Downtown Provo's Eclectic Food Scene

Even on cold winter mornings, long lines snake outside tiny Hruska’s Kolaches in downtown Provo, Utah, as hungry fans of the warm savory buns wait patiently to order.

 “It’s like someone took a bun and filled it with heaven and asked you to eat it,” says Provo City’s Business Development Coordinator Scott Bowles about the kolaches.

 Hruska’s is only one of many eclectic and international food offerings lining Provo’s historic Center Street and adjacent University Avenue. Take a stroll down the tree-lined streets and you’ll be tempted by food from England, Japan, Mexico, Peru, El Salvador, America, Italy, India, China, Mongolia, Vietnam, Eastern Europe, New Orleans (Cajun), Belgium and more. There are more than 60 independently owned and operated restaurants downtown.


By Gail Newbold

Photos by Kevin Kiernan