Top Choice Homewares in Weston

Vermont Country Store

People come from far and wide to Weston's famed Vermont Country Store, a time warp from a simpler era when goods were made to last, and quirky products had a home. Here you’ll discover taffeta slips, Tangee lipstick…
Top Choice Books in Manchester

Northshire Bookstore

Forming both the geographic and the intellectual center of the Manchester community, this thriving independent bookstore is the best in Vermont, with a sprawling collection of titles on every subject imaginable (inc…
Furniture in Woodstock & Quechee Village

Shackleton Thomas

Charles Shackleton and Miranda Thomas run this lovely shop and gallery in the Bridgewater Mill, a three-story converted 1820s mill on the Ottauquechee River 6 miles west of Woodstock. The shop specializes in designe…
Glass in Woodstock & Quechee Village

Simon Pearce Glass

At this exceptional studio and shop, visitors can watch artisans produce distinctive pieces of original glass.
Chocolate in Burlington

Lake Champlain Chocolates

No, you can't run through the chocolate waterfall, but Burlington's home-grown chocolate factory offers tours and tastings, plus a store where you can purchase chocolate truffles, bars, coins and gift baskets. There…
Sports & Outdoors in Burlington

Outdoor Gear Exchange

This place rivals major outdoor-gear chains for breadth of selection, and trumps them on price for a vast array of used, closeout and even new gear and clothing. Name the outdoor pursuit and staff can probably outfi…
Food & Drinks in Stowe & Around

Cold Hollow Cider Mill

If you can't make it to one of Vermont's smaller orchards, this heavily commercialized operation on VT 100 offers some of the same products without any of the down-on-the-farm charm. Sample its famous cider doughnut…
Market in Burlington

Burlington Farmers' Market

Every Saturday from May through October, City Hall Park bursts into life with this busy farmers market; during the rest of the year, the market moves indoors to the Memorial Auditorium (250 Main St). It's enormously…
Food & Drinks in Dorset

Dorset Union Store

Celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2016, this classic general store facing Dorset's pretty village green sells all manner of edible Vermont items, especially high-end gourmet goodies and picnic fixings, including …
Arts & Crafts in Bennington

Bennington Potters

The artisans at this factory store are maintaining Bennington's strong tradition of handmade stoneware manufacturing, which dates back to the 1700s. Take a self-guided tour through the manufacturing area, which reve…