Grubs We Love // Oahu!

Places to eat in Oahu

Here is a list of our favorite spots to eat if you ever find yourself in Oahu! If you have any more places you suggest people check out comment on this Instagram HERE

#1: Limon Rotisserie

This is a perfect spot, especially if you are staying down my Ko'olina! It opened in November of 2017 and had raving Yelp reviews so we tried it out and LOVED it. We just did the full chicken with the two sides and loved it all. 

Limon Rotisserie

#2: Leonard's Malasada's

We have gone to both the storefront of Leonard's and the food truck and can honestly say that both are just as good! We found the food truck off the side of the highway near Ko'olina. It's called the Leonard's Malasadamobile Wagon. 

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#3: Haleiwa Bowls

Honestly one of the best acai bowls EVER. Located up on the North Shore. I'm sure anything you order is great.

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#4: The Elephant Shack

This used to be a food truck and now it is a restaurant on the North Shore! Find out more details on it click HERE

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#5: Ted's Bakery

We received a lot of recommendations from people to go here! I personally don't love pie but you love pie, this spot is for you! Right off the freeway as you're driving to the North Shore. 

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#6: Kahuku Farms

This spot is located right off the highway on the North Shore and is an amazing farm to table restaurant. We were full when we went but their lunch looked AMAZING. We ordered the homemade banana bread with ice cream and caramel sauce. Next time we for sure want to try the food!

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#7: Giovanni's Shrimp Truck

This place was worth all of the hype! Buttery, garlic goodness. Make sure you order a soda to wash all that garlic down haha! 

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#8: Seven Brothers

Even though Seven Brothers is in Utah now (woo!) you can still find two locations up on the North Shore. Everything here is amazing!

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#9: Kahuku Superette

A local recommended this (random) spot for Poke and we loved it!

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#10: Snow Cones!

Matusmoto is the snow cone shop that people are most hyped about... However, we liked other ones way more! One that we loved was right next to the Seven Brothers "At The Mill" location. Don't forget if you have a snow cone spot you love, go comment HERE

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All in all, Oahu is filled with amazing food. If you find yourself in Waikiki go to The Street: A Michael Mina Social House and then go to Duke's for some famous Hula Pie! 

Stix Fresh Asian Grill // Orem

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A couple weeks ago, we received a Direct Message from a follower on Utah Grubs telling us we needed to go try out Stix Asian Grill in Orem so we did and we loved it! We love receiving recommendations from our followers and this one did not disappoint. 

Stix is located in Orem at 1066 S 750 E. Orem, UT 84097 and serves a variety of fresh asian dishes like rice and noodle bowls. They've done an incredible job with the interior of their restaurant and the ambiance in there is incredible. Be sure to check them out and follow their social pages below!

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BLOCK RESTAURANT // Provo, Utah


Provo's new farm to table restaurant, Block, is exactly what Provo has been desperately needing. A higher end restaurant that makes you feel like you're not really in Provo anymore. Block uses locally sourced ingredients from local farmers and artisans to make this unique dining experience a must try!


The design of the restaurant is beautiful and we loved the ambiance it provides! 



CHARCUTERIE BOARD
A rotating selection of cured meats and cheeses, housemade mustard, housemade seasonal jam, Slideridge honeycomb and a pickled accompaniment. Also pretty much my dream come true! 


HONEY GARLIC CHICKEN BREAST
Barley pilaf, sauteed rainbow carrots, Slideridge honey and toasted walnuts


CLIFFORD'S FARM PORK LOIN
Yam puree, Apple chutney, Snuck farm's kale


POPCORN PANA COTTA
With caramel popcorn and caramel sauce on top!


S'MORES BOARD
Toasted house-made marshmallows, local dark chocolate, graham crackers, rotating accompaniments  


CHAI TEA CREME BRULEE
Served with soft gingersnap cookies


This is their chef, Adam Cold. Honestly, such an incredible chef that has brought something truly special to Provo. I'd recommend getting a reservation now before there are week-long waiting lists!

