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Pie-in-the-Sky Farm
Bed & Breakfast and Retreat
Marshfield, Vermont

Restaurants in Central Vermont

hill behind Pie in the Sky

If you are seeking dinner on your way to Pie in the Sky (& you may find you are reluctant to return into town once you've started to relax into being here!) then pay special attention to the * starred* restaurants below. Others, while perfectly fine, or even excellent, may have limited hours. We can make more refined recommendations to suit your taste once you have arrived, or if you call us ahead of arrival.

List partially updated August 2015

Light Fair/Cafes and Diners/ Lunch/Snack/Coffee

Expresso "Hesta's" , Main Street, Plainfield - tiny coffee shop/bakery next to Blinking Light Gallery
Maple Valley Cafe , Rt 2, Plainfield little store & cafe indoor and porch seating. Simple menu including wraps and other. Good cookies, coffee & iced coffee, chocolate cake, lunch and snacks. Now open year round! but closing early in the day

Asian Gourmet, Main Street, Barre. Easy to locate. Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Sushi -- good for lunch and dinner
Bagitos -- Main Street next to Savoy, Montpelier. Wraps, tacos, burritos, bagels, occasional music. Local food: take out or eat in. Internet Cafe. Usually open until 8 pm, 2 pm on Sundays
Big Picture , Rt 100, if you happen to venture down toward Waitsfield- movie theater, bar, bakery, and occassional music or theater venue - drinks, great burgers, some pastries, changing entrees, soups, very cool atmosphere
Capitol Grounds , State Street (best Montpelier coffee, some pastry, soup); art gallery
Coffee Corner , 83 Main Street, Montpelier 229-9060 (tofu, local beef burgers, and eggs in a real diner setting)
Hilltopper Restaurant LUNCH ONLY 1216 Main Street, St. Johnsbury (Cooking School of St. Johnsbury Academy)
Tue - Wed- Thur Reservations are accepted by calling 748-8964
Kismet , lunch, dinner, way beyond vegetarian nowadays, 52 State Street, Montpelier, 7:30 am - 7:30 pm,  
North Branch Wine and Tea Bar ,small plates, Tapenade, gluten free pastries, salads, etc, State Street, next to Asiana House, Montpelier
La Brioche , City Center, Montpelier - Cooking school staff, often art displays (closes by late afternoon)
Mad Taco , Main Street, Montpelier - Great flavor prepared by chefs who care about where the food comes from, deliver on quality at a reasonable price. 802-454-1000
Peacham Cafe lunch and early afternoon snacks, Peacham 7:0-0 am to about 2:30 pm, Wed - Sundays and not in January & February  

Prohibition Pig -- lunch, Vermont beers and snacks, classic cocktails, good barbecue, late night dining. Not recommended for veggies, some gluton free items, & may have a wait line
Waterbury, VT

* Rickie's Indian Restaurant coming off the in South Barre and near the Hannaford's supermarket
authenic Punjabi cuisine in a deli/gas station ambience -- very cheap and yummy -- would be a good choice to bring back to Pie in the Sky to eat

Simply Delicious Wine Bar, coffee bar, and deli Main Street, Barre. Easy to locate at entrance to downtown Barre summer hours: Wednesday - Friday noon -9 Monday & Tuesday 12- 5 for Wine Bar, deli open during store hours and sometimes later: 9 - 5. good for lunch. Light diners with wine, take out sandwiches, deli
Rainbow Sweets , Marshfield Village 426-3531
famous desserts, light dinners weekend nights,     10 - 6, Friday and Saturday dinner 5 - 9, Closed Tuesdays, and for mud season   M - W - Thur 10-6
Skinny Pancake , Main Street, Monpelier. Crepes and more; music Wednesdays, Sundays 802) 262-CAKE
Down Home Kitchen Main Street, Montpelier, will be open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily with seating stopping at 2:30 p.m.
Tulsi Tea Room , 34 Elm Street, Monpelier. Teas, "grab & Go lunch" and snacks, "menu of healing cuisine"; Tue - Sats, 10- 6 pm
* Wayside Restaurant, Barre-Montpelier Road, Berlin -- old fashioned diner-like decor, some local food, inexpensive -- 223-6611
* Sambels West Danville, at intersection of Rt 15 & Rt 2 on Joe's Pond
It's now a food truck! excellent fast food from people who really know how to cook! Ipswich fried clams, rib eye steak, burgers, fried sea food with steak, possibly no veggie option

