14 of The Upper Valley’s Tastiest Dishes
Jul 02, 2018 07:17PM ● Published by Linda Ditch
Summer is a great time to check out restaurants in the Upper Valley—who wants to cook in the summer anyway? Here are several of the best meals you can order.
The Hanover Burger at PINE Restaurant in Hanover
You can't go wrong with all American classic with is a twist. Piled high with bacon, Vermont cheddar, crispy onions, chipotle aioli, fries.
Crispy Fries with Fresh Garlic Aioli at Thyme in White River Junction
An order of these tasty fries is enough to feed the entire table. www.thymevermont.com
Sesame Pork and Ginger Meatloaf at Thyme in White River Junction
Yep, this restaurant has two dishes to note. This Asian spin on a traditional American classic comes with a duo of mashed potatoes and a red-wine demi sauce.
Crispy Cambodian Chicken at Angkor Wat Restaurant in Woodstock
Chef Sunny stir-fries most of his dishes at his Cambodian–Thai restaurant with water instead of oil to up the healthiness factor. This popular dish is made with sliced chicken breast marinated in lemongrass, kaffir lime leaf, and coconut. It’s served on top of lo mien noodles and mixed vegetables. http://angkorwatvt.com
The #7 Morty’s Italian at the Woodstock Farmers' Market
What a great sandwich for a picnic! It includes deli ham, Genoa salami, mortadella, hot-pepper relish, provolone, onion, lettuce, tomato, and a balsamic vinaigrette, all piled onto a baguette. www.woodstockfarmersmarket.com
The Brave Little Taco at TRAIL BREAK taps + tacos in White River Junction
Known for their unique taco offerings, the dessert taco alone is worth a visit (and it’s vegan)! It’s a waffle cone shell filled with house-made banana blend “ice cream” and layered with whipped cream, dipped in chocolate, and topped with toasted coconut. https://www.trailbreakwrj.com/
Fish and Chips at Richardson’s Tavern at the The Woodstock Inn & Resort
Relax with a cold brew at the pub at The Woodstock Inn & Resort while enjoying ale-battered Atlantic haddock served with shaved celery slaw, lemon herb rémoulade, and a side of fries with Old Bay seasoning. www.woodstockinn.com
Bread at the King Arthur Flour Baker's Store
Sure, a sandwich in the café would be nice, but seriously, you’ll want it mostly for the fresh-baked bread. You can check online for a list of breads available each day. Perfect for a picnic basket! www.kingarthurflour.com/visit/cafe.htm
The Worthy Mac at The Worthy Kitchen in Woodstock
Seriously, how can you go wrong ordering mac and cheese, especially this one made with cavatappi pasta covered with a roasted garlic cream and aged Plymouth cheddar sauce. It’s topped with crushed cheesy treats and chives. www.worthyvermont.com/kitchen
Steamed Pork Dumplings at Ariana's Restaurant in Lyme
This appetizer is a great way to start a meal. The dumplings are filled with seasoned local pork and served over house-made kimchee with a lime-chili dipping sauce. arianasrestaurant.com
The Maple Turkey Burger at Molly's Restaurant & Bar in Hanover
It isn’t easy to find a good turkey burger, but this one may be the best. The ground turkey is blended with corn, red peppers, and basil, then the burger is glazed with maple syrup and topped with cheddar, maple aioli, and baby arugula.
The Maple Turkey Burger at Molly's Restaurant & Bar in Hanover: It isn’t easy to find a good turkey burger, but this one may be the best. The ground turkey is blended with corn, red peppers, and basil, then the burger is glazed with maple syrup and topped with cheddar, maple aioli, and baby arugula. www.mollysrestaurant.com
Cruller French Toast at Lou's Restaurant & Bakery in Hanover
The name says it all! House-made glazed crullers are dipped in a seasoned egg batter and then grilled until golden brown. It’s topped with a dusting of powdered sugar—maybe that’s gilding the lily, but it sure is fantastic!
Vermont Cheddar Soup at The Mill at Simon Pearce Bar & Restaurant in Quechee
The ultimate Upper Valley comfort food, especially on a rainy summer day.
Green Curry at Tuk Tuk Thai Cuisine in Hanover
Order your choice of vegetable, tofu, chicken, pork, beef, shrimp, squid, or scallops and top it with the green curry sauce, made with Thai green curry paste, coconut milk, basil leaves, bamboo shoots, eggplant, zucchini, and bell peppers.
Did we miss your favorite Upper Valley dish? If so, let us know about it in the comments.