13 More Ghost Kitchens We Found Hiding on Boise’s DoorDash
When it comes to new restaurants and cool dining concepts, you already know that we want to be the first to tell you when they come to town. So naturally, when we scroll through DoorDash and see a bunch of restaurants we don’t recognize, we’re bummed that they flew under the radar without catching our attention.
Well, it didn’t take us long to realize how that happened. As we scrolled through these mystery restaurants, we realized that the addresses looked awfully familiar. That’s when it clicked, the “ghost kitchen” or “virtual restaurant” trend is as strong as ever.
Food & Wine Magazine may have called Boise one of “America’s next great food cities” but we’ve got a lot catching up to do to say…New York City. The words “ghost kitchen” aren’t foreign to them, but here in Boise? No one really heard those words until the pandemic forced restaurants to close their doors and limit their capacity. Even though the Treasure Valley showed how much they cared about local businesses by ordering takeout and delivery frequently, things in their kitchens were moving at a slower pace.
That’s what gave “ghost kitchens” their time to shine. They’re a restaurant brand that doesn’t have a physical location. They use kitchens of already existing restaurants to prepare their orders for delivery. They took off locally thanks to delivery apps like DoorDash, Uber Eats and Grub Hub.
Last year, we found at least 15 of them on Boise’s DoorDash, but we honestly thought that at some point the trend would start slowing down. Well, that couldn’t be further from the truth! We found 13 more of them hiding in the Treasure Valley!
These are some of the ones that popped up since the last time we did a round-up!