rochester local fare


local fare

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Sandy's Books & Bakery

You must stop at Sandy's on the way in and the way out. It's an institution. Amazing breakfast and lunch with fresh-baked breads, muffins, scones, and croissants -- everything you'd expect from a bakery and more. They even serve beer and wine! Locally sourced ingredients and a friendly vibe make it the place to be in town. You're sure to run into everyone at Sandy's, and they even have wifi if you need to do a little work over your coffee.


Rochester Cafe

The Rochester Cafe is a classic lunch spot. Dine on the front porch in nice weather and watch the town go by! The inside is cozy with dark-wood booths, a lunch counter, and one of the last remaining old-fashioned soda fountains. Blackboard specials, excellent soups of the day, and of course the perfect grilled cheese make this place a favorite. 




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Huntington House Inn 

For a fancy night out, Huntington House Inn is the spot. Anniversary dinner, anyone? Fresh Vermont produce and an extensive wine list make this one of the more elegant places in town.

Doc's Tavern

Located behind the Huntington House, Doc's Tavern offers a more informal kind of evening out. Pretend you're a local and enjoy a round of pool, a Sox game on the TV, a casual meal, and a variety of local beers on tap. It's a classic pub with cozy booths and a back porch for warm evenings. 

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School Street Bistro

School Street Bistro is a quaint little Vermont restaurant with a beautiful porch to enjoy warm weather dining and an inviting fireplace in the winter. Friendly and casual with some unique offerings. If you're really lucky, you might even run into the resident ghost!


The Black Krim

With eclectic and funky decor and food, this farm-to-table restaurant is locally sourced and organic. It's got such an urban feel you might be surprised you're still in Vermont. And apparently black krim is a type of tomato. Who knew?


Wild Roots

The concept is not just one idea. Rather it is intended to be an evolving thought centered around local ingredients. Our intention is to develop a menu which allows for our farmers, ranchers, and fisherman to drive the concept.

Our goal is to curate a menu which tells the most honest and wholesome story, focusing on thought provoking ingredients, demonstrated by way of technique and enjoyment.



Saap is a chef-owned, family-run 80-seat restaurant serving Northern Thai inspired cuisine in the historic Kimball House serving traditional-style Thai dishes, primarily from the Isaan region of Thailand, are prepared to order using a wood-fired grill and bamboo rice steamers, are typically enjoyed family style. Casual, lively, beer garden atmosphere.