Some of the best restaurants in Boise, Idaho are mobile. While they may not have a permanent address, front door or set menu, you can bet you’ll find your new fave food truck in Boise. Whether you visit one on a whim or seek out a “must-try” truck, meet some of Boise’s favorite food trucks.
How to find: they usually post locations for the week on Instagram stories, @crisp.boise
Crisp serves locally sourced, globally inspired fare out of a bright red traveling food truck. It’s become highly sought-after in the local dining scene due to the superb meals they put together and a menu that changes regularly. You’ll have one of the best meals of your life here, then keep coming back just to see when they have it again. Some of Crisp’s most incredible creations are the coconut curry, scratch-made beef pho, the curry chicken salad naan tacos, and the short rib pasta. If you can catch them for brunch, you must try the Crisp breakfast sandwich.
How to find: Usually post location and menu on Instagram @eatkimset, and (pre-orders available on website).
Kismet Kitchen is a food truck serving custom-curated, rotating menus featuring local, seasonal food. It’s run by a husband and wife team, Aaron and Kelly Wermerskirchen, who also offer catering, private chef service, and intimate food instruction classes. Kismet Kitchen takes food truck fare to the next level with dishes like duck ramen with housemade miso broth, brisket beer cheesesteak sandwiches on local ACME bread, or curried potatoes with spicy garlic sauce and saffron chermoula. Don’t forget to leave room for dessert. Kismet almost always has a homemade dessert option, like Basque cheesecake, chocolate hazelnut torte, or rhubarb-custard bars.
Lime & A Coconut
How to find Lime & A Coconut: weekly menu posted on Facebook
Lime & A Coconut is a family-run food truck and an amazing option for Thai restaurants in Boise, Idaho. It is led by Chef E, who was born and raised in a small rural farming village in the Essan region of Northeast Thailand, known for its traditional music and spicy foods. Her food served at Lime & A Coconut is inspired by the traditional Thai life found in her village, and man oh man, it does not disappoint. Try the traditional pad thai, the super fresh papaya salad, a creamy, spicy Tom Kha soup, or the Tumeric chicken, which sits on top of flavorful curried rice. In addition to the food truck, Lime & A Coconut offers cooking workshops, catering and monthly popup dinners in downtown Boise.
How to find Melt: weekly locations posted on Facebook
Press & Pony is a speakeasy-like craft cocktail bar just one block from the Capitol building. Pass through the heavy velvet curtains and into the intimate bar, where an experimental cocktail adventure awaits. It’s highly recommended to chat with the bartenders about what you like and let them take it from there. Try creations like the Ginger Drop, a blend of Beefeater Gin, velvet falernum, ginger syrup, lemon and champagne, or the El Camino, a smokin-hot sipper made with Aaron Paul’s Dos Hombres mezcal mixed with chili-smoked agave nectar, bitters and garnished with a candied orange wheel. It’s a bar where the hours pass slowly and the drinks go down easy.
How to find Antonio’s Kitchen: 11277 W Ustick Road, Boise, Idaho 83713
Antonio’s Kitchen is a Mexican food truck parked at 11277 W Ustick Road in Boise. Antonio’s special is the Birria tacos—a traditional beef stew that is slow-cooked until it’s fall-apart juicy. The birria taco is filled with meat, dipped into the stew then fried and served with consume on the side for dipping. Antonio’s also has other tacos, nachos, quesadillas and burritos. Don’t forget the housemade salsa. Go once and you’ll definitely be coming back for more.
Los Reyes De La Torta
How to find Los Reyes De La Torta: 6125 W. Fairview Ave. Boise, ID 83704
Unique takes on Mexican tortas are the specialty at Los Reyes De La Torta, parked at 6125 W. Fairview Ave. in Boise. There are 14 tortas on the menu to choose from, all of which have fresh veggies, beans and perfectly gooey Oaxaca cheese. There’s the Portuguesa, made with breaded skirt steak, franks and Oaxaca, or the Mexicana, with chorizo, egg and Oaxaca. They also serve delicious street-style tacos, flautas and fresh Mexican street corn in the summer.
Off the Grid Pizza
How to find OTG: The best way is to download Street Food Finder app, but they also post locations on Instagram.
Off the Grid (OTG) is a wood-fired pizza truck run by a husband and wife team, Jeff and Tarah. OTG’s pizzas are out of this world extraordinary. It all starts with handmade, hand-stretched dough, then the magic begins with scratch-made marinara or pesto and layers of fresh ingredients piled in delicious combos, like the pineapple bacon or pepperoni and peppadew. The pepperoni at OTG is a customer favorite—tiny pepperonis turn into perfectly greasy, crispy cups in the wood-fired stove.
Food Truck Parks
Boise has two food truck parks that host a rotating list of Boise food trucks. Visit Green Acres Food Truck Park right off the Boise Greenbelt near downtown Boise for food trucks, cornhole, live music, paint nights and more. Green Acres is a great bet when looking for restaurants on the Boise River. The Switchback in Harris Ranch also hosts local food trucks on rotation, plus has yard games, drinks and great foothills views.