Breakfast in Vermont

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Vermont just might be the nation’s number-one breakfast state. Early-to-rise farmhouse hours, a high wholegrain consciousness, and the legendary maple syrup harvest equal superior stacks of flapjacks. Consider also the custom of turning yesterday’s boiled-dinner leftovers into savory corned beef hash, plus the North Country’s abundance of short-order diners as well as slow-food country inns. For appetites on dawn patrol, the prospects are boundless. Here are six of our favorite Green Mountain State places to start the day.

1

Dot’s

Dot's is a best-of-Vermont town cafe serving from-scratch square meals, great burgers, and memorably fruity berry pancakes at breakfast.

2

Blue Benn Diner

In Bennington, Vermont, the Blue Benn is one of the northeast's best diners, from blue plate traditions to international exotica. Breakfast all day, natch.

3

Mrs. Murphy’s Donuts

Manchester, Vermont. Mrs. Murphy's donuts are the simplest pastries imaginable: sturdy circles with a good crunch to their skin and creamy-soft insides.

4

Up For Breakfast

Pancakes glazed with maple syrup at Up For Breakfast are the best of Vermont, made from sunny buttermilk batter, dark buckwheat batter, or sourdough batter.

5

Myer’s Bagels

Authentic Montreal-style bagels come hot from Myer's wood-fired oven starting at 4am. For bread-lovers of any persuasion, Myer's is a best Burlington eatery.

6

Chubby Muffin

An earnestly locavore, mellow-vibe coffee house/cafe/bakery/ice creamery where muffins are headliners and many vegetarian options are available.