New England culinary travel ranges from orchards to lobster boats to pubs
The variety of New England countryside and culture lends itself to wonderful culinary travel. Vineyards and and wineries and wine trails urge visitors out onto country roads, while a tradition New England clambake pulls us to the edge of the sea. Expert chefs provide lessons and demos along with fine meals. Shopping for traditional ingredients, produce, seafood, and and cookware is a treat in all the states. Culinary travel encompasses taste, learning, exploration, and adventure.
1168 County Road
Montpelier, VT, 05602
Come for the sugarin’ – stay for the fun
Everything maple is on the menu and the Morse family knows its syrup. Starting eight generations ago, their earliest ancestors were taught how to tap maple trees by Native Americans. In winter, sit a spell in front of a fire and enjoy a Vermont breakfast and delicious natural snacks. Savor some sugar on snow in the sugar house during “sugarin’ time” in March - hot maple sugar turned to taffy when it’s drizzled over shaved ice and served with a fresh donut. In summer the farm stand opens with the best of the region’s fruits and vegetables. Year-round there are monthly events, trails to wander, and maple syrup, pies, jams and jellies to satisfy. Tour groups are welcome. Get your maple on!
135 U.S. Route 5 South
Norwich, VT, 05055
A "foodie's paradise" awaits your appetites
Set alongside the Connecticut River is a "foodie's paradise," the campus of King Arthur Flour in Norwich, Vermont. If that title doesn’t get your mouth watering then step into the state-of-the-art bakery, where you’ll Yum #1 - bakers sliding loaves out of ovens. The educational baking center offers classes, workshop and demos for adults and children all year long. The flagship retail store offers a cornucopia of kitchen tools and baking ingredients to stock your shelves at home. Bread is of course the star attraction at the café - toast with your favorite spread, a sandwich with Vermont cheddar, a delicious cupcake, plus soups, salads and sandwiches and the best barista style coffees and teas to wash it all down .
Route 3 - 259 Endicott Street N
Weirs Beach, NH, 03247
Homemade candies, ice cream & specialty gifts
Folks have been coming here for more than 110 years to taste, buy and send gift baskets home to family and friends. A tinkling player piano greets you as you arrive and takes you back to the handmade confections, service and charm of another age. The oldest homemade ice cream and candy maker in New Hampshire, Kellerhaus offers its make-your-own Sundae Smorgasbord, premium handmade chocolates, candies, caramels, jams and jellies, maple products and nuts. Enjoy a Belgian waffle buffet breakfast with eggs, meat ,hash browns and toast. The multi-room gift shop offers unique gifts from around the world and specialty New England items like candles, cards, steins, jewelry, Christmas ornaments, collectibles, toys and stuffed animals. Open all year round.
277 Main Street - Route 131
Sturbridge, MA, 01566
A culinary bounty New England Style
Traveling New England’s back roads leads to their historic Inns and tasty fare. Publick House features traditional New England-style dining in the Tap Room, with its six-foot open hearth fireplace for warming just as it did for our early American ancestors. Ebenezer’s offers 18th century ambiance, wingback chairs, comfortable couches by the fireplace, and vintage brass beer taps and rum barrels. Sample jumbo crab cakes and home-made potato chips, generous portions of shepherd’s pie and old-fashioned chicken pot pie. Feast on lunch and dinner meals like lobster mac n' cheese, pan-roasted salmon, roasted turkey dinners and good old fashioned Yankee pot roast. The old bake shoppe has sweet treats baked daily, Publick House favorites like apple butter and jams, and new to-go foods to take home for dinner.
1355 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT, 06437
Tastes and flavors to savor on a celebrated Connecticut farm
Here, the 144-year family tradition is to grow everything with integrity and concern for the environment. You’ll find acres of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, pears, apples, and pumpkins to pick. The retail market, bakery, and most recently, the winery provide an endless array of tastes and flavors. Savor soups and salads and stock up on produce, cider, meat, pies and trays of the most popular dishes. The winery offers award winning fruit wines and others from Connecticut vineyards including Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Vidal Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and numerous White, Roses and Reds. The Wine Bar, offers tastings year round Monday - Sunday with special events and weekend educational offerings always on tap. Winery tours may be taken on the weekends at 2pm.
