Champlain Valley Guidebook

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Champlain Valley Guidebook

Coffee & Breakfast

Restaurants in Vermont tend to have seasonal hours and are currently dealing with staffing shortages so it's worth it to confirm hours by calling/checking social media before heading out.
Delicious baked goods and coffee, great for breakfast or lunch.
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Minifactory
16 Main Street
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Delicious baked goods and coffee, great for breakfast or lunch.
Coffee shop inside a small market, grab a cup and enjoy by the Otter Creek Falls.
Lost Monarch Coffee
3 Mill Street
Coffee shop inside a small market, grab a cup and enjoy by the Otter Creek Falls.
Wood fired breads and treats, coffee and small market. * Be sure to double check their hours on IG as they change often.
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Vergennes Laundry by CK
247 Main St
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Wood fired breads and treats, coffee and small market. * Be sure to double check their hours on IG as they change often.
Sweet and savory buns, great coffee and lunch specials in a lovely space with views of Otter creek.
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Haymaker Bun Company & The Arcadian
7 Bakery Ln
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Sweet and savory buns, great coffee and lunch specials in a lovely space with views of Otter creek.
Coffee & local pastries.
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Royal Oak Coffee
30 Seymour St
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Coffee & local pastries.
BEST breakfast sandwiches around, also try their donuts!
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The Café HOT.
198 Main Street
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BEST breakfast sandwiches around, also try their donuts!
Diner with tasty breakfast & lunch specials.
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3 Squares Cafe
141 Main St
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Diner with tasty breakfast & lunch specials.

Food scene

Restaurants in Vermont tend to have seasonal hours and are currently dealing with staffing shortages so it's worth it to confirm hours by calling/checking social media before heading out.
Rotating and eclectic mix of food specials with a great beer and cocktail list- a local favorite.
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The Bobcat Cafe and Brewery
5 Main St
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Rotating and eclectic mix of food specials with a great beer and cocktail list- a local favorite.
Wood fired pizza & more in an idillic country setting. * Reservations needed
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The Tillerman Inn & Restaurant
1868 North 116 Road
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Wood fired pizza & more in an idillic country setting. * Reservations needed
Mediterranean inspired, veggie friendly spot.
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Honey Road
156 Church St
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Mediterranean inspired, veggie friendly spot.
Sandwiches and fried chicken + wine, great spot to grab lunch and take to a picnic on the lake.
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Misery Loves Co.
46 Main St
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Sandwiches and fried chicken + wine, great spot to grab lunch and take to a picnic on the lake.
Veggie-forward sandwiches on focaccia, a delicious and not too heavy lunch option.
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Poppy Cafe & Market
88 Oak Street
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Veggie-forward sandwiches on focaccia, a delicious and not too heavy lunch option.
Great dumplings and the specials are always a treat.
Hong's Chinese Dumplings
77 Pearl St
Great dumplings and the specials are always a treat.
Seasonal watering hole where you can watch small planes land and take a walk around the historic Basin Harbor grounds.
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The Red Mill Restaurant
4800 Basin Harbor Rd
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Seasonal watering hole where you can watch small planes land and take a walk around the historic Basin Harbor grounds.
Local pizza chain with great pies.
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Folino's Wood Fired Pizza
6305 Shelburne Rd
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Local pizza chain with great pies.
Perfect for a chilly day, stop in for a delicious bowl of pho.
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Pho Dang Vietnamese Cafe
348 Main St
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Perfect for a chilly day, stop in for a delicious bowl of pho.
Traditional and vegan sushi rolls. *Confirm hours before visiting
Shinjuku Station
260 North St
Traditional and vegan sushi rolls. *Confirm hours before visiting
A classic local burger spot.
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Al's French Frys
1251 Williston Rd
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A classic local burger spot.
Delicious bagels and bagel sandwiches.
Willow's Bagels
71 S Union St
Delicious bagels and bagel sandwiches.
A market and lunch spot as well as dinner (with reservations) all organically famed and local.
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Philo Ridge Farm
2766 Mt Philo Rd
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A market and lunch spot as well as dinner (with reservations) all organically famed and local.
Fried chicken and oysters and delicious drinks!
Onion City Chicken & Oyster
Fried chicken and oysters and delicious drinks!
Eclectic seasonal dishes, drinks and wine list. Open Friday-Monday, one of the few restaurants options on a Monday night.
May Day
Eclectic seasonal dishes, drinks and wine list. Open Friday-Monday, one of the few restaurants options on a Monday night.
Delicious pizza for takeout and a great natural wine shop. Order online and pick up on the way back from Burlington.
Stone's Throw Charlotte
Delicious pizza for takeout and a great natural wine shop. Order online and pick up on the way back from Burlington.

