Since moving to Boise I've been trash at grocery shopping and cooking. Adjusting to the new sleep schedule has put a damper on my desire to make food for myself. And if I'm being honest, I'm still having a good time finding vegan eats around town.

The Empanada Club boasts hearty vegan curry empanadas. While it's the only vegan item on the menu, it's tasty enough that I order 4 at a time and don't tire of the flavor profile.

Boise Fry Company offers vegan burgers made from scratch with red quinoa, black beans, and a blend of herbs and spices. Don't worry, it doesn't '"taste healthy." It's indulgent and filling. Just be sure to ask for a vegan bun, as the original bun is not.

Bombay Grill has a broader selection of vegan items, my personal favorite being the Alu Gobi Masala. Rich with spices, garlic, ginger, and tomato, they serve you a huge portion accompanied with Basmati rice.

Mai Thai Modern Asian Cuisine offers an extensive vegan menu that includes appetizers, sushi, entrees, and dessert. Any of the dishes are worth trying, but the mango sticky rice is upper echelon. It's a perfect blend of sweet and refreshing.

Apparently my goal is to finish out the summer with more than just the pandemic pudge, so please send all your vegan food suggestions my way!