Cultural Cuisines Find New Homes in Provo
Three families share their heritage and culture in charming downtown Provo where restaurants showcase food from around the globe.
Indulgent katsu curry. Scratch-made kolaches. No-frills beef bulgogi. Chile-coated esquites and aguas frescas. Diversity in dining is a hallmark of a vibrant city, and an engaged local community. And all these dishes, and dozens of others, are found in Provo.
Thanks in large part to the continual immigration of converts to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Provo boasts one of the most eclectic multicultural food scenes in the Intermountain West. This is enhanced by the large international student and faculty population at Brigham Young University, where students hail from 46 different countries.
Within the roughly mile and half downtown corridor, you’ll find Brazilian, Peruvian, Mexican, Native American, Indian, Korean, Pacific Islander, Japanese and many other diverse restaurants.