Thanks for having us in, Block Restaurant.  

  (located at 3330 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84604)

Photos by our intern Abigail Keenan

BAKED // Logan Cookie Delivery


Last week we finally tried BAKED in Logan! Baked is a cookie delivery service that not only sells delicious cookies but donates 10% of their proceeds to a different charity each season. Fall 2017's charity is RODS which is a foundation for orphans with Down Syndrome. You can learn more about their charity efforts HERE.  


One of the best things I ate while in Baked was this chocolate chip cookie sandwich with Aggie Blue Mint ice cream in the middle! I've always loved Aggie ice cream so having it in the middle of two warm cookies was pretty much a dream come true. 



If you're in Logan, be sure to stop by and enjoy your cookies inside their store! They have nice lounge areas where you can stay and eat, even until 2am! They also recently opened in REXBURG so if you have any BYU Idaho friends be sure to tell them to try it out. 


You can order their regular chocolate chip cookies or their salted caramel. I honestly loved both. If you are a caramel lover you HAVE to try the caramel!



Thanks so much for having us in, Baked! We will be back every time we are in Logan that's for sure!

Visit their website HERE.
Visit their Instagram HERE


Wallaby's Smokehouse // South Jordan


On Saturday we went out to WALLABY'S SMOKEHOUSE in South Jordan! It is right in The District and just had its grand opening. 


I loved these Australian sparkling drinks. My favorite was the Blood Orange and Peach.


Bob's Beef Brisket Salad


Surf & Turf w/ Smashed Potatoes


Melbourne Burger with fries


Pepperjack Cheese Mac n' Cheese


Giant Cinnamon Roll


The burger and fries were our favorite. Wallaby's is a super family friendly place. Be sure to try it next time you're in the area!

-Liv & Will


Core Life Eatery // Warm Bowls


Last week we went back into CoreLife Eatery to try some of the warmer items off of their menu! They are located in American Fork right off State Street (197 NW State Street American Fork, UT 84003) and we loved our experience last time we went in. See that post HERE



Something we love about CoreLife is the fact that EVERYTHING in the restaurant (besides the sample bread) is Gluten Free! So, if you have a friend with a gluten intolerance you can come to CoreLife and order something everyone will love. 




Their juices/fresh lemonades might be my favorite part of the restaurant. Be sure to sample them to see which one is your favorite! It's a tough decision.  


Broth Bowls



Be sure to try CoreLife next time you're in American Fork! It's a wonderful healthy restaurant that will leave you feeling better than when you came. 

See our last post about CoreLife HERE

-Will & Liv



Midici Pizza // Orem


Several weeks ago one of our followers commented on our Instagram and told us that we MUST go try Midici in Orem since it was "the closest Italian pizza he's had since living in Italy". We were intrigued! So we went to give it a try today and we absolutely LOVED it. Not only do they have incredible pizza, but they have delicious salads and Italian soda that all will love. 



They also have a super fun polaroid wall! Whoever is there next time, try to spot our pic.





The two Italian sodas that we tried were Coconut Cream and Strawberry Peach. Don't be surprised if I'm back to order another one of those tomorrow đŸ˜‰




Overall, a wonderful experience that we absolutely loved. Be sure to try it out next time in you're in the Provo/Orem area. Midici is attached to the University Mall on the southwest side (by Macy's). Follow them on Instagram HERE

Thank you so much for having us in, Midici! We will for sure be back. 

-Liv & Will

HIRING: Utah Grubs Intern


We are looking for an intern to join our Utah Grubs team! We will go into more details in our interviews but would love to see if you are a perfect fit!

Requirements: 
  • Photoshop/InDesign experience
  • Intermediate-Advanced photography experience (preferably with food)
  • Experience with blog writing
To apply, please email your resume to utahgrubs@gmail.com with INTERN in the subject line. 

Thank you so much! Can't wait to have one of you join the team. 

