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Aug 2, 2010 08:14 AM

Lunch along Rte 101 or 95 in NH - Exeter to Portsmouth

We'll be driving from Manchester to Portland and would like to stop for lunch somewhere along the way,, about 1/2 through the dirve. We're looking for a quick bite, not more than 5 minutes from the highway, but not chain, fast-food -- good pizza, grinders, soup. Any suggestions?

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  1. loaf and ladle in downtown exeter - minutes off rte 101.

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    1. re: MABMAQ

      I second the loaf and ladle recommendation. It's what I thought of as soon as I saw the title of this thread. Excellent soups and breads made from scratch.

    2. If you're looking for a good Italian sub, check out Valeria's in Stratham (three minutes north of exit 11 off 101). I think she and her husband are both Italian-American. Husband is from NJ and they lived there for a long time. I may be biased as it's where I'm from, but I think the NJ style subs are the best. She uses really good meats and pretty good bread.

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      1. re: ChrisB

        Thanks, Chris. This looks great (Loaf & Ladle does too). Husband grew up in NJ so anything that is NJ-style Italian American is likely to fit his tastes. Do they do NY-NJ style pizza? If so, I know we will be there as we live in Chi, and sorely miss eastern style pizza. (By the way, it's actually Valerio's, with an "o." I just googled.)

      2. Blue Moon in Exeter - near loaf and ladle....less carbs!

        Blue Moon Cafe
        35 School St, Stowe, VT 05672