Many of the best focus on locally and sustainably-sourced, seasonal, farm-to-table fare. This careful attention to detail helps to provides not just fresh food but a true taste of the region.
Instead of putting together a full list of all the places to eat in Woodstock VT, we decided to focus on some of our and our guests’ local favorites.
Places To Eat in Woodstock VT
The Prince & The Pauper – 24 Elm Street
(802) 457-1818 – www.princeandpauper.com
The Prince & The Pauper has been sating the appetites of Woodstock visitors and locals alike since 1974! Their three-course, prix fixe menu changes nightly to bring you each season’s unique flavors. Enjoy inspired updates to classic dishes, traditional flavors from around the world, and an outstanding selection of wines and fine spirits. Reserve your table.
The Red Rooster – 14 The Green
802-457-6640 – www.woodstockinn.com
The Red Rooster is Woodstock Inn & Resorts award-winning restaurant. The restaurant prides itself in offering fresh, local ingredients from some of the area’s best providers to capture the essence of Vermont. Reservations are recommended.
Worthy Kitchen – 442 Woodstock Road
(802) 457-7281 – www.worthyvermont.com
Woodstock’s Worthy Kitchen is part of Worthy Vermont: a group of Vermont restaurateurs focused on local foods, craft beers, and artisan spirits. Worthy Kitchen offers rustic gourmet, farm-to-table entrees featuring 100% grass-fed beef, line-caught fish, humanely raised poultry, craft beers, and more.
Melaza Bistro – 71 Central Street
802-457-7110 – www.melazabistro.com
Melaza Bistro offers Caribbean Fusion tapas and entrees using fresh ingredients and creatively presented. Melaza’s “Rum Bar” was the first of its kind in Vermont and features over 25 different rums. Wine and craft beer are also available. The restaurant’s relaxed and welcoming atmosphere includes outdoor seating, weather permitting.
Mangalitsa – 61 Central Street
(802) 457-7467 – www.mangalitsavt.com
Mangalitsa is a chef-owned bistro focusing on locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. The menu of small plates and shared entrees is served a la carte or prefix. House cocktails and a unique wine and beer list round out the offerings. The small but welcoming space fills up quickly so be sure to book ahead.
Just 20 minutes up the road in Quechee …
We could not, in good conscience, end this list without mentioning our most popular guest destination for dinner. The Mill at Simon Pearce may technically be outside Woodstock but only just – and well worth the short drive.
The Mill at Simon Pearce – 1760 Quechee Main Street, Quechee, VT 05059
802-295-1470 – www.simonpearce.com
The Simon Pearce Flagship Store and workshop is worth a visit all on its own but dining at the adjoined Mill restaurant is an even greater experience. Enjoy creative American cuisine, sourced from fresh local ingredients, and served on dinnerware handmade on-site. Best of all, your meal is served before a breathtaking Ottauquechee River waterfall and covered bridge backdrop.
But Stay In for Breakfast
Of all the places to eat in Woodstock VT listed above, there is one we’ve left out that you will definitely want to visit for breakfast – Deer Brook Inn!
The kitchen of our Woodstock VT inn is always cooking up something special just for you!
We adore putting a new twist on classic dishes and do our best to locally source our ingredients, like fresh eggs from the neighboring farm. Guest favorites include our Mixed Fruit Tower with Homemade Granola and our made-from-scratch Cranberry Walnut Scones topped with an orange zest glaze.
Other offerings include Triple Vegetable Egg Souffle, Belgian Waffles, and Peaches and Cream French Toast. Every dish is made from scratch and we can provide vegan and gluten free options as well.