2 Village Sq., Waitsfield, 802-496-3832
This lucha-themed eatery specializes in Mexican dishes made with local, farm-fresh ingredients. Have a margarita with your tacos, or opt for one of 11 craft beers on tap.
100 Main St., Montpelier, 802-225-6665
Southern comfort comes to the capital every day starting at 8 a.m. Breakfast includes biscuits and gravy and fried catfish. At lunch, there’s fried chicken with waffles, shrimp and grits, and meat-and-twos.
47 North Main St., Waterbury, 802-244-0910
Home-style fare here includes pastas, open-faced sandwiches and smoked-Gouda mac and cheese. Breakfast all day, including seven different eggs Benedicts.
65 Winooski Falls Way, Winooski, 802-655-5003
Close to the Winooski Riverwalk, customers fill their bellies with panini, wraps, burgers, poutine and — in summer — scooped ice cream.
1166 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 802-497-2058
Specialties such as a Caprese with fresh mozzarella, basil, tomato, prosciutto and balsamic vinaigrette take bagel sandwiches to the next level.
377 Pine St., Burlington, 802-863-5013
A wood-fired oven bakes Montréal-style bagels by the hundreds. Pick up a dozen or try a sandwich made with local meat.
119 College St., Burlington, 802-881-0550
Classic Himalayan dishes include momos, curries, thukpa and stews, best enjoyed with mango chutney and mixed pickles.
973 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester, 802-655-5550
Owned by a Lebanese family, this pizzeria emphasizes local products. During Vermont Restaurant Week, dine from a special menu of Middle Eastern specialties.
70 Essex Way, Essex Junction, 802-764-1489
Reimagined tavern fare meets local ingredients here. Pair your meal with a brew from an extensive draft list, or a glass of wine or specialty cocktail.
1 Market Place #25, Essex Junction, 802-879-7111
Chicken — wickedly hot and otherwise — is the main attraction. Choose from 16 sauces, three levels of heat and seven types of dry seasoning on your wings. You’ll find burgers, falafel, salads and craft beer, too. Seasonal hours.
112 Lake St., Burlington, 802-399-2511
Pouring imaginative beers for enlightened palates on the Lake Champlain waterfront, the eclectic brewery also offers world-class cheese and charcuterie, live music, and local art.
1834 Shelburne Rd., South Burlington, 802-862-1081
A longtime local fixture, this café-restaurant serves up Maine crab cakes, racks of lamb, Vermont meats and seasonal specialties.
1746 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 802-253-7355
This destination for deck dining, après-ski and live music offers more than 50 wines by the glass, 10 draft beers, upscale pub fare and farm-fresh cuisine.
3600 Route 100 Waterbury Center, 802-244-8771
Sandwiches are served on Vermont-baked bread at this lunch spot located by Cold Hollow Cider Mill. Save room for cider doughnuts and one of 60 locals beers and ciders.
82 S. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 802-861-9700
Choose from grab-and-go meals, side dishes, sushi, baked goods, signature sandwiches and salads — or make your own meal from the hot and cold bars.
5 Carmichael St., Essex Junction, 802-288-9828
The cuisine here can be traced back to the Shang Dynasty. Try the mustard greens with smoked tofu.
3 Main St., Montpelier, 802-223-0229
A custom-built wood-burning oven cranks out pizza, salmon cucina and other authentic dishes. Check out the gluten-free menu. No lunch on Sunday.
657 Main St., Weston, 802-824-6287
Next door to the Vermont Country Store, Bryant House offers New England staples such as clam chowder, chicken pot pie and gingerbread.
149 S. Champlain St., Burlington, 802-540-0060
Grab breakfast, lunch, freshly baked pastries or locally roasted coffee in a bright and friendly setting. Closed Sunday.
733 Queen City Park Rd., South Burlington, 802-863-2909
Nachos, wings and overstuffed sandwiches nourish drinkers day and night at this roadside spot boasting 24 taps. Pair your maple breakfast stout with a pulled-pork stacker.
180 Battery St., Burlington, 802-657-3377
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.
2 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 802-540-8145
Thailand native Samran Kaewkoet prepares authentic Isaan cuisine to go. Try a noodle soup, chicken satay or traditional sticky rice dish.
648 Putney Rd., Brattleboro, 802-579-1433
At breakfast, patrons dig the garden omelette, brimming with spinach, artichoke, cream cheese and avocado. Lunch brings lemon-dill tuna melts and gingered pork banh mi.
12 Lower Main St., West Johnson, 802-730-8134
Chicken — wickedly hot and otherwise — is the main attraction, but you’ll also find burgers, falafel and a booming bar scene.
27 Bridge Street, Richmond, 802-434-3148
At this chef-owned bistro, try the crispy artichoke hearts with lemon aioli or housemade ricotta gnocchi with Vermont goat cheese.
72 Main St., Montpelier, 802-225-6038
Tacos, tortas and tostadas are made daily with local ingredients — pair one with a craft brew. The homemade hot sauces are legendary.
20 Winooski Falls Way, Winooski, 802-497-3525
Window seats are in high demand at this former textile mill overlooking the Winooski River. The wood-fired oven turns out flatbreads; pair them with inspired cocktails. Lunch Monday to Saturday; Sunday brunch.
36 Main St., Winooski, 802-497-1884
“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 a deep-fried PB&J.
30 Main St., Brattleboro, 802-579-1751
Health food gets creative at this vegan café. Think raw Brazil nut-turmeric cupcakes, sunseed-guac nachos, and smoothies made with hemp milk, cacao nibs or ashwagandha. Closed Tuesday.
28 Spring Tree Rd., Brattleboro, 802-257-7563
At the edge of an estuary, soak in sunset views over fried whole-belly clams and a burger, or relax with popcorn and a cold brewski.
150 Cherry St., Burlington, 802-383-1505
A warm interior and awesome chandelier lend this spot a funky elegance. Choose from a wide array of fresh ingredients to create your own salad or sandwich. Save room for a cupcake. Closed Saturday.
120 Church Street, Burlington, 802-864-9800
A Church Street cornerstone for more than 30 years, the bistro serves tried-and-true fare. Try its Shirt Sleeve, a wrap stuffed with almond-crusted chicken, local bacon and Swiss cheese.
144 College St., Burlington, 802-865-0500
Burlington’s first brewpub deals in classic dishes such as country meatloaf and fish and chips, best paired with one of 10 ever-changing beers made on-site.