Serves meat, vegan options available. Daytime cafe offering labelled vegan choices, including Follow Your Heart vegan eggs, pancakes, tofu and cashew cheese, and sometimes vegan cookies. Will substitute vegan alternative on some of the other dishes. Open Tue-Sat 8:00am-3:30pm.

23 Reviews

First Review by millavinilla


Points +308

25 Nov 2023

Amazingly good

I've had a LOT of tofu scramble over the last few decades and the one at Wild Roots was in the top 3 for flavor, bite and presentation. The rest of the plate - house potatoes and mixed veggies - were equally well flavored and cooked perfectly.
Bonus that the staff asked if I was vegan when ordering so they could make sure the dish was prepared accordingly.
There were other options on the menu as well.
Note that while the menu online and in-house is the lunch one, the breakfast option are listed there as well.

Pros: Flavors! , Vegan option, Knowledgeable and super nice staff



Points +2301

17 Apr 2023

More options, please

We went on a Friday at 11a and I was hoping for more brunch options. We ordered the avocado toast with scramble and were completely satisfied. Everything was seasoned well and the bread perfectly toasted. Great inviting space and has a outdoor patio across from Freak Alley!

Pros: Good option when dining with omnis, Cool place, Great location


Points +86

16 Jun 2022

Delicious! Healthy. Great vibe.

I loved the relaxed yet classy vibes, the open patio and vibrant street. Commitments to sustainability as well!

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Healthy flavorful dishes , Excellent patio vibes


Points +21

20 Apr 2022

Food okay - service, not so much.

Server talked a mile-a-minute; so much so that we couldn’t understand what she was saying. Toward the end of our visit we were essentially abandoned. When we asked another server to let ours know that we were ready for the check, we were told she was busy and we had to call that server back to get our check and take our money. We won’t be returning.

Cons: Expensive, Hardly any vegan options , Service, not great


Points +77

27 Sep 2021

Delicious food, huge portions

The wild skillet with tofu and cashew cheese was to die for. One of the best dishes I've ever had!

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Friendly service

Cons: Too far away


Points +1258

27 Aug 2021

Delicious and clean ingredients!

I got an oat milk latte and the vegan huevos rancheros, and both were delicious! The portions and flavor were on point. I can’t wait to try everything vegan on the menu! Oh and the staff were all so wonderful and friendly!

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Delicious , Friendly service

Cons: Not entirely vegan


Points +98

01 Jul 2021

Where's the salt?

First restaurant I ate at upon moving to Boise and the food was "meh". I got a breakfast burrito and bf got the vegan hash which both lacked any flavor. Grateful to have vegan options here but I am reluctant to try this place again especially considering their prices. The waitress was absent minded and forgot to bring condiments multiple times, and gave us too much cash back on our check.

Pros: Drink enough alcohol and its palatable

Cons: Invest in some kala namek for your tofu egg, Vegan "cheese" is not what you'd expect


Points +413

14 Feb 2020

Healthy vegan options

I had the vegan Moroccan bowl. It has lentils, chickpeas, and a delicious breaded and dried but not greasy eggplant. Could have used more sauce but the flavor was good.

Pros: Lots of veg options , Healthy options

Cons: It got quite busy at lunch time


Points +265

14 Sep 2019


Several vegan choices and so fun to have a breaded vegetable that was dipped in rice flour, not wheat! Clean, cute shop with alfresco dining on hip 8th Street, right across from Freak Alley.

Pros: Several different vegan options, will return.

Cons: Parking could be challenging.


Points +24

03 Sep 2019

I love Wildroot!

They have multiple delicious vegan options and are accommodating when you want to turn a non-vegan item into a vegan item. Their staff is friendly and helpful. I always get the coconut based passion fruit chia pudding as a dessert-it’s a winner every time.


Points +16

05 Jul 2019

Very accommodating!

The food was delicious, and the staff was super helpful in helping us Veganize. They even offered a choice between tofu scramble and Follow Your Heart eggs.


Points +44

28 Jun 2019

Awesome Vegan Brunch

Loved the food and so did my kids! Awesome vegan options for a breakfast/brunch or lunch! So so good!

Pros: Big portions , Awesome fresh veggies , Favors so good

Cons: Pretty busy place seating can be tricky it seems.


09 Oct 2019

Thanks for taking the time out to show us some love! We hope to have our dining room expansion complete by the end of the year, so we’ll have some more seating for your family soon. ?


Points +1438

17 Feb 2019

Good vegan food

I loved this place when I first moved to Boise, but think it’s time to update my review. I moved it to 3 stars. They do have a vegan option on their breakfast and lunch menus and I still really like their banh mi. But, I was disappointed with breakfast last time I ate there. They have vegan eggs, not tofu scramble. They recently switched the vegan egg base and it is really slimy with a mushy texture. It was hard to get down, honestly. I would not order that again. Also, it’s pricey.

