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3 New Restaurants to Experience This Spring In The Treasure Valley

Last updated April 29, 2021 by Totally Boise

Totally Boise loves exploring the Treasure Valley, but one of our favorite explorations is finding new cultivating and delicious food spots. Over the past year, the Boise food scene has been expanding like we've never seen before. Now that Spring is in full bloom, check out these three food stops new to the Treasure Valley.

Mala Luna

A collective of Latin and Indigenious recipes, Mala Luna fits perfect into the hub of downtown Boise. General Manager, Chessa Hentrup, told Totally Boise that the menu, name, and entire concept of Mala Luna was inspired by the owners love for Latin culture and Hentrup's Indigenious heritage. Interpreted to 'Bad Moon' Mala Luna embodies a day to night restaurant and bar, where people can go to enjoy good food and company.

Must try items at Mala Luna:

Nachos Luna

Pork Cochinita

Caipirinha (alcoholic beverage)

Address: 624 W Idaho St., Boise

Duck Donuts

Located in Meridian, Duck Donuts is the first location to open in Idaho. A popular donut shop on the East Coast, Duck Donuts was established by Founder, Russel A. DiGilio in Duck, North Carolina and simply wanting, you guessed it, great tasting donuts. Made fresh to order right in front of you, at Duck Donuts you can watch the team build your donuts from dough to design.

Must try items at Duck Donuts:

Cookies & Cream

BYO Donut

Pecan Roasted Drip Coffee

Address: 2126 N Eagle Rd., Meridian

The Lively

Opening its doors back in February 2021, The Lively's second floor is now open for reservations. The unique and meticulous thought-out decor complements its elevated culinary dishes created by renowned Chef Edward Higgins — leaving guests coming back for more. There is even a speakeasy to be said at The Lively, can you find it?

Must try items at The Lively:

Gin Cured Salmon

Nonna Anna's Meatballs


The Bees Knees (Cocktail)

Address: 505 W Bannock St., Boise

As Boise heats up for spring and summer, now's the perfect time to get out and explore these new businesses and their delicious menus! We're always on the hunt for new restaurants joining the Treasure Valley, do you know of one? Send us an email at, we'd love to hear from you.




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