Living across town, I don't get to the Boise Co-Op too often. I'm always pleased when I do though. It's like an adventure. It doesn't feel as flourescent and plastic as most grocery stores, in fact, you half expect to see an old couple working together behind the counter. Make no mistake, this cozy store is pretty big and carries a variety of items from organic produce to gourmet cheeses. I'm particularly fond of the bakery which offers a variety of cakes, pies, and cookies each day. My favorite are the tetons (raspberry mouse covered in white chocolate).
They also carry a nice selection of microbrews and classic soda drinks like Moxie for the non-drinkers.
Workers are friendly. You don't get the impression that they hate their job or are nice because they have to be.