Chinese

Bamboo Gardens 115 S Main St Barre 476-9400
* China Star Chinese Restaurant, 15 Main Street, Montpelier 223-0808
China Star II, 1 Depot Sq St Johnsbury 748-0878
Golden City Chinese Restaurant 52 Railroad St St Johnsbury 748-5081

Continental

Ariel's New American Restaurant . Brookfield. On the Floating Bridge.802- 276-3939. Wednesday - Sundays. Check website for menu and      restaurant's shorter week in winter. Worth a small trip.(about 45 min)
* Bailiwicks on Mill St Johnsbury, VT easy to find - but call for directions and reservation
* Creamery Restaurant, Hill St, 1 block off Route 2, Danville (fancy well prepared New England cuisine) 684-3616
* Main Street Grill & Bar 118 Main St Montpelier. Cooking school restaurant, closed Mondays. Dinner until 9 pm most days
getting high ratings from our guests
please note: on Wednesdays Asian Recommended with Calais chef Cameron Moorby " the Buddha beef, the $5 wine special on Wednesdays and the revamped space.
Entrees were $14-17, but really big; three of us split two entrees and that was about right." neighbor's recommendation     223-3188

* Ake's Den Rt 100,edge of Waitsfield, (5 minutes from Sugarbush)
a simple pres ski place -- rustic European fare: charcuterie, risotto---     496-9000

Hen of the Woods
Waterbury, Vt Season cuisine, local game and meats, reservations recommended: 802.244.7300
Michaels Waterbury -Rt 100. Reservations. Live music occassionally  see menus at Pie in the Sky
* Salt Barre Street, four - table culinary adventure, for people who really like food and how it is created -- Open for dinner, Friday through Sunday.     BYOB dinner Reservations (cell) 1-802-338-may work) After 2 pm: 229-6678    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Salt-Cafe/166187420075075?v=wall

        ON THE WAY TO PIE IN THE SKY:

* Sambels West Danville, at intersection of Rt 15 & Rt 2 on Joe's Pond
It's now a food truck!
excellent fast food from people who really know how to cook! Ipswich fried clams, rib eye steak, burgers, fried sea food with steak, possibly no veggie option

* Rickie's Indian Restaurant coming off the in South Barre and near the Hannaford's supermarket
Punjabi cuisine in a deli/gas station ambience -- very cheap - would be a good choice to bring back to Pie in the Sky to eat
Hesta's Cafe Expresso , Main Street, Plainfield - tiny coffee shop/bakery next to beer supplies store & Blinking Light Gallery mornings to early afternoon only
Ariel's New American Restaurant . Brookfield. On the Floating Bridge.802- 276-3939. Wednesday - Sundays. Check website for menu and      restaurant's shorter week in winter. Worth a small detour on the way to Pie.

Positive Pie IV Main Street, Barre next to The Studio Place Arts Gallery. 802-
Get off Rt 89 at Exit 6 if you want to try this (or the Asian Gourmet in Barre or the new Indian place - in - a - gas - station - Rickie's).
A Vermont Place in the space once occupied by Claire's! in Hardwick. (Main Street near Positive Pie III) local products to take home and imaginative fare to eat in. Community music on Wednesday evenings

The Perfect Pear -- vegetarian, seafood, and meat, lunch and dinner. Main Street, Bradford, VT 802-222-5912      (Convenient if coming in from Hanover, Thetford area)
Rabbit Hill Inn , fanciest of all. 45 minutes from Pie. Good stop if coming in from the North on Rt 91. Otherwise: For Celebrations type place. Reservations nec: 802-748-5168 or 1-800-762-8669
Roots the Restaurant Rutland. Roots' mission is to create delicious food from fresh, local ingredients. Chef Donald Billings is committed to providing affordable meals from minimally processed, locally grown food, including organic crops and humanely raised livestock     no Mondays.   Open till 9 pm, 10 pm on weekends
* Tokoyo West Street, Rutland. Reasonalbly priced - very good Japanese food, strong choice for vegetarians. Easy to find in old downtown. See reviews on Yelp
Farrah's Middle Eastern Foods Johnson, Vermont (north west of Pie in the Sky)   802 - 635-1788 Take outonly at this time. Dolmas, Falafel, sandwiches, lasagna Beal House, Littleton, New Hampshire (hour north east of Pie in the Sky)   Reasonablly - very good higher end full service restaurant
Himalaya Restaurant --- Himalayan/Nepalese 78 Margaret St Plattsburgh, NY

