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Keto Friendly Fare in Boise

If you're avoiding carbs it can be tough to find filling, grab-and-go options around Boise. When you're in the mood for more than a "chicken caesar, hold the croutons," here are a couple of spots to check out that go above and beyond to cater to the keto diet in the Treasure Valley.

Located in the Nampa Gateway Center, this off-the-beaten path cafe accommodates gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo and keto folks. The turkey club comes loaded with turkey, bacon, greens and mayo on a surprisingly fluffy housemade low-carb bun.

The Local First space is decked out with quirky vintage furniture, hosts regular tea parties and also functions as a food incubator to help grow small- to mid-size local food businesses.

If you're a raw fish fan, Paddle's Up Poke offers an ocean of fresh options, including tuna, salmon and crab, which you can pile on to a bed of housemade zoodles and top with everything from seaweed salad to masago.

Whether you stick with a classic, like the Bogus Basin bowl loaded with avocado and spicy aioli, or build your own bowl with fixings of your choosing, Paddles Up is an on-the-go low-carb staple, with locations in downtown Boise and Meridian.

This pasta-filled fast casual noodle chain has leaned into alternative diets, by adding zoodles and a new cauliflower-infused rigatoni to their menu. Whether you opt for the Zucchini Truffle Mac—with cheesy, truffle oil coated zoodles, roasted mushrooms and parm—or the Spicy Peanut Sauté, with zoodles in a spicy, peanut sauce with broccoli, snap peas and cabbage, there are plenty of low-carb options to fill you up fast.

While not a restaurant, this Boise-based low carb bread + cracker company offers it's keto-friendly products at both the Albertson's Broadway and Albertson's Market Street locations. Offerings range from grain-free Phat Breads—made with cage-free egg whites and almond flour, which provides an excellent avocado toast base—to Cracked Pepper Phat Crackers that go great slathered with triple cream brie.

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