Idaho: We’re Digging all of these Dairy-Free Eats & Drinks

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Last Update in May 2021! We’ve created this ever-growing guide to restaurants, bakeries, cafes, ice cream shops, and stores in Idaho that are friendly to dairy-free diners. It’s a collection based on research and reader recommendations (send yours!) that’s divided into restaurants & shops by city (first) and major chains found throughout the state (second). And we’ve started a section for specialty dairy-free foods produced in this state.

We Update Continuously! You can ignore the original date on this post going forward. We update the information below whenever we’re alerted to a new recommendation, change, or closure.

Dairy-Free Idaho: Recommended Restaurants & Shops by City with Vegan and Gluten Free OptionsPhoto from Boise Fry Co in Boise, Meridian, and Nampa

Dairy-Free Idaho: Recommended Restaurants & Shops

We’ve listed these recommendations alphabetically by city and then by the restaurant or shop name. For large chains with locations throughout the state, see the Major Restaurant & Grocery Chains section below. We have dedicated posts with dairy-free details for many of the big guys.

⭐️ = Restaurant is either dairy-free, has a dairy-free menu, has dairy-free labels on their menu(s), or lists top allergens with menu items. (At the time of our last review.)

Ammon

Boise

  • Amaru Confections – This bakery specializes in cakes and cupcakes, and runs a dedicated gluten-free bakery. They offer dairy-free and vegan cakes (with or without gluten), and take custom orders for cupcakes, special occasion cakes, and wedding cakes.
  • Americana Pizza – This pizzeria is very friendly to dairy-free and vegan guests. They have two vegan sauces, dairy-free cheese, and even offer several vegan faux meats. They might even give you some nutritional yeast on the side in lieu of parmesan.
  • Barbacoa Grill – Their vegan-friendliness is a little misleading (make sure you ask questions if you request their vegan menu), but this Spanish restaurant does have several dairy-free dishes.
  • BBQ4Life – This unique smokehouse caters to meat eaters and vegans. They serve the barbecue classics – ribs, tri-tip, pulled pork – but also serve vegan nachos, salads, mac & “cheese,” “meat” sandwiches, and dessert! Most of the menu can be ordered dairy free.
  • Blue Sky Bagels – Most of their bagels are dairy-free, they have peanut butter and honey for “schmears,” and other spreads for bagel sandwiches. They offer a lot of “extras” for free.
  • Boise Co-op Market – If you like to support local, this is a great place to shop for natural and organic foods and special diet brands. They have two locations.
  • Boise Fry Co. – Their fries are cooked in sunflower seed oil and left unseasoned, so customers can choose their toppings. Pretty much anything on their menu can be made dairy-free (be sure to specify a vegan bun if getting any of their burger sandwiches – they have a burger bowl, too). They also offer vegan cheese, and have an allergen chart that includes all of their sauces and seasonings to make ordering easy.
  • Boise Juice Co. ⭐️ – According to the company, all of their juices, smoothies, and bowls are dairy-free, “We do not blend with dairy, ice, or added sugars.” Their acai bowls include topping options like pomegranate, honey, dark chocolate chips, and dairy-free whipped topping.
  • C4 Creamery – They offer a vegan ice cream base option for their rolled ice cream. They use the froconut (dairy-free and gluten-free; available at their Cole and Victory locations) and oatrageous (dairy-free; available at their Boise Towne square location) bases from Mami’s Gelato. Several dairy-free toppings are also available.
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill – See our Chipotle Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Coned Pizza – Their pizza is just like the name says – single serve pizzas baked in the shape of a cone, with the gooey toppings inside! They have dairy-free cheese available, so you can custom order a dairy-free or vegan pizza cone with your toppings of choice.
  • Even Stevens – They offer a Hummazing Vegan Sandwich and can make several other sandwiches dairy-free without cheese and on vegan bread. They also have a vegan breakfast burrito.
  • Extreme Pizza – They have a whole menu of vegan signature pizzas, and of course, you can build your own dairy-free pizza. You can also custom order one of their many salads.
  • Flying M Coffee – On the beverage side, they offer soy, almond, coconut, and oat milks for coffee drinks, and also offer vegan turmeric lattes, hot chocolate, and fruit smoothies. As for eats, they have some house-made vegan pastries on hand daily (like muffins and cookies).
