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Jul 2, 2006 02:01 PM

Good eats off 91 in Vermont

Travelling to Quebec from Connecticut and wondering where to stop for lunch along the 91 corridor in VErmont, or perhaps southern Quebec. Any cuisine works, but not looking to drive too far.

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  1. Yama Restaurant with Korean and Japanese in W. Lebanon, NH serves a great lunch. Definitely recommend lunch boxes!! (miso soup, chicken or salmon teriyaki, rice and salad for 7.95)
    96 Main Street. It is about 5-6 minutes off of 91 - white River Jct. exit. closed Mondays. It is in a small complex behind HR Block. Do a mapquest search for specific directions.

    If you are of the natural/organic persuasion - Brattleboro Food Co-op (exit 1 - go north on Route 5 and it's on your left) has good selection of to go prepared food as does Putney Co-op. (Immediately ahead of you when you get off at Putney exit) Putney also has seating area.
    Exit 2 Brattleboro - turn west when you get off has a fancier style deli/take out place called French Bakery. no seating. (haven't been there in years so can't verify)

    Good diner in Lyndonville also. Exit 23 - Diner is on Route 5. You may have to backtrack a mile or so to get back on 91.

    If you haven't stopped at any of these places, you might go into Derby Line/Stanstead and see what you can find there. it's also the last place to get gas in the US at the Irving Station. (they sell sandwiches) And you can cross the border at the low key Derby Line customs station.

    1. Try LA Burdick off exit 5.

      French bistro fare including great pommes frites, a wonderful cheese selection, some from local dairies, and a decent and not severly ratcheted up wine list. And then, wonderful chocolate!

      1. I second both Burdick Chocolate and Yama.

        If you're looking for a great dinner near White River Junction (intersection of I-91 and I-89), try Como Va. I was there for brunch this morning, and it was nothing short of fantastic.

        I think the web site is a little out of date. They're now serving dinners Tues-Sun, brunch Sat/Sun.

        1. Try the maple cream pie at P&H Truck Stop, right off Exit 17
          VT 302, Wells River , VT 802-429-2141. Also, there's a diner in Newport VT whose name I can't remember. The aforementioned Curtis BBQ is right off the Putney exit but seems to be getting mixed reviews lately (it was decent when I went last year, a different experience for sure).

          1. If you don't mind going about 8 mostly-highway miles out of your way -- to Quechee, Vermont -- Simon Pearce is a highly regarded restaurant serving upscale, but casual, lunches and dinners. I always make a point of stopping when I'm in the area.

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            1. re: Blumie

              Hit Simon Pearce last time through - nice lunch and nice setting - thanks