National chains and big box stores have their place. But sometimes, the best things come from something local. Not enough can be said about a product or service from people who take pride in what they do and how they can help you have a better experience.

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Yelp put together a list of businesses that were the top mom-and-pop shops. Entrepreneur put each shop in 10 different categories and Idaho had 3 make it to the top of the list.

 A Unique Place to Shop According to Yelp Reviews

From the shopping category, Bond & Bevel has gained notoriety at #14 from Yelp. There is something magical about walking into a leather shop. The oils in the leather make for an intoxicating scent that lingers in the memory. Think of that aroma then pair it with coffee. The idea is relaxing and invigorating at the same time. Now add outdoor gear. Just imagining shopping in a store with that kind of ambiance makes me want to go to Caldwell right now.

Satisfy Hunger and Taste Buds With Food From These Mom-and-pop Shops

The food category can be very tricky. People can get persnickety about taste buds. Tango’s Empanadas gets a thumbs up at #14 on the list. Argentinean food stuffed in a dumpling and deep fried? Yes, please! The next time I’m in Boise, I’ll dance on over.

Not really sure why food has a category and restaurants have another, but there is no question about Nahm Thai & Burmese Cuisine being on the list at #4. Thai street food and Burmese soup is a delicious combination to be enjoyed at the same time. Bring an appetite and a joy of flavor and you won’t be disappointed.

Top 8 Largest Landowners In Idaho

*Disclaimer: Different websites show each entity owning a different amount of land but ranked the same. The Top 3 are consistent across multiple websites, with The Top 10 largest landowners list coming from

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