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Top Choice Sandwiches in Mad River Valley

Warren Store

This atmospheric country store serves the area's best sandwiches along with delicious pastries and breakfasts. In summer, linger over coffee and the New York Times on the front porch, or eat on the deck overlooking …
Top Choice Pizza in Middlebury

American Flatbread

In a cavernous marble-block building with a blazing fire that keeps things cozy in winter, this is one of Middlebury's most beloved eateries. The menu is limited to farm-fresh salads and custom-made flatbreads (don'…
Top Choice Modern American in Woodstock & Quechee Village

Simon Pearce Restaurant

Be sure to reserve a window table overlooking the falls in Simon Pearce's dining room, which is suspended over the river in this converted brick mill. Local ingredients are used to inventive effect in such delicacie…
Top Choice American in Woodstock & Quechee Village

Skunk Hollow Tavern

Few Vermont eateries are as atmospheric as this tiny 200-year-old crossroads tavern 8 miles south of Woodstock, with worn wooden floors that ooze history. Enjoy burgers, fish-and-chips or shepherd's pie downstairs a…
Top Choice French in Central Vermont

Café Provence

While the focus is on Provencal and French specialties such as moules marinières and bouillabaisse-inspired seafood stew, this elegant bistro also serves up non-French fare, such as succulent burgers (made from loca…
Top Choice Canyon in Woodstock & Quechee Village

Quechee Gorge

Lurking beneath US 4, less than a mile east of Quechee Village, the gorge is a 163ft-deep scar that cuts about 3000ft along a stream that you can view from a bridge or easily access by footpaths from the road. A ser…
Top Choice Farm in Central Vermont

Cedar Circle Farm

This lovely roadside organic farm and education center offers visitors a chance to wander through its lush fields of produce in search of pick-your-own strawberries, blueberries, flowers and pumpkins, with breaks in…
Top Choice Bakery in Central Vermont

Sandy's Books & Bakery

A popular local hangout, this Rochester cafe and bookstore serves homemade everything – granola, scones, bagels, whole-wheat bread – along with mean dishes such as spinach-and-egg-filled biscuits, spanakopita, salad…
Farm in Woodstock & Quechee Village

Billings Farm & Museum

A mile north of Woodstock's village green, this historic farm founded by 19th-century railroad magnate Frederick Billings delights children with hands-on activities related to old-fashioned farm life. Farm animals, …
American in Killington Mountain

Vermont Inn

Popular with skiers, and one of the mountain's best-value dining options, this inn offers comfort fare like meatloaf, mac ‘n’ cheese and venison chili alongside sirloin steak, rack of lamb and seafood stew. The vari…