Lunch Special (33)

City Market/Onion River Co-op

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.

Bryant House Restaurant

The Bryant House Restaurant

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.

Wicked Wings

Wicked Wings (Essex Junction)

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.

Waterworks Food + Drink

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.

Foam Brewers

Foam Brewers

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.

Mad Taco

The Mad Taco (Montpelier)

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.

The Bagel Place

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.

Down Home Kitchen

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.

Myers Bagel Bakery

Myer’s Bagel Bakery

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.

Tavern at the Essex: Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa

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.

Esperanza

Esperanza Restaurante

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.

East West Café

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.

Sugarhouse

Sugarhouse Bar & Grill

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.

Vermont Pub and Brewery

Vermont Pub & Brewery

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.

Toscano

Toscano Café and Bistro

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.

Pauline’s Café

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.

Joyce’s Noodle House

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.

Mad Taco

The Mad Taco (Waitsfield)

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.

Our House Bistro

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.

New Moon Café

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.

Wicked Wings

Wicked Wings (Johnson)

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.

Happy Belly Deli

Happy Belly Deli & Grill (Winooski)

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.

Three Brothers Pizza & Grill

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.

Sherpa Kitchen

Sherpa Kitchen

119 College St., Burlington, 802-881-0550

Classic Himalayan dishes include momos, curries, thukpa and stews, best enjoyed with mango chutney and mixed pickles.

Apple Core Luncheonette & Brew

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.

Superfresh! Organic Café

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.

Sarducci’s Restaurant and Bar

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.

The Porch, Too

The Porch Too

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.

August First Bakery & Café

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.

Sweetwaters

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.

Charlie B’s Pub & Restaurant at Stoweflake

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.

Marina burger

The Marina

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.

Maxi’s Restaurant

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.

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