Bakeries around U of Vt campus, Burlington, Vt
I'll be going to a conference at the U of Vt in July and would like to find small, local bakery/coffee houses to start my mornings. Also any great dinner places?? I'm from Manhattan and want to experience local Vt food - right from the farmer's markets!! Thanks -
I agree with all suggestions, for a nice "Vermont" experience, get out of town and try Inn at Shelburne Farms, in Shelburne or Hen of the Woods, in Waterbury. Both are dinner spots, the Inn is on a gorgeous property right on the lake with beautiful grounds and mostly local products, Hen is on a brook, in an old grist mill and also uses local products. If you're driving either will work but the Inn is easier if you have to cab it. Have fun.
Smokejacks for great brunch, lunch, or dinner; uses local ingredients. American Flatbread for delicious pizza made with local ingredients, and locally made beers. Farmers Market at City Hall Park Saturdays 8 or 9 am till 2 pm; great baked goods, cheeses, meats, and produce, along with a local art market. Check it out if you'll be in Burlington on a Saturday.
The campus is set apart from downtown itself, and there are no local bakeries very near the campus itself. If you are willing to walk downtown (half a mile or so), try Mirabelle's cafe.
Restaurants using fresh and hopefully local ingredients when possible:
Trattoria Delia http://www.trattoriadelia.com/
There are likely others, these are the 3 that jump to the top of my list.