Burlington Guide

Luke
Burlington Guide

Food scene

We’re gluten free, vegetarian and have lived in Burlington for over 20 years. During that time we’ve discovered a number of restaurants that can cater to our tastes. Here are some of our favorites!
Located on Church Street, Dobra’s tearoom boasts over 100 teas to try or buy! They also sell some limited deserts and pastries, some of which are Vegan and GF! A great place to enjoy a peaceful moment.
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Dobra Tea
80 Church Street
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Located on Church Street, Dobra’s tearoom boasts over 100 teas to try or buy! They also sell some limited deserts and pastries, some of which are Vegan and GF! A great place to enjoy a peaceful moment.
French bistro ambiance. Has a gluten free menu and vegetarian options. Great drink selection and old world charm. A little more expensive, but worth it. You can find this place half way down Church Street.
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Leunig's Bistro
115 Church Street
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French bistro ambiance. Has a gluten free menu and vegetarian options. Great drink selection and old world charm. A little more expensive, but worth it. You can find this place half way down Church Street.
Delicious Ben & Jerry’s, open all year round! Located on Church Street.
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Ben & Jerry’s
36 Church Street
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Delicious Ben & Jerry’s, open all year round! Located on Church Street.
American bistro, serving both meat and GF Vegetarian food burgers, fry’s, salads, beer, wine, and so much more! Located on Church Street.
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Sweetwaters
120 Church St
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American bistro, serving both meat and GF Vegetarian food burgers, fry’s, salads, beer, wine, and so much more! Located on Church Street.
Another great option for vegetarian and GF food and everyone else. Shalimar’s has yummy, affordable Indian food and it’s just a 7 minute walk from your apt! Great for take out and dine in.
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Shalimar of India
16 North Winooski Avenue
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Another great option for vegetarian and GF food and everyone else. Shalimar’s has yummy, affordable Indian food and it’s just a 7 minute walk from your apt! Great for take out and dine in.
One of my favorite Thai food restaurants. They have a wonderful selection of vegetarian and GF options including sushi and noodle bowls. A little pricey, but super tasty. We love the Tom Kha noodle bowl! Located on Church Street.
Asiana Noodle Shop
88 Church Street
One of my favorite Thai food restaurants. They have a wonderful selection of vegetarian and GF options including sushi and noodle bowls. A little pricey, but super tasty. We love the Tom Kha noodle bowl! Located on Church Street.
Serving a combined menu with Lucky Next Door. One of the best breakfast & lunch restaurants around with GF and vegetarian options. Located downtown off Church St.
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Penny Cluse Cafe
169 Cherry Street
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Serving a combined menu with Lucky Next Door. One of the best breakfast & lunch restaurants around with GF and vegetarian options. Located downtown off Church St.
A great little restaurant offering sweet and savory crepes, with gluten free and vegetarian options. They have a few locations, but our favorite is located at the Burlington waterfront.
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Skinny Pancake
60 Lake Street
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A great little restaurant offering sweet and savory crepes, with gluten free and vegetarian options. They have a few locations, but our favorite is located at the Burlington waterfront.
One of the few restaurants right on the Waterfront. This place is only open during the summer and is a wonderful place to enjoy a sunset and a drink! They serve a selection of burgers, fish dishes, ice cream, and drinks. Their gluten free and vegetarian options are limited.
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Splash At the Boathouse
0 College Street
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One of the few restaurants right on the Waterfront. This place is only open during the summer and is a wonderful place to enjoy a sunset and a drink! They serve a selection of burgers, fish dishes, ice cream, and drinks. Their gluten free and vegetarian options are limited.
If you like beer then this is the place for you! Voted one of the 25 best breweries in the US. They have an excellent selection of craft beers and a surprisingly extensive bar menu. They have basic options for those who are gluten free and/or vegetarian.
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The Vermont Pub & Brewery
144 College Street
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If you like beer then this is the place for you! Voted one of the 25 best breweries in the US. They have an excellent selection of craft beers and a surprisingly extensive bar menu. They have basic options for those who are gluten free and/or vegetarian.
A personal favorite. A handmade artisan pizza restaurants with an on-site brewery serving an excellent selection of craft beers. They have the best gluten free, vegetarian/vegan pizzas around!
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American Flatbread Burlington Hearth
115 Saint Paul Street
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A personal favorite. A handmade artisan pizza restaurants with an on-site brewery serving an excellent selection of craft beers. They have the best gluten free, vegetarian/vegan pizzas around!
A stylish cafe featuring espresso drinks, baked goods, breakfast & lunch, plus a full vegan menu with numerous gluten free options. New Moon devotes substantial resources to help homelessness in Burlington so you can feel good supporting them as you eat!
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New Moon
150 Cherry Street
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A stylish cafe featuring espresso drinks, baked goods, breakfast & lunch, plus a full vegan menu with numerous gluten free options. New Moon devotes substantial resources to help homelessness in Burlington so you can feel good supporting them as you eat!
A wonderfully hip spot, which is a go-to venue for art you can see, hear, and taste. There's always something new going on and to participate in. Come check out the pluses of the art scene!
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ArtsRiot
400 Pine Street
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A wonderfully hip spot, which is a go-to venue for art you can see, hear, and taste. There's always something new going on and to participate in. Come check out the pluses of the art scene!