Italian

* Rainbow Sweets Angeleno's Pizza 15 Barre St Montpelier - Calzones, salads, 229-5721
* Sarducci's 3 Main St Montpelier 223-0229 Open all week plus Sun & Monday
Take out, but not between 6 pm and 9 pm . Serving dinner until 9 pm     Reservations advisable or just join a short line

* Angeleno's Pizza 15 Barre St Montpelier 229-5721

Local

Maple Valley Cafe , Rt 2, Plainfield little store & cafe indoor and porch seating. Simple, cuisine new menu. Good cookies, coffee & iced coffee, chocolate cake, lunch and snacks; closes somewhat early. Now open year round!
Hesta's Expresso , Main Street, Plainfield - small coffee shop/bakery next to Blinking Light Gallary and the beer supplies store
Likely mid - afternoon closing hour
* Positive Pie (the original) Plainfield Village across from Bookstore occasional music --- New expanded menu beyond pizza, in expanded space, full bar. pizza: Gluton Free & whole wheat options, eggplant, artichoke, white pizza a menu choices, 454-0133

* Rainbow Sweets , Marshfield Village. famous for pastries, sometimes homemade bread -- limited evening hours centered on weekends   closed Tues and more days during winter pizza and usually one other entree on weekend evenings (desserts anytime), call ahead to check if serving 802-426-3531     http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rainbow-Sweets-Bakery/118669924836893
* Wayside Restaurant , Barre-Montpelier Road, Berlin 223-6611 -- a cross between local/diner food
     (Good if coming in from North or South, exit 7 off 89
Maple Corner Cafe And Whammy Bar -- organic bar food, local beers, homemade pizza, salads, sandwiches, music some weekends - only 20 minutes from Pie but only for the happy-to-tackle-back-roads visitor

To the North of Pie

* Creamery Restaurant, Hill St, 1 block off Route 2, Danville (fancy well prepared New England cuisine) 684-3616
Bayside Pavilion fish, fish and chips, burgers, tacos. Has deck with view of Lake Champlain ( 802) 524-0909 St. Albans, VT
Bee's Knees Morrisville, VT. Also a music venue. Well prepared New England, local; and Sushi night on Mondays.   Music at 7:30. Reservations a great idea. Cash for Monday nights only (Sushi night), otherwise credit accepted, music free or by donation to the musicians
Goodfella's Tavern , Danville, VT (on Route 2) Burgers, fish, steak (pub menu)
Dylan's Cafe next to movie theaters Saint Johnsbury, 751-6116. Lunches all week and (& breakfast)
* East Side Restaurant & Pub , 47 Landing Street, Newport (right on the water) 334-2340
Tamarack Grill American bistro, some local foods, international wines, Vermont breweries on tap, children's menu, Dinner till 10 pm Wed - Sunday Reservations appreciated: 802-626-7390
The Burger Barn  Jeffersonville, Rt 15, "only snack shack that sautes their mushroooms in wine" Organic local beef patties with 15 varieties of cheese + prosciutto, peppers, artichoke, aioli etc.  802-730-3441   vegetarian option
Parker Pie Company West Glover (near Bread and Puppet Theater - (thin crust pizza), 11 am - 10 pm except Mondays
Music many nights especially likely Thursday & weekends -- pretty far from Pie, closer to Bread & Puppet Theater

Pizza

* Angeleno's Pizza 15 Barre St Montpelier 229-5721
Domino's Pizza 407 N Main St Barre 479-2222
* Positive Pie (the original) Plainfield Village across from Bookstore occasional music --- 802) 454-0133. Gluton Free & whole wheat options, eggplant, artichoke, white pizza a menu choices, full bar
* Positive Pie II Montpelier location on State Street -- "authenic Italian cuisine" -- live music, full bar, fine pizza
Positive Pie III
-- Main Street, Hardwick ---- Italian with localvore toppings -----Positive Pie IV in Downtown Barre next to Studio Place Arts on Main Street-----(four Positive Pies vary considerably from each other)
St Johnsbury House Of Pizza 58 Portland St St Johnsbury 748-5144
* Rainbow Sweets , Marshfield Village. famous for pastries, sometimes homemade bread -- limited evening hours centered on weekends   closed Tues and more days during winter pizza and usually one other entree on weekend evenings (desserts anytime), call ahead to check if Bill is serving 802-426-3531     http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rainbow-Sweets-Bakery/118669924836893
Parker Pie Company West Glover (near Bread and Puppet Theater - (thin crust pizza), 11 am - 10 pm except Mondays
Music many nights especially likely weekends -- pretty far from Pie

