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Greek-n-Go Food Truck

Greek-n-Go Food Truck sits on the side of the road on Canyon Road in Provo, Utah. It’s at a key location near the Brigham Young University campus. Nearby is Swig, a pop and cookie shop. That’s where Greek-n-Go used to be. But from economic difficulties, Mark and Mary Jensen decided to move south a few feet and buy a food truck instead. Mark says it was the best thing they could have done and business has never been better. Food trucks are hip and trendy, so the Jensens caught the wave on wheels just in time.

Mark and Mary have a secret?–they are not Greek. They had some Greek neighbors who taught them everything they know about Greek food. They saw a gap in society with less then enough euros and pitas, so they started up their own joint.

The crowd favorite is the classic euro. It’s made with slow cooked beef, homemade yogurt sauce, freshly cooked pita bread and tomatoes to top it off. I wanted to wait to eat it when I got one, but I couldn’t resist, I scarfed it down the second I got into my car. The tastes took me on the plane to Greece.

Don’t believe me? Check out what others say about their food truck awesomeness. Or better yet, try it for yourselves.

La Taqueria El Vaquero

La Taqueria del Vaquero does not look much from the outside. But if you want to find out what Mexico’s really like, this is a must see, smell and taste. The Mexican food is top quality and the customers rave on and on about it. Check out their Facebook page here.

The owners didn’t want to be interviewed, but I was still able to get some good shots of Jesus Aguayo cooking in the kitchen. I went on a weekday, so it was still busy. But the weekend is when the party happens at the Vaquero.  All of the aunts, cousins, and all family members in town come and enjoy good food and an awesome family get together.

I really liked getting to know Amanda Rojas. She is the only worker that’s non family. She moved away from her entire family in Chile to come to BYU. El Vaquero and company is like her family in Provo and she loves the food (even though it’s nothing like Chilean food).

What I liked best about El Vaquero was the chill atmosphere. There was a soccer game playing and they had a mini buffet full of sauces, herbs and other add-ons. When you come, just remember not to judge this book by its cover.

The India Palace

 

To officially start off my blog, I want to show off several Utah Valley restaurants in the great state of Utah. I chose India Palace as my guinea pig because they are a little piece of India located in downtown Provo, a proven winner.

It was so much fun to get to know Amrik Singh (owner and chef at India Palace). He loves the food and all of his customers. The second I walked into the doors, I felt welcomed. Amrik crossed the oceans to live in Provo 19 years ago. He moved away from his family and friends and opened up this thriving Indian restaurant.

The very best part are the smells. It’s like an aroma of spices that hit you like a brick wall upon entering the building (it’s getting me hungry just thinking about it).

The food is delicious at any time of day, but I recommend going during the lunch hours 11am – 3pm. For their $9.95 all-you-can-eat legit Indian buffet which I showcase in the my video. There’s all sorts of options including curry, pita breads, vegetables, and even mango rice.

I hope the video takes you to India and gives you a taste of the India Palace. To connect more with Amrik, visit the India Palace on their homepage.