Attractions in Burlington

Unique places to visit in Burlington, from art galleries, antiques stores, vintage clothing to museums, performing arts, and a chocolate factory!
Vermont’s science and nature museum on the waterfront! Don’t let the word “museum” fool you, this is an excellent place for the whole family. Tons for the kids and adults to interact with and do. My family and I love this place and we think yours might too.
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ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
1 College Street
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Vermont’s science and nature museum on the waterfront! Don’t let the word “museum” fool you, this is an excellent place for the whole family. Tons for the kids and adults to interact with and do. My family and I love this place and we think yours might too.
A historic Art Deco center for the performing arts located in downtown Burlington attracting local, national, and international artists. Some of the biggest acts that come into VT perform here.
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Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
153 Main Street
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A historic Art Deco center for the performing arts located in downtown Burlington attracting local, national, and international artists. Some of the biggest acts that come into VT perform here.
Burlington City Arts is an art gallery, arts education/studio center, and cultural events space in Burlington, Vermont. They always have a number of artists on show throughout their multi-leveled building. New exhibitions come through regularly. There’s always something exciting to see!
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Burlington City Arts @ The BCA Center
135 Church Street
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Burlington City Arts is an art gallery, arts education/studio center, and cultural events space in Burlington, Vermont. They always have a number of artists on show throughout their multi-leveled building. New exhibitions come through regularly. There’s always something exciting to see!
Come aboard the only Burlington cruise ship and floating restaurant. Enjoy 1.5 hour scenic, narrated cruises departing 3 times a day beginning May 21st. Nightly themed sunset dinner cruises start June 18th for a romantic meal to remember. Check in advance for gluten free and vegetarian options.
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Spirit of Ethan Allen
1 College Street
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Come aboard the only Burlington cruise ship and floating restaurant. Enjoy 1.5 hour scenic, narrated cruises departing 3 times a day beginning May 21st. Nightly themed sunset dinner cruises start June 18th for a romantic meal to remember. Check in advance for gluten free and vegetarian options.
An amazing selection of handmade chocolates that’ll wow everyone. Their creations can be pricy, but worth every single penny, super Yum! We send our entire family these chocolates every Christmas.
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Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Store
750 Pine Street
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An amazing selection of handmade chocolates that’ll wow everyone. Their creations can be pricy, but worth every single penny, super Yum! We send our entire family these chocolates every Christmas.
Old Gold is one of the best vintage clothing store in Burlington. They have a wonderful selection of unique clothing that’ll you’ll get lost in for ages. Fun selection of hats and wigs to try on too!!
Old Gold
180 Main Street
Old Gold is one of the best vintage clothing store in Burlington. They have a wonderful selection of unique clothing that’ll you’ll get lost in for ages. Fun selection of hats and wigs to try on too!!
Phoenix books is a wonderful independent local bookstore that supports local authors and artists, as well as national best sellers and books of interest as well as fun non-book gifts. They’re always super friendly and will help you find your next favorite read!
Phoenix Books Burlington
191 Bank Street
Phoenix books is a wonderful independent local bookstore that supports local authors and artists, as well as national best sellers and books of interest as well as fun non-book gifts. They’re always super friendly and will help you find your next favorite read!
An upscale antique store in downtown Burlington providing vintage used furniture, art, rugs, and lighting. Even if you don't buy anything it's loads of fun just looking around!
