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Joyce's Noodle House
This Chinese restaurant, with its contemporary Asian decor, prepares authentic cuisine that can be traced back to the Shang Dynasty. Try the mustard greens with smoked tofu. The noodle dishes are very popular.
Groennfell Meadery
From the outside, this looks like a warehouse — inside, you’ll find a range of sparkling meads available at the tasting bar.
Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits
In 2007, this farm and winery added ice cider to its oeuvre, which also includes ice and traditional wines and distilled spirits and liqueurs.
Harvest Market
This gourmet grocery offers salads, sandwiches, entrées and baked goods prepared fresh each day — as well as cheeses, meats, wines, fresh produce and coffee drinks.
Blue Paddle Bistro
There’s a wooden canoe suspended over the bar at this artsy eatery, known for innovative yet unpretentious cuisine.
Three Brothers Pizza & Grill
The emphasis is on local products at this family-owned pizza and sandwich spot. Pies such as the “Three Brothers Pizza” — with a trio each of meats, cheeses and veggies — showcase Via mozzarella and Cabot cheddar. Wash it all down with an ice-cold pitcher of Switchback.
Our House Bistro
The "twisted comfort food" here includes frickles, fish tacos and mac and cheese with add-ons such as lobster and pulled pork. End the meal with deep-fried PB&J. Brunch offered on Saturday and Sunday.
The Tuckerbox
At this bustling hub, early risers sip locally roasted coffee while tapping away on their laptops. Later in the day, diners come for kebabs, zucchini fritters, güvec, falafel and other Turkish specialities.
South End Kitchen at Lake Champlain Chocolates
Pastries, doughnuts and breads are made fresh daily at this colorful café that's part of Lake Champlain Chocolates. Try the melts, or indulge in a sumptuous hot chocolate. Dinner served Wednesday through Saturday.
The Lighthouse Restaurant and Lounge
A trip to the 60-item salad bar comes with every meal at this restaurant, adjacent to the Hampton Inn. Creative steaks and seafood include a build-your-own menu option with a selection of proteins and sides.
Piecasso Pizzeria & Lounge
Choose from hand-tossed New York-style pizzas as well as pasta, salads and entrées. Besides the game room, the Tuesday night raw bar and Wednesday night trivia will keep you entertained.
Windjammer Restaurant
Aged beef, hand-cut steaks, prime rib, fresh seafood and a 150-bottle wine list keep ‘em coming back. Check out the unique, boat-shaped salad bar that comes with an entrée order.
Natural Provisions Deli & Café
You can grab ‘n’ go or have a seat in the sunny café with floor-to-ceiling windows. The salad bar and hot buffet feature local, organic foods, and the deli meats are all-natural. Entrée and soup specials change daily. Homemade sweets include muffins, cakes and pudding.
Upper Deck Pub
Watch a game on the flat-screen TVs at this family-friendly bar. Steaks, seafood and burgers are all good, but specialty cocktails and microbrews are draws, too. No lunch on Sunday.
Leunig's Bistro & Café
The fare is French-inflected at this resto with great views of Church Street. The upstairs lounge has its own vibe and menu. Weekend brunch.
Sushi Yoshi (Stowe)
Bento boxes filled with Japanese delicacies are available alongside uncommon sushi rolls. Skiers hang out at the bar for free wings from 3 to 6 p.m. A free shuttle is available to and from the restaurant.
Barrio Bakery & Pizza Barrio
This bakery turns out breads, pastries, tarts and scones — and, for lunch, savory stuffed croissants, soups and sandwiches. Pizza dinners Wednesday to Saturday.
West Meadow Farm Bakery
Celiac sufferers swing by for gluten-free breads and goodies: maple-oat scones and pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. Got a birthday? Call for a decorated cake.
Tiny Thai Restaurant
The dishes here — including papaya salad, tom kha, ginger chicken and krapow stir-fry — take their cues from both Thai food carts and family tables. Ask for the authentic Thai menu.
Istanbul Kebab House
This restaurant moved from Essex to Burlington in 2015, but menu favorites — including freshly baked lavash bread and a large selection of Turkish fare — remain steadfast. Specialties include kebabs, casseroles and apple-maple baklava, served with Turkish coffee or wine.
3 Squares Café
This eatery offers coffee drinks, local products including homemade bean-to-bar chocolate and "creative-casual" food for all three meals. Weekend eggs Benedict specials.
Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Store & Café
Take a through-the-glass factory tour and see Lake Champlain Chocolates being born. On the way out, buy some factory seconds at deep discounts, or have a box of truffles wrapped up for someone special.
Bluebird Tavern
Expect classic dishes with a contemporary twist featuring local, seasonal ingredients. Twelve regional beers on tap.
Two Brothers Tavern
The upscale comfort-food ingredients here are sourced from more than 15 Vermont farms. An extensive draught beer selection features 16 rotating local and imported brews.
The Tavern at the Essex Resort & Spa
The menu combines reimagined tavern fare with local ingredients, some grown in the on-site gardens. Pair them with a local microbrew, bottle of wine from the award-wining list, or specialty cocktail.
ArtsRiot Kitchen
At this neighborhood café, snack on thoughtfully crafted burgers, popcorn chicken or a rotating array of seasonal specials, served against a backdrop of community events and live performances.
Michael's on the Hill
This romantic, farm-to-table fine-dining restaurant has alpine roots. Swiss- trained chef-owner Michael Kloeti runs the kitchen. The menu changes regularly, but homemade gnocchi and chocolate fondue are perennials.
Lake Champlain Chocolates (Church Street)
Order up an espresso or mug of luscious hot chocolate at the Church Street outpost of this chocolatier. Browse the gourmet-chocolate selection while you sip, or grab a cup of ice cream to go.
Healthy Living Market & Café
This café, hot bar and salad bar cooks up a fusion of world cuisines using natural, organic and local foods. Pressed-to-order panini, organic juices, smoothies and house-baked pastries all attract regulars.
South End Café
This café is located in the middle of Hall's Orchard and serves homemade, farm-fresh baked goods and sandwiches. Open daily in summer, and part-time during the rest of the year.
Asiana Noodle Shop
Here you’ll find comfort food from across Asia: Pick your own broth, noodles and meat to create a huge bowl of soup. Dumplings and sushi round out the menu.
The Daily Planet
Since 1982 the Daily Planet has been a hip place to take in a meal and enjoy local art and music. The menu ranges from casual sandwiches to elegant pan-seared duck breast.


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