Food Culture

From food trucks to five star, you’ve got plenty of dining options in the Cedar Valley.

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You expect to get bigger-than-your toddler pancakes and crispy homemade hash browns served with thick strips of bacon at the local diner. From grabbing tacos from a food truck to wining and dining at trendy downtown eateries, the Cedar Valley has a food scene that is just as fun as it is delicious.

The tough part is deciding what spot you will enjoy first. Classic Italian or wood-fired pizza? Thai or Mexican? A vegetarian-friendly falafel burger or a signature burger made with local beef? Soul food or salads?

If you’re celebrating a special occasion, consider the Brown Bottle in downtown Waterloo or the rooftop patio at Montage in downtown Cedar Falls.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a made-from-scratch cupcake, handcrafted chocolate truffle, or a triple scoop of Iowa farm fresh ice cream. Grab a cup of joe from local shops or nationally-loved franchises alike.

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