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16Sep

Idaho Doesn’t Have an Ocean? How Does Paddles Up Poké Ensure Fresh Fish?

A local favorite, Paddles Up Poké, prides itself on providing Idaho’s freshest fish. Let’s be honest, we live in Idaho. How can they ensure they only serve fresh fish?

Serving Only the Freshest Food

If you’re a poké lover, we’re sure you’ve been to Paddles Up. They’ve taken over the Treasure Valley for five years, providing only the tastiest bowls, sushi burritos, and poké nachos. Paddles Up continues to be a strong advocate for only serving food with the finest ingredients, so we reached out to them for proof. Here’s what we found out:

  • The Tuna: The best in Idaho, it’s sustainably caught by Ocean Beauty Seafoods, providing fresh seafood to Idaho for over 45 years.
  • The Salmon: This is serious. Paddles Up fly in fresh salmon daily.
  • The Produce: Sourced locally from Charlie’s Produce who focuses on sustainability, innovation, and empowerment.
  • Soy Sauce: I bet you didn’t even expect this one. Paddle’s Up flies in 2,000 lbs of soy sauce straight from Hawaii.

It’s confirmed, all fish is delivered and hand-cut daily, only serving fish on day one. At Paddles Up Poké, they take service seriously. From providing the best food to fuel your body to having a team of knowledgeable, friendly fish lovers, each Paddles Up Poké location holds high standards for service.

Serving Only the Freshest Food At Paddles Up Poke | Totally Boise 2021 Fall Mag
Serving Only the Freshest Food At Paddles Up Poke | Totally Boise 2021 Fall Mag

Celebrating 5 Years in the Treasure Valley

In August 2016, Dan Landucci decided to go after his lifelong dream of opening a restaurant. Fast forward five years and Paddles Up can be found in soon-to-be 5 locations across the Treasure Valley, including the honor of being on Boise State University’s campus. Quite the achievement for a Bronco alumni!

Supporting the Boise community from day one, Paddles Up maintains a tight-knit family culture within their team. Over 80% of staff have been on the team for 1 year or longer and 45% have been working with Paddles Up for over 2 years. With a focus on empowering their employees, they promote a healthy lifestyle by offering free Axiom gym members, weight loss or fitness goal bonuses, and of course, free poké for all employees.

Where can you find Paddles Up Poké?

  • Downtown Boise | 237 N 9th St
  • Boise State University | 2133 W Ceasar Chavez Ln
  • Downtown Nampa | 1217 1st St. S Nampa
  • The Village at Meridian | 3690 E Monarch Sky Ln.
  • Indian Creek Plaza | 712 Arthur Street (Coming soon)

Paddles Up Poke has announced that they will also be a part of the upcoming downtown Boise food hall, The Warehouse, coming in early 2022.

Serving Only the Freshest Food At Paddles Up Poke | Totally Boise 2021 Fall Mag
Serving Only the Freshest Food At Paddles Up Poke | Totally Boise 2021 Fall Mag

Photo Credit: Paddles Up Poke

Eat Like a Local

Paddles Up has created a menu that is sure to leave your taste buds happy. Creating bowls with puns that only Idahoans understand, here are four items that will have you eating like a local.

  • The Bogus Basin - Where adventure awaits. The Bogus Basin bowl is a menu staple, including tuna, salmon, crab. The best of all three worlds.
  • The Eagle Road Rage - If you’ve driven down Eagle Road, need we say more? In a feisty mood? This fiery bowl of salmon and all things spicy will get you going!
  • The Sun Valley Ski Bum - Who doesn’t love Sun Valley? This bowl is just as loveable with salmon, crab, and all the best additions on top.
  • The California Invasion - Do we even need to explain? The California Invasion is simple with a base of crab, avocado, cucumber, and of course, a few delicious toppings.

Are you feeling a bit more adventurous with your food choice? Any bowl can be turned into a sushi burrito! Paddles Up Poké prides itself on its ability to serve everyone with gluten-free, vegetarian, and even vegan options.

Sharing values of many Idaho-owned businesses, Paddles Up is all about supporting local. Aside from poke, their selection of items includes over 15 local products, to name a few: The Stil, Sweet Valley Cookie Co, Idaho Kombucha, Sockeye Brewing, Bucksnort Root Beer, and more.

Serving Only the Freshest Food At Paddles Up Poke | Totally Boise 2021 Fall Mag

Photo Credit: Paddles Up Poke

Serving Only the Freshest Food At Paddles Up Poke | Totally Boise 2021 Fall Mag

Photo Credit: Paddles Up Poke

The full menu:   Paddles Up Menu

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It’s no question why Paddles Up continues to win the Best of Boise year after year. With delicious food, fresh ingredients, and a killer team, you’re destined to leave with a smile on your face and a full tummy to match.

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