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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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“My all time favorite place for breakfast/brunch! Everything is fresh and has big portions (most items can be shared between 2 people). Don't let the long line scare you, it moves fast :-) ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Plaza
“Coffee shop with pastries, lunch and breakfast - in the nearby Hyde Park district.”
  • 32 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!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bakery
“You’ll find seriously good pastries at this Parisian-style cafe! Best croissants and coffee in the area. ”
  • 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. ”
  • 16 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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“Great gourmet donuts right above the Indian buffet! TIP: If you go between 3 and 4 (they close at 4) they sell the donuts as a buy one get one free deal! Unfortunately, sometimes this is a bad thing. ;)”
  • 18 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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“Our favorite coffee spot in town and just a short walk to the greenbelt and surfing.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“Treasure trove of home decor, and trinkets, gifts, jewelry, candles. The owners are wonderful. ”
  • 9 locals recommend