Boise International Market

IranianbreadOh boy I’m in trouble.  Would you look at that bread?  Just look at it……………Holy Moly Cannoli and Halleluia is all I have to say!!!!

If this bread is any indication of what the new, BOISE INTERNATIONAL MARKET on Franklin Road is going to be like, then if any of you happen to have a membership at a gym that you are willing to sacrifice, then I’m your girl!

{{insert Chuckle}}

It doesn’t get much better than this when it comes to diversity and ethnic bliss.  Don’t get too excited about that bread though {{{sorry}}}…..only because I believe that since this market happened to be having their GRAND OPENING this past weekend and part of today (since two more shops were opening up),  the bread and treats MAY have been being distributed as a one time courtesy of the business owners. I am not sure, but I hope not because it was DELICIOUS!!!!

The complexity and layers of spices and the soft and doughy bread on the inside, was crunchy and full of texture on the outside and full of an egg custard I think…..(but I cannot be sure!)–One had cheese and you can’t go wrong with cheese!  Seriously…..I was in a food coma for a half hour.

I also had the pleasure of meeting Lori one of the owners and she was so sweet and super excited about opening what I HOPE will be a huge success! What an amazing addition to the neighborhood. After having lived in Los Angeles for so long, I got spoiled with all of the ethnic cuisine all around me and I hoped and prayed that Boise would be able to offer some of that…..and it looks promising.

I also visited the lovely tea shop inside the market called JOYFUL TEA.   They had a wonderful selection of black, oolong and green teas, and some great bulk herbal blends. They also offered some pretty tea pots and infusion tools, and the owners had a wonderful amount of knowledge and passion about their products. They also had a DARLING display of their own private collection of tea pots and antique tea cups. It was really special.
There are many other shops, that I perused and they offered anything from hand sewn purses, dresses, pounded rice, sauces, dried greens,  perfumes, jewelery, fresh, organic produce and coffee, and I am sure much more is to come. It is still in it’s infancy and I am sure with our support, these local shops will thrive!

I bumped into Channel 9 Tonight, and I am sure they got a good shot of the shop with a great story and they definitely got a shot of me from behind! God help them! 😉

Be sure to visit and support your local businesses!  BUY IDAHO!


We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.

~Max de Pree

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