Beer, music, and food are three peas in a pod; a concept that Treefort organizers definitely capitalized on this year. All weekend there was an exquisite beer selection at Alefort, fantastic music, and scrumptious food truck options to keep everyone happy. If you didn’t make it out to stuff your face with these tasty treats, fear not! We gathered a handful of individuals who have a firey passion for eating delicious food to sample a dish from each food truck so you know what to get next year. Here are our top picks:
Poutine Your Mouth
This creative Canadian concoction consists of crispy fries, gravy, and melty cheese curds, which Poutine Your Mouth serves up a few different ways. You can go the traditional route or load it up with bacon, sour cream, and chives. They also offer hangover poutine with a fried egg or Cincinnati style with chilli, sour cream, and green onions. We ordered the “get loaded” plate with your traditional baked potato fixins, and it was amazing! The cost and portion size also makes this one of the most affordable food options.
Featuring a small yet impressively delicious menu, the B-Town Bistro truck offered four awesome comfort food items. We tried the lobster bisque, which was perfectly creamy and garnished with leeks, scallions, and a baguette for dipping. The mac and cheese was my personal favorite at last year’s Treefort, and the popularity spoke for itself because the dish sold out frequently throughout the weekend. They also had a cajun andouille gumbo and refreshing goat cheese bruschetta.
There’s nothing better than some perfectly cooked wood-fired meats, and Boise’s own Soulcraft Barbecue has the process down to a T. We tried the brisket sandwich smothered in BBQ sauce and it was to die for!
Finding a good Hawaiian restaurant in Boise is a difficult task, so having the Kanak Attack catering truck at Treefort was a huge treat. Head chef Michael Mohica was born and raised on the island of Oahu, and he’s fulfilling his dream of bringing authentic Hawaiian food to the Treasure Valley. We had the Kalua pig with a side of Hawaiian mac, which was exquisite! They also offered street tacos, rice bowls, and loaded Hawaiian fries with pork, cheese, and pineapple BBQ sauce.
If you’re a grilled cheese connoisseur like myself, Archie’s place had an impressive sloppy grilled cheese with the option for pork or barbacoa beef. The sandwich itself was amazing and they also had fried noodles in ginger broth and a barbacoa burrito.
Spoonthumb Ice Cream
To finish dinner or lunch off with a sweet treat, Nampa’s own Spoonthumb Ice Cream served up some decadent flavors throughout the weekend. They were so popular that by the time we made it to their booth, all they had left was vanilla. The ice cream itself was delightful, and they were kind enough to crush up a yummy chocolate cookie on top! These guys are awesome because they make all of their ice cream in-house using ingredients that are all sourced from Idaho.
Treefort primarily brings in the same food trucks every year, so you will have a chance to try some of these tasty vendors next year if you missed them last weekend. If you did make it out, which vendors were your favorite?