The Essential Restaurants of Burlington, Vermont
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Farm-to-table, crafty cocktails, and lots of cheese Despite its small size and the fact that it spends up to half the year covered in snow and ice, Vermont outshines much of the U.S. with a bounty of locally grown food. Year after year, the Green Mountain State has ranked number one for the availability of local food to its citizens, with multitudes of farmers markets, CSAs and public school districts with farm-to-school programs for children.
Little surprise then that farm-to-table dining abounds in the state’s largest city. In fact, it’s tough to find eateries not serving locally grown fare. Combine Vermont’s finest ingredients with talented chefs, stellar craft cocktails, locally brewed beer, cider and wine and it all reaches exceptional heights. Here are the best places to take in Vermont’s delicious harvest. All that, and it’s only a couple hours by car from Montreal.
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Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.