Historic Downtown Boise Food & Cultural Tour

Duration: 3 Hours

Location: Downtown Boise, Old Boise & the Basque Block

Adult (w/ Alcohol)

$82.00

Ages 21+

Adult (No Alcohol)

$69.00

Youth

$55.00

Age 8-12

Child

$45.00

Age 7 and Under

Price listed does not include Idaho Sales Tax or EzTix 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.

Visit Boise’s hottest foodie neighborhoods as you sample foods from award-winning chefs & learn about the city's emerging culinary scene.

  • Looking to check Boise's Best Restaurants off your bucket list? Start checking them off by visiting 7 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 best hidden gems.
  • The perfect experience for locals looking to discover new culinary gems or out-of-town visitors looking for a genuine foodie discovery.
  • Add 3 thirst-quenching alcoholic beverages to upgrade your experience, forget the stress of the work week, or celebrate a special occasion.
  • 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 16 guests per expert tour leader.

Tour suitable for most ages and fitness levels.

Restrooms available at various locations throughout the tour experience.

Tour Experiences happen rain, shine or snow. Please dress accordingly (ponchos/umbrellas available).

This is a walking tour, also designed to be wheelchair accessible.


What to Expect

Guests on Indulge Boise's Historic Downtown Boise Food Tour

Your outgoing & energetic tour leader will meet you right outside our first tasting location 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the Historic Downtown Boise Food & Cultural Tour and will get you and your guests checked in.

While checking in, you’ll receive our Indulge Boise recyclable grocery bag (perfect for any leftovers you want to snack on later) with our signature tour booklet, a bottle of water and an Indulge Boise gift. In the tour booklet, you’ll have access to a comprehensive map of all the tasting locations you’ll be visiting, as well as exclusive coupons to our partner locations, should you want to return to them in the near future.

Over the next 3 hours, we’ll visit 7+ of our partner locations where you’ll experience the best food Downtown Boise has to offer. 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, 1.4-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!

Get ready for the ultimate foodie experience as we take you on a culinary adventure through Boise's hottest restaurant neighborhoods.

Wild Root

A nuanced farm-to-table eatery that features a seasonal menu of ingredient-focused fare that employs a profusion of local foodstuffs (established 2015) *Weekday Tours Only*

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.

BACON Boise

Award winning restaurant concept born for those who love bacon *Weekday Tours Only*

Guru Donuts

Bakery & shop serving raised, cake and vegan raised donuts inpired by a handwritten 1940's style donut recipe (established 2012)

The Basque Market

Award winning market specializing in food & drink native to the Iberian Peninsula (established in 2000)

Mai Thai

Best of Boise restaurant specializing in Asian Fusion, authentic Thai recipes, unique craft cocktails, and wine

The Chocolat bar

Voted one of the Top 50 Chocolate Shops in America (established 2004)

Lemon Tree & Co

An artisan sandwich shop offering specialty lemonades and sandwiches - with a twist (established 2018) *Saturday Tours Only*

Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria

A restaurant that stays true to the culinary traditions of Neapolitan pizza while also crafting new flavors and dishes (established 2006) *Saturday Tours Only*

Waffle Me Up

Best Belgium Waffles this side of Belgium at The Boise Farmers Market (established 2012) *Saturday Tours Only*

Even Steven's

Local, artisan, vegan, gourmet sandwiches *Saturday Tours Only*


Where to Meet

Tour Guests will be provided with the exact meeting location via email upon booking tickets. The meeting location & last tour stop are only a couple of blocks away, so you can find convenient parking anywhere in the area. Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes in advance of your tour start time.

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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) 505-9757. Cash and/or walk-up reservations are not accepted on the day of the tours.

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 email.

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.

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%.

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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"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!"

Vivian R, Fayetteville (Yelp)
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