CoreLife Eatery // American Fork



Yesterday we went to try the new CoreLife Eatery in American Fork! CoreLife opened up in Utah a couple months and serves a variety of HEALTHY, delicious dishes that are sure to please any crowd. They have various locations across the United States but this location is their first on the west coast. The manager told us that every menu item at CoreLife is gluten free (the only gluten they have in the entire restaurant is the complimentary slices of bread they hand out!). 



My favorite dish was this Plate with Chicken. It came with quinoa, sweet potatoes and Brussel sprouts and I'm already craving it again! It was the perfect meal that tastes good, fills you up and leaves you feeling good about what you just ate.


Thai Chicken and Rice Noodle Grain bowl.


Be sure to pair whatever you get here with their LEMONADES! My favorite drink was the Coconut Water Fruit Punch. It tasted just like a pina colada and I would go back just to order that! We love finding good healthy choices around Utah.

-Will & Liv

Follow them on Instagram here: @corelifeeateryut
View their menu here: CoreLife Menu

NOT IN UTAH GRUBS


Okay okay.. let's clear up any confusion here. 

A couple months ago we launched our UTAH GRUBS GROUP on Facebook and it's been an incredible opportunity for "Grubbers" to connect and share/see places to go in certain areas of Utah. Here are some examples of what we've seen below...


We've loved seeing so many people connect, give suggestions, and find a new local place to try. However, we found that tons of Utahns were wanting suggestions for places OUTSIDE of Utah which is awesome and we love that. We want suggestions outside of Utah too so we've launched...


A group where you can get recommendations for wherever you're going outside of Utah. 



Go join and have fun finding good places to eat! Whether that's in Utah or not... hopefully our foodie community will have you covered. 


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SHIROKUMA / TONKOTSU (West Valley)


A couple weeks ago we drove to West Valley to try SHIROKUMA. It was our first time trying "Snow Cream" and we absolutely LOVED it! We weren't too keen on the idea to start, but now we are sold. It was so different than anything we've ever tried before which made it such a fun experience all around. They serve these incredible bubble waffles that you need to go try as well. We ordered the chocolate infused one and now I'm dying to try the Mochi infused bubble waffle. Sounds interesting!



Order the condensed milk on top. That was our favorite part!



The best way to describe snow cream is a hybrid between shaved ice and ice cream. You get the best of both worlds! 


The same owners also own TONKOTSU Ramen Bar which is actually some of the BEST Ramen we've had in Utah. Seriously, if you haven't tried it yet you need to go as soon as possible. It is located in West Valley as well. 


Thank you for having us in, Shirokuma! We will DEFINITELY be back!

-WILL & LIV

iced // Holladay


ICED is a new dessert stop in Holladay that we loved stopping by! It serves an assortment of shaved ices, ice cream, sodas and their special bubble cones!

Fun fact: my very first job was at a snow cone shack in Holladay called Island Flavor. We served Typhoons which were shaved ice blended together with ice cream and they were SO good. I ate one almost every single day and they serve Typhoon's here!! Iced is actually owned by the same family that owned Island Flavor so it' so fun to be able to eat these treats again that I haven't had in almost 10 years.


My favorite Typhoon flavor was peach, pineapple, and coconut. My friend Katie came up with this combination when we worked there together and I was obsessed. 



They also have BUBBLE WAFFLES! Fun to put ice cream right in the middle of them too. 

Thanks for having us in, Iced!

-Liv & Will


VERSANTE BRUNCH // Park City


Remember how we've talked about how much of a pain it is to find good places to eat in Park City? We're so glad that it isn't anymore because we now have VERSANTE! 

Versante opened a couple months ago and is located inside the Peaks Hotel right in the heart of Park City. We went and dined there in March and you can see our post HERE.  

They recently started serving brunch on the weekends (they'll start doing it every day in the winter) so we went to try it on Saturday and it was TO DIE FOR. Every item that we ordered was made to perfection and we now want to go up there every weekend for brunch!






My little brother Jensen is our latest food critic ;) 


I ordered the Red Hash Scramble with goat cheese, peppers, onions, tomatoes and a fried egg on top. Highly reccomend!