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Anjou & the Little Pear Home
53 Main Street
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An upscale antique store in downtown Burlington providing vintage used furniture, art, rugs, and lighting. Even if you don't buy anything it's loads of fun just looking around!
We usually buy clothes second hand and this shop has clothes for kids, men, women and maternity too. Largest selection for women. My wife always finds something new and reasonably priced and enjoys the shopping experience.
Dirt Chic
67 Main St
We usually buy clothes second hand and this shop has clothes for kids, men, women and maternity too. Largest selection for women. My wife always finds something new and reasonably priced and enjoys the shopping experience.
Although there are a few a Head Shops in Burlington, this use one of the oldest and best! Marijuana use is legal in VT so go and enjoy yourself!
Northern Lights
75 Main St
Although there are a few a Head Shops in Burlington, this use one of the oldest and best! Marijuana use is legal in VT so go and enjoy yourself!
Since 1980, the Burlington Summer Farmers’ Market has been held every Saturday from late spring through autumn. They have over 90 vendors in the summer and 40 vendors in the winter which sell agricultural produce and value added products, prepared foods, and artisan crafts. A true slice of Burlington and VT can be found here.
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Burlington Farmers' Market
Saint Paul Street
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Since 1980, the Burlington Summer Farmers’ Market has been held every Saturday from late spring through autumn. They have over 90 vendors in the summer and 40 vendors in the winter which sell agricultural produce and value added products, prepared foods, and artisan crafts. A true slice of Burlington and VT can be found here.
S.P.A.C.E stands for Supportive Places for Artists and the Creative Economy. It's an art gallery surrounded by 12 working artist studios. They have regular showings, not only of the resident artists, but also artists in our community. A wonderful place to come before or after food.
The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery
S.P.A.C.E stands for Supportive Places for Artists and the Creative Economy. It's an art gallery surrounded by 12 working artist studios. They have regular showings, not only of the resident artists, but also artists in our community. A wonderful place to come before or after food.
The Burn Gallery is combination glass gallery, smoke shop & hookah bar offering local art & glassblowing classes. If you're in the market for beautifully blowen glass pieces, this is the place for you!
The Bern Gallery
135 Main Street
The Burn Gallery is combination glass gallery, smoke shop & hookah bar offering local art & glassblowing classes. If you're in the market for beautifully blowen glass pieces, this is the place for you!
The Roxy is a locally owned, longtime movie theater with old-school flair, showing independent & mainstream films. Take a step back in time in and enjoy a movie!
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Merrill's Roxy Cinema
222 College Street
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The Roxy is a locally owned, longtime movie theater with old-school flair, showing independent & mainstream films. Take a step back in time in and enjoy a movie!
A wonderful option for groups and families. At The Great Escape you'll get the opportunity to test out your code-breaking, problem-solving, combination-cracking skills in their escape rooms. Or alternatively, you can try out their scavenger hunt rooms and see if you have the what it takes to follow the clues and break out!! The more people you bring the more fun it is! Located downtown off Church St.
The Great Escape Room Burlington
156 College Street
A wonderful option for groups and families. At The Great Escape you'll get the opportunity to test out your code-breaking, problem-solving, combination-cracking skills in their escape rooms. Or alternatively, you can try out their scavenger hunt rooms and see if you have the what it takes to follow the clues and break out!! The more people you bring the more fun it is! Located downtown off Church St.
A wonderful store full of exotic handcrafted jewelry, crafts, and antiques! If you're of a new age spiritual mindset you're going to love this place!
Tradewinds Imports
110 Church Street
A wonderful store full of exotic handcrafted jewelry, crafts, and antiques! If you're of a new age spiritual mindset you're going to love this place!

