As soon as we landed in Boise, our first stop was to the Boise Fry Company for dinner. The Boise Fry Company is a fun and funky restaurant that specializes in bikes, burgers, beer and fries. Fries of ALL kinds too. Since Idaho is known for its potatoes, it is only fitting that they have a restaurant or two that specializes in fries. Everything is fresh and homemade, and comes from local vendors. There is NO waste at this restaurant, and everything is re-used and recycled as much as possible.
At Boise Fry Company, you can order and customize both your burgers and your fries any way you want them. You can order any kind of potato, cut in a number of different cuts and cooked how you like them. Traci said they usually offer more varieties too, but to me, this is pretty impressive as it is.
Your burgers can be bison, beef or vegan. It is your choice. The bison is all natural and grassfed, from Brown’s Buffalo Ranch in nearby, Nyssa, Oregon. (One of the many things we learned on this trip is that where Scott and Traci live, they are only about 30 miles away from the Oregon border in one direction and about the same distance from the Nevada border in another direction.) The beef comes from The Double R Ranch, in Boise. The vegan burgers are all handmade from scratch, using black beans, red quinoa and a mixture of various herbs and spices. The buns are brought in from a local bakery, Gaston’s Bakery.
The menu explains about the different varieties of potatoes and what the best or preferred methods of cut and preparation for each particular variety. What a cool concept. Boise Fry Company buys the “freshest potatoes available from the M & M Heath Farms in Buhl, Idaho. All the potatoes are prepared with love and they follow a strict regiment to ensure each fry retains its quality and flavor”.
Even all the sauces used are made from scratch and in house, with a wide variety of flavors and combinations.
When your order is delivered to you, it comes on a customized plate with cup holders for your sauces. I think the sauces I tried were the garlic aioli, the blueberry ketchup and the spicy ranch. All of them were very good.
Karen also ordered the roasted Brussels sprouts with her burger. We all tried them and, once again, they were delicious.
The Boise Fry Company is very friendly to bicyclists and dogs alike. The decor is a bicycle theme, using a lot of old bicycle parts as well.
Even dogs who come to visit have a little place of their own, while their doggie parents are dining.
It was such a gorgeous, beautiful day so we all decided to dine al fresco, on their patio. Starting from the left, Traci, her son Andrew, his fiance Elena, and Karen.
What a delicious and fun way to start our Idaho adventures. 🙂
Currently, there are six Boise Fry Company restaurants located in the Boise area. The one we went to was located in Bown Crossing, at 3083 South Bown Way, Boise, ID 83706. You can also call them at 208 965-1551. They are open from 11:00 AM-8:00 PM. Or if you prefer, you can also order online at firstname.lastname@example.org
This was day one of our whirlwind Boise tour. There are a lot more Idaho adventures coming your way. Stay tuned.
Stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.