March 30, 2020

Never underestimate the resilience and adaptability of American small business entrepreneurs.

Food service businesses, from restaurants and bakeries to nosh box and nutritional drink creators in Pocatello and Chubbuck have quickly repurposed their businesses to focus on carry-out and delivery service.  Many are offering free delivery once a price threshold has been met.

Some of Pocatello/Chubbuck’s popular businesses that have adjusted to continue to meet the needs of their customers are listed below.  Click on the pictures to read more about these businesses:

Nidia’s Creations: The bakery and Argentinian food purveyor provides carry-out and delivery.  Nidia’s creates fantastic cakes that are truly works of art, along with a variety of pastries and Argentinian dishes.

Nidia Palmer, a trained chef, specializes in custom designed cakes.  She stands ready to work with you to create the perfect cake design for your special day.  Be sure to check out the photos and videos on their Facebook page to see more of her food offerings and wonderful cake designs.

You can learn more about Nidia’s by clicking on the picture of the golf cake, shown here, or by visiting:

Contact Nidia’s Creations at (208) 226-4352 or by email at

Mountain Thyme & Brie Grazing Boxes: Perfect for ‘Social Distancing’

Mountain Thyme & Brie: Creating delicious and aesthetically pleasing grazing boxes is the specialty of Mountain Thyme and Brie.

The business touts their grazing boxes as, “perfect for social distancing or self-quarantine.”  They’ve established a method of doing business which can be used to deliver without having to meet directly with anyone through an online payment system and deliveries left at your door.

With the freshest fruits, meats, chesses, and even boxes that are gluten free, you will be in awe of their stunning and delicious snacks.

Contact Mountain Thyme and Brie at (936) 615-7787 or visit:


Mammoth Liftin’ Lemon and Mega Fireball Clean Energy

New Life Nutrition Lounge: When the only thing that can satisfy your cravings is a delicious, cold drink, stop by New Life Nutrition Lounge.  The drink and snack purveyor has remained open, serving delicious and nutritious drinks via in-store pickup, curbside pickup, and, with deliveries of $20 or more, local delivery.

New Life Nutrition Lounge has a variety of unique drink creations available to choose from.  Their Mammoth thick shakes include the Animal Cookie, PB&J Lava, Snickers, and more, all packed with protein.  Also refreshing and cool are their clean energy teas, such as the Mermaid, Fireball, or Triple Berry Blast.

Call (970) 213-3205 to place your order, or for carry-out, curbside pickup, drive over to 624 E. Benton Street in Pocatello.


Mandarin House: Mandarin House has been a Pocatello favorite for over 40 years, first opening their doors in 1980.  Since then, Mandarin House has been known for our authentic Chinese cuisine, fast and efficient service, and a family-friendly atmosphere.

You don’t have to forego the delicious offering at Mandarin House during the stay-home situation. As they say on their Facebook page, “We will be closing our dine in option, doing To-Go only starting tomorrow, March,19th until further notice.  You can call in or use our online ordering system at to place your orders.  We are still here serving you as well as protect you and our employees!

Mandarin House is located at 675 Yellowstone Ave, Suite D in Pocatello.  They can be reached by phone at: (208) 233-6088.

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