Culinary travel in VT includes tastings, cooking classes, cookware shopping
Vermont has a homegrown and dynamic food culture based on its heritage in dairy farming, maple sugar, and also its growing cadre of creative chefs. A Vermont vacation or weekend getaway can include tastings at wineries or breweries, farms and orchard visits, cooking classes, tours and shopping at unique venues that sell cooking gear and cooking knowledge.
1168 County Road
Montpelier, VT, 05602
Come for the sugarin’ – stay for the fun
Everything maple is on the menu and the Morse family knows its syrup. Starting eight generations ago, their earliest ancestors were taught how to tap maple trees by Native Americans. In winter, sit a spell in front of a fire and enjoy a Vermont breakfast and delicious natural snacks. Savor some sugar on snow in the sugar house during “sugarin’ time” in March - hot maple sugar turned to taffy when it’s drizzled over shaved ice and served with a fresh donut. In summer the farm stand opens with the best of the region’s fruits and vegetables. Year-round there are monthly events, trails to wander, and maple syrup, pies, jams and jellies to satisfy. Tour groups are welcome. Get your maple on!
1 Rotarian Place
Waterbury, VT, 05676
Awake the senses on a journey through coffee’s pleasures
Amidst the delights on your travels awaits the singular pleasures of coffee. Enjoy a fresh brewed at this magnificent visitor center and shrine to the bean and those who cultivate, harvest, process and roast it. Folks come here for a one of a kind culinary experience. Set in Waterbury, VT in a Victorian Italianate train station built in 1875, your senses thank you with each sip. The café brews a daily variety of free coffee samples, offers specialty drinks plus locally made baked goods, sandwiches, salads and other treats. You’ll find Keurig accessories and brewers, freshly roasted coffee by the bag, exhibits and videos telling the Green Mountain story. Artisan hand crafts are available from coffee-growing regions around the world.
511 Liberty Hill Road
Rochester, VT, 05767
Meals to write about… NY Times, Gourmet, Travel & Leisure
The dining experience within the farm stay experience is served here with a twenty first century twist. A Gourmet Magazine feature was very focused – on the cook. Beth’s cooking is all about fresh, farm to table, local products. Breakfast features Cabot butter and Vermont maple syrup atop your fluffy pancakes, locally cured bacon, and Liberty Hill’s own fresh egg and Cabot cheese omelets.
The dinner menu may include maple cranberry chicken with a raspberry rhubarb sauce, wild leeks from the farm garden, or fiddleheads with maple garlic sugar, accompanied by Cabot cheddar biscuits.
Bon Appétit! - Liberty Hill Farm B&B has been named Vermont Innkeeper of the Year for 2013-14!
48 Lower Waterford Road
Lower Waterford, VT, 05848
Culinary travelers need go no farther than this luxury inn
Soft music, flickering candles, attentive (but not pretentious) wait staff: Those are all features of the restaurant at Rabbit Hill Inn, one of Vermont’s best dining establishments. And that’s before you get to the food. Morning meals at the bed-and-breakfast inn are bountiful: homemade baked goods and granola, house-cured and smoked ham, corn and couscous pancakes. But dinner is a true work of art, featuring innovative menus based on seasonal and local ingredients – summer fare includes 72-hour beef short rib and Moroccan spiced monkfish – presented with an artistry that will take your breath away. The restaurant also offers a carefully selected wine list. For those craving a craft beer, the Irish-style Snooty Fox Pub is ready to serve. Rated #30 of the Top 100 Hotels Worldwide, #6 in the USA, and #2 in the Northeast by Travel & Leisure, July 2017.
7 Woodward Road - Route 4
Mendon, VT, 05701
Local cuisine with a classic Vermont flair
One of Killington’s most acclaimed restaurants, the Red Clover Inn & Restaurant is a true dining destination for food, wine, and cocktail lovers. Known for our combination of localvore cuisine with an international flair, we also offer a selection of wines from around the world, unique cocktails, and Vermont craft brews on tap. During your visit, be sure to ask our chef & innkeepers about the local farmers’ market, breweries, distilleries and more, right in our area—and fill up on fresh, local dishes at breakfast before exploring the neighborhood. Join us on the first Friday of each month for themed wine dinners: five courses, each perfectly matched with the wines of a particular region or grape. Recently awarded 2015 'Restaurateurs of the Year' at the VTIC Hospitality Awards!
135 U.S. Route 5 South
Norwich, VT, 05055
A "foodie's paradise" awaits your appetites
Set alongside the Connecticut River is a "foodie's paradise," the campus of King Arthur Flour in Norwich, Vermont. If that title doesn’t get your mouth watering then step into the state-of-the-art bakery, where you’ll Yum #1 - bakers sliding loaves out of ovens. The educational baking center offers classes, workshop and demos for adults and children all year long. The flagship retail store offers a cornucopia of kitchen tools and baking ingredients to stock your shelves at home. Bread is of course the star attraction at the café - toast with your favorite spread, a sandwich with Vermont cheddar, a delicious cupcake, plus soups, salads and sandwiches and the best barista style coffees and teas to wash it all down .