Top Choice Bakery in Montpelier

Red Hen

One of Vermont's finest bakeries, Red Hen is well worth the 6-mile trek west of Montpelier – and a perfect breakfast stop if you're headed toward Stowe, Waterbury or Burlington. Settle into its comfy seating area ov…
Top Choice Pub Food in Montpelier

Threepenny Taproom

With the names of two dozen microbrews from Vermont and beyond scrawled on the blackboard every evening, this pub is a perennial late-night favorite. But it also has a fabulous lineup of snacks and light meals, incl…
American in Montpelier

NECI on Main

NECI's multilevel signature restaurant focuses on farm-to-table locavore food. There's an open window to the kitchen, allowing you to watch student chefs at work, and a lovely outdoor patio for summer dining.
Health Food in Montpelier

Hunger Mountain Co-op

This terrific health-food store and deli has cafe tables overlooking the Winooski River.
Cafe in Montpelier

La Brioche

The New England Culinary Institute's first restaurant, this casual bakery and cafe serves delicious pastries and coffee drinks for breakfast, followed by soups, salads and sandwiches on homemade bread at lunchtime.