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One Radish Eatery
In the morning, find breakfasts such as buttermilk pancakes and wood-fired pizzas topped with eggs and chorizo. Lunchtime brings kale Caesars and focaccia sandwiches stuffed with curried chicken, meatballs or roasted veggies.
Blue Paddle Bistro
The artsy décor here includes a wooden canoe suspended over the bar. Food is inventive — think coffee-crusted pork tenderloin.
August First Bakery & Café
Laptops and tablets are off-limits at this friendly screen-free café — all the better to strike up a conversation over freshly baked pastries, soups, salads or sandwiches.
Apple Core Luncheonette & Brew
Before sampling cider doughnuts at the Cold Hollow Cider Mill next door, the lunch crowd heads here for wraps, salads, and sandwiches on homemade white or sweet-potato-wheat bread. Get yours with a glass of Barn Dance hard cider.
Ardelia's
Lakeside dining begins with a breakfast buffet and concludes with three-course dinners and award-winning wine lists. Dressy-casual attire requested. Open June through October.
Three Brothers Pizza & Grill
Pulled-pork and spicy Thai pies pair perfectly with pitchers of Switchback at a family-owned pizzeria that emphasizes local products.
Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits
In a restored 1875 carriage barn, visitors sample distilled spirits and liqueurs as well as ice and traditional wines and ciders crafted in the old-world manner. Tour the tank and barrel room, then order a gourmet cheese plate.
Hall Home Place
The Hall family has tended a historic orchard since the 1700s. Sample estate-grown ice ciders in the tasting room, or head to the seasonal South End Café for baked goods, sandwiches and heartier fare.
Bluebird Barbecue
Above the swirling eddy of Salmon Hole, a famed fishing spot on the Winooski River, diners "meat here" for down-home barbecue including smoked brisket, pulled pork, ribs and traditional sides — plus 24 beers on tap. Sunday lunch.
Istanbul Kebab House
The chef prepares his native cuisine: Specialties include steaming lavash bread, kebabs, earthenware casseroles and maple baklava, served with Turkish coffee or wine. Dine on the rooftop dining when the weather is warm!
Sherpa Kitchen
Cozy up in a window booth for classic Himalayan dishes including momos, curries, thali platters and stews, best enjoyed with a mango lassi. Sunday is brunch only.
Harvest Market
Salads, sandwiches, entrées and baked goods are made fresh daily at the gourmet takeout café, which also offers a selection of cheeses, meats and wines.
Joyce's Noodle House
The style of cuisine here traces its roots back to the Shang Dynasty, and all noodles and sauces are homemade. Regulars love the dim sum with scallion pancakes.
ArtsRiot (Restaurant)
"Destroy apathy" is the motto and mission of this restaurant, performing arts space and community gathering place. The market-driven menu changes nightly. On summer Fridays, a fleet of food trucks parks out back.
City Market/Onion River Co-op (Downtown Burlington)
People of all stripes converge at Burlington's downtown grocery cooperative. Buy some kale, get a sandwich fresh-made at the deli or peruse the hot-bar offerings.
East West Café
Thailand native Samran Kaewkoet prepares authentic Isan cuisine to go. Try a noodle soup, chicken satay or traditional sticky rice dish.
Asiana Noodle Shop
The subterranean spot serves comfort food from across Asia. Create your own soup with choices of broth, noodles and meat, or try dumplings and sushi.
The Gryphon
An elegant space in the Historic Vermont House — constructed in 1911 — brings back old-fashioned glamour with Southern-inflected farm-to-table dishes and classic cocktails. Weekend brunch.
Idletyme Brewing Company
Specializing in seasonal comfort food and small-batch craft beer, this dog- and family-friendly brewpub comes with awesome perks, including an outdoor biergarten, lawn games and a fireside lounge.
Tiny Thai Restaurant
Tom kha, satay, stir-fries and curries take their cues from food carts and family tables across Thailand. The Talay Thai features mussels, shrimp, scallops, calamari and tilapia stir-fried with veggies in a spicy chile-basil sauce. No lunch on Sunday.
Upper Deck Pub
Above the Windjammer Restaurant, sports fans watch the game on flat-screen TVs over meals of steak, seafood, shepherd's pie or burgers. The specialty cocktails and microbrews are big draws, too.
Michael's on the Hill
Elegant, ever-changing dishes highlight Vermont farms and the award-winning chef-owner's European roots.
A retro-style bowling alley strikes it big with shareable plates — such as popcorn with Asiago, truffle oil and sea salt — as well as burgers, sandwiches and flatbreads.
Colchester's Mead Hall
Dry craft meads and boozy honey wines from Groennfell Meadery, Havoc Mead and Lord Colchester's flow through the draft lines. Pair a flight with a locally made mead brat, pickled herring or Nordic pulled-pork sandwich.
Happy Belly Deli & Grill (Winooski)
Close to the Winooski Riverwalk, customers fill their bellies with panini, wraps, burgers, poutine and — in summer — scooped ice cream.
The Daily Planet
Since 1982, the downtown standby has been a hip place to eat and enjoy local art and music. The menu ranges from cemita sliders to pan-roasted lamb lollipops.
Esperanza Restaurante
A Salvadoran man and Filipino woman teamed up to open this casual restaurant, where the fare includes pupusas, tamales, egg rolls and fried-chicken lollipops.
Barrio Bakery
By day, this neighborhood bakery in the heart of the Old North End turns out breads, pastries, soups and sandwiches. Stop in for an evening pizza Tuesday through Saturday.
Waterworks Food + Drink
Window seats are in high demand at this former textile mill overlooking the Winooski River. Pair a wood-fired flatbread with an inspired cocktail. Weekday lunch; weekend brunch.
The Tavern at the Essex Resort & Spa
Reimagined pub fare meets local ingredients here. Pair your meal with a brew from the 32-tap draft list, or enjoy a specialty cocktail on the seasonal outdoor garden patio while listening to live music.

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