As much as I love New World and the Marketplace, constantly eating on campus can get repetitive after a while and sometimes it’s nice to eat something you wouldn’t normally find on campus. Plus, with just a few weeks left, points can be dwindling, and why would you spend REAL money at any of the dining halls? Here are a few restaurants all located nearby that are great to try when you feel like something new!
Tiny Thai, 24 Main St. in Winooski
The pad thai here is absolutely AMAZING. You get a huge portion for a great price with a taste you can’t beat. Other things to try are the spring rolls, satay, and yellow curry. Also, check out their great lunch deal—only $7.95 for a drink, appetizer, salad, and entrée!
The Shopping Bag, 166 North Street in Burlington
If you’re looking for the perfect burger, you have to check out The Shopping Bag. Walking past it on the street, the outside in way looks as though they would serve burgers. Step inside and ask for the Scibec Sizzler, their famous burger that was deemed the best burger in all of Vermont by Food Network. You have no idea what you’re missing!
Skinny Pancake, 60 Lake St. in Burlington
Who said crepes are just for dessert? While Skinny Pancake does have some delicious nutella crepes, it’s also great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Check out the Veggie Monster crepe, with pesto, cheese, and local veggies. Be sure to go on a nice day, since it’s located right in front of Lake Champlain!
So Yo, 696 Pine St. in Burlington
My hometown has some great fro yo places, so naturally I knew I needed to seek out a new favorite here in Burly. So Yo has awesome, tart freshly made fro yo with new flavors every couple of week. And of course a variety of toppings to customize it however you like
Our House, 36 Main St. in Winooski
Miss the taste of home cooked food? Our House does it right, bringing the taste of your mom’s kitchen to the tables, with classics like grilled cheese and their famous mac and cheese, which you can customize with pretty much anything you want. Make sure you save room for the cheesecake special of the day!
Barnes and Noble, 102 Dorset St. in South Burlington
You may be asking why a bookstore is on this list, but most Barnes and Nobles happen to have cafes with awesome sandwiches, like the caprese here (it beats Brennan’s in my opinion). They also have delicious baked goods and Starbucks coffee, plus it’s a great place to study (hey, all of those books have to inspire you, right?)