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Tulsi Tea Room Closes; Grian Herbs Expands


Published June 29, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
Updated June 29, 2016 at 10:12 a.m.

  • Courtesy of tulsitearoom.com
  • Tulsi Tea Room

For several years, Solenne Thompson, owner of Tulsi Tea Room in Montpelier, has been planning to return to school for nursing. This fall, her plans will come to fruition, and that means closing Tulsi as of August 1.

Iris Gage, owner of Grian Herbs, which has been sharing space with the tearoom, will expand her business to fill the newly available real estate.

Lovers of Thompson's curries, veggie bowls and dal will still get the occasional taste of her flavorful fare: She'll pop up on Fridays to cook at Grian. She'll also cater and says that she hopes, in time, to start doing home food deliveries.

Last week, Vermont Creamery revealed its first non-GMO-certified product at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City. Called St. Albans, the cow's-milk cheese is modeled on French Saint-Marcellin. The cheese-themed magazine Culture calls it "a delight to the senses on many levels." The rest of us won't get a taste until the new product hits the shelves in October.

The original print version of this article was headlined "Crumbs"

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