Grocery & Liquor Store

Although Jake's One Market (see Neighborhood Guide) is just a 2 minute walk City Market offers a much larger selection. In my opinion they have the best produce available short of our local farmer's market. It's our go to grocery store of choice and it's customer owned!! Highly recommend!
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City Market/Onion River Co-op
82 South Winooski Avenue
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Although Jake's One Market (see Neighborhood Guide) is just a 2 minute walk City Market offers a much larger selection. In my opinion they have the best produce available short of our local farmer's market. It's our go to grocery store of choice and it's customer owned!! Highly recommend!
Pearl Street Pipe and Beverage is the closest liquor store just a 3 minute drive away. Please be careful, don't drink and drive!
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Pearl Street Pipe & Beverage
240 Pearl St
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Pearl Street Pipe and Beverage is the closest liquor store just a 3 minute drive away. Please be careful, don't drink and drive!

Nightlife

Places to listen to live music and dance the night away!
A traditional Irish pub set in the heart of Burlington’s lower Church St. A great place to have a drink before or after dinner. They do serve a limited bar menu, but not many gluten free or vegetarian options.
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Rí Rá Irish Pub
123 Church Street
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A traditional Irish pub set in the heart of Burlington’s lower Church St. A great place to have a drink before or after dinner. They do serve a limited bar menu, but not many gluten free or vegetarian options.
Time to party the night away at this late-night hot spot for DJs, drinks, dancing & an eclectic lineup of live bands.
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Red Square
136 Church Street
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Time to party the night away at this late-night hot spot for DJs, drinks, dancing & an eclectic lineup of live bands.
Nightclub frequented mainly by college students wanting to dance the night away. If that's your scene you'll have fun!
Rasputin's
163 Church Street
Nightclub frequented mainly by college students wanting to dance the night away. If that's your scene you'll have fun!
A local landmark music hall featuring live music, Djs, craft beer & famed gravy fries, plus other pub grub. A fun place to have a few drinks and dance your woes away!
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Nectar's
188 Main Street
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A local landmark music hall featuring live music, Djs, craft beer & famed gravy fries, plus other pub grub. A fun place to have a few drinks and dance your woes away!
Light Club Lamp Shop is an exceptionally decorated, cozy vintage lamp lounge & craft cocktail destination, aimed at those seeking more sophisticated nightlife. They strive to create a unique and abstract atmosphere perfect for quiet conversations or all-out disco dance parties. It's nowhere else & the only place to be!
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Light Club Lamp Shop
12 N Winooski Ave
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Light Club Lamp Shop is an exceptionally decorated, cozy vintage lamp lounge & craft cocktail destination, aimed at those seeking more sophisticated nightlife. They strive to create a unique and abstract atmosphere perfect for quiet conversations or all-out disco dance parties. It's nowhere else & the only place to be!
Legendary local live music hot spot with full service bar, cafe and farm to table bistro. Vintage lamps, rotating artwork, comfy couches, eclectic everything bohemian utopia. Fun place to hang a chat with friends, highly recommended!
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Radio Bean
8 North Winooski Avenue
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Legendary local live music hot spot with full service bar, cafe and farm to table bistro. Vintage lamps, rotating artwork, comfy couches, eclectic everything bohemian utopia. Fun place to hang a chat with friends, highly recommended!