One thing last year taught us is the importance of to-go, pickup, and delivery meals. We were challenged with staying home, and thankfully local businesses found a way to continue providing their tasty goods while helping keep everyone safe and socially distanced. Even as things reopen, we’re on the hunt for some of the best places to grab your favorite food or drinks to bring back home.
Here Are 8 Businesses in Boise That Have Perfected the Craft of To-Go Meals
This Boise food truck is making waves in the community. Serving up globally-inspired food, CRISP has sought out to create eclectic dishes unique to CRISP. With a dedication to local sustainability, CRISP got its start at the Boise Farmers Market in 2017. They’ve continued to prioritize supporting local; year-round they partner with local producers for fresh seasonal produce. Being a food truck, CRISP is always on the move around town. You can find them by following on Instagram, @crisp.boise.
Like many local restaurants, Eureka! had to shift how they were serving up their craft beer, specialty cocktails, and incredible menu during the pandemic. They evolved to a to-go model by partnering with all of the food delivery companies. They also created a specific to-go menu filled with delicious snacks, burgers and sandwiches - including our favorites the Mac N’ Cheese Balls and Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich. Eureka! is open for dine-in services too.
The Treasure Valley’s matcha experts are Wanna Matcha. They provide premium grade organic matcha that is farm-direct from Japan. Understanding the incredible health benefits of matcha, Austin and Ashley, the creative geniuses behind Wanna Matcha, have set out to spread the best matcha blend throughout the valley. Wanna Matcha can be purchased online for delivery or tasted around coffee shops in the Treasure Valley.
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Wanna Matcha Locations
Photo Credit: Wanna Matcha
If you’re anything like us, you know The STIL for their unique ice-cream flavors and, more importantly, their ice cream flights! But, did you know The STIL offers immediate ice cream delivery, in-store pickup and can be found in nearby grocery stores? The STIL never ceases to impress our taste buds with their custom-crafted ice cream. A few of our favorite flavors are After School Special and Cookies with Grandma. Flavors are constantly changing, so be on the lookout for more!
Grab The STIL icecream in stores
The STIL Locations
Voted Best Seafood and Sushi in Boise 7 years in a row, it’s no surprise that Lucky Fins has successfully created a menu that ensures food fresh and delicious to-go. For years, Lucky Fins has been using quality ingredients to develop their notable seafood dishes. Their chef’s skilled, creative approach to seafood has us longing to return. Interested in experiencing Lucky Fins’ menu? A few must-try dishes are the Lobster Mac, the Mango Tango sushi roll, and the Pistachio Halibut.
Explore Lucky Fins’ menu
Lucky Fins Menu
Mad Swede Brewing
Mad Swede is a family-run brewery that has been a part of Idaho’s beer scene since 2016. Homegrown Idaho brewmaster Jerry Larson turned 40 years of homebrewing experience into craft beer that we can confirm is world-class. Their brews have earned medals from the Great American Beer Festival and North American Brewers Association, and they took home Zymurgy Magazine’s title of “Best Beer in Idaho” in 2020. With all of their successes, they recently opened their second location - this time in Downtown Boise. With two locations to pick up their local independently crafted beer, Mad Swede is ready to serve you the tastiest drinks around town.
For a limited time, get 10% off your to-go order when you mention, “Totally Boise.”
Order your beer online for pickup and delivery
Mad Swede Website
Van Lith Ranch
With the motto “Ranch to Table,” Van Lith Ranch provides the highest quality, premium beef directly from their family ranch to each customer. By offering smaller quantities, having personal knowledge and experience, and hand-selecting meats, Van Lith ensures your beef order is first-rate. Van Lith beef is USDA graded, direct to consumer, high-quality beef. You can order for delivery nationwide or local pickup in Fruitland.
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Van Lith Meat Counter
Photo Credit: Van Lith Ranch
This neighborhood gathering place, known for its delicious American menu and a great environment, is located in The Village at Meridian. Twigs Bistro is well recognized for its incredible martinis and bistro dishes. They’ve continued serving their wonderful, chef-inspired creations for dine-in, takeout, or delivery. All you’ve got to do is order online ahead of time. The two menu items we suggest are Grilled Halibut Tacos and Pesto Margherita Chicken. Don’t forget to ask about their gluten-free menu and vegetarian dishes, too!
Order dinner at Twigs Bistro
Twigs Bistro Online Ordering
Photo Credit: Twigs Bistro
While local eateries have been allowed to slowly reopen with limited capacity, many restaurants, and local businesses are continuing to provide to-go options for those who prefer staying in the comfort of their homes. Each of these local businesses has taken the initiative to provide excellent service and one-of-a-kind menus to satisfy your food and beverage needs.