Best Lunch in Burlington VT
Logan’s of Vermont
Logan’s of Vermont, the family-operated, urban restaurant with a distinctly chic, European feel, has become a firm favourite in the historic, waterfront district of Burlington. Run by brother and chef duo David and Nick Logan, the café space at Logan’s offers not only an unrivalled atmosphere but also a carefully thought-out, gourmet-style menu. Relax on the patio, on one of the cute tables in the warm and cosy store or perhaps grab a handmade dinner to-go, lovingly prepared with locally sourced ingredients. Sit down and enjoy a chopped Greek salad with roasted pepper and salami or opt for something a little more substantial, in the form of a grilled cheddar, avocado and tomato panini.
Founded in 2013, Revolution Kitchen currently retains its unique position as the only restaurant in Burlington to feature an all-vegetarian menu. Here, Asian flavours meet local Vermont ingredients, creating sensational flavour combinations that set Revolution Kitchen apart from its contemporaries. Begin with guacamole filled wontons, Cuban black beans, cashew queso and salsa fresca followed by a Laksa noodle pot with broccoli, bok choy, carrots, tofu and rice noodles in an aromatic, spicy coconut broth. The stars of the show are the desserts: not only do they vary frequently according to seasonal change, but they always feature something deliciously indulgent. Opt for the decadent chocolate banana cream pie and finish off the evenings with a final glass or two of their handpicked wines.
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Zabby and Elf’s Stone Soup has family and a genuine love of good, nutritious food at its core, the chefs briefed to prepare all dishes as if they were destined to be consumed by their own family and friends. The culinary vibe is grounded in New York Jewish cooking and contemporary vegetarian cuisine, offering delicious options ranging from fresh challah and macaroons to hot brisket and maple-glazed tofu. The smell of bread and freshly made pastries greeting diners in the morning wafts from the open kitchen, which together with the soft music makes for a gentle and relaxed start to the day. Lunch and evening favourites include indulgent macaroni and cheese, punchy enchilada casserole and wonderful, fresh bowl piled high with steamed kale and brown rice.
Courtesy Stone Soup
The locally owned bakery and café August First is famous for creating everything from scratch using the very finest, freshest ingredients. In the bright, airy and cheerful bakery space, enjoy their signature authentic Hungarian crescent pastries filled with walnut meringue or apricot almond filling or perhaps a soft chocolate cookie, drizzled with creamy caramel and dusted with sea salt to go alongside a piping hot coffee. The locally sourced ingredients used to fill the delicious, handmade bread rolls for breakfast sandwiches and lunch options result in a truly exquisite dining experience. Opt for a chickpea and herb salad piled high with protein-rich bowl of chilled chickpeas, wild rice, feta cheese, fresh dill and basil, olives, walnuts, spinach, and honey drizzle, or go for fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil, roasted red peppers, lettuce, balsamic vinegar and olive oil on crispy baguette.