What’s Cool About Dining in Stowe this Winter

February 8, 2021


No matter where you go in Stowe, you’ll find local restaurants offering authentic Vermont experiences. Named one of the “Best Ski Towns for Foodies” by Fodor’s Travel, Stowe’s award-winning dining culture is a true gastronomic experience. Read on to get a flavor for dining in Stowe along with the many unique ways you can eat in Stowe right now—from dining inside or outside by the fire, to curbside pick-up, delivery and market groceries to-go. Be sure to also check out the new restaurants in town, and also make your reservations—they’re required!

Outdoor Dining

Take advantage of Vermont’s rural countryside offering plenty of space to sprawl out among the fresh Green Mountain air. What better place than a ski town to roll up after the day’s adventures and dine outside with your snow gear on? Get the best northern-style southern barbeque around on the deck of Sunset Grille & Tap Room. Savor the best burrito in town on the patio at Ranch Camp. Elevate your experience inside the Mansfield Terrace igloos at the Lodge at Spruce Peak. Casual après-ski classics like Sushi Yoshi and Piecasso Pizzeria & Lounge on the Mountain Road have new enclosed outdoor patios. The outdoor fire pit at Idletyme Brewing Co., where you can order quality beer brewed on site and delicious, high-value fare, is sure to keep you warm on a chilly winter night.


Whatever you’re in the mood for, Stowe’s versatile après scene offers something for everyone. With a variety of cuisines to choose from, Stowe restaurants like Tres Amigos, Stowe Bowl, Charlie B’s Pub & Restaurant and the von Trapp Brewing Bierhall Restaurant have delicious bites and local craft beverages on-tap for your post-activity replenishment. Enjoy a cold Stowe Cider craft beverage outside by the fire!

New Establishments

Stowe welcomed new restaurants to the scene in 2020, including Skinny Pancake, serving local Vermont food in sweet & savory crêpes for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and dessert. Round Hearth Café specializes in grilled sandwiches, local salads, an array of coffee drinks and other fresh and delicious café offerings. Umami is also a new establishment with a dedicated take-out menu.

Take-out, Curbside and Delivery

In addition to indoor dining options, many Stowe restaurants offer curbside pick-up or delivery. A few stand out for their to-go offerings, including Doc Ponds, which has a lunch box take-out special, and Umami, which serves authentic Asian cuisine for take-out only.


Cozy up by the fire inside Stowe restaurants. Fine dining establishments with a fireplace include Cork Restaurant and Natural Wine Market and Harrison’s Restaurant in the historic Village. The new Round Hearth Café has the largest indoor fire pit in Stowe along with an artisan and vintage market. In addition to an outdoor fire pit, Idletyme also has an indoor fireplace.

Artisan Markets

It’s no secret there’s a quality selection of local Vermont foods and craft beverages in Stowe. Pick up a lunch or snack and beverage to fuel the day’s adventures. Stowe’s local specialty food markets like Edelweiss Mountain Deli and Commodities Natural Market offer baked goods and an array of local Vermont favorites including beer, cheese, and maple products. Pick up bottles of wine, fresh-made bread and accoutrements at Dedalus Wine. Order the freshest meats, cheeses, fish, sandwiches and soups to-go from The Butchery.

Morning Fuel-Up

Don’t forget the most important meal of the day to fuel your mountain town adventures! Bakeries and cafés like The Bagel, Black Cap Coffee & Beer, Café on Main and Stowe Bee Bakery & Café offer unique options including breakfast sandwiches, hot cocoa and other beverages to-go.  PK Coffee is hosting pop-ups at Doc Ponds until it reopens in its new storefront on the Mountain Road. Skinny Pancake also has an assortment of crêpes and other locally-sourced dishes.

What is your favorite Stowe restaurant? Be sure to let us know about your favorite Stowe restaurants and dining experiences on social media using #DineStowe!

Featured image courtesy of The Lodge at Spruce Peak. Images courtesy of Trapp Family Lodge, Idletyme Brewing Co., Skinny Pancake, and Dedalus Wine.

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