Boise’s New Lunch Spot The Funky Taco

The Funky Taco. I don’t know if this will become a weekly or b-weekly feature here on the Pie Addict, but carving out a day to visit and eat at some of Boise’s awesome lunch hangouts is pretty fun?! This week, my foodie associate, Nathan and I, as well as several others took a walk down the block to Boise’s ‘food row’ on 8th street downtown and visited The Funky Taco!

At the direction of Nathan, We arrived at The Funky Taco, on the corner of 8th and Bannock at 11:30am sharp. This was all by design! The place was mostly empty, as the workplace lunch crowds and local high school students had not yet brought Holy Hell into the area yet. This strategy proved to be a spot on. Within minutes of us ordering and receiving our food, the place was packed to the walls with the ordering line winding its way outside.

The Funky Taco
The Funky Taco – 801 W Bannock St., Boise, Idaho 83702

The Funky Taco prides itself on using locally grown products and an emphasis on Asian, Indian, Mexican, and Americana ethnic flavor. If you take a peek at the menu here, you’ll get what I mean.

For this first inaugural trip for me, I chose the Chicken Roja tacos. You get two good-size tacos in every dish, and having had tacos at other spots around town, these are quite large in size. So if you, like I almost did, assume that TWO TACOS IS NOT ENOUGH, think again. It should be plenty.

The Funky Taco – Chicken Roja Tacos

The Chicken Roja tacos had charcoal’d chicken thigh (I can still smell the charcoal’d aroma on me, hours after having eaten) ,house roja, char’d pep/onion, arugula, ballard feta and garnished with two thin slices of radish.

The chicken dominated the taste buds right off the bat and the ballard feta, for me anyways, added a great after taste, mixed with everything else.

Thank goodness there were others at the table, which meant there was conversation, because otherwise, I would have shoveled these tacos down in no time. I guess there is SOME purpose to conversation right?

The portion size was just right, so you didn’t have to shuffle back to the office in a ‘food coma’ and curl up under your desk for a good ‘post-lunch’ power nap.

I must admit I could have easily woof’d down a couple more, but there is some truth to EATING IN MODERATION, so I’m glad I didn’t order a couple to go (as I was so very close to doing).

Last Piece of Advice

WHEN, you get to The Funky Taco, be sure to arrive before the lunch time rush. The weather is the best in the country right now and the downtown Boise lunch scene is as vibrant as ever. We got there at 1130AM which was near PERFECT! The crowds hit shortly after and I felt sorry for those 20 deep in line, so plan accordingly.

We had lingered a little longer at our table after eating than we should have and were asked to leave (politely, mind you) as the capacity was near bursting. No harm no foul, they’re a new and popular food spot, and we were in the way of greatness!

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Easy Pie Recipes Featured This Week. Ever wonder just how many different ways there are to make and bake a pie? Probably just as many ways as their are cake and cookie recipes right? Only I think that pies can WOW and SURPRISE you in more ways than most. Here, I have a few great examples!


pie recipesRhubarb Raspberry Crumble
Watch and learn [VIDEO] how to make this super easy and quick Rhubarb Raspberry Crumble. These individual servings crumble are made with rhubarb and raspberries (however, feel free to use strawberries or any berries in season) topped with a blend of butter, brown sugar, flour, and grated orange zest. If you are a rhubarb lover or aren’t a rhubarb convert, this simple dessert will sure win you over.
pie recipeKey Lime Pie Coconut Macadamia Crust
Luscious, creamy, tart, sweet, potent, toasty, and nutty, just a few ways to describe this Key Lime Pie recipe! The sweet & salty coconut-macadamia crust combined with the bright, tangy lime make for a dangerously tempting Key Lime Pie!
pie recipeMargarita Pie
Let's put this into perspective? A Graham cracker crust with a little cayenne mixed in. Not spicy but just enough to add a little somethin' somethin'. Tequila and orange liqueur (because margarita) and a salt rim on the pie plate as well, because why not.
pie recipeStrawberry Rhubarb Crisp
Strawberry and rhubarb are an irresistible combo in the spring and early summer. Both sweet and tart with a crisp, buttery topping, it's perfect for dessert or (dare we say) breakfast.
pie recipePaloma Pie
Inspired by the classic Paloma cocktail, this dessert has a tangy grapefruit-tequila curd filling, nestled into a crunchy saltine cracker crust.

Here are the websites featured above:
Simply Recipes –
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The Gold Lining Girl –
Dessert Magazine –
Baking a Moment –

For more Recipes featured on the Pie Addict head over to our Pie Recipe Index!