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Sweet Waters 1981

If you are looking for the best comfort food in Burlington, look no further than Sweet Waters 1981. Located in the middle of the Church Street market, Sweet Waters offers everything you could ever want on a cold day. Crispy, beer battered fish and chips made with Atlantic cod and lemon caper tartar sauce. Steak frites with shoestring fries. Poutine smothered in duck fat Guinness gravy and cheese. Need we say more?

120 Church St. Burlington, VT 05401
802-864-9800 $10-$25 per person

Belle Isle Seafood

If you love traditional lobster rolls covered in mayonnaise, this is where you want to indulge. Known for their rolls piled high with fresh lobster, Belle Isle Seafood guarantees a traditional lobster roll feast for a rock bottom price of $26 each. If you aren’t a big fan of mayonnaise and love lobster, we would suggest ordering something else from the shop.

1 Main Street. Winthrop, MA
617-567-1617 $25+ per person

American Flatbread

A fiery brick oven is the focal point of this delicious pizzeria and it fills the entire restaurant with warmth and mouth watering aromas. Nearly every ingredient travels no further than organic farms bordering Burlington and the American Flatbread chefs know just what do with them. Settle in with a hand-pulled cask ale and a perfectly baked flatbread topped with mozzarella, garlic, red onion, or any other irresistible ingredients on the menu.

115 St. Paul St. Burlington, VT 05401
802-861-2999 $8 - $15 per person

Citizen Cider

“This is what should happen to all apples,” Chris said after taking a long sip of Citizen Cider’s Unified Press. Since it first opened its doors in 2011, Citizen Cider has been turning heads and pleasing taste buds all across Burlington with their unique variety of flavors. From their flagship Unified Press hard cider to a stunning bourbon barrel-aged cider to a sweet Cranbro cider infused with fermented cranberries and blueberries, the craftsmen at Citizen Cider aren’t afraid of trying new things. Stop by their tasting room and find your new favorite cider.

316 Pine St. Burlington, VT 05401
802-497-1987

Caffe Vittoria

Caffe Vittoria has our vote for the best coffee and gelato shop in Boston’s Little Italy. We walked into this tiny cafe and suddenly felt like we had left Boston far behind. Fellow patrons were reading the newspaper and discussing topics in Italian. The waitress greeted us with a warm smile and invited us to take our time. Surrounded by antique espresso makers and black and white decor, we poured over the menu and decided on maple walnut gelato, cherry almond sciroppi and espresso.

296 Hanover St. Boston, MA 02113
617-227-7606 $5 - $8 per person

City Market Onion River Co-op

If you have a kitchen at your disposal, you’ll want to stop by the City Market for a few local ingredients to make your own culinary masterpiece. From organic produce to hand crafted ciders and ales to cheeses, meats and preserves, this little co-op has it all. If you decide that choosing from such a selection is too overwhelming, the sandwich and wrap station in the market is a great place to grab a snack.

82 South Winooski Ave. Burlington, VT 05401
802-861-9700

Farmhouse Tap and Grill

With a knack for creativity and an ever changing menu, the Farmhouse Tap and Grill is guaranteed to quench anyone’s desire for a culinary adventure. Start with pickled vegetables or Vermont cheeses, then move on to a juicy veggie burger or 20-hour beef shoulder. Finish with a goat cheese brownie sundae or apple pie.

160 Bank St. Burlington, VT 05401
802-859-0888 $10-$25 per person

Skinny Pancake

Hungry for breakfast? You can have breakfast any time of day at the Skinny Pancake. A favorite among locals, the Skinny Pancake sources all of its ingredients from local organic sources. Even their tables were made by the Vermont Farm Table business down the road. Try the Silly Willy panini complete with ham, pulled pork, sauerkraut, stone ground mustard and Swiss cheese. Or, if you want something a little more mainstream, try the Noah’s Ark, which includes bacon or sausage, two eggs and a cinnamon sugar crepe and Vermont maple syrup. The Skinny Pancake also serves a full bar and hosts live bluegrass concerts every Sunday.

60 Lake St. Suite 1A. Burlington, VT 05401
802-540-0188 $10-$20 per person

Jacob Wirth

After a long day perusing the historic sites in downtown Boston or after a mean game of frisbee in Boston Common, reward yourself with a Slumbrew Lobsta Killah Red Ale at Jacob Wirth. This German brat and beer joint is friendly, warm and addictive. Enjoy a Harpoon IPA while slathering honey butter on fresh cornbread. Try your hand at Morgan White’s legendary trivia while biting into black label sausage or grilled smoked bratwurst nestled in sauerkraut. Don’t pass up a side dish of hot potato salad with slightly smashed potatoes, spicy mustard and a touch of vinegar. Even after all of that, you’ll still have room for a bowl of warm, flaky apple strudel.

31-37 Stuart St. Boston, MA 02116
617-338-8586 $10-$25 per person