- matthew thorsen
- Taverna Khione
5573 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, tavernakhione.com
Named for the goddess of the snow, this taverna serves contemporary Greek cookery in a cozy, farmhouse-style room — you won't find street-style falafel or gyros here. Sample chef Marc Provencher's lamb and goat dishes made with local produce and house-grown Hellenic herbs. Celebrating something? Pair your meal with a bottle from Vermont's foremost collection of Greek wines.
A Single Pebble
133 Bank St., Burlington, asinglepebble.com
- Alice Levitt
- Beijing noodles
Traditional preparation and presentation distinguish Chinese dishes such as the mock eel — a fave of the Food Network's Alton Brown.
197 College St., Burlington, facebook.com/bentovermont
This Japanese market and sushi shop specializes in the eponymous segmented lunch boxes. Fill one with tofu teriyaki to go, or grab a window seat for made-to-order sushi.
El Cortijo Taqueria y Cantina
189 Bank St., Burlington, cortijovt.com
- courtesy of el cortijo taqueria y cantina
- Camote tacos
Tortillas made with Vermont heirloom corn cradle local meats, cheeses and produce in taco, burrito and enchilada form. Whatever you do, get one of the "wicked fly" margaritas.
1130 North Ave., Burlington, phonguyenburlington.com
- Alice Levitt
- Bun thit nuong with cha gio
Noodle around at this New North End slurp shop. It serves Southeast Asian bites, from pho to pad Thai, inside a former convenience store.
Sherpa Kitchen Restaurant
119 College St., Burlington, sherpakitchenrestaurant.com
The Nepalese co-owners cook up family recipes for Himalayan classics such as momos, mild curries, thukpas and stews.
Tiny Thai Restaurant
24 Main St., Winooski, tinythairestaurant.net
- Oliver Parini
- Tiny Thai
Adventurous eaters know to ask for the authentic Thai menu at this always-packed BYOB eatery, which takes its cues from that country's food carts and family tables.