Hen of the Wood
92 Stowe Street, Waterbury, VT
+1 802 244 7300
Chef Eric Warnstedt is the genius behind Vermont’s award-winning culinary masterpiece. Seven James Beard nominations, beautiful farm fresh fare, legendary wines and seamless service fill the 40 seats nightly, requiring reservations months in advance to secure a table.

Prohibition Pig
23 S. Main St, Waterbury, VT
+1 802 244 4120
Bacon and hooch are on the menu at this hip, casual-style eatery serving up stellar Southern small plates and BBQ dishes. The 20+ craft beers on tap will hold you over while you navigate the up to an hour wait any given day of the week.

The Bench
492 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT
+1 802 253 5100

Food aficionados will enjoy the Kale Caesar Salad and Moss Glen Pizza that come out of the open kitchen, while those in search of the perfect cocktail should opt for the Perry Merrill named after my favorite trail.

The Plate
91 Main St, Stowe, Vermont
+1 802 253 2691
This chic dinner spot is owned and operated by a Los Angeleno who now resides in Vermont. The Plate’s menu is a marriage between the flair and fire of Vermont flavor with the clean eating principles of California.

The Skinny Pancake
7416 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT
+1 802 760 6501

Bottomless cups of coffee, authentic crepes and abundant salads are sourced from more than 40 vibrant Vermont farms. But even better than the food is the fact that one percent of proceeds go towards not-for profit organizations dedicated to greening our planet.