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Rick Sep 2, 2010 09:02 AM

We're stopping at the Yankee Candle Village on our way to York, ME. Any good spots for breakfast or lunch in the general area? Our hotel is going to be in Springfield, and we're heading to York after the Village. So anything in the general area worth stopping for would be great.

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    edub23 Sep 2, 2010 09:48 AM

    Between Springfield and Deerfield lies Northampton, probably your best bet for either meal. Sylvesters generally puts out a very good breakfast. My kids love the Green Bean, but I've had decidedly mixed experiences there, especially with the service. On the other side of the Connecticut River, in Hadley, is Esselon Cafe, also a good choice.

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      njpm Sep 2, 2010 09:52 AM

      Chandler's at Yankee Candle serves lunch starting at 10:30 AM. It's nothing earth-shattering, but you get decent food and great service. (I've been there with large groups that included two kids 3 and under, and the staff is awesome.) Plus, you can't beat the convenience. If you want to drive another 3 miles or so, you'll see signs for historic Deerfield, where the Deerfield Inn is located. Their food is much better, in my opinion, with a much more pronounced focus on locavore eating. Prices might be a tiny bit higher, but well worth it. Richardson's Candy House is also worth a stop-the dark chocolate sea salt caramels are incredible! Bub's BBQ, in Sunderland, isn't too far from Yankee Candle. I haven't been in years, but it has its fans. There are also tons of places in Northampton if you're coming from Springfield, but I'll let others who are more familiar with that area chime in.

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      Deerfield Inn
      81 Old Main St, Deerfield, MA 01342

      1. DonShirer Sep 2, 2010 04:04 PM

        Paul & Elizabeth's in Northhampton is open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Their lunch menu features quick food like soup, sandwiches, fish and chips and vegetarian dishes. Be sure to check for directions, since they are inside a marketplace and may be hard to find if you are not familiar with the area. There is a town parking lot nearby to the south.

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        Paul & Elizabeth's
        150 Main St, Northampton, MA 01060

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          Rick Sep 2, 2010 06:08 PM

          I love markets, is it an indoor market akin to Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia? Please give more info the market!

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            belcherveggie Sep 2, 2010 07:10 PM

            Paul & Elizabeth's is in Thorne's Marketplace. 4 story former department store adapted into small stores. It has Cornucopia Natural Foods, but not akin to Reading Terminal. BUT taken with the rest of Main St. Downtown, It is a great little walking experience. There are numerous great shops & restaurants within walking distance. Are you looking for Fill you up breakfast or elegant lunch, veggie, ethnic or traditional New England Fare (What ever that is!)

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            Paul & Elizabeth's
            150 Main St, Northampton, MA 01060

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              Rick Sep 3, 2010 09:36 AM

              Looking for a casual breakfast or lunch spot, nothing elegant, not vegetarian, Mexican maybe, but no Indian, Asian, Sushi type places. Traveling with parents and they don't like Asian much. Bub's BBQ would've been perfect, but their website says they open at 4pm so it won't work unfortunately.

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                magiesmom Sep 4, 2010 08:35 AM

                The Green Bean on Main St in Northampton.

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