  • Goldy’s Corner – This cafe and coffee house has a full bakery. Sometimes they have vegan pastries on hand, but you can custom order dozens of different vegan baked goods.
  • Guru Donuts – Their yeast-raised donut dough is vegan (it’s made with coconut milk and without eggs). Not all of their raised donuts are vegan as iced and topped, but they do offer a few vegan flavors daily, like Hipsterberry, Alice in Wonderland, Maple Bars, The Girl Scout, and Apple Fritters.
  • Gyro Shack – Dairy-free customers can order any gyro or rice bowl with no cheese, and no Tzatziki, and they can add hummus or spicy sauce instead. They can also order a Greek salad sans feta, and with vinaigrette dressing.
  • High Note Cafe ⭐️ – This vegan restaurant serves brunch and lunch, with scrambles, pancakes, sandwiches, burritos, tacos, and salads.
  • La Créme Frozen Yogurt – This local froyo chain offers a couple dairy-free flavors daily, which can include creamy almond milk vanilla, pineapple Dole Whip, chocolate fudge sorbet, or other sorbet flavors.
  • Lemon Tree Co. – Their menu is littered vegan items and custom order options, and has even more dairy-free items to choose from. They serve an array of artisan sandwiches, along with soup, salads, and savory oats.
  • Locavore – Their menu has a farmhouse feel, but they “speak gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, vegan, and vegetarian.” They have vegan pesto and vegan cheese to help customize your scramble (eggs or tofu), toast, or sandwich. They serve breakfast and lunch.
  • Mazzah – This is a build your own bowl, salad, or pita shop. They have several protein, sauce, side, and appetizer options for dairy-free customers and quite a few vegan options too.
  • Mount Everest Momo Cafe – Vegan options are labeled on their menu, and include several appetizers and entrees. Additional dairy-free items (with meat) are available.
  • Mountain Berry Bowls ⭐️ – This is a dairy-free, gluten-free acai bowl food truck with a selection of simple, healthy toppings. Vegan options available.
  • Natural Grocers – A great grocery store for dairy-free specialty items – both refrigerated and shelf-stable. See our Dairy-Free Natural Grocers Guide.
  • Noodles & Company – See our Noodles & Company Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Ochos Wine Bar – They offer just a few small plates to go with your wine, but one of them is a vegan cheese board with violife cheeses and house-made cashew cheese. A couple additional items are also dairy-free.
  • Paddles Up Poké – This is a local chain serving poke bowls and sushi burritos. Most of their menu options and toppings are dairy-free.
  • P.F. Chang’s – See our P.F. Chang’s Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • RAM Restaurant & Brewery – They have an interactive allergen menu that even guides you through how to special order with your dietary need. Modified dairy-free options can include burgers (with a kaiser bun or gluten-free bun), several sandwiches, appetizers, and mains, and a few sides are made without milk.
  • Sarah’s Bagel Cafe – This is a great lunch spot. You can order a variety of bagel sandwiches without cheese, and they usually have some dairy-free soups (several are frozen to go). They also offer almond, coconut, and soy milks for coffee drinks, smoothies, and boba tea. They do offer bagels by the dozen, and several are made without milk, but their only dairy-free spread option appears to be honey.
  • Stella’s Ice Cream ⭐️ – They have locations in Nampa and Eagle, too, but it’s the Boise shop that you want to visit. This one alone offers about 16 dairy-free and vegan flavors! They’re made from coconut, oat, and/or almond milk.
  • The Funky Taco ⭐️ – Their menu is labeled for dairy-free and vegan guests. It includes a few vegan options plus three Asian-inspired dairy-free tacos.
  • The Original Mongolian BBQ – This build-your-own stir fry restaurant makes dairy-free lunch or dinner easy. Pick your base, protein, vegetables, and sauce.
  • The Local Eatery & Wine Pub ⭐️ – Their menu is labeled for dairy-free and gluten-free guests, and includes a few dairy-free options. At last check, they had steamed clams, fish tacos, shrimp cakes, and a southwest chicken salad.
  • The Void ⭐️ – This is a plant-based food truck with a surprisingly big menu of vegan breakfast items, burgers, sandwiches, and pastas.
  • The STIL ⭐️ – This modern ice creamery offers regular and alcohol-infused flavors, along with beer and wine pairings. They have dairy-free and vegan flavors daily, like coconut cookie dough, blueberry lemon, chocolate brownie, and greyhound cocktail (with gin).
  • Tin Box ⭐️ – This is a local vegan meal delivery service with weekly changing menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Vegan Soul ⭐️ – This Southern comfort food restaurant offers alternatives to chicken and waffles and fried chicken, and dessert like peach cobbler.

