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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 September 2017

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

THREE PONDS WEST DANVILLE, VT Limited Serve Restaurant. Locally owned and managed. Serving breakfast & lunch, and the occasional dinner. To-go items, soups, baked goods, creamies. Adjacent to Lamoille Valley Rail Trail and Joe's Pond. Open: Thursday-Monday 7am-3pm Closed: Monday/Tues
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. Closes early in the day; not open some days

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. Music Tuesday, Sunday, and other days
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

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, across from Kismet
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 mornings 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 convenient to the highway -- would be a reasonable choice to bring to Pie in the Sky for eat - in

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
Re-opens in June 2019 excellent fast food from people who really know how to cook! Ipswich fried clams, rib eye steak, burgers, possibly no veggie option other than salads. Closes late September until Spring LUNCH ONLY 1216 Main Street, St. Johnsbury (Cooking School of St. Johnsbury Academy) Tue - Wed- Thur Reservations 748-8964
Anthony's Diner Railroad Street St. Johnsbury - local foods well cooked in a
real diner setting. Good fish, beef dishes and more
Cafe at Gatto Nero Press
Coffee bar mainly; Eastern Ave/Portland street in St Johnsbury lattes, etc. cup cakes made by local bakery, weekdays & open only until 1:00 on Saturdays

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 & Full Service American Restaurants

* Bailiwicks on Mill St Johnsbury, VT moderately easy to find - but call for directions and reservation. Full menu and bar
* Cantina di Gerado 378 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury Full menu and wine list. Reasonable prices for pasta, chicken appetizers and entrees, many veggie options
Gerardo has a stove to table format. So often a steaming hot skillet arrives in front of you nsvp reservations at least in busy seasons and weekends: 802-748-0598
* Creamery Restaurant, Hill St, 1 block off Route 2, downtown Danville (expensive but 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 - a little expensive
please note: on Wednesdays Asian Recommended with Calais chef Cameron Moorby " the Buddha beef, the $5 wine special on Wednesdays and the revamped space.
    223-3188

Riley's Fish Shack 2165 Portland Street, Rt 2 north out of St. Johnsbury, across from road to Dog Chapel
Sweet potato frys, full bellied clams, scallops, fried pickels!, soft serve ice cream in dif. flavors such as banana, coffee, or maple   Not fancy food but delicious, well prepared, seafood. And the burgers are not bad either. Homemade soups and chowders round out the menu      FB page: FB page
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

        ON THE WAY TO PIE IN THE SKY:

* Sambels West Danville, at intersection of Rt 15 & Rt 2 on Joe's Pond
Closed until June 2019
excellent fast food from people who really know how to cook! Ipswich fried clams, rib eye steak, burgers, possibly no veggie option beyond green salads

* 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 reasonable choice to bring back to Pie in the Sky to eat
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 - definite a "dive").
Scales in the space once occupied by Claire's! in Hardwick. (Main Street near Positive Pie III) fish, shellfish, and a few meat options;
Really well prepared food, (not very polished service, from reservations to table service) opened July 2018 and reservations advisable

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
* Tokyo 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

* Burgers - in space previously Angelino's 15 Barre St Montpelier 229-5721
average burgers not using locally sourced meat which would be the standard around Central Vermont- ambience cross between a small family joint and a fast food joint!
good fries

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.
* 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 and in a pretty location, 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
El Toro Morrisville, VT. Also a music venue. Where the Southwest meets the Northwest-We prepare everything from scratch and use quality, fresh &local ingredients including Boyden grass-fed beef, Misty Knoll chicken, organic produce
see: eltorovt.com/
Goodfella's Tavern , Danville, VT (on Route 2) Burgers, fish, steak (pub menu)
Bread & Butter next to movie theaters Saint Johnsbury, 751-6116. Lunches all week and (& breakfast); occasional evening
* 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

* Domino's Pizza 407 N Main St Barre 479-2222
* Positive Pie I (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; music Thursday and some weekend times
* 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 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
new pub ? name replacing McGillicudy's , 14 Langdon Street, Montpelier 223-2721
Three Ponds , Danville, VT (on Route 2) Hot sandwiches, specials, Burgers, sweet potato fries, steak sandwich; 5 table restaurant, closed Monday/Tuesday
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


* 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
considently good food and good service over 20 years or so
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, attractive deck over river, river views from inside seating; good baked goods, gluten free and other
Other good bets for Veggies: the Thai restaurants above; Rickie's Indian , Julio's , Skinny Pancake , , 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