Where are the latest hot restaurants in Utah County? Look no further. From fancy tacos to fried chicken to pancakes, we've got you covered.
-- McKenna Park, Daily Herald
Hruska's Kolaches serves up a secret family recipe of savory and sweet kolaches made from scratch. The American Fork shop opened in February, joining the shop in Provo and Salt Lake City.
Location: 11 W. Main St., American Fork
Take a trip to the islands without leaving the county at Mo' Bettahs. Whether you want steak…
Mo' Bettahs opened in February in Orem and Pleasant Grove and serves up Hawaiian style food.
1385 S. State St., Orem
855 W. State St., Pleasant Grove
Original Pancake House
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The Original Pancake House, which opened in February, offers a variety of breakfast foods. As our food reviewer described, the food is consistently good and reasonably priced, making it worth the crowds the often occupy the restaurant.
Location: 1674 W. Traverse Parkway, Lehi
Somtum "deliver(s) on the promise of delicious food" and "brings some much-needed dining diversity to the great Eagle Mountain area" with its variety of Thai and Lao food, according to our food reviewer.
Location: 1388 Eagle Mountain Blvd., Suite A, Eagle Mountain
MOZZ Artison Pizza
MOZZ Artisan Pizza, which opened in Provo in March, serves up handcrafted individual pizzas topped with locally-sourced ingredients. Give the cauliflower pizza a try, as the dish was our food reviewer's favorite.
Location: 145 N. University Ave., Provo
One of the newest donut shops in Utah County is Jack's Donuts, which opened in March. They serve a variety of unique doughnuts, including some topped with different kinds of cereal.
Location: 456 E. State St. Suite #600, American Fork
According to the restaurants's website, Ombu is the first Korean BBQ all-you-can-eat experience in Utah.
Location: 147 N. State St., Orem
Lovebirds Hot Chicken
Started by the people behind Waffle Love, Lovebirds is a take on Nashville hot chicken. With its grand opening just a few months ago, the restaurant has a very simple menu. Dishes include fried chicken sandwiches on toasted, house made brioche buns, with different topping options, along with sides of slaws and fries.
Location: 4801 N. University Ave., Suite 860, Provo
Padeli's Street Greek
Padeli's opened in Lehi in May and offers a variety of gyros, bowls and wraps.
Location: 2975 Club House Drive, Lehi
According to our food reviewer, Blue Poblano offers Provo the fancy tacos it never knew it needed. She describes each bite as high quality and the overall presentation restaurant-quality.
Years ago, the establishment was housed in downtown Provo, then moved locations up to Salt Lake, and then recently closed that location to move back to this new spot in Provo.
Address: 1831 N. State St., Provo
Bok Bok Chicken
As our food reviewer describes, Bok Bok chicken is a satisfying blink-and-you-miss-it hole in the wall place. The restaurant features a short and simple menu of Korean-style fried chicken with different sauce options, including house sauce, spicy house sauce and candy garlic sauce.
Location: 648 E. State Road, Suite N, American Fork
Haku Ramen House
According to our food reviewer, "Haku Ramen is a few-frills kind of eatery that I find myself particularly attracted to. I’ve opined in previous reviews that I make it a point to find restaurants that dedicate their menus to a few items. Haku Ramen House pulls this off effortlessly, serving four kinds of ramen with a handful of appetizers."
Address: 101 N. State St., Suite 104, American Fork