Will ordered the Bacon Egg Sandwich.



And to top it off we ate their BREAKFAST DESSERT. 
(You know it's a good restaurant when there is a breakfast dessert menu) 
It had fruit, Nutella, mint and a delicious syrup on top. 


Thank you for having us in, Versante! We'll be in again soon!

-Will & Liv

CURRENT FAVORITE COSTCO FINDS!


Hey, everyone!
We receive a lot of direct messages on Instagram asking what our favorite Costco items are so we've been meaning to do this post for what seems like FOREVER! Here is what we like to grab while we are at Costco. Feel free to comment your favorite Costco picks below too!


1. G2G Bars
Why do we love these bars? Local Utah company! 


2. Kirkland Marcona Almonds
These almonds are seriously so delicious! I can't ever stop snacking on them once I start. 


3. Citterio Meat & Cheese Packs
These are the best for grab and go! Super low carb if you're into that thing these days :) 


4. Boom Chicka Pop
If you haven't tried this stuff yet please stop what you are doing and get to your nearest Costco immediately. 


5. Whisps!
If you know me, you know I am the biggest cheese fan EVER. So this little snack is right up my alley. 


6. Acai Packs
If we don't have time to make it to Protein Foundry we love making our own Acai from home!


7. Food Should Taste Good Multigrain Tortilla Chips
Perfect amount of salt in my opinion!


8. Chunky Guac from Good Foods
Tableside guac that tastes good is hard to come by. This stuff is deeeelicous. 


9. Pepperjack Cheese from Tillamook
Probably the least appetizing picture one could ever take of cheese but you get the point. If you love Pepperjack anything grab this from Tillamook!


10. CHICKEN PATTIES!
I will sing the praises for these every single day. Grab them! I always find them at the Costco off of 300 W downtown SLC (biggest Costco in the world say what!!!). 

Comment your favorites below!

-Liv & Will

SILVER FERN BRAND


We are so excited to be featuring SILVER FERN BRAND today on our blog and Instagram! This is a brand that we've been able to get to know well these last couple weeks and absolutely love them. They offer products that are great for anyone trying to fill their bodies with healthier substances and wanting to just feel better in general. 

The drink mixes pictured above assist with metabolic restoration, hunger control assistance, potent immune stimulation, prebiotic fiber, and 5 billion CFU of probiotics! 5 billion!


With all the wonderful (sometimes extremely unhealthy) food we eat every day it is always nice to help clean out your gut once in a while. Whether you are interested in gut repair, transforming a dysfunctional immune system, digestion support, immune support, or healthy bowel, our Ultimate Probiotic is right for you.

We have felt such a huge different taking these! And they've definitely been so needed after our very carb/sugar heavy trip to Europe the last couple weeks.


Our final feature from this brand are these DARK CHOCOLATE COVERED ALMONDS. 

Now, this is a treat I can get behind. I love dark chocolate covered ANYTHING and these almonds with NO sugar alcohols are currently my favorite treat to munch on. I've actually been having stomach problems the last several years and very recently finally figured out what it was! A sugar alcohol called maltitol. So random. But the second I stopped eating anything with that sugar alcohol I haven't encountered any issues and I used to have pains once or twice a WEEK. So these are a wonderful treat for me. 


Feel free to hop on over to Silver Fern Brand's website and order yourself some goodies. I promise you will feel a huge difference in your body!

-Liv & Will

Utah Grubs // London FOOD


We had an overwhelming response of people wanting us to post our London Food Stops so here you go! Obviously, we feel a little silly posting our favorite spots because we've been to London ONCE together so we are no professional London foodies but we loved these places and would recommend them to anyone! A lot of you said you are traveling to London soon so here were our favorite stops.
 

Udderlicious. Dark chocolate salted ice cream!
 

Primrose Hill Saturday Morning Market (may be seasonal)
Egg Muffin Man Pork Belly sandwich w/ Bacon Jam. Unreal. Cash only. 

 


Kanada Ya. 
Great ramen spot!
 



