Boise, Idaho, and the surrounding area have long been a travel destination among American history buffs throughout the world. The gold rush was a mecca in the late 1800s; today, it left behind a rich history to be explored for decades to come. Boise is not only about discovering outdoor adventures, however. The array of dining options seems to be endless. If you’re considering a trip to Idaho, discover a few dining destinations to enjoy.

Fine Dining

For a fine dining experience, try Le Coq d’Or in nearby Eagle, Idaho. This family-owned French restaurant features locally sourced ingredients, which adds a distinct touch to the traditional French menu. The tempura lobster tail is a sumptuous appetizer to go with the British Colombian king salmon.

Save room for dessert and experience the traditional creme brulee. Located within the Chateau des Fleurs, the restaurant also offers a venue for weddings, business meetings, and other events. Use its online reservation tool to book your seat for dinner.

Clean Eating

Wild Root Cafe and Market carries a variety of breakfast, brunch, and lunch options. Vegetarian and vegan options are available for many of Wild Root’s dishes, such as the eggs, which are available with options for tofu. Alternatively, follow your heart with vegan “eggs.” Wild Root Cafe and Market also offers options such as dairy-free cheese and soy-based meat alternatives for vegans and those with health conditions.

In addition to the restaurant, Wild Root Cafe and Market also offers catering options and a boxed lunch service with a 24- to 48-hour notice, making Wild Root a great clean eating destination for your next trip. You’ll savor the experience, regardless of whether you want to eat in the restaurant or take boxed lunches to go explore the rich history Boise has to offer.

Sweet Treats

Boise, Idaho, knows how to do dessert. From May through September, Trailhead Artisan Italian Ice offers dairy-free and vegan-friendly options for a cold treat. The owner noted that he enjoys trying new custom flavors, making each visit exciting, as new flavors are added and tried continually.

Boise’s Janjou Patisserie is available for artisan-crafted desserts. The cafe and retail bakery, which opened in 2013, follows the original wholesale bakery that Moshit Mizrachi-Gabbitas, owner and pastry chef, opened in 2008. A family business, the bakery is co-owned with Moshit’s husband, Chuck Gabbitas. Janjou Patisserie offers cookies, chocolate, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. Along with a retail shopping experience and cafe, you can also order items online so that once you’ve tried the meticulously crafted desserts, you never have to give them up again.

Planning Your Trip

Start your culinary discoveries in Idaho by exploring Boise’s accommodations that can give you a great place to stay. Next, map out your itinerary with resources from the Boise Convention & Visitors Bureau. You’ll learn about the area’s gold mining history and explore some of its mining ghost towns.

Whether you’re looking for an adventurous food lovers’ weekend getaway, Boise will make sure you feel at home when you dine here.