Pros: Menu labels vegan options. , Have vegan eggs. , Vegan banh mi.

Cons: Expensive. , The vegan eggs are not good.


09 Oct 2019

Hi, Autumn. Sorry for the delay in replying. The vegan eggs are a Follow Your Heart product, and they had changed their recipe, hence the texture change. We always offer a tofu scramble as our standard vegan substitute, with no up-charge. Sorry you weren’t happy with what you were served.


Points +523

25 Jul 2018

I feel like they’re scared of flavor

Lots of vegan options that are bland as heck. I haven’t had anything that impressed me from Wild Root. Not even my $18 1/2 cup of risotto.


Points +104

16 Jun 2018

Amazing vegan falafel bowl!

Staff was friendly and numerous vegan options. Their hours may have changed because we came at 6pm and they were open. Not sure if it was because of Pride weekend but happy they were open!

Pros: Numerous vegan options

Cons: Not 100% vegan


Points +143

22 Feb 2018

It’s alright

Wasn’t amazing. Definitely could have used more seasonings.


Points +26

06 Feb 2018

Only 1 small complaint

Super trendy and friendly restaurant. The vegan had the Indian Bhurji with vegan eggs and the non-vegan had the Frenchie.

The flat bread was a little tough and I wasn't sure if I should eat it as a wrap or cut it with a fork and knife. I ended up doing both after trying to have it like a wrap ended up with me having sauce all over my hands. Great flavors though. Absolutely loved it.

Frenchie had amazing flavors too, good cinnamonie bites.

The coffee though..... sorry, it wasn't good.

Pros: great vegan options in Boise

Cons: everything is made fresh, so it'll take a little t


Points +45

22 Nov 2017


***EDIT*** I have been to Wild Root Cafe a few times for breakfast and enjoyed my meal (The picture associated with this review is of one of the breakfast dishes that I had enjoyed. I have since changed my review to reflect my most recent experience). I came in yesterday for lunch. I got there at 10:45, which I thought would've left me plenty of time to make a Noon appointment at the VA. It was a busy morning, but it should not take 45 minutes to get a wrap. People who came in after me were being served their food also. So around 11:30, I asked for a refund, which they gave me. They also gave me my order since it had just come up. Which, at the time, I thought was nice of them to do. The owner's wife gave me some attitude about everything being cooked to order and that it takes time. I totally get that, but 45 minutes??? So, I made it to my appointment with 10 minutes to spare so I decide to try to hurry and eat my food. I took a few bites and realized that there was chicken in the wrap. I order the INDIAN “NACHOS” FLATBREAD without any meat since I am a vegetarian. I would like to thank Wild Root Cafe for completely ruining my lunch!

Updated from previous review on 2017-11-22

Pros: None

Cons: Add meat to a vegetarian dish, Rude, Slow


Points +88

30 Sep 2017

Sooo good!

They have so many options for all people vegans and non vegans. Whole food that's original and beautiful looking.

Pros: Avacado toast is amazing

Cons: Banana foster was good but a little to sweet


Points +23

30 Sep 2017

great vegan options

The food here is terrific and the staff is very nice. They can be really busy at lunch so I usually use their online ordering.

Updated from previous review on 2017-09-30

Pros: vegan options, friendly staff, easy online ordering


Points +26

15 Sep 2017

awesome vegan breakfast

I don't think I've ever had a better vegan breakfast! They have follow your heart vegan eggs and cashew cheese that you can sub into any of the regular menu items. I had the vegan burrito and it was phenomenal. My husband had the Indian style flat bread sandwich which he loved and he's picky! They had some vegan cookies that we grabbed to go. The lady at the counter was so nice and helpful. We don't live in the area but if we did we'd be back!

Pros: vegan options for breakfast


Points +101

26 Apr 2017

Vegan Banana Foster

I love this place, it is definitely worth checking out. They not only offer multiple vegan dishes, but they also have vegan pastries and other items behind the counter. My favorite dish that I have had from them thus far is the banana foster pancakes, I just wish they offered these everyday and not just on Saturday. I have also ordered the wrapped, with a side of sweet potato hash, which was so, so oily. I would sub for a different side.

Pros: Multiple Vegan Options, including pastries, Friendly staff, Beautiful decor

Cons: Oily sweet potato hash, Pancakes only available on Saturday


Points +233

10 Apr 2017

Delicious Whole Foods

Really good vegan dishes. Nice that they have more than just one option. All dishes really heavy with fresh veggies. Vegan options labelled. Substitute Follow Your Heart vegan eggs and cashew cheese in their non vegan breakfast dishes.

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