An article written by The Daily Meal listed Burlington the best college towns for food in America. Not only are Burlington restaurants one of the best I’ve ever tasted, most restaurants follow the concept of farm to table. Farm to table is a concept in harvesting food locally and delivering it to customers.
1. The Vermonster at Ben and Jerry’s
Burlington is the place that Ben And Jerry’s call home. How could you not share 20 flavors of your favorite ice cream with your closest friends? Or eat it all alone, ice cream calories don’t count right?
2. Sassquash at The Skinny Pancake
Not only are all their ingredients from local farms, but Skinny Pancake also has the magical ability to make vegetables taste like candy in their delicious crepes. The sassquash is made with local squash with hi-land chevre, apples and fresh spinach on a local whole wheat crepe. It’s delish.
3. Cinnamon Suger Maple Donut at Donut Dilemma
This Burlington business started as a stand in the local farmers market on Saturdays. Now they have a store front where you can get their yummy homemade donuts on the daily.
4. Brick Chicken at Sweet Waters
When ever you are feeling a little homesick in Burlington. Head down to Sweetwaters and order their Brick Chicken, it tastes just like your mom made it. The brick chicken is made with natural chicken breast, roasted red peppers, artichoke hearty grape tomatoes, wilted spinach topped with marinated mozzarella, basil pesto.
5. Misty Knoll Free Range Turkey Burger at Farmhouse Tap and Grill
One of the most popular restaurants in Burlington, that follows the farm to table concept. Not only are your Burgers organic but they also come with a story of their local ingredience. This burger is made with local organic turkey, blueberry mostarda, arugula, grilled onions
6. Maple Creemee at Burlington Bay Cafe
Whether it is a 92 degree beach day of a snowy winter day, you can not leave Burlington until you have had a creemee.
7. Mac and Cheese at Zabby & Elf’s Stone Soup
One of the few completely vegan restaurants in Burlington. How could you pass up vegan mac and cheese?
8. Hungry Henry at Henry’s Diner
This diner is one of a kind. When you walk in it’s like you walked backwards into the 50s. The only difference is that Henry’s doesn’t give you a greasy feeling of regret later, only feelings of complete joy.
9. Hazelnut Gelato At Muddy Waters
One of the best unknown study spots in Burlington. The hazelnut gelato is a great way to make studying economics a little less painful.
10. Spiced Guava Scallops at Leunig’s Bistro & Cafe
Let’s be honest, the best thing about parents coming to visit is the opportunity to get real food. Leunig’s Bistro is a great place to get some great food and skip the dining hall for the night.
11. Dancing Heart and New Vermont Sausage at American Flatbread
One of the biggest challenges I have, whenever I go to American Flatbread, is choosing what pizza because I’m always stuck between two. A little secret is American Flatbread lets you split the pizza in two and get both. That’s pretty dope.
12. Bubble Tea at Dobra Tea
Even if you think that coffee is the best thing ever and you can’t survive life without it, Dobra Tea will change your mind. Not only are their teas the best around, but the inside of Dobra looks like you traveled across the world.
13. Banana Pancakes at Mirabelles Cafe
Nothing is better after a late Friday night than a great brunch the next morning. Mirabelles is the best place in Burlington to get your brunch fix.
14. Hushpuppies at The Gryphon
Hushpuppies are deep fried awesomeness. You have not lived until you have tried them.
15.Cheese Quesadilla at El Gato Cantina
Great Mexican food is a hard find in Burlington, but this El Gato Cantina will transport you straight to Mexico.
16. Buffalo Chicken Pizza At Junior’s Pizza
Not many places can make a Buffalo Chicken pizza that will make you scream “Yes Yes Yes”, like in Harry Met Sally. This pizza from Junior’s will make the lady next you want to have what you’re having.
17. Red Alert Buffalo Wings at Wings Over
Even though Wings Over is a pricey late night munchie, it is definitely worth it. Also, they deliver till 2 am, so how could you go wrong?
18. Beijing Shredded Pork at A Single Pebble
Chinese food is usually wrong, or very very wrong. A Single Pebble is the exception. Nothing is better than their Beijing Shredded Pork.
19.Pulled Pork at Bluebird Barbecue
Burlington is very lucky to have a place like Bluebird. Their food is perfect if you are craving some southern barbecue.
20. Poblano & Seitan Fajita at Revolution Kitchen
Revolution Kitchen has food so gorgeous, you have to look at it for a few seconds before you devour it. When it’s gone you just want more, so why not order a Poblano and Seitan Fajita?
21. Margarita Pizza At Pizzeria Verita
There’s something about mozzarella cheese and tomato that just makes everything better in the world.