We may be a little biased when we tell you that Utah Valley is home to some of the best food in Utah. It’s true however, that it’s the perfect stop for foodies! We have tons of local and unique restaurants with food from an array of different cultures. Stop by for some of the best Mexican food in Utah, as well as other award-winning fare.  

Check out our list of non-chain restaurants, with 4-5 stars, that originated in Utah Valley! The restaurants that made the cut were chosen based on a mixture of Yelp ratings, Google reviews and local recommendations. Click the links to see the full lists of the best restaurants in Utah County for each section.

American Cuisine

A Foodie Guide to Utah Valley: American Food

If you’re looking for dishes as American as apple pie, you can’t go wrong with these suggestions. So many of the best places to eat in Utah County serve good ole American food! Visit a burger joint and slather on the fry sauce (a uniquely Utahn delicacy), try funeral potatoes, pick up some amazing hot dogs and brats, get scoops of ooey-gooey macaroni and cheese, or enjoy some awesome BBQ. 

Our list even includes a few uniquely American things, such as Southern food like fried chicken, and Native American courses from Black Sheep Cafe (psst, they have delicious Navajo tacos/fry bread). The list also includes the award-winning Tree Room at Sundance Mountain Resort, offering upscale modern American cuisine.

Asian & Polynesian Cuisine

The Ultimate Foodie's Guide to Utah Valley - Asa Ramen

With the largest populations in the world, the Asian continent produces vast and varied cuisines. This is reflected in the many Asian eateries throughout Utah Valley, which make some of the best restaurants in Utah County. Here you’ll find cuisine from almost every country you can think of in Asia, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Indian, and Vietnamese restaurants. We even included the best Polynesian restaurants because of their similar flavors and ingredients to certain Asian cuisine.

European & Latin American Cuisine

A Foodie Guide to Utah Valley: American Food

Do you love pasta and tacos? We thought you might, so we compiled a list of the best places to find Latin American and European food! Foodies can find some great Mexican food in Utah Valley, as well as other specialties from Latin America.  

We have an array of authentic Salvadorian, Brazilian and Argentinian food, as well as some great Greek, German, and Italian restaurants. So whether you’re feeling black beans and rice, pupusas, fettuccine alfredo, or lasagna, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Utah Valley.

Desserts & Snacks

The Ultimate Foodie's Guide to Utah Valley: Desserts & Snacks - Bianca's French Bakery

If you’re looking for the best desserts in Utah County, look no further. A list of best places to eat in Utah County would not be complete without including the many bakeries, soda shops, or candy and chocolate shops! Utah Valley makes some of the best doughnuts, candies, and sweets around, with a variety of local favorites! 

Satisfy your sweet tooth with classics like vanilla ice cream from one of our local creameries, or order a treat from a Cupcake Wars winning baker! And don't even get us started on our artisan chocolate makers...

If you find yourself in Utah Valley, don't feel like you're limited to chain restaurants! Whether you find yourself in American Fork, Pleasant Grove or farther south like Provo or Spanish Fork, you’re sure to find a delicious meal! Venture out to one of these amazing local restaurants and delight in some fantastic eats! 

For a list of all other restaurants in Utah Valley, including these, see our restaurants listings. To browse some of the best restaurants in Provo, download the Downtown Provo dining guide. Bon appetit!