Did you just buy a home from Boise Premier Real Estate? Next, we know your challenge is finding things to do…and places to EAT! When moving to a new city, it’s always nice to see the familiar chain restaurants like Costa Vida, the Cheesecake Factory, or Famous Dave’s. However, it’s even better when you find those places that are local to Boise Idaho. Here is a list of 12 places that started in the Treasure Valley to get a bite to eat, when you can!
Bleubird–This darling restaurant is full of local love and delicious food. The sandwiches are to die for…from the hearty Reuben, sophisticated Grilled Cheese, to the Vegetarian, Bleubird will hit the spot! Plus their homemade sodas will quench your thirst and satisfy that sweet tooth! The good thing about their menu is it seasonally changes regarding how fresh their ingredients can be. It’s a downtown Boise hit!
Tangos–Introducing empanadas to the Boise valley, Tango’s has been a nonstop busy hub! Argentinian style food has never tasted better from these guys. Plus they are a mom and pop establishment, so their food is filled with quality and love! If you stop by, don’t forget to get the Caramelo empanada, with its daily made caramel filling!
Goldy’s–For the most important meal of the day, stop at Goldy’s downtown. It will satisfy and impress anyone who steps foot in their cozy restaurant. Plus, they have won numerous awards for their breakfast food and service! Their ingredients are as fresh as they can be, as local as they can get, and as tasty as ever. Try their hollandaise sauce on a frittata, or their pancakes for those who would rather be traditional!
State & Lemp–State & Lemp is fine dining at its best. This exquisite establishment only offers the best products it can get its hands on…Check out their website and menu for that week, make a reservation (highly recommended), and enjoy a night of quality service and food.
Bittercreek & Red Feather Lounge– As stated on their website, “Bittercreek Alehouse and Red Feather Lounge are sister restaurants in downtown Boise who serve seasonal American cuisine made from ingredients grown as close to home as possible.” No wonder they are a hit here! If you are looking for American food, or great beer and cocktails, this is your place to go!
Boise Fry Company– Being here for the opening of BFC, was exciting! Ordering fries with a side of a burger?? How fun! These guys really know how to highlight the “once was” additive to burgers. Their fries come from locally grown potatoes, and are made and sold in season. It’s delicious, especially paired with their burgers they make with local produce and meat! (Make sure you stop by the sauce bar and try each dipping sauce for your fries too!)who serve seasonal American cuisine made from ingredients grown as close to home as possible.” No wonder they are a hit here! If you are looking for American food, or great beer and cocktails, this is your place to go!
a ‘Tavola– A lot of people don’t seem to know about this café and market place, but it sure is delicious and entertaining. You can eat one of their homemade soups or sandwiches, and turn around to buy something for your patio or kitchen. It’s a darling place to stop by…plus they even have cooking classes. So go check them out! (Especially at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival since they are located there as well!)
Locavore– On their website Locavore Bistro states, “Locavore was established in 2010 in Bown Crossing as a local-centric neighborhood bistro and cafe open 7 days a week. Our menu focus is scratch-made, wholesome, heathy, and farm fresh.” This café satisfies every customer’s needs with their healthy menu and local mindset. Even though they just opened recently, they are up and coming in the city! Stop by for a quick treat!
Brick 29– Brick 29’s slogan is “Comfort Food Reinvented.” This restaurant is all about helping the customers love their ol’ comfort food, with an elegant touch to it. Using locally produced food, Brick 29 offers the best price for the best taste to our Treasure Valley.
Zeppole– In the mood for Boise’s best baked bread? Try Zeppole. They offer the best baked bread in the valley, made with the highest quality and taste you can ask for. Their baking process doesn’t skip any steps, and gives us a result that keeps us coming back for more. Go in, try their bread and pick up a sandwich for lunch on your way out!
Bardenay– When you want some lunch or dinner, check out the Nation’s First Restaurant Distillery, Bardenay. Their website states, “Many of our cocktails are handcrafted with our own distilled vodka, rum, gin and freshly squeezed juices. We only use high quality ingredients like Fee Brothers Orange Bitters, pure vanilla extract, homemade whipped cream and blue cheese olives stuffed by hand served in the perfect stemware, ensuring the best flavor and aroma in each glass.” However, if you aren’t in the mood for their alcohol, enjoy their cuisine, made with the best ingredients to give you the best experience you can have.