Caldwell

  • Extreme Pizza – They have a whole menu of vegan signature pizzas, and of course, you can build your own dairy-free pizza. You can also custom order one of their many salads.
  • Flying M Coffee – On the beverage side, they offer soy, almond, coconut, and oat milks for coffee drinks, and also offer vegan turmeric lattes, hot chocolate, and fruit smoothies. As for eats, they have some house-made vegan pastries on hand daily (like muffins and cookies).
  • Gyro Shack – Dairy-free customers can order any gyro or rice bowl with no cheese, and no Tzatziki, and they can add hummus or spicy sauce instead. They can also order a Greek salad sans feta, and with vinaigrette dressing.

Chubbuck

Coeur d’Alene

  • Bean & Pie – This local bakery also makes some vegan, gluten-free pies and cookies.
  • Cosmic Cowboy Grill ⭐️ – This modern America diner focuses on farm-to-table fare and specializes in special diets. They boldly share dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and low-carb / keto options. Their dairy-free menu includes various plates (chicken, salmon, steak, tofu, and more), wraps, and salads.
  • HuHot Mongolian Grill – See our HuHot Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Meltz Extreme Grilled Cheese – Many of their sandwich creations can be made dairy-free if you substitute their house-made pepper jack almond cheese. For vegans, they also have beyond meat, veganaise, and vegan bread.
  • Natural Grocers – A great grocery store for dairy-free specialty items – both refrigerated and shelf-stable. See our Dairy-Free Natural Grocers Guide.
  • Pilgrim’s Market – This upscale natural food store accommodates vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free customers with specialty grocer items, and even options in their deli and European-style bakehouse.
  • The Original Mongolian BBQ – This build-your-own stir fry restaurant makes dairy-free lunch or dinner easy. Pick your base, protein, vegetables, and sauce.
  • The Wellness Bar – Their healthy menu is filled with dairy-free toasts, juices, smoothies, smoothie bowls, and grab-and-go snacks. They offer plant-based and collagen proteins as blend in options.

Driggs

Eagle

  • Blaze Pizza – See our Blaze Pizza Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Boise Juice Co. ⭐️ – According to the company, all of their juices, smoothies, and bowls are dairy-free, “We do not blend with dairy, ice, or added sugars.” Their acai bowls include topping options like pomegranate, honey, dark chocolate chips, and dairy-free whipped topping.
  • Cafe Yumm! – Their famous Yumm Sauce is dairy-free and vegan (it contains almonds and soy), and most of their bowls, wraps, salads, and soups can be ordered dairy-free or vegan.
  • Guru Donuts – Their yeast-raised donut dough is vegan (it’s made with coconut milk and without eggs). Not all of their raised donuts are vegan as iced and topped, but they do offer a few vegan flavors daily, like Hipsterberry, Alice in Wonderland, Maple Bars, The Girl Scout, and Apple Fritters.
  • Rice Contemporary Asian Cuisine – Most of the massive menu at this restaurant is naturally dairy-free, but they can also make most items vegan and/or gluten-free, on request.
  • Tifa Chocolate and Gelato – They scoop some creamy vegan gelato flavors (like peanut butter, dark chocolate, and chocolate chip), and also offer fruity dairy-free sorbettos. On the chocolate side, they have a selection of vegan truffles.

Garden City

  • Haute Foods ⭐️ – This is a local pre-made meal service offering pick-up or delivery. They have a gourmet menu that changes, but always has a few (labeled) dairy-free options each week. But they also have Macro Meals, which are free of the top eight allergens. They include several protein options, and you choose the starch and vegetable.

Hailey

Hayden

  • Northwest Pizza Company – They have gluten-free and vegan crust options, a few dairy-free sauces, and dairy-free cheese alternative as an option.