Pubs

Maple Corner Cafe And Whammy Bar W County Rd hours are: Mon- Closed Tue- Closed Wed- 4-9:00pm Thurs 4-9:00pm Fri-4-10:00pm Sat-4-10:00pm Sun-2-7:00pm We may at some point be open for breakfast and lunch We have six craft beers on tap, and an extensive wine selection, - organic wings, other standard bar food done well, food and desserts, pretty space.. "friend" Whammy Bar on Facebook for updates and entertainment schedule. Positive Pie II State Street, Montpelier. Expanded menu beyond good pizza; music. Closest thing we have to a night club atmosphere, until 9 or maybe later in summer
Three Penny Taproom , Main Street, Montpelier. Now doubled it's small size, Bar with local food including: Turreens, calf's breast or heart, kidney, duck heart in stout.... Sometimes live music....223-2721
McGillicuddy's Irish Pub , 14 Langdon Street, Montpelier 223-2721
Goodfella's Tavern , Danville, VT (on Route 2) Burgers, fish, steak
The Lounge 118 Main Street, Montpelier. Basement level of Main Street Grill and Chef's Table. Open 3 - 9:30 pm, and serving dinner until 9:30 - check to see if this is still current
Prohibition Pig , Waterbury, smoked meat, local beers, gluton free choices, ok for kids. Open 7 days but check web site for times - lunch not always served,

Thai and South Asian

* Asiana House Asian Fusion --- State Street, Montpelier 223-0436 (no Sundays) Dinner until 9 pm occasionaly 9:30
getting consistently high ratings from us and our guests

* Rickie's Indian Restaurant coming off the in South Barre and near the Hannaford's supermarket on Rt 14
authentic Punjabi cuisine in a deli/gas station ambience -- very cheap - would be a good choice to bring back to Pie in the Sky to eat
* Royal Orchid
38 Elm Street, Montpelier 223-0436 (ncluding Mondays) Dinner until 9 pm
getting consistently high ratings from us and our guests

Wilaiwan's Kitchen Main Street, Montpelier Midday: approx 11 - 3 pm.   or until the day's specialities run out
menu varies daily. Lunch!

* Asia Gourmet Asian Fusion --- from pad thai to sashimi -- Main Street, Barre -- -477-7828 (seven days a week) Dinner until 10 pm and later most nights
getting consistently high ratings from us and our guests

* Kham's Thai Cuisine 1112 Memorial Drive St Johnsbury Dinner until 9 pm, Sunday till 8:00. Open 7 days a week.
      802-751-8424 <

Vegetarian

     Nearly all Vermont restaurants have more than one vegetarian option

*Kismet , bakery and luncheon, 52 State Street, Montpelier, Breakfast and Brunch 7:30 am - 7:30 pm,   Dinners: Thur- Sunday till 11 pm res 223-8646; Closed Monday.
*Hunger Mountain Food Coop , Stonecutters Way, Montpelier 223-8000 Groceries and Cafe w healthy cafeteria menu
Other good bets for Veggies: the Thai restaurants above; Rickie's Indian , Julio's , Skinny Pancake , That's Life Soup , Mad Taco ; Bagitos ; Asian Gourmet
* Tokoyo West Street, Rutland. Reasonalbly - very good Japanese food, strong choice for vegetarians. Easy to find in old downtown. See reviews on Yelp

Other Posibilities

McGillicuddy's Pub (Sports Bar), Rt 14 (where Main Street & Rt 14 intersect) just off the highway entrance (exit 6 or 7) into Barre

Burlington

Vietnam II on lower Church Street at Main (Vietnamese & Thai Cuisine) dinner -- dine-in or carry-out; full menu at www.7dvt.com 802-859-9998
Several Bosnian Restaurants
Single Pebble - special Chinese homecooking/gourmet -- people travel from great distances for. eat in   802- 865-5200