Best Cities for Vegetarian Foodies


by Annie Wang | travelnerd
July 9, 2013

Many Americans worried about food safety and health issues are turning to alternative diets. 7.3 million Americans consider themselves vegetarian, and another 1 million consider themselves vegan. However, finding appropriate dining options while traveling can be tough. Here’s TravelNerd’s guide to the best foodie cities for vegetarians, complete with our top picks...(Click here to see full story, and view the excerpt for Boise below)

Boise, Idaho

Boise is an up-and-coming city with a growing population of young professionals looking for healthy delicious options. Plenty of vegetarian restaurants are popping up all over town. The Shangri-La Tea Room and Cafe blends its own herbal tisanes with organic herbs. Top off their excellent tea with snacks in their vegetarian café for the perfect afternoon tea.

The Boise Fry Company isn’t exclusively vegetarian, but is focused on keeping a green kitchen that uses the best local organic food. Their famous fries are vegetarian-friendly, fried in peanut oil that has not been used for other purposes. The Boise Co-op stocks local organic produce for those interested in cooking as well as fresh food with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options for travelers on the go.

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