Idaho Falls

Ketchum

  • Bigwood Bakery – This local bakery makes classic artisan loaves and bagels, many of which are dairy-free. They also have a cafe with a few dairy-free options and custom order options on the menu.
  • Glow Juice Bar and Cafe – This plant-based restaurant blends dairy-free smoothies and has a mostly vegan menu. They serve toasts and bagels (they have a house vegan cream cheese), starters, salads, bowls, and a handful of other entrees.
  • Town Square Tavern – Their globally-inspired menu is labeled for dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan guests, and includes a few innovative dairy-free items.

Meridian

  • Blaze Pizza – See our Blaze Pizza Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Blue Sky Bagels – Most of their bagels are dairy-free, they have peanut butter and honey for “schmears,” and other spreads for bagel sandwiches. They offer a lot of “extras” for free.
  • Boise Fry Co. – Their fries are cooked in sunflower seed oil and left unseasoned, so customers can choose their toppings. Pretty much anything on their menu can be made dairy-free (be sure to specify a vegan bun if getting any of their burger sandwiches – they have a burger bowl, too). They also offer vegan cheese, and have an allergen chart that includes all of their sauces and seasonings to make ordering easy.
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill – See our Chipotle Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Cinnaholic – This is a vegan cinnamon roll bakery chain. They offer an array of frostings, toppings, other pastries, and dairy-free coffee drinks.
  • Coned Pizza – Their pizza is just like the name says – single serve pizzas baked in the shape of a cone, with the gooey toppings inside! They have dairy-free cheese available, so you can custom order a dairy-free or vegan pizza cone with your toppings of choice.
  • Gyro Shack – Dairy-free customers can order any gyro or rice bowl with no cheese, and no Tzatziki, and they can add hummus or spicy sauce instead. They can also order a Greek salad sans feta, and with vinaigrette dressing.
  • La Créme Frozen Yogurt – This local froyo chain offers a couple dairy-free flavors daily, which can include creamy almond milk vanilla, pineapple Dole Whip, chocolate fudge sorbet, or other sorbet flavors.
  • Noodles & Company – See our Noodles & Company Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Paddles Up Poké – This is a local chain serving poke bowls and sushi burritos. Most of their menu options and toppings are dairy-free.
  • RAM Restaurant & Brewery – They have an interactive allergen menu that even guides you through how to special order with your dietary need. Modified dairy-free options can include burgers (with a kaiser bun or gluten-free bun), several sandwiches, appetizers, and mains, and a few sides are made without milk.
  • Sarah’s Bagel Cafe – This is a great lunch spot. You can order a variety of bagel sandwiches without cheese, and they usually have some dairy-free soups (several are frozen to go). They also offer almond, coconut, and soy milks for coffee drinks, smoothies, and boba tea. They do offer bagels by the dozen, and several are made without milk, but their only dairy-free spread option appears to be honey.
  • Soup Kettle Grille – They label their daily soups for dairy-free and gluten-free guests. They usually have at least a couple dairy-free soups daily, and more available frozen to take home. The rest of their menu is a bit dairy heavy.
  • Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar – They have a vegan and dairy-free section on their menu with a smattering of options, like truffle penne and vegetable stir fry. A couple other items can be custom ordered dairy free.

Moscow

  • Moscow Food Co+op – Their deli menu includes hot food dairy-free options and vegan options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They also have their own bakehouse, with a rotating bread schedule and a gluten-free option daily. On the grocery side, they offer local meat and produce and carry many special diet brands.

