Top things to do in Belfast

Top Choice Vegetarian in Belfast

Chase's Daily

A true farm-to-table experience, this cafe/bakery/farmers market presents fabulous, all-vegetarian fare – plus wicked good baked treats, from cauliflower and Gruyère tarts to custard buns. The lunch menu (creative s…
Top Choice Laotian in Belfast

Laan Xang

Oh, of course: 'Laan Xang,' named for the medieval Lao kingdom of a 'Million Elephants and White Parasols' – totally expecting a restaurant to bear that namesake in…Belfast? Yep, and it serves seriously good Lao and…
Top Choice Books in Belfast

Left Bank Books

This small, friendly bookstore has well-curated stacks that include a solid local-interest section, and a kids' area that's a joy for parents with bibliophilic children. The shop itself is worth checking out: a gran…
Top Choice Market in Belfast

United Farmers Market of Maine

This excellent, year-round farmers market features lots of prepared foods and a ton of craftspeople, artisans, artists and entertainment. It's basically a weekly community carnival for the region, and you'd be remis…
Seafood in Belfast

Young's Lobster Pound

Choose your lobster from the pound, or order from the short, simple menu, then tuck in at the waterside picnic tables – Young's has the no-frills lobster-pound aesthetic down pat. Impressively, there's nothing deep-…
Seafood in Belfast

Ondine

Oysters and wine? Yeah alright, and more of both. This oyster and wine bar specializes in shellfish, but you can also find charcuterie plates, duck confit and escargot; everything is served either small-plate style …
Bar in Belfast

Three Tides

This bar, located above Marshall Wharf Brewing Company, serves that establishment's beers, as well as cocktails, whiskies and other drinks to ward off the chill winds. On most nights closing hours are flexible, and …
Cinema in Belfast

Colonial Theatre

This art-deco gem has been showing movies since before WWI (1912, to be exact – the Colonial opened the day the Titanic set sail). This spot lures moviegoers with a neon sign, a rooftop elephant and, these days, a s…
Ice Cream in Belfast

Wild Cow Creamery

Small-batch ice cream is the name of the game at this cozy little ice-cream stand, where flavors run from rhubarb crumble to raspberry lime to Mexican hot chocolate. This is a seasonal spot; it closes in mid-October…
Toys in Belfast

All About Games

Games are the name of the, well, game here – but the important caveat is non-electronic games: role players, puzzles, party games, war games etc. If you've rented that lonely Maine cabin for the season, this is the …