Places to Eat
Ranked #3 in the 'Top 10 Best Cities for Foodies" by CNBC, the food scene in Burlington prioritizes local foods. With many restaurants participating in the Vermont Fresh Network and getting their meat and produce from local farms, people can guarantee the quality of their meals. Also while you're here join one of the many CSA's; Champlain College participates with the Intervale Food Hub CSA, so you could even pick up your delivery right on campus!
Here are just some of the great restaurants and student favorites in the area:
|MAGNOLIA BISTRO: Vermont's first certified green restaurant is a great place for fresh, local and organic food. With vegan, vegetarian and meat-lovers options, Magnolia's is a great place to get breakfast or lunch.|
|THE FARMHOUSE TAP & GRILL: Located right off of Church Street, The Farmhouse is one of the many restaurants supporting local foods. Now a part of the Farmhouse Group, check out the other restaurants associated with them: El Cortijo and the Guild.|
|VERMONT PUB & BREWERY: The oldest craft brewery in Vermont is one of Burlington's popular destinations. Located in the heart of downtown, the VPB offers live music on Fridays and an extensive menu of traditional and local pub fare.|
|MR. MIKE'S PIZZA: The go-to pizza joint for the college population of Burlington. Mr. Mikes features affordable slices, a pool table and arcade games in the back. Open late on weekends.|
|¡DUINO!(DUENDE): This eclectic restaurant gives International street food a gourmet twist. With vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian and meat-lovers options, everyone is sure to find something at an affordable price. Sharing the building is Radio Bean, one of Burlington's best kept secrets. This coffee shop/bar has live music every night, including Open Mic Mondays.|
|FARMERS' MARKET:Burlington and surrounding communities offer a great way to eliminate the middleman when it comes to getting local food direct from the source. The biggest one is the Burlington Farmers Market on Saturdays from 9 to 2 p.m. in City Hall Park during the summer and in the Burlington Auditorium in the winter. The Vermont Agency of Agriculture has a webpage devoted to local agriculture and farmers markets around the state.|
Because there are so many great options, take a look at some of these dining resources:
- 7 Nights: The Seven Days Guide to Vermont Restaurants and bars.
- Vermont Restaurant Week: Although Vermont's Restaurant Week is April 26-May 5, their website is up year round, containing a great A-Z listing of some of the restaurants in the state. Don't forget to schedule some reservations when you go to pick up your student at the end of the academic year, or for graduation!
For local hotel, motel, bed & breakfast, and inn recommendations and reservations, contact:
The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce: (877) 686-5253, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.vermont.org.