5 Local Restaurants to Support (and Savor) Right Now

With the restaurant industry hit particularly hard by the pandemic, there’s never been a better time to show your support by savoring dishes from treasured establishments near Summit Creek. Whether you’re in the mood for a laid-back lunch or a formal sit-down dinner, consider this your go-to dining guide.


Located in Provo, Communal serves locally sourced American cuisine in a cozy, down-home environment. The restaurant offers family-style dining, a private dining room, and takeout and delivery options. We recommend starting with an order of potato croquettes and then segueing into shared servings of grilled hanger steak and Agnolotti pasta with local roasted mushrooms.

Sidecar Café

If you’re looking for a fun place to take the kids (or the kids at heart), look no further than Sidecar Café. This Springville institution is attached to a museum of vintage motorcycles and, fittingly, serves a classic American menu of burgers, sandwiches, and fries. We’re particularly partial to the all-day breakfast menu, which allows diners to nosh on Dutch baby pancakes, biscuits and gravy, and more at their leisure.

Happy Sumo

When Happy Sumo opened in 1999, it gave Utahns a rare opportunity to enjoy an authentic sushi experience. More than two decades later, the upscale Asian bistro (with locations in Provo and Salt Lake City) remains a favorite for anyone in search of sushi and special rolls. Indoor dining is available with limited capacity (reservations are recommended), but you can also place an order for contactless curbside pickup or delivery. 

Tadka Cuisine of India

For some of the tastiest Indian food around, take a trip to Tadka Cuisine of India in Payson. This hole-in-the-wall eatery offers Indian classics such as vegetable samosas, chicken tandoori, and chicken tikka masala. Though the indoor dining room is currently closed because of the pandemic, you can still order your favorite dishes for pickup or delivery. 

Black Sheep Café

Tucked into a picturesque storefront in Provo, Black Sheep Café serves a variety of contemporary Native American and Southwestern cuisine such as honey lavender frybread, green chili pork tacos, and pozole. With a fusion of flavors and a full bar, Black Sheep Café is the perfect place for a leisurely lunch or a round of happy hour cocktails.

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