You have GOT to check out the new Albertsons on Broadway. Albertsons is taking grocery shopping to a whole new level. You’ve got to see it to believe it!
As a food blogger, I find myself at the grocery store ALL. THE. TIME. Sometimes even multiple times in a day. For this reason, it is extremely helpful and time-saving when I can find everything I need in one place. I was thrilled when Albertsons invited me to their grand opening on Broadway in Boise. It is everything I need in a grocery store and MUCH MUCH more!
Albertsons on Broadway in Boise, Idaho is a new type of Albertsons store. One that curates an experience within each area of the store. Here my top 10 favorite things I discovered at our new Albertsons on Broadway (in no particular order):
10. The Prepared Food Section
When you first walk into the store, you are met with a variety of prepared food choices that are all the best of the best. All of these meals are prepared fresh by on-site chefs. Deciding what to get will be the most difficult thing you do all day. You will find everything from brick fired pizzas, to a burger bar, to fresh sushi, to ramen bowls, to sandwiches, to tacos. You can order something different for every member of the family and enjoy it right there in the store or take it home to enjoy.
The bakery had some of the most exquisite pastries and cakes that I have ever seen. The best part? They were all super affordable. They had a full cheesecake with fresh berries and mint leaves that was only about $10. It would cost more to make that from scratch! Oh and did I mention they offer fresh, HOT cookies ALL DAY, EVERY day? In addition to every kind of bread you can imagine, you can also find doughnuts, caramel apples, popcorn and chocolates made daily by an in-house chocolatier.
8. Gelato, Ice Cream, and Soft Serve Frozen Yogurt
Right next to the bakery, they have a counter with all sorts of tasty, cold treats. You can get 24 varieties of gelato and 12 rotating varieties of soft-serve frozen yogurt. You can also create an ice cream cookie sandwich with any combination of cookie and ice cream/gelato!
In the seafood section there are over 80 different items for sale every day. You can get a variety of local seafood as well as seafood products from around the globe. You will find seasonal wild fish displayed fresh in this section and it is delicious. I sampled the sea bass and I loved it!
First of all, the sausage is made fresh daily by an expert sausage maker – over 25 different kinds! You can find a variety of organic and grass-fed local beef. You will also find local pork and lamb. Smoked meats like bacon, ham, and salmon can be found in this section as well as in-houe dry-aged beef. All meats can be vacuum sealed for customers.
Unique to Albertsons is their Action Station with grill and work table which adds to the customer experience. You will receive personalized service here as well as some tasty fresh, grilled meat samples.
5. General Merchandise
In the store there is over 100 feet of Living Well products. Ten local vendors showcase their specialty soaps and creams made with goat milk or honey. The home section features all of the home goods normally carried by Albertsons with additional seasonal displays of home decoration and cooking essentials. This comes in very handy for home cooks (and food bloggers).
The deli here is AMAZING! It provides not only fresh cut meats and cheeses but also made-to-order sandwiches and ready made side-dishes.
All of the meats are in-house roasted and smoked. The deli features roast beef, ham, turkey, pork shoulder, and brisket. Get any of these cuts to take home to make for your own recipes or get them in a grab-and-go meal.
This full service specialty cheese department is one of the largest in the Treasure Valley. There are over 300 varieties of cheeses to choose from. This department also offers house-prepared hand-stretched Mozzarella. It created every day and offered fresh or in a variety of marinades. This same Mozzarella is used in the sandwiches, salads, and wood-fired pizzas made in the store.
Best. Produce. Section. EVER. Here are the highlights:
- Expanded Organic Section- Summer organic fruit and vegetables are available all year round!
- Bulk Food Assortment- You can grind your own fresh peanut butter and get fresh local honey in bulk
- Unique Specialty Items- Albertsons on Broadway has an expanded variety of produce. This store will also be a destination for Hispanic, Asian, Italian, and seasonal produce items.
- In Season LOCAL Produce- Boise supports local growers by offering the following local products: Boise Blue Cheese Dressing, Good Vibe & Idaho Kombucha, local Hydro Butter Lettuce, Liberty Tomato Company, and Everything Potatoes
Ok, I may be biased here but Albertsons on Broadway has my favorite floral section of any store anywhere. This is mostly due to the fact that most of the arrangements are designed by the one-and-only Debi Lilly, an award-winning, nationally acclaimed floral designer. She has become a friend of mine and I adore her and everything that she does.
I met with Debi a couple days before the event and she was telling me how impressed she was with the floral selection right here in the Treasure Valley. Because the flowers are locally grown here in Idaho, you will be able to find custom floral creations at all price points. Trust me, you won’t be able to find better floral arrangements anywhere else. The arrangements and home-decor items that Debi Lilly created for the Albertsons on Broadway are second-to-none. You will be blown away not only by the gorgeous arrangements but also by the affordable price. I am not just saying this, I honestly will not buy flowers anywhere else.
The grocery section is a home cook’s paradise because everything you could possibly need in a recipe is at your fingertips. Albertsons on Broadway has the largest selection of international products and cooking ingredients all located in one aisle. Whether you’re cooking Hispanic, Eastern European, Kosher, Italian, Indian, Asian, or even Basque (all Basque items are coming from the Boise Basque Market with partnership from local owners) foods, you will be sure to find any ingredient you may need.
There is also a large selection of organic and natural specialty products, including a 3-foot honey section including local and trending varieties of honey. There is also an organic snack section with chips, popcorn, nuts, and jerky. Albertsons on Broadway also provides over 335 LOCAL items from over 20 local vendors, which I absolutely love. Whenever possible we always try to support our local Idaho vendors.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons on Broadway. The opinions and text are all mine.