is always a risk for potential cross-contamination of allergens in any commercial kitchen. If cross-contamination is an issue for you, always speak with the manager to ensure that your meal can be safely prepared. Listings here do not guarantee that a restaurant is safe enough for your individual needs. Only you can make that decision.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

4 Comments

  1. Thanks so much for this!

    I’d also add Chubby’s Cafe to this list (multiple locations in UT). You can have their buns if you ask for them not to be toasted, can have any of their burgers without cheese, their beer-battered fries are delicious, and you can also have their scones if you don’t have their honey-butter with it. I usually bring my own, or they also have a cinnamon topping that I believe is dairy free. They’ll even make the chefs use fresh gloves if you ask, to cut down on cross contamination.

    In N Out is also a chain that’s there in American Fork, which you’ve covered before.

    JCWs (multiple locations in UT), you can have their fries and hamburgers without cheese. You can’t have their buns, but they’ll wrap them in an enormous head of lettuce for you upon request.

    Slim Chickens in American Fork has an allergen menu they’ll let you see, and there are many dairy-free items on it. You can have the grilled tenders, plain wings, honey-bbq wings, coleslaw, fries. You can’t have their fried tenders though.

    Village Baker has a couple locations in UT. All of their bread is dairy-free except their sourdough bread. So you can have almost any sandwich without cheese. You can also have their cranberry chicken salad, strawberry salad, tuna salad, and egg salad sandwiches.

    Hope that helps!

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