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Jun 13, 2010 11:39 AM

Where must I eat (preferably locally produced and/or organic) in southern VT and NH?

Hello Northern New England ‘Hounds – I have a trip planned the end of June to visit relatives who live just outside of Albany. My home is the MSP (Minneapolis) board. Along with visiting my main focus is to do some road trips to chow. My destination is not so much a specific city but good food. Driving and dinning are two of my favorite things, great people and great food, it doesn’t get much better. I need recommendations for spots with character and preferably locally produced and/or organic food. I would like to hit some chow spots in southern Vermont and New Hampshire. Any recommendation is greatly appreciated!

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  1. In SW Vermont, for high-end, Pangaea in North Bennington, also has a more casual lounge.
    In SW Vermont, for low-end, Blue Benn Diner, in Bennington.


    Blue Benn
    314 North St, Bennington, VT 05201

    1 Prospect St North, Bennington, VT

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    1. re: PSZaas

      went to pangaea's website, best chocolate cake in vermont.
      how can i pass that up?

    2. Zuppardi's Apizza, Wilmington, VT (New Haven style pizza, not organic, or local, but so good)
      Wahoo's Eatery (VT grass-fed burgers, outside), Wilmington, VT

      VT country Deli, Brattleboro, VT ... also the huge farmers' market there (on Sat.?)
      Walpole, NH ...Walpole Creamery ice cream

      Any other food/beverage things you'd like to find specific to VT/NH?

      Zuppardi's Apizza
      19 S Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301

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      1. re: solargarlic

        not really specific foods, it's more about the experience
        heck, i'll try anything, some times even more than once!
        i like clean, simple food with flavor.
        is zuppardi's in line with i think 'hounds in the southern board have mentioned modern?

        1. re: sweet thang

          So sorry I missed your post! Yes, Zuppardi's is New Haven style (like Modern). I found that it was a bit heavier on the cheese than Modern, et al, but the crust and sauce were spot on. There is also the Walpole Creamery for ice cream in Walpole, NH and is a nice scenic area, possibly worth a stop en route back to Albany. Also, we always stop at Mocha Joe's for coffee...Rt. 9 Brattleboro (odd hours, so try to look them up before you head out!).

          Mocha Joe's
          82 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301

      2. If you don't mind driving and seeing some of the most beautiful scenery in southern VT I highly suggest you drive out to Middletown Springs and visit "Sissy's Kitchen". She was the Chef/owner of the Dorset Inn, now she has a great little bakery/cafe. We were there last week and it was awesome!!! A lot of local ingredients, and the prices are very reasonable. It is truly a Vermont experience.
        "Consider Bardwell" Farm in Pawlet makes very nice goat cheese, you could tie that into your trip as well it's right on the way.

        1. I'm a huge fan of The Inn at Weathersfield, which seems as if it would definitely meet your criteria: see my review

          1. Go to Burdick's in Walpole, and try to pick a cool rainy day so you can have the hot (dark!) chocolate.