Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Natural Foods Restaurants in the U.S. and Canada
§ Reviewer's choice
501 W. Main St., Boise, ID 83702
American. This casual restaurant offers vegetarian options like salads, veggie burgers, and veggie sausage. They serve breakfast at all times. Open daily for breakfast and lunch. Full service, take-out, VISA/MC/AMEX, $.
4898 W. Emerald St., Boise, ID 83706
Thai. Chiang Mai House has vegetarian and vegan substitutes for virtually all of their dishes along with a separate vegetarian menu. Their entrées and noodle dishes can be made with tofu. Some to try include Almond Tofu, Sesame Tofu, Moo Shu Tofu, Cashew Nut Tofu, and Snow Pea Tofu. Chiang Mai House is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours. Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for dinner. Full service, vegan options, take-out, catering, beer/wine, special beverages, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$.
106 N. 6th St., Boise, ID 83702
Natural foods. Jenny's Lunch Line is perfect for busy people who want wholesome and inexpensive food in a hurry. Enjoy homemade soups, salads, and sandwiches made from scratch and often using locally-sourced ingredients. Jenny's usually offers a daily vegan option, clearly labeled as such, such as their Chilled Gazpacho Soup or Thai Coconut Curry Soup with Tofu. Eat in the restaurant or order online for take-out or delivery. Jenny's is located behind Moxie Java on Main. Open Monday through Friday for lunch. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Limited service, vegan options, take-out, delivery, catering, $-$$.
1772 W. State St., Boise, ID 83702
404 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise, ID 83702
Mediterranean. Mazzah offers Lebanese-inspired Mediterranean cuisine at a very affordable price. Some tasty appetizers include grape leaves stuffed with veggies, pita triangles with hummus, and rice and lentils cooked with olive oil and topped with glazed onions. The veggie kabobs are an excellent meal choice as it includes two skewers of fresh grilled mushrooms, zucchini, tomatoes, and onion. Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday. Limited service, vegan options, take-out, catering, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$.
1800 W. Overland Rd., Boise, ID 83705
Vegetarian/café/teahouse. Enjoy an all-vegetarian menu along with specialty teas and herbal remedies at Shangri-La Tea Room & Café. Vegan items are noted on the menu and include Mock Toona Sandwich, Curry Wrap, Corn Chowder, Tuscan Kale Caesar Salad, Tabouli, and Grilled Tofu Skewers with Seasonal Veggies. Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Closed Sunday. Full service, vegan options, fresh juices, special beverages, VISA/MC/AMEX, $$.
330 N. Main St., Pocatello, ID 83204
Indian. Taste of India & Nepal offers authentic "Cuisine of the Himalaya" in the historic old town of Pocatello. Among their traditional dishes are vegetarian choices. Enjoy dining in their elegant and beautiful restaurant. Taste of India & Nepal is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours. Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday. Full service, vegan options, take-out, special beverages, VISA/MC, $$.
823 Main St., Sandpoint, ID 83864
Vegetarian/organic/café/teahouse. You can find this cozy bookstore and café located in the heart of downtown Sandpoint. The kind and energetic staff strives to obtain the freshest organic ingredients for their vegetarian creations. Come and get a good book, take a seat, and try their Vegan Taco with a spot of tea. Don't forget to leave room for their homemade vegan baked sweets! Visit their website for more information on special weekend dinners and live entertainment events. Open Monday through Thursday for breakfast and lunch. Open Friday for three meals. Open Saturday for dinner. Closed Sunday. Limited service, vegan options, take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk, wine/beer, VISA/MC, $-$$.