In the time since Best of Boise (aka BOB) crawled sleepily into his hole last fall and emerged this September, full of wise-ass proclamations, a lot has changed in Boise's culinary scene. Some restaurants have closed, others have opened and still others have packed up and moved around the corner. But most importantly for local meat-resistors, Boise finally got a vegetarian restaurant to replace the dearly departed Kulture Klatsch. Located on the Bench on Federal Way, Shangri-La is part tea house, part earthy vegetarian cafe and part massage therapy destination. The menu brims with healthy options like wild mushroom miso soup and teriyaki tofu, tempting guilt-riddled flesh eaters to step into the light.
Second Place: Boise Co-op
Third Place: Mai Thai