Nampa

  • Blaze Pizza – See our Blaze Pizza Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Boise Fry Co. – Their fries are cooked in sunflower seed oil and left unseasoned, so customers can choose their toppings. Pretty much anything on their menu can be made dairy-free (be sure to specify a vegan bun if getting any of their burger sandwiches – they have a burger bowl, too). They also offer vegan cheese, and have an allergen chart that includes all of their sauces and seasonings to make ordering easy.
  • Flying M Coffee – On the beverage side, they offer soy, almond, coconut, and oat milks for coffee drinks, and also offer vegan turmeric lattes, hot chocolate, and fruit smoothies. As for eats, they have some house-made vegan pastries on hand daily (like muffins and cookies).
  • Gyro Shack – Dairy-free customers can order any gyro or rice bowl with no cheese, and no Tzatziki, and they can add hummus or spicy sauce instead. They can also order a Greek salad sans feta, and with vinaigrette dressing.
  • JaK*s Place Neighborhood Grill – They have a lengthy vegan menu within their regular menu, and many more items can be served dairy-free. They offer classic bar & grill appetizers, burgers, and other handhelds.
  • Local First – They help local companies with production in their gluten-free & peanut-free facility and sell local products in their store and cafe on site. You can get Gluten-Free Galaxy baked goods there, which are gluten-free and vegan.
  • Paddles Up Poké – This is a local chain serving poke bowls and sushi burritos. Most of their menu options and toppings are dairy-free.
  • Sarah’s Bagel Cafe – This is a great lunch spot. You can order a variety of bagel sandwiches without cheese, and they usually have some dairy-free soups (several are frozen to go). They also offer almond, coconut, and soy milks for coffee drinks, smoothies, and boba tea. They do offer bagels by the dozen, and several are made without milk, but their only dairy-free spread option appears to be honey.
  • The Original Mongolian BBQ – This build-your-own stir fry restaurant makes dairy-free lunch or dinner easy. Pick your base, protein, vegetables, and sauce.

Sandpoint

  • Heart Bowls – This vegan food truck serves gluten-free, vegan baked goods, dairy-free nice cream and milkshakes, and acai, smoothie, oat, and chia bowls.

Sun Valley

  • Konditorei – This breakfast and lunch spot offers some comforting vegan options, a few more dairy-free choices, and some easy to custom order sandwiches. They also blend two popular dairy-free smoothies and have some custom coffee drinks sans milk.

Twin Falls

Victor

  • Food Shed Idaho – This is a specialty grocer that offers local, imported, and house-made foods for order and pick up or delivery. They have many dairy-free, gluten-free, and FODMAP-friendly items, and even make their own healthy DF/GF cookies.

Dairy-Free Idaho: Recommended Restaurants & Shops by City with Vegan and Gluten Free Options Photo from Mountain Berry Bowls in Boise

Restaurant & Grocery Chains found throughout Idaho

Some recommended restaurant and store chains are getting too big for our city listing britches. They have many locations, or are rapidly growing, and you might stumble across them in a number of towns in this state. Click on them for more dairy-free details.

  • Dutch Bros – They do not yet have food options, but this chain coffeehouse offers an oat milk kicker, along with almond and coconut milk for beverages. They also have vegan sugar-free syrups and sugar-free chocolate sauce.
  • MOD Pizza

Dairy-Free Idaho: Recommended Restaurants & Shops by City with Vegan and Gluten Free OptionsPhoto from The Funky Taco in Boise

Local Dairy-Free Food & Drink Producers in Idaho

These dairy-free friendly companies don’t have their own retail location, but are in Idaho. So you have a good chance of finding their products at grocery stores, restaurants, and/or other shops in this state. Keep an eye out!

  • Gluten-Free Galaxy – This local bakery sells their gluten-free, vegan pizza crusts and baked treats to restaurant and grocery stores locally, but you can also order them direct.
  • Sun Flour Mills – This Boise company makes gluten-free, top allergen-free baking mixes.

Dairy-Free Idaho: Recommended Restaurants & Shops by City with Vegan and Gluten Free OptionsPhoto from Guru Donuts in Boise and Eagle

This Guide is Continuously Updated with Recommendations

We welcome you to recommend other dairy-free friendly restaurants. Leave a comment or contact us and tell us why you like a certain restaurant. Restaurant owners and employees are also invited to reach out and let us know how you welcome dairy-free customers.

Please kindly let us know in the comments if any of these restaurants close. We want to keep this list current for you, but aren’t always notified when a restaurant closes. Let us know and we will quickly update!

This Guide is for Informational Purposes Only

Menus, ingredients, kitchen procedures, management, and restaurants are subject to change at any time. Always read the menu and discuss your dietary needs with the staff before ordering. Make sure that they can accommodate your situation.

There is always a risk for potential cross-contamination of allergens in any commercial kitchen. If cross-contamination is an issue for you, always speak with the manager to ensure that your meal can be safely prepared. Listings here do not guarantee that a restaurant is safe enough for your individual needs. Only you can make that decision.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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