Drinks & Nightlife

Brewery with eclectic mix of beer styles and delicious food.
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Zero Gravity Brewery
25 Birchcliff Pkwy
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Brewery with eclectic mix of beer styles and delicious food.
One of the originators of the New England style of IPAs, live music on weekends.
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Foam Brewers - Burlington Waterfront
112 Lake St
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One of the originators of the New England style of IPAs, live music on weekends.
Nano brewery in lovely downtown Brandon, we love their wildlife-inspired can designs. Live music on weekends.
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Red Clover Ale Co.
43 Center St
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Nano brewery in lovely downtown Brandon, we love their wildlife-inspired can designs. Live music on weekends.
Good brews + great pizza from Folinos next door.
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Fiddlehead Brewing Company
6305 Shelburne Rd
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Good brews + great pizza from Folinos next door.
Laid back bar with a cozy feel and good drinks + slices from Folino's next door.
The Wallflower Collective
71 South Union Street
Laid back bar with a cozy feel and good drinks + slices from Folino's next door.
Rotating draft list of different styles of beers - bring a snack or pick up food at nearby spots while you hang out, these beers can be high ABV!
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Frost Beer Works
171 Commerce St
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Rotating draft list of different styles of beers - bring a snack or pick up food at nearby spots while you hang out, these beers can be high ABV!
Bar & venue with nightly shows.
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Radio Bean Coffeehouse
8 N Winooski Ave
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Bar & venue with nightly shows.
Wine bar and shop with local options
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Dedalus Wine Shop, Market & Wine Bar
388 Pine St
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Wine bar and shop with local options
Stop in for a tasting of local wines.
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Shelburne Vineyard
6308 Shelburne Rd
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Stop in for a tasting of local wines.
Local brewery with great bar snacks and food.
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Hired Hand Brewing Co.
35 Green St
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Local brewery with great bar snacks and food.
Brewery based at a golf course, delicious delicate beers and lovely can design, worth the drive through the islands for a sip and great views.
Kraemer & Kin
Brewery based at a golf course, delicious delicate beers and lovely can design, worth the drive through the islands for a sip and great views.
Catch a movie on a rainy or chilly day, grab a bite and drink at the in-house restaurant and bar.
Marquis Theatre
65 Main Street
Catch a movie on a rainy or chilly day, grab a bite and drink at the in-house restaurant and bar.

Markets & Grocery

Local shops to stock up on food and specialty goods.
The best place to stock up on local groceries, snacks and prepared meals.
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Middlebury Natural Foods Co-Op
9 Washington St
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The best place to stock up on local groceries, snacks and prepared meals.
Deli & market with a great selection of local beers.
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Gilfeather's
3177 US-7
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Deli & market with a great selection of local beers.
Country store with deli and tasty baked goods.
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Addison Four Corners Store and sandwich shop
4934 VT-22A
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Country store with deli and tasty baked goods.
Natural wine & vinyl shop with sweet owners that will guide you to a great bottle.
Schmetterling Wine Shop
48 Main Street
Natural wine & vinyl shop with sweet owners that will guide you to a great bottle.
Lots of local food and beverages to stock up on.
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City Market Onion River Co-op
207 Flynn Ave
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Lots of local food and beverages to stock up on.
Lots of local food and beverages to stock up on.
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City Market/Onion River Co-op
82 S Winooski Ave
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Lots of local food and beverages to stock up on.
Well curated local + natural wines.
Wilder Wines
146 Cherry Street
Well curated local + natural wines.
Whole Foods-esque market with good local options and prepared foods.
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Healthy Living Market and Cafe
222 Dorset St
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Whole Foods-esque market with good local options and prepared foods.

