If you find yourself in Utah this spring or summer, you're in luck! It's the perfect time to drive up Provo Canyon for a delectable food tour of Midway! This beautiful mountain valley is a picturesque spot filled with old world charm. Midway was settled by Swiss immigrants who found the area similar to their native Swiss Alps. Outdoor adventures abound--everything from cross country skiing and snow shoeing, to snowmobiling during the winter months. When weather gets warmer there’s golf, hiking and fishing. You can drive past historic homes and swim in a volcanic crater, but we're here for the food!
Last summer during a family reunion, we gathered all the “girls” (ages 17-89) and set out to find the spots around Midway that produced culinary delights! We want to share our self-guided foodie tour with four favorite stops--all with free samples, of course! Please note the open days/times for each store so you don't miss out!
- Midway Bakery on Main
Tucked back on a corner of Main Street, you’ll find a charming little farmhouse style bakery! The cozy spot has a delicious array of baked goods calling your name. There are cinnamon rolls, orange, blueberry and pecan rolls, loaves of bread, muffins, scones, coffee and hot chocolate. They even serve breakfast biscuits and sandwiches for lunch.
The service was friendly and welcoming. We selected all different things to sample, made ourselves a little buffet, then sat down at a table and inhaled our treats. The Garlic Pull-Apart bread was tender and flavorful. We tried both blueberry and orange rolls – heavenly! Real fruit flavor, moist and sweet with just the right amount of glaze. Customers coming in and out, were enthusiastic about this being the best bakery! We eyed so many scrumptious offerings, but trying to limit ourselves, we vowed to come back.Midway Bakery on Main
206B W Main
Midway, Utah 84049
Hours 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (closed Sunday & Monday)
2. Suss Cookie Company
We were delighted to discover the Suss Cookie Company on Center Street in Midway. The converted home turned commercial bakery, bakes only cookies—delicious cookies! As we entered, we were amazed to see the whole operation before us.
It was fascinating to watch dough, baking sheets, commercial ovens, baker’s racks full of cookies and cute packaging ready to go. Best of all was a display of cookies and samples for us to try. We tried gingersnaps and cowboy cookies, lemon cookies and Samoas, and on and on!
The bakers and servers encouraged us to try as many as we wanted and were happy to answer questions. It was a delicious experience. These aren’t just cookies, they are fabulous cookies! Crisp exteriors with soft insides and fresh flavors. You can buy individual cookies or get a discount on cookies by the dozen. Suss will mail cookies anywhere in the U.S. too. We ate, and we bought and we ate some more. We are hooked!
Suss Cookie Company
275 South Center Street
Midway, Utah 84049
Hours Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm (Closed Sat. & Sun.)
We just have to share some of the cheeses available to try and buy! Have you tried cheese curds? How about Wasatch Back Jack - Salsa Pepper Jack? Or any of these Cheddars with infused or rubbed flavor: Vanilla Bean; Cracked Pepper & Chive; Lemon Lavender; Tomato Basil Cheddar; Smoked Jalapeno Bacon; Honey Lavender. You get the idea! Our favorite was a lemon sage, and at $5- $6 per pound, the prices are good for Artisan cheese. If you want more, you can also sign up for an exclusive cheese-tasting, offered monthly.
As if we hadn’t had enough sweets for the day, we also tried the delicious ice cream. There were old-time flavors like lemon custard and Huckleberry. They told us that Blue Aggie (Utah State University mascot) Mint--mint ice cream with Oreos and chocolate chips, was really popular. Yum!
Heber Valley Milk & Artisan Cheese/Kohler Creamery
920 River Rd
Midway, UT 84049
Hours: 10am - 6pm (closed Sunday)
4. Mrs. Call’s Candy Company
A few miles down the road in neighboring Heber City, lies the Mrs. Calls Candy Company factory. You can look through big display windows inside as caramel is cooked, cut and enrobed in chocolate.
The cute store front is happily decorated in soft blue and there are assorted candies to sample from. Annie, in the shop was so helpful. She gave us a little tour, showed us the different candy options and encouraged us to try them. No problem here! Mrs. Calls specializes in gourmet soft caramels. There are flavors like caramel apple, pecan, sea salt, vanilla cream, chocolate caramel, nut clusters and my personal favorite: black licorice!
The caramels are soft and slightly chewy, but they don’t stick to your teeth. The flavors are rich and buttery. You can buy singles or pound jars. Mrs. Call's is also home to the to-die-for Utah Truffles. And yes, once again we sampled and sampled!
Mrs. Call’s Candy
356 W 1000 S,
Heber City, UT 84032
Hours Monday-Friday 10 am - 2 pm; Saturday 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm; Sunday 6:00 pm-10:00 pm
As you can see, a savory (and mostly sweet) time awaits you if you follow our path through the DIY Midway, Utah Foodie Tour! We had such a fun time! We hope you'll like it as much as we did.