Local Business Recommendations


Thirty-Odd on Pine St. “They offer sell-able art by local artists only. The owner is also an artist and a great human.
Recommended by Jen Berger

Phoenix Books in Essex – “great selection, and they’re super helpful!

Ski Rack in Burlington, and Fleet Feet in Essex Junction – “my go-to stores for running shoes and clothes.”
https://www.skirack.com/ & https://www.fleetfeet.com/

Kiss the Cook – Church St. “for kitchen stuff…
Recommended by Elizabeth Scott

Claussen’s – Colchester “for anything garden-related.
Recommended by Elizabeth Scott


Cafe Mamajuana. BEST food in town. Owner is also wonderful. Owner and food are from the DR.” -Jen Berger
Recommended by Jen Berger, Iskandar Khan, and Emily Rudolph
Café Mamajuana, a new Dominican fusion restaurant located in the Old North End, has quickly become a new favorite of mine. Their seating area is tiny but vibrant and the staff is so friendly! It’s clear they have a passion for feeding their community and the Saturday brunch menu always leaves me full. This is a great spot to order a bunch of things to share with the table or grab and go. They’re still working out some of their processes so be patient but know it’s all worth it in the end. They were also named semi-finalists for the prestige James Beard Best New Restaurant of 2022 award!” -Emily Rudolph

Maudite’s, best poutine in Burlington!
Recommended by Cody Campbell

The Skinny Pancake“the Paddington” crepe with chocolate and Marmalade! Yum!
Recommended by Larraby Fellows

Rosie’s Confections Coffee / Chocolate Shop in Winooski
Recommended by Eliana Fox

Sushi Maeda – Cherry St. in Burlington. “Amazing and unique sushi, including many delicious vegetarian rolls!!
Recommended by Eliana Fox

Kismayo Kitchen

Harmony’s Kitchen
Recommended by Iskandar Khan

The Gryphon is a fave of ours! We were so worried that Covid would sink it … but it’s back and thriving. Yummy small plates to share and a great selection of local beer and spirits. Highly recommend!” -Linda Goodrum

Zabby and Elf’s Stone Soup – “I love how friendly they are, and their soup is delicious. It’s a welcoming atmosphere.
Recommended by Ezra Demers

Sweetwaters– The food is very delicious and they are very allergen friendly. I particularly like their Mexican Street Fries.” -Nathaniel Orvis

Stone Corral Brewery (Richmond, VT) – “One of the first places I went when restaurants started opening up again after the height of the Pandemic. They have indoor and outdoor seating and they are very casual. Even though they are a brewery, they are super family-friendly and have lots of non-alcoholic drinks to choose from, as well as a great beer selection. My favorite item on the menu? The Vermonter sandwich…turkey, cheddar, cranberry mayo and apples on sourdough. Delicious!
Recommended by Shaylea Scribner

Our House – “BBQ Mac and Cheese!
Recommended by Juliana Burch

Sneakers Bistro in Winooski – “best breakfast around

158 Main in Jeffersonville – “also great breakfast

Tiny Thai in Winooski – “great Thai food

Blue Paddle in S. Hero – “great for special occasions
Recommended by Elizabeth Scott

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