Creemees

A summer tradition, every Vermonter has their favorite spots, these are some of ours.
Creemees & hard ice cream, we like the maple & blackberry twist. *Cash only
Olsen's Ice Cream
61 Main Street
Creemees & hard ice cream, we like the maple & blackberry twist. *Cash only
Stop for a creemee and/or cookie on the way to/from Burlington- we like the maple & coffee twist.
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Vermont Cookie Love
6915 US-7
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Stop for a creemee and/or cookie on the way to/from Burlington- we like the maple & coffee twist.
Tasty eclectic flavors updated often, try the toppings too!
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Little Gordo Creemee Stand
71 S Union St
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Tasty eclectic flavors updated often, try the toppings too!

Outdoors

State park with a trail to lake views, a great spot to bring snacks for a sunset picnic.
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Button Bay State Park
5 Button Bay State Park Rd
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State park with a trail to lake views, a great spot to bring snacks for a sunset picnic.
A moderate hike to a platform with full views of the lake and Adirondacks. 4 miles up and back.
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Snake Mountain Trail
2601 Mountain Rd
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A moderate hike to a platform with full views of the lake and Adirondacks. 4 miles up and back.
Popular and scenic swimming hole– if it's busy follow the river upstream for many more swimming spots.
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Bartlett Falls
23-655 Lincoln Rd
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Popular and scenic swimming hole– if it's busy follow the river upstream for many more swimming spots.
Drop into Dead Creek for canoeing or kayacking in the summer or visit the viewing areas to see migrations of snowy geese that gather in the fall.
Dead Creek Wildlife Area Visitor Center
966 VT-17
Drop into Dead Creek for canoeing or kayacking in the summer or visit the viewing areas to see migrations of snowy geese that gather in the fall.
Hike or drive to the top for great valley views.
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Mt. Philo State Park
5425 Mt Philo Rd
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Hike or drive to the top for great valley views.
The best spot for a dip in the lake on a hot day.
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Kingsland Bay State Park
787 Kingsland Bay State Park Rd
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The best spot for a dip in the lake on a hot day.
Nice moderate 5 mile loop trail up to Silver lake, a historic reservoir.
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Silver Lake Trail
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Nice moderate 5 mile loop trail up to Silver lake, a historic reservoir.

Shopping

Well curated mix of vintage home goods.
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Barge canal market
377 Pine St
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Well curated mix of vintage home goods.
Used book store with aisles full of treasures to be found.
Monroe Street Books
1485 U.S. 7
Used book store with aisles full of treasures to be found.
Many new titles and a well stocked local interest section.
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The Vermont Book Shop
38 Main St
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Many new titles and a well stocked local interest section.
Makers of the well-known stoneware classics. *Stores have been closed because of covid, call or check their site before visiting.
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Bennington Potters
127 College St
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Makers of the well-known stoneware classics. *Stores have been closed because of covid, call or check their site before visiting.
Burlington staple for vintage clothing & goods
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Old Gold
151 Cherry St
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Burlington staple for vintage clothing & goods
Curated vintage clothing, mostly weekend hours.
Project Object Vintage
28 Howard St
Curated vintage clothing, mostly weekend hours.
Large well curated record shop.
Autumn Records
11 E Allen St
Large well curated record shop.
Record + audio equipment shop.
Speaking Volumes Records
7 Marble Avenue
Record + audio equipment shop.