Vermont Chews & Brews
Grab a sandwich and frosty beer at Long Trail Brewery, or enjoy a stellar meal at Simon Pearce in Quechee. There are culinary memories to be made along the Crossroad of Vermont Byway.
A trip to the Green Mountain Byway must include a factory tour at Ben & Jerry’s and Cold Hollow Cider Mill’s fresh apple cider and hot donuts. The local farmers markets offer Vermont maple syrup and restaurant menus feature a range of local fare and some of the world’s best libations. Rest assured no one leaves the Green Mountains hungry or thirsty.
The Champlain Valley is home to some of Vermont’s richest farmland. Travel along the Lake Champlain Byway for a taste of Vermont. Wineries are plentiful and local foods like vegetables, artisan cheeses, baked goods, and locally-raised meats are just some of the delights found at restaurants and farmers’ markets, not to mention the craft beer and ciders.
During the winter months, restaurants along the Mad River Byway offer delicious local food and beverages. Stop at sandwich shops or upscale establishments run by chefs who have left urban life—but not their artistry—behind. Visit during the warmer months and be sure to stock up on local produce and craft beers at the Waitsfield Farmers’ Market located on the Mad River Green.
Discover local restaurants that feature Vermont produce and products, as well as local beer, cider, and wines along the Molly Stark Byway. Plan to take in the Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival or visit Honora Winery in Jacksonville.
There’s much activity in the Northeast Kingdom when it comes to specialty beverages and artisanal foods. Visit farm stands and farmers’ markets along the Northeast Kingdom Byway for an abundance of fresh produce including pick-it-yourself farms for the freshest strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, apples, corn, and pumpkins.
Whether it’s fine dining or a burger with fries and a cold beer that you are after, you'll find it along the Scenic Route 100 Byway. There are also opportunities to get close to the makers, whether on a brewery tour or during a farm stay. Memorable culinary forays await.
Visit the Shires of Vermont Byway for classic and artisanal cheeses, yummy chocolates and sweet confections, craft brews, apples, and maple syrup. You'll find it all in the Shires, including the goats that make Hildene Farm Artisanal Cheese possible.
Make local food and beverage tasting a part of your Stone Valley Byway tour. Visit during summer and fall to catch the local farmers’ markets or tour the Consider Bardwell Farm, makers of award-winning cheese. During the sap run in late winter, Merck Forest's maple sugaring operation is open to visitors. Local shops offer specialty food items and craft beverages during any time of year.