We have been on a quest to find good places to eat that support our Real Food lifestyle. Wow, is that ever a hard thing! That’s part of why we were so pleased to find Communal, a restaurant in downtown Provo, Utah. Here are just a few things I love about this place:
- They tell you where your food comes from. Right on the menu they list what farm the egg you are eating came from and where your cheese was made. No mystery meat!
- It is local food. I love supporting local business, especially those fighting in the ranks of the Real Food movement with me. I also love knowing my food didn’t travel halfway across the country before making it’s way to my plate!
- The menu changes. I’m going to share pictures of what we had, but I honestly don’t remember very well what each dish was called. I pulled up the menu online so I could remember the name of the dishes and the menu was completely different! The ingredients are seasonal and the menu is based on what is available, which also means more fresh and delicious!
- And while I’m talking about the food being fresh and delicious, I’m going to give this subject it’s own line. Yum, yum, yum! It was so good!
We started with some clam chowder which was wonderful. Then there was a steak, some pork belly, risotto, potatoes and cauliflower. The food at Communal is served family style like you would expect at a Chinese restaurant. I actually loved that because then we got to taste more things! I also took home a chocolate bread pudding made with Amano chocolate. I was too full that night to try it, but the next morning I went to snitch a bite before breakfast, and ended up just eating bread pudding for breakfast, haha! It was divine!
Communal was a huge win, and we will definitely be back! I think we may have just found our new favorite restaurant!
Real Food restaurants are hard to find, but they are out there! Do you have one near you? Share your favorite restaurant in the comments!