Depot 62

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I’ve always been intrigued by restaurants that do double duty. Jane and I have eaten well in bait and tackle stores, upholstery shops, bowling alleys, gas stations, and a pistol range diner. On a recent trip through Vermont, we came across a novel hybrid: Depot 62, which is a restaurant in a furniture store. Buffetbuster has noted that Ikea’s meatballs may qualify it for this category, but at Depot 62 you don’t just snack. You dine. You dine surrounded by lamps, settees, tapestries, tote bags, and piles of rugs, as well as customers shopping for those things. Continue reading

I’ve always been intrigued by restaurants that do double duty. Jane and I have eaten well in bait and tackle stores, upholstery shops, bowling alleys, gas stations, and a pistol range diner. On a recent trip through Vermont, we came across a novel hybrid: Depot 62, which is a restaurant in a furniture store. Buffetbuster has noted that Ikea’s meatballs may qualify it for this category, but at Depot 62 you don’t just snack. You dine. You dine surrounded by lamps, settees, tapestries, tote bags, and piles of rugs, as well as customers shopping for those things. What makes it even more interesting is that the cuisine has a Turkish accent.

Depot 62’s signature dishes are cooked in a wood-fired oven. That includes stylish, thin-crust pizzas available with toppings that range from a classic tomato sauce, cheese, and pepperoni to the “Taste of Anatolia,” which is Vermont lamb, onions, and parsley. I swooned over the Hajro’s Special pie: freshly roasted asparagus (I could see into the kitchen as the stalks were cooked to order for my pie), feta cheese, and a punchy Kalamata olive tapenade. Jane went for the wild mushroom pie, which was topped with a variety of mushrooms, caramelized onions, and mozzarella.

Beyond praiseworthy pizzas, Depot 62 offers kabobs, brick-oven chicken and salmon, and brilliant salads. We love the garlicky humus, served with extraordinary pita bread that is chewy, full-flavored, dotted with peppery little seeds.

If you have sweet tooth, leave room for dessert. Baklava is honey-drenched and nutty. Side it with a cup of true Turkish coffee and you will be up all night reminiscing about a really good meal in a really interesting place.

Dishes to try
Depot 62, Smoked Eggplant
Smoked Eggplant
Must-Try
Smoked eggplant is pureed with raw garlic and roasted peppers, delivering a flavor punch.
Depot 62, Hajro's Special Pizza
Hajro's Special Pizza
Must-Try
Hajro's special (pronounced hi-row) is a pizza topped with Turkish feta cheee, kalamata olive tapenade, and freshly-roasted asparagus. The crust is an elegant balance of crunch and chew and it is just-right smoky.
Depot 62, Wild Mushroom Pizza
Wild Mushroom Pizza
Must-Try
Wild mushrooms give this pizza a deep, earthy flavor. They are accompanied by caramelized onions and a measure of mozzarella cheese.
Depot 62, Pita Bread
Pita Bread
Must-Try
Pita bread so often is merely a food delivery system, and it does serve that purpose here with the smoked eggplant, humus, and Roman beans. But it has fine taste and texture in its own right.
Depot 62, Baklava
Baklava
Must-Try
Yes, the baklava is every bit as sweet as it looks.
Fresh Leeks
Must-Try
Humus
Depot 62, Arugula Salad
Arugula Salad
Depot 62's arugula salad includes thinly sliced apples, asiago cheese, and walnuts. Oil and vinegar are brought to the table so you can dress it yourself.
Directions and Hours
Open Today
Sunday12 pm - 5 pm
Monday12 pm - 5 pm
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm - 5 pm
Thursday12 pm - 5 pm
Friday12 pm - 5 pm
Saturday12 pm - 6 pm
Information and Policies
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
Yes
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Reservations Accepted
Yes
Delivery Available
No
Takeout Counter
Yes