408 Shelburne Rd., South Burlington, 802-489-5456
The family-run restaurant attracts diners of all ages with its popular New York-style pizzas, pastas and more — available for eat in, takeout and delivery.
2160 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 802-253-9333
Latin and Asian flavors mix and mingle in fanciful menu items such as lobster wonton soup, green chorizo dumplings and chile-ponzu short ribs. The owner calls the tequila and sake selections “the best around.” Sunday brunch.
1 Lawson Lane, Orlando's Bar & Lounge Burlington, 802-540-0033
Smoked meats and traditional sides — think slaw, mac and cheese, and corn on the cob — pair well with live music at this subterranean club. Look for Vermont brews on tap.
93 Beswick Dr., White River Junction, 802-698-8059
What began as a to-go snack shack is now a 30-seat restaurant slinging New England-style barbecue. Meat straight off the smoker includes maple chicken and root beer-basted pulled pork.
133 N. Main St., Suite 7, 14th Star Brewing Co., St. Albans, 802-782-8703
Inside a veteran-owned brewery in a former bowling alley, creative burgers, salads and pretzel sticks pair with ales, stouts and aromatic IPAs. Sunday brunch.
5 E. Allen St.,Winooski, 802-540-0052
The Farmhouse Group’s hip taqueria keeps it fresh and fun on the Winooski traffic circle. Farm-to-table tacos, burritos and killer margaritas are staples here.
111 St. Paul St., Burlington, 802-310-7828
Pastry shop, café and cocktail bar in one, this posh “fine diner” was voted Vermont’s best new restaurant in 2017. Swing in, too, for a handmade CBD truffle. No dinner Sunday or Monday.
2766 Mt. Philo Rd., Charlotte, 802-539-2912
A 400-acre historic dairy farm is now a showpiece for regenerative agriculture. Cozy up by the fire with a pastry and a cup of coffee from the café, or take in the farm views from the stone patio with a seasonal soup or sandwich. Meat and vegetables grown on the farm are for sale in the market.
155 Carroll Rd., Waitsfield, 802-496-4677
Friendly bartenders pour glasses of brewer Sean Lawson’s hop-driven IPAs, along with stouts, pilsners and other styles. Cheese plates keep the hunger at bay.
4000 Mountain Rd., Topnotch Resort, Stowe, 802-253-8585
The sunny resort bistro serves creative fare such as togarashi crusted tuna and butternut squash bisque with spiced coconut cream.