Ten Places to Eat Gluten-Free in Vermont


By Jennifer Fitzpatrick

If you have celiac disease or follow a gluten-free diet, you don’t have to miss out while visiting The Green Mountain State!

Vermont is home to many naturally gluten-free products, like maple syrup, hard cider, fresh produce, and even cheese. Farmers markets abound in Vermont, especially during the  summer and early fall months, which will only offer more opportunities to enjoy the naturally gluten-free goodness that Vermont has to offer.

While the largest concentration of gluten-free food and drink will be in larger cities like Burlington, you can also find special gluten-free gems in Brattleboro, Stowe, Essex Junction, and Middlebury.

Here are 10 places you should definitely add to your gluten-free bucket list if you are planning a visit to Vermont.

  1. Get some fresh bread at Against The Grain, Brattleboro, a 100% gluten-free factory that makes delicious baguettes, pizzas, and bagels. You can get baked goods to go, or grab some bread to take home. When visiting you can take a peek into the factory to see how the breads are made.
  2. Learn about the history of hard cider at Woodchuck in Middlebury. Woodchuck helped bring hard cider on the scene back in 1991. You can visit the taproom for a tasting and take a self-guided tour to see how the cider is made. Other cider spots around Vermont include Citizen Cider in Burlington, Stowe Cider in Stowe, Shacksbury in Vergennes, and Champlain Orchards in Shoreham.
  3. Grab a beer at Red Leaf Gluten-Free Brewery in Jeffersonville. Vermont’s Dedicated gluten-free brewery offers flights, cans and full pours. The staff is friendly, and they have a lovely outdoor area and front porch for enjoying a gluten-free beer. Red Leaf is one of only two dedicated gluten-free breweries in New England.
  4. Pick up some baked goods at West Meadow Farm, Essex Junction, a 100% gluten-free bakery. They have lots of pastries, cupcakes, cookies, quickbreads, muffins, and even make fresh bagels on Saturdays. West Meadow also has fresh breads available to purchase you can take with you for sandwiches on the go.
  5. Enjoy a wrap, smoothie, or rice bowl from Eco Beans and Greens in South Burlington. Another 100% gluten-free facility where you can get a healthy bowl, soup, or salad to go. This restaurant is also soy free and GMO free. They use mostly local and organic ingredients, plus they have acai bowls and smoothies for breakfast/lunch or a snack.
  6. Head to the Cabot Store in Waterbury and create your own gluten-free charcuterie board with tasty cheeses, gluten-free snacks, cider, and wine. You can try free samples of Cabot cheese, or even pick up local gluten-free products like Gluten-free Spatzle from the Vermont Spatzle company.
  7. Visit Palmer Lane Maple in Jericho for a maple creemee in a gluten-free cone. Creemees are a staple Vermont sweet treat: vanilla ice cream sweetened with Vermont maple syrup. Palmer Lane Maple makes their creemees gluten-free and offers gluten-free cones to go with them, so you can participate in this staple Vermont item.
  8. Stop at Blank Page Café in Shelburne at Bread and Butter Farm. This is a dedicated gluten-free bakery that serves fresh coffee, pastries, meals to go, and tasty breakfast tacos on Fridays. They also have a unique way of serving coffee with fresh butter! 
  9. Check out a local farm for fresh produce. Try Mazza’s farm in Colchester in the spring or summer, or go apple picking at Burtt’s in Cabot in the fall. Fruits and vegetables are naturally gluten-free and you’ll be getting them right at the source!
  10. Visit a sugarshack to see how maple syrup is made. Try Branon Family Maple in Fairfield, for a factory-sized look at their syrup production, or Bragg Farm Sugar house in Montpelier, for a more intimate look at making syrup and a chance to taste it yourself. No matter where you end up in Vermont, there’s bound to be some gluten-free goodness waiting for you!


About jennifer fitzpatrick

Jennifer Fitzpatrick is a celiac coach and blogger showcasing ways people with celiac disease or others who need a gluten-free diet can travel and enjoy foodie experiences. Her blog includes celiac-safe travel guides, gluten-free recipes, coaching, and more.