In this area, you don't need to travel far when shopping for groceries. An Albertsons stands smack in the center of the Bench, and several ethnic markets supply hard-to-find ingredients. Although located downtown, many residents willingly make the 15-minute drive to Trader Joe's and Whole Foods for organic products.
Every Saturday, visit the Boise Farmers Market for a large assortment of locally grown produce, baked goods and much more. This farmers market opens in April and runs all the way through December, keeping you stocked with healthy foods and decadent treats nearly all year.
Right next door, the Boise Towne Square mall provides upscale department stores, designer apparel and housewares. In addition to national chains, you'll find that this neighborhood hides a number of delightful little shops you won't see anywhere else.
Don't just shop for your canine companions — shop with them at The Dog House. Purchase premium food and unique toys, and be sure to check out the all-natural treats and cakes in the bakery. Work on your dog's manners while socializing with other pets
and their people at group training classes.
Whether you prefer English breakfast tea or a soothing cup of green tea, Joyful Tea stocks your favorite leaves. Even herbal teas have a place on the shelves, as do teapots, mugs and strainers. If you want to learn more about this ancient beverage, stop by the free Tea 101 event.
When you tire of riding a bicycle or driving a car, let the expert staff at Scooters of Boise help you find a new way to get around town. Besides being fun to ride, the impressive selection of American and European scooters will save you money on gas and help protect the environment. If you need a tune up, on-site mechanics will have you back on the road in no time.