The Ultimate Foodie Guide to Burlington

Food is one of life’s great pleasures. Fulfilling and satisfying, it can be as simple as a hearty bowl of stew or complex as a multi-course meal. Here at Lang House on Main Street, we know just how important food can be to our guests and have dedicated ourselves to using only the freshest, highest quality, and local ingredients in our prepared dishes. Here we have selected our personal picks for food in the area that earn our seal of approval; you simply can’t go wrong with these delightful destinations. For those visiting us that share who same love of delicious cuisine, let Burlington be the foodie getaway of your dreams.

Couple out to dinner and toasting with red wine

Local Restaurants

Burlington, Vermont is a wonderful town full of great food just about everywhere you look! However, two locations stand head-and-shoulders above the rest. Both show considerable commitment to the support of local agriculture and excel in providing a unique and exceptional dining experience. They have also been nominated for the prestigious James Beard Award. Hen of the Wood showcases authentic Vermont dining and features uncomplicated, down-to-earth cuisine. For the more adventurous, Honey Road serves eastern Mediterranean fare and features exotic foods from distant lands! We hope that these excellent options will satisfy anyone who passes through their doors.

Beer & Wine

What would a good meal be without a refreshing drink to accompany it? Burlington, in addition to fantastic eateries, also has its fair share of places serving delicious and locally crafted beers and wines. Featured here are some of our personal favorites that we highly encourage a visit to if you’re in the area. All these locations receive our highest recommendation and are sure to satisfy any beverage connoisseur. Foam Brewers, though relatively new, has already earned both local and national attention for its eclectic selection of beers. Zero Gravity Brewery, a local favorite, is a time-honored institution of the community. Founded in 2004, it hosts a seasonally rotating selection that suits visitors any time of the year!

Friends toasting with steins of beer at brewery

For those venturing outside of town, Hill Farmstead Brewery and The Alchemist Brewery both offer their own distinct takes on beer and are certainly worth the trip for anyone that wants to experience it all! However, some travelers may prefer a more wine-oriented experience, and that’s where Dedalus Wine Bar meets that desire. Featuring delicious wines, cheeses, and charcuterie board selections, it’s a fantastic option for guests with a taste for perfect pairings and delectable delights.

Vermont Cheeses

Ask any mouse and they’ll tell you, cheese is delicious. Pairing with, well, quite a lot of things, it’s an exceptionally versatile foodstuff. And here at the Inn, we offer our own carefully selected Artisanal Cheese Plate, so you can experience a wide array of Vermont cheeses right here at Lang House on Main Street. The selections change seasonally, but ones often featured on our plates are Mt. Alice by von Trapp Farmstead in Waitsfield, VT, Harbison by Jasper Hill Farm, Classic Goat Cheese by Vermont Creamery, and Aged Cheddar by Shelburne Farms. These selections serve as a marvelous introduction to the world of Vermont Cheese and, if you like what you taste, they’re only the tip of the iceberg! If you’re a real cheese head, check out the Vermont Cheese Trail where you can taste many of the best cheeses our area has to offer.

Artisanal Cheese Plate at Lang House

Breakfast at Lang House

No day out feasting on nature’s bounty would be complete without a delicious and hearty breakfast to kick off your adventure! We have a strong commitment to quality, delicious and inventive breakfast fare. Guests can order plain scrambled or fried eggs, but we hope you will trust us to put together ingredients that will tickle your taste buds.

One of our recent favorite savory egg dishes is what we refer to as the Lang House Tartine. There are a number of variations on the theme, but the dish begins with a slice of toasted bread from a local bakery called Klinger’s. On the toast we smear our seasoned herbed, garlic Vermont Creamery goat cheese and top that with either sautéed mushrooms and spinach or sautéed sweet onions and colorful bell peppers. The finishing touch is one or two fried Maple Meadow Farm eggs to order. The runny egg yolk melds with the veggies and warmed cheese and toast. It’s our kind of comfort food! See full recipe.

Lemon Ricotta Blueberry Pancakes at Lang House on Main Street

A pancake that is a guest favorite is a lemon, ricotta blueberry pancake. We use a creamy ricotta hand produced by cheesemakers at Maplebrook Farm in North Bennington. Some mornings, we cannot accurately gauge how big a batter to make! Many of our recipes are being compiled so that in the next year or so, we can announce the publication of a Lang House breakfast cookbook.

Have your Foodie Getaway with Us

We absolutely love our food here at Lang House Bed and Breakfast. It permeates through everything that we do, and we strive to give guests a high-quality culinary experience they’ll never forget. We hope that the places mentioned here have whet your appetite for more Vermont food adventures and we’d love if you came to visit us here soon. For now, bon appétit!

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