Chubby Muffin

Bakery | Coffee House | Eclectic | Health Food | Ice Cream Parlor | Vegetarian
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Considering the success of their older restaurant, named The Skinny Pancake, it makes some sense that the proprietors christened their new bakery / coffee shop with a similarly silly sobriquet: The Chubby Muffin. The good muffins come both sweet and savory. Apple-cinnamon, banana chocolate chip, corn, and cheddar-jalapeno all deserve a whirl. Also available at breakfast are freshly-baked English muffins to accompany local eggs, local sausage, or bacon.

Breakfast pastries are just the beginning. Lunch is grand, too. I love what’s called the Southern Gentleman – one of those English muffins packed with Vermont-smoked pork in tangy maple barbecue sauce. You can’t go wrong with the 1/3 pound Beef Burger (local beef with Cabot cheddar cheese); and for vegetarians, there’s a Black Bean Burger, also available with Vermont cheddar. Chubby Muffin bread and paninis hold locally-sourced and artisan-made ingredients, from Vermont-cured bacon to basil-sunflower-seed pesto. No matter what else you get, do have cheese curds on the side. These squiggles of dairy goodness are encased in a spicy batter and fried until the cheese within begins to ooze through fissures in a golden-brown crust. Chubby Muffin also makes its own ice cream. It is hardly a mere muffin hut!

The Chubby Muffin also calls itself a coffee house. In that category are expertly made lattes, cappucinos and the like, as well as hot cocoa, tea, and smoothies. Among interesting bottled drinks is a barely-sweet sparkling maple seltzer that goes well with just about anything.

Well-meaning and with an admirable locavore mission, the Chubby Muffin is a likeable place just so long as you aren’t in a hurry. Whether the staff formally subscribes to the slow food movement, I don’t know. But I did watch them prepare food with measured care and expertise, with no apparent short cuts. Dining facilities consist of a few crowded-together seats in a tiny dining area and a scattering of tables out front on the sidewalk.

What to Eat
Chubby Muffin, Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin
Must-Try
Lemon poppy seed muffins are radiant with citrus zest.
Chubby Muffin, Cheese Curds (1/4 pound)
Cheese Curds (1/4 pound)
Must-Try
Cheese curds are fried to a crisp with molten insides.
Chubby Muffin, Cheddar Maple Bacon Muffin
Cheddar Maple Bacon Muffin
The chubby cheddar-maple-bacon bar is reminiscent of a muffin top.
Chubby Muffin, Maple Seltzer
Maple Seltzer
Barely sweet and subtly mapley: very refreshing!
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday8am - 4pm
Monday7:30am - 4pm
Tuesday7:30am - 4pm
Wednesday7:30am - 9pm
Thursday7:30am - 4pm
Friday7:30am - 4pm
Saturday8am - 4pm
Information
Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
Yes
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Website

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