Duration: 2.5 Hours
Location: Capitol District, Old Boise, and Basque Block
Age 12 and under
Price listed doesn't include Idaho Sales Tax or FareHarbor Ticket fee. Group size limited to 12. All sales are final. Price includes all tabs, tax and tips for our vendors. Our guides accept gratuities - at your discretion. Tours occur rain or shine.
Tour is available multiple days each week
Vegetarian/Gluten-Free substitutions are available. Notify us of serious allergies or aversions.
Small groups of no more than 12 guests per expert tour leader.
This is a walking tour, also designed to be wheelchair accessible.
Tour Experiences happen rain, shine or snow. Please dress accordingly (ponchos/umbrellas available).
Delicious and perfectly selected alcohol beverage pairing tasting included.
Your tour leader will greet you with a smile near the entrance to the first tasting location (hope you come ready to eat). Once everyone is checked in, you’ll have an opportunity to get to know your fellow tour guests during one of our favorite moments…the introduction circle.
The guide will then take you on a 2.5 hour excursion through the capitol and cultural neighborhood hosting Boise’s emerging culinary scene as you visit several of our favorite dining spots in this section of the downtown corridor.
During and between tastings, we’ll stroll through the main streets and alleyways of our growing downtown and enjoy a glimpse into its early days as Idaho’s territorial capital, our unique ethnic heritage and displays celebrating Boise’s investment in public art. Our enthusiastic, local tour leaders share their knowledge and recommendations of architectural gems, local lore, legend, exciting local attractions, and restaurants.
Let’s do Boise!
Ansots Basque Chorizos & Catering
Small plates, Basque & Spanish wines, Basque natural cider, and espresso like you remember from your trips, either real or imagined, to the Basque Country
A unique Restaurant-Cantina dedicated to quality food served at a great value
Eat. Drink. Be Lively in Boise, Idaho. Cuisine that is crafted from carefully sourced ingredients and served with sincere, gracious hospitality
The Chocolat bar
Premium ingredients to produce amazing flavor combinations that will keep you wanting more
The Basque Market
Award winning market specializing in food & drink native to the Iberian Peninsula (established in 2000)
Dharma Sushi & Thai
Modern counter-serve spot featuring creative sushi & Thai dishes, including vegan options
Waffle Me Up
Handmade, fresh pressed, fully-loaded Liege Waffles (established 2012)
Saint Lawrence Gridiron
Food that explores the roots of American Cuisine (established 2014) *only available on select tour dates*
Tickets must be purchased in advance as tours frequently sell out quickly. To increase your chances of getting the day, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book your tour as far in advance as possible. Tickets can be purchased either online via our website with Visa/AMEX/MasterCard or by calling (208) 515-3439. Cash and/or walk-up reservations are not accepted on the day of the tours.
You should bring with you a camera and a small bottle of water. When it’s really hot out, we recommend an application of sunscreen on exposed parts of the body, a visor/hat and a lightweight pair of sunglasses. During the cooler seasons it’s important to wear an extra layer of clothing and consider bringing gloves and a scarf. If it looks like rain we can provide you with a plastic rain poncho or umbrella.
Please provide any dietary restrictions (i.e. vegetarian, vegan, diabetic, allergy, etc.) when you purchase your tour ticket(s). If we know in advance, we will work with the restaurants and try our best to make the appropriate substitutions whenever possible, though not guaranteed.
Yes, there is a mix of metered, surface and garage parking conveniently located near the meeting points for all of our tour experiences.Specific parking details are included in reminder emails sent out prior to each tour experience.
Our tours will be held rain, snow or shine. Please check the weather before departing for your tour & dress appropriately. In the case of inclement weather, we make arrangements to go inside many of the stops along the tour. We recommend jackets & umbrellas in the fall/winter. We have a limited supply of ponchos or umbrellas available to use.
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SEWhite2, Charleston, South Carolina (TripAdvisor)
"Last week, I visited my son in Boise! What fun to spend time with him on this fabulous Sunday Brunch food tour! Angela was a wonderful guide, ensuring we all had fun & got to know each other while we feasted on local dishes.The delicious beverage pairings were a treat! Highly recommend!"
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