Sallie, the current owner of Hollywood Market Yoga and Spa, found an 112-year-old building and converted it into a yoga studio. She kept the market's mantra, "Happiness is spoken here," for her yoga studio. At Hollywood Market Yoga and Spa, muscles stretch a little deeper. Heated studios allow muscles and connective tissue to warm up slowly, which can result in deeper stretches and less risk of injury during signature Vinyasa and hot flow classes.
The studio also is a full-service spa, offering services that include facials, different massage modalities, and waxing. Visitors also can partake in body treatments, which use elements such as Morrocan argan oil and blueberry to buff away dead skin cells while bundled in warm blankets.
Bosnia Express brings the flavors of Bosnia to Boise through lunches and nightcaps alike. Before the restaurant undergoes its nocturnal transformation into a nightclub and neighborhood bar, cooks layer hearty paninis with thinly sliced meats and vegetables, as well as season gyro meat that’s ready to nestle inside pita pockets. In addition to making fresh sandwiches and pouring drinks, they stock products from overseas, such as Bosnian, Turkish, and Mediterranean snack cookies, pickled vegetables, hair products, and Pavlovic Ointment, whose lid automatically opens whenever a bell rings.
Within a shingled Hyde Park cottage, an original soda fountain from the 1930s—complete with silver faucets and a mirror-inlaid bar—has dispensed handmade ice cream since 1984. Today, Goody's Soda Fountain & Candy Stores models its housemade cones after krumkake—Scandinavian waffle cookies—and fills them with rotating flavors of ice cream churned in small batches every day. Cold meets hot with toppings such as housemade hot fudge and bittersweet, which contains twice as much chocolate as traditional hot fudge. Goody's also pulls shots of espresso from a coffee bar and fills glass jars with more than 50 flavors of Jelly Belly jellybeans. The shop celebrates holidays with seasonal treats such as Valentine's Day chocolate assortments, chocolate bunnies for Easter, and portable voting-booth snacks for Election Day.
On hand to help navigate the ever-changing selection is a “helpful staff . . . as sweet as the candy,” according to Boise Weekly. Guests slurp up their sweets amid the chocolate-brown and cream-white antique decor or, in the summer, on a garden patio hedged in by flower boxes.
Each week, Brown Box Organics' staff updates its menu to showcase the freshest in-season fruits and vegetables. The crew works with local farmers to source certified organic produce from carrots to kiwis to avocados. They also supply artisanal breads and local, organic meats and dairy. All goods arrive at customers' doors via free delivery.
At Aspen Leaf Yogurt, customers create custom cultured confections by mixing and matching a variety of self-serve frozen yogurt flavors and toppings. Each milky masterpiece weighs in at the register, allowing yogurt lovers to control how much they pay and how much brain freeze they'll voluntarily endure ($0.42/oz.). The well-trained machines tamely dispense more than 14 rotating flavors, including nonfat, sugar-free, and dairy-free options, and each bowl of creamy goodness provides a healthy dose of bone-building calcium and probiotics to aid digestion and boost the immune system. Complement yogurt's natural wholesomeness with a smattering of fresh fruits such as kiwi, strawberries, and banana, or heap it with candy pieces from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in a decadent desecration of a postparka-season diet.
The Fixx keeps the caffeinated in control with a slate of locally roasted, fair-trade organic coffee. Fire up your morning motor with classic drip coffee ($1.50–$1.90), available with free refills, or opt for more lavish day igniters, such as a latte ($2.55–$3.45) or a mocha ($2.85–$3.75). For Revolutionary War re-enactors seeking authentic beverages in between recreations of the battles of Bunker Hill and Endor, The Fixx serves up hot tea ($2.25), and a muffin ($2.25) or a bagel with cream cheese ($1.95) hits the spot like Hideo Nomo at a knock-down-the-bottles carnival game. Other delicious eats include breakfast burritos ($4.25) and boxed lunches containing a sandwich or breakfast burrito, a soda or water, chips, and a cookie ($6).