Dining in Amherst MA area
- Jim Zurer
Any places I should be seeking out in Amherst MA and vicinity? Local specialities preferred, but any good quality/informal/creative or traditional places will be appreciated. Moderate prices are welcome but if need be, I will pay top dollar for special experiences.
Haymarket Cafe is just 15 minutes away in Northampton. I don't know its street address, but it's along one of the 2 main drags, right downtown. It looks like a coffee bar, but go downstairs and you'll find yourself in a vegetarian restaurant. Try the rice dishes. Try the appetizers. Try anything -- I have yet to order anything there that hasn't turned out to be tasty!
Definitely check out the restaurants in Northampton! My favorite is Teapot which serves Japanese as well as Chinese food.
I would check out the Sierra Grille in Northampton on Strong Avenue. Mostly organic or locally grown food, no liquor license but the beers make up for it.