Burlington + Northern Vermont

Restaurants in Burlington + Northern Vermont

At Zabby & Elf’s Stone Soup, located just off downtown Burlington's Church Street Marketplace, customers start at the hot food and salad bar and proceed past platters of baked goods and pizza to the cashier (cash only).

The lunch menu here includes excellent burritos and crab cake sandwiches.

Though located outside of Burlington’s historic center, Al’s French Frys remains an institution and veritable rite of passage for locals.

The menu that features seasonal, locally grown ingredients—dishes like pork loin with rhubarb and maple.

The restaurant, known for its house-made pastries, is locavore in its approach.

Taking over Ben and Jerry’s old downtown scoop shop in 1998, Charles Reeves and Holly Cluse opened a brunch café that serves gourmet versions of omelets, huevos rancheros, and gingerbread pancakes to an eclectic crowd that ranges from students to professionals, even tourists.

Lunch on regional microbrews and tasty pizza with Vermont-smoked sausage.

In a town known for chalets and wealthy tourists, McCarthy’s Restaurant in remains decidedly laid-back.

Dine on local delicacies at the Green Room, which offers locavore favorites like Vermont lamb braised with green peppercorns.

One of Vermont’s most dramatic views belongs to Stowe’s Cliff House.

Pizza has always been the carb of choice for the Burton board set, and this groovy branch of a Sicilian family pizzeria chain earns black diamond status for its righteous pies. The young pie masters here can toss a round of dough as expertly as they carve runs on Mount Mansfield.

60-odd sketches and prints by the French artist and caricaturist Honoré Daumier are on display at this favorite spot for buttermilk-marinated pork chops and hand-cut fries.

Pizza toppings come almost secondary at American Flatbread. Instead, it’s the bread that receives the most care, baked according to old-world methods and recipes in earthen, wood-fired ovens.