Explore Downtown Boise, sample selections from award-winning chefs & learn about the culinary scene during this unique foodie experience.
Looking to check Boise’s Best Restaurants off of your bucket list? Start checking them off by visiting 4 unique eateries.
Get a VIP, behind the scenes experience at some of Boise’s highest-rated restaurants through our exclusive partnership with them.
Be dazzled by the neighborhood’s charm and restaurant excellence as you enjoy signature foods from some of the city’s hidden gems.
Discover vibrant stories of Boise’s past and gain an exciting view into the public art & architecture that adorn the city streets.
Tour times and availability vary by season. Please view calendar for official dates and times.
Vegetarian/Gluten-Free substitutions are available. Notify us of serious allergies or aversions.
Small groups of no more than 12 guests guided by a local tour leader.
Tours will take place rain, shine or snow. Please dress accordingly (ponchos/umbrellas available).
Walking tour route suitable for most ages and fitness levels.
This is a walking tour, also designed to be wheelchair accessible.
What to Expect
Your outgoing & energetic tour leader will meet you right outside our first tasting location 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the Downtown Boise Brunch & Arts Tour and will get you and your guests checked in for a memorable foodie experience.
Over the next 2 hours and 15 minutes, we’ll visit 4+ of our partner locations where you’ll experience a delightful selection of culinary delights & signature treats. All of our tasting partners have been paid & tipped by Indulge Boise in advance, so you can just sit back and enjoy the deliciousness. Along the flat, 0.8-mile route, we’ll occasionally stop to discuss the Downtown’s history, culture and architecture, dating back to the early 1900s.
Just come hungry…and let us do the rest!
Do Brunch the Boise way with this uniquely curated tasting experience. (Note: Restaurant Selections are subject to change)
Lemon Tree & Co An artisan sandwich shop offering specialty lemonades and sandwiches – with a twist (established 2018)
BACON Boise Award winning restaurant concept born for those who love bacon
Stardust A modern, Neo-Classic take on what it was like to go out for fine dining in the late 1950s with a brunch & dinner menu that is exquisite and evolving (established in 2023)
Guru Donuts Bakery & shop serving raised, cake and vegan raised donuts inpired by a handwritten 1940’s style donut recipe (established 2012)
Olivin featuring Zeppole Bakery Olive Oil & Vinegar Taproom that carries a wide selection of exclusive, fresh extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Bread for tastings supplied by Zeppole Bakery.
Have questions? Here’s the most frequently asked.
Do I need to purchase tickets in advance?
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.
Are children allowed?
While the tour content is not geared towards children, we regularly have children on our tours who definitely enjoy trying new foods and learning about them. Each tour ranges from 2 to 3.5 hours in length, so we leave it to parents to determine whether the length & content of the tour is appropriate for your child. There is a lot of walking & standing, so please take this into consideration when booking your tickets. If you are interested in our family friendly tours, please inquire about our customized private tours for schools & children’s groups via <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener">email</a>.
What if I have dietary restrictions or allergies?
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.
Does the Tour Leader accept tips/gratuities?
Gratuities are greatly appreciated, although not mandatory. If you do opt to tip your guide, the standard gratuity in the service industry is 15% – 20%.
What do we do in case of bad weather?
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.
Price listed does not include Idaho Sales Tax or FareHarbor Ticketing fee. Group size limited to 12. All sales are final. Price includes all tabs, tax & tips for our vendors. Guides accept gratuities – at your discretion. Tours occur rain or shine.
“This is a MUST-DO if you are in Boise! Great tour. My family and I took the Saturday 1100 Historic Food tour. Michael was our tour guide. He did such a great job. You will get full and the food is delicious and a great variety! You have to take this tour!”