Borough Market. 
Cheese toasties. I had a hard time finding this (highly recommended) spot so here is a picture of it. 


Camden Market. 
Cheesy pasta, churros, Peruvian food.. you name it. It's there. Lots of fun, unique food stalls. A little on the edgier side of town. 
 



Byron Burger. 
Order the ZUCHINNI FRIES. I know, so odd. But they are SO GOOD and we preferred them over the real fries.
 

Strawberries and Cream. 
Right off the Bond street metro station. Holy YUM. I will dream about this treat for a long time! 



Places we loved but didn't get a picture of. 
Selfridges Food Hall. Fun little food court. We had the BEST salads here.
Harrod’s Food Hall. Great food hall as well.
Farm Girl. Healthier breakfast spot with delicious acai bowls.

Other recommendations our local friends gave us:
Mae Deli
Gails Bakery
Farmacy
Brown & Rosie
Franco Manca
Wagamamas
Tortilla
Orangery at Hyde Park
Peggy Porschen's
Milk Train Ice Cream 
Flat Iron
le Relais de Venise l'Entrecote
Dishoom (Indian)
Sketch (tea)

If you have any recommendations feel free to comment below!

-Liv & Will


LA JOLLA GROVES


On Friday evening we had the pleasure of dining at LA JOLLA GROVES in Provo. I was a hostess at La Jolla in College and have always absolutely loved the food there. Not only is the food incredible, but the ambiance of the restaurant is hard to beat.



Artisan Cheese & Fruit


How incredible are all of these lemon trees inside the restaurant? 


Apricot and Cranberry Salad


One of my favorite items on the menu is this MUSHROOM SOUP. If you are a mushroom soup fan, be sure to go try theirs!


Tomato Bisque Soup


Beef Medallion Sandwich


Baked Shells and White Cheddar Gratin

Probably one of the dreamiest dishes of Mac n' Cheese we've ever tried. 



Chicken Marsala




Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake
 


La Jolla Groves Lemon Cake

Overall, I have yet to try or even see something I DIDN'T like at La Jolla Groves. I love the service, food, atmosphere and experience. 

Let us know if you go try it!

-Liv & Will


SLAPFISH // LEHI


A couple weeks ago we went to the SLAPFISH in Lehi right before their grand opening. We were seriously blown away at the cleanliness, service, and of course FOOD there. Everything we ate was absolutely delicious and it is now one of our favorite spots to grab a bite. I'm already trying to find a time to go this week!


Housemade Pickles


Fish & Chips



Shrimp Cerviche



Fish Tacos



Tuna bowl


Chowder Fries




Lobster Roll


Clobster Grilled Cheese


Lobster Taquitos



I would say my personal favorites were the Clobster Grilled Cheese and the Chowder Fries. However, I would go again and order any of the items pictured above because they were THAT good. If you go give it a try, let us know what you order and what you think!


Slapfish is located at
 3320 North Digital Drive. Lehi, UT 84043

Thanks again for having us, Slapfish!

-Liv & Will

THE DODO // SLC


Tonight we were able to dine at The Dodo in SLC! This restaurant was a huge hit on our #UGCityPicks SLC list and has always been one of our absolute favorite spots to eat. 

For our appetizer we ordered the Ahi Medallions: Lemon pepper seared Ahi on cucumber slices with orange-soy sauce, pickled ginger, jasmine rice and grilled pineapple. 


William ordered the Smoked Turkey sandwich: Smoked in-house and thinly sliced turkey on a sourdough garlic roll. Served with a Dodo barbecue sauce. He added the swiss and bacon and agrees that the extra cost is definitely worth it when it comes to this sandwich. 




And my go-to is always the DIRTY BIRD SALAD. It isn't on the menu but is one of their most popular dishes. Order it and, once again, ADD THE EXTRAS. Every flavor in this salad is incredible and worth it.




And lastly, you truly can't leave The Dodo without trying their TOLL HOUSE PIE. One of the desserts I constantly crave. 

Let us know if you go!

Happy Grubbin'

-Will & Liv