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Top store recommendations from locals

Cinema
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“Take in an arthouse movie with gourmet snacks and beer/wine. Also you can get great lunches (weekends) and dinners. Downtown.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Albertsons is the closest local grocery store with Aave-on Pharmacy and a Starbucks. Just down State Street to the east a few blocks.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Another great breakfast place. Their pastries are super delicious and very shareable. The portion sizes are large too. Coffee is fresh and bottomless. In the summer the front opens all up and feels like you are outside.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Plaza
“Nothing is sweeter than waking up with a "bowl of soul" and your fur pal on a spring morning at Java in Hyde Park! Confetti eggs is a good breakfast to share too!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Café
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“I'd be willing to say that this is the most popular cafe in Boise. Great vibes, fun trinkets to buy, and right downtown!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bakery
“This pastry shop has raked in some prestigious awards. The owners are so kind and caring. You will love it here!! ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Cinema
“One of the remaining Egyptian-style movie houses in the Pacific Northwest. It’s now mostly a concert venue, but it screens classic films from time to time. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Café
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“An awesome old-fashioned ice cream and candy shop in the nearby Hyde Park district”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bakery
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“$ Guru is a downtown Boise staple, and one of the few places that offer vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free donuts. Nice Atmosphere, friendly staff. Tasty designer donuts. www.gurudonuts.com”
  • 20 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“This is the closet place to go grocery shopping and they have great produce. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Book Store
“One of my favorite places in Boise to grab a cup of coffee and wander the streets. If you love hiking, Camels Back Park is here as well!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“The closest grocery store. Mid-priced. Boise has two Grocery Outlets, a Winco, and Peoples food coop (North end and Eagle). ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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“Okay so this place isn't Mexican but it's latin so I feel like it falls under that umbrella. If the incredible owner is there you can speak Spanish with him. This is also not in a part of town you would probably make a point to visit. But it is worth a detour to try some amazing empanadas that are only about $2.50 each. They've got numerous savory ones and a bunch of dessert ones. Usually two fills me up (but I still make room for a dessert ;). ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
“Right next to the Whitewater Park and always helpful with equipment (rental and purchase) and advice for floating fun on the Boise River or nearby whitewater rivers.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The coffee is roasted on sight and the patio is perfect for watching surfers come and go from the river. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“Treasure trove of home decor, and trinkets, gifts, jewelry, candles. The owners are wonderful. ”
  • 10 locals recommend