23 Londonderry Road, Unit 17
Londonderry, NH, 03053
History never tasted so good! Artisan meads and ciders
Mead - you've heard it mentioned in sagas and epic poems as the drink of heroes and lovers. But like most people, you've never had a chance to taste it. Come visit Moonlight Meadery, a craft brewery in Londonderry, NH, and you'll not only learn how mead is made, you'll quaff some samples, too. We offer guided tours of our facility every day of the week, with no reservations required. A new tour begins every 30 minutes. After you've watched our team at work, you'll be given a chance to taste their wares. We offer a dazzling array of meads and ciders. Our staff will present them in groups of four, and you'll be able to try one from each grouping. We'll start with drier meads, and work up to the sweeter.
1 Rotarian Place
Waterbury, VT, 05676
Awake the senses on a journey through coffee’s pleasures
Amidst the delights on your travels awaits the singular pleasures of coffee. Enjoy a fresh brewed at this magnificent visitor center and shrine to the bean and those who cultivate, harvest, process and roast it. Folks come here for a one of a kind culinary experience. Set in Waterbury, VT in a Victorian Italianate train station built in 1875, your senses thank you with each sip. The café brews a daily variety of free coffee samples, offers specialty drinks plus locally made baked goods, sandwiches, salads and other treats. You’ll find Keurig accessories and brewers, freshly roasted coffee by the bag, exhibits and videos telling the Green Mountain story. Artisan hand crafts are available from coffee-growing regions around the world.
7 Woodward Road - Route 4
Mendon, VT, 05701
Local cuisine with a classic Vermont flair
One of Killington’s most acclaimed restaurants, the Red Clover Inn & Restaurant is a true dining destination for food, wine, and cocktail lovers. Known for our combination of localvore cuisine with an international flair, we also offer a selection of wines from around the world, unique cocktails, and Vermont craft brews on tap. During your visit, be sure to ask our chef & innkeepers about the local farmers’ market, breweries, distilleries and more, right in our area—and fill up on fresh, local dishes at breakfast before exploring the neighborhood. Join us on the first Friday of each month for themed wine dinners: five courses, each perfectly matched with the wines of a particular region or grape. Recently awarded 2015 'Restaurateurs of the Year' at the VTIC Hospitality Awards!
48 Lower Waterford Road
Lower Waterford, VT, 05848
Culinary travelers need go no farther than this luxury inn
Soft music, flickering candles, attentive (but not pretentious) wait staff: Those are all features of the restaurant at Rabbit Hill Inn, one of Vermont’s best dining establishments. And that’s before you get to the food. Morning meals at the bed-and-breakfast inn are bountiful: homemade baked goods and granola, house-cured and smoked ham, corn and couscous pancakes. But dinner is a true work of art, featuring innovative menus based on seasonal and local ingredients – summer fare includes 72-hour beef short rib and Moroccan spiced monkfish – presented with an artistry that will take your breath away. The restaurant also offers a carefully selected wine list. For those craving a craft beer, the Irish-style Snooty Fox Pub is ready to serve. Rated #30 of the Top 100 Hotels Worldwide, #6 in the USA, and #2 in the Northeast by Travel & Leisure, July 2017.
511 Liberty Hill Road
Rochester, VT, 05767
Meals to write about… NY Times, Gourmet, Travel & Leisure
The dining experience within the farm stay experience is served here with a twenty first century twist. A Gourmet Magazine feature was very focused – on the cook. Beth’s cooking is all about fresh, farm to table, local products. Breakfast features Cabot butter and Vermont maple syrup atop your fluffy pancakes, locally cured bacon, and Liberty Hill’s own fresh egg and Cabot cheese omelets.
The dinner menu may include maple cranberry chicken with a raspberry rhubarb sauce, wild leeks from the farm garden, or fiddleheads with maple garlic sugar, accompanied by Cabot cheddar biscuits.
Bon Appétit! - Liberty Hill Farm B&B has been named Vermont Innkeeper of the Year for 2013-14!