Keene’s New Vietnamese Food Truck Accepts Bitcoin!

Isabelle Rose, owner Bon Vivant - Gourmet Street Food

Isabelle Rose, owner Bon Vivant – Gourmet Street Food

Big news! Keene now has Vietnamese cuisine available Wednesday through Sunday 11am-7pm on the side of Route 101 with the recent opening of “Bon Vivant – Gourmet Street Food“!

Chef and entrepreneur Isabelle Rose is cooking up delicious Vietnamese, French, and Vegetarian fare at reasonable prices. She told me that the food truck had been a dream of hers since 2009 when she started to make Vietnamese food for the local farmers market. Her food was very popular there and she started saving money up to launch Bon Vivant without going into debt. Smart lady! I stopped in this week for the first time and enjoyed a large bowl of steak pho noodle. It was delicious and very filling. I’m excited to have more ethnic food available fresh in Keene!

Not only is the food excellent, but Bon Vivant is accepting payment in bitcoin! Isabelle says she decided to accept bitcoin after reading about it here at Free Keene and being encouraged by Chris Rietmann, the owner of next-door Route 101 Local Goods. Just today she says three customers have noticed the bitcoin sign and asked what it is.

Steak Pho Noodle @ Bon Vivant

Steak Pho Noodle @ Bon Vivant

Bon Vivant is the newest member of a growing community of area businesses that accept the evolutionary crytpocurrency. The food truck is located right next door to Route 101 Local Goods which also accepts bitcoin for purchases and even has the area’s only public bitcoin vending machine!

Keene’s not the only area of New Hampshire where bitcoin acceptance is spreading. Free Keene blogger Steven Zeiler recently announced that a major Portsmouth restaurant is now accepting bitcoin.

Keene’s Bon Vivant is already visible on the CoinMap – a website that shows the locations of bitcoin-accepting businesses around the world. Per capita, Keene has more bitcoin-friendly businesses than does San Francisco, the supposed #1 place for bitcoin acceptance. With a population of over 837,000, San Francisco has, according to CoinMap, about 114 bitcoin-accepting businesses – that’s one for every 7,342 population. By comparison, Keene has over 23,000 population with 13 bitcoin businesses – that’s one for every 1,769. Keene has four times the concentration than does San Francisco.

To learn more about bitcoin, the amazingly successful decentralized cryptocurrency, visit and to join the local network of bitcoin-accepting merchants and customers, check out the Keene Bitcoin Network on facebook.

Bon Vivant and Route 101 Local Goods

Bon Vivant and Route 101 Local Goods

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  1. A greasy spoon accepts bitcoin. It sounds like total anarchy.

  2. Jumping Jacks Do any of the fine restaurants that you dine at accept bitcoins, Jacks?

  3. It won’t last, just like Drac Vermell’s lifespan.
    How old are you now you washed up Romanian? 90+?

  4. Drac Vermell Jumping Jacks pretty sure bwizzles real name is  matt schmidt;he and his wife are referenced  in FK…he live down the street from ian….thats why  he fancies he knows things …  like wen he was referencing the x police cruiser… His  name iss matt schmidt… just do a FK search for that name… his wife was accused of pulling a knife and stalking a retarded kids at his school

  5. Poor Creepy Crawford, trying to be relevant.

  6. BB SIZZLE id rather not be relevant to Matt schmidt  stalker…so thats good lol…

  7. BB SIZZLE all i know is that Matt Schmidt of river street in keene and his wife both have had  stalking/restraining orders for doing psycho shit…matt schmidt has a restraining order  from leverett street…are you there matt? thats true right?  Are you going to deny it…Also his wife had one against her for harrasssing a retarded kid…lol…like a 12 year old

  8. BB SIZZLE its a matter of court records whether he admits it or not….  and his wifes stalking made state wide news..

  9. BB SIZZLE Im just doing a  public service announcement… Now you know why matt shmitd  doesnt go by his “real name”…. but HEY matt not everyone has stuff to hide like you do Matt Schmitd… so say “real names” lol and “of he dives that car”  it just shows Matt schmitds phychoness

  10. BB SIZZLE but obviously bwizzle” isnt matt schmitd so he will be glad of exposing crazies in the neighborhood bc itsa public service announcement lol

  11. BB SIZZLE I see that your explicit observation of my ineffectiveness hasn’t been entirely accepted by your ego, has it Michael? It hasn’t been hard to notice that, unlike Jacks here, you keep coming back for more.

  12. Wow type slower you looney.

  13. BB SIZZLE matt schmitd should be  put in the crazy house…witha  streight jacket so he cant harm himself or others….. and the world will be a better place

  14. BB SIZZLE  right Matt schmitd

  15. BB SIZZLE you should go burn rubber and yell things  and honk your horn ..infronta Matt schmitds house bwizzle

  16. BB SIZZLE oh yea ,my bad, only that wackadoodle matt schmitd does that (and hiss wife)

  17. BB SIZZLE  why arent you liking my stuff bwizzel…here,maybe if  i say “matt schmidts wife  threatens kids in a school yard and gets a restraining order because of it” youll “like” what i ..oh yea matt schmitd  has a matching restraining order to because of his  sick behaavior… there not you can “like” it bwizzle

  18. It’s straight jacket you nitwit.

  19. Its “in front of” you nitwit.

  20. It’s “his wife” you nitwit.

  21. BB SIZZLE 
    im glad you agree you need aa streight jac

  22. It’s “straight jacket” you lazy eyed psycho.

  23. xây d?ng , h?c , h?c , xây d?ng , công trình , xây d?ng

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