Best Places to Eat in the Utah Valley

As Voltaire pointed out, “Nothing would be more boring than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure and a necessity.” These are some of the best restaurants in Utah Valley, sure to be a treat.

The best breakfast

Kolaches of Hruska. This quaint little store is right on Center Street in Provo, conveniently located near my favorite used bookstore, Pioneer Books. Their kolaches are inexpensive, fresh all day, and the perfect breakfast to meet up with friends or grab a grab-and-go. My favorites are the tasty meat stuffed kolaches.

Finalist: Magleby’s. Bacon. Bacon. Maple flavored bacon. This is a classic Provo restaurant, perfect for enjoying a sit-down breakfast with the family.

Best thai

Spicy Thai. This is the best Thai food in the whole valley and they have a lot of competition. My favorite dishes are the yellow squash curry with chicken and pad thai. The restaurant is comfortable and the service is always fast and friendly.

The best fast and cheap food

Sensual Sandwich. I spent less than $ 3, it was totally full, and it was delicious. Got something spicy with cream cheese. Okay.

(Runner-up: NuSkin Cafe, pretty good, pretty cheap. I recommend the enchiladas. And the one-egg meal for breakfast).

Best burger

So Provo is pretty burger-saturated and far from me to claim to have the expertise on which one is better, but while I think In-N-Out is tough to beat, Five Guys and Smashburger put up a pretty good fight.

The best grilled food

They mostly just have sliders, but I don’t really consider it a burger joint … Marley’s. (AKA Harley Davidson Grill) VERY good. Love it. The original location is in Timponogos, but a new location has opened at the Riverwoods Mall in Provo. Both are great, but if you want to buy a Harley, go with their slider.

Best restaurant with class

Communal. I loved everything I ate here. Very elegant, very good service, very good atmosphere and quite expensive. But if you’re looking for something legitimately nice in Provo, this is it. I’ve never had anything here that I didn’t love. I’ve often tried to recreate my meals from there at home, usually I don’t even come close to the original, which confirms my suspicion that they use magic in the kitchen.

So there they are. What are some of your favorite Utah Valley restaurants?

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