Diners, Cafés , Delis and More

Bennington Restaurants Diners, Cafés, Delis and More

Country stores, farm fresh delis, quirky cafes, and diners. That is the reason you came to Vermont, right?

Diners, Cafés , Delis and More

Elm Street Market

251 Elm St
Bennington, Vermont 05201

(802) 753-7366

Boars Head deli products are just the beginning of all of the goodness that is in store for you at the Elm Street Market. Deli style sandwiches, homemade soups and desserts. Plus a number of grocery items with a focus on local.  Don’t forget your box lunch,  perfect for a picnic at the Henry Bridge. Or, eat at our outdoor picnic tables.

Spring 2021: Coming Soon: Coffee Bar! Check website for details.


Powers Market

9 Main Street
North Bennington, Vermont 05257

(802) 442-6821

Summer 2022 Update: under new ownership (local group)! Historic and charming country store offering fresh local meat, dairy, and baked goods as well as delicious prepared foods.  All of that, plus one of the most remarkable buildings in all of Bennington—with a great front porch for hanging out. Vermont vibes and then some.

Bennington Community Market

239 Main Street
Bennington, VT 05201


New market and bakery cafe in the heart of downtown Bennington, VT. Features an on-premise kitchen serving delicious cooked meals to eat on site (comfy tables and wi-fi) or to take-out, as well as yummy baked goods, and an assortment of additional grab and go snacks and meals. In addition, there is a fully stocked grocery section which includes fruit and produce, meat, dairy products (locally sourced wherever possible) and other household staples. There is also an interesting selection of beer and wine to purchase for offsite consumption. Check it out!

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Blue Benn Diner

314 North Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201

(802) 442-5140

Iconic 1940’s era railcar diner serving breakfast and lunch fare. Re-opened under new management! Check it out.

Your Belly’s Deli

100 Pleasant Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201

(802) 442-3653

Deli serving sandwiches, soups, and salads along with tasty baked desserts.


Sunny Side Diner

241 Main Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201

(802) 442-9900

All American breakfast served in a friendly diner setting. 

Lil’ Britain Fish ‘n’ Chips

116 North Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201

(802) 442-2447

Casual lunch spot serving fish ‘n’ chips, meat pies, and other British specialties.

Papa Pete’s

1104 Woodford Road
Bennington, Vermont 05201

(802) 681-0181

Home of the Giant Pancakes. Outdoor seating.


The Avocado Pit restaurant downtown Bennington, Vermont

The Avocado Pit

201 South Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201

(802) 753-7003

Fresh modern vibes and fresh delicious burritos, tacos and salads in the heart of downtown. Outdoor and indoor seating. 

The Angry Egg 2

467 Main Street
Bennington, VT 05201


Breakfast and lunch cafe—Now Open (as of 3/1/22)! 

The Local (formerly Love a Bagel)

704 Main Street
Bennington, VT 05201

Local favorite bagel shop and full service cafe, offering soups, sandwiches, wraps, fruit, yogurt, granola, pastries, and, of course, bagels! Reopened under new management on August 17, 2022 (the folks that own and operate Wild Blossom, a fabulous new flower & gift shop)!

Island Flavor Jamaican Cafe

1001 Main Street
Bennington, VT 05201

REOPENING SOON  at 1001 Main Street, Bennington (former site of Krijnen’s beloved bakery). Featuring a variety of authentic Jamaican cuisine, desserts, snacks, Korean shaved ice, and vegetarian options.

Phillys VT

230 North Street
Bennington, VT 05201

July 2023 – Just Opened! From their Facebook page: ‘Want a “REAL CHEESESTEAK”? Well look no further! Philly’s brings Philly to you! Here at Philly’s we use only the highest grade ribeye steak served on a freshly baked philly roll with spanish onions and of course cheez whiz! Come taste the difference!

Henry’s Market

831 Main Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201

(802) 442-6856

Downtown market offering quality prepared foods and a wide selection of meats.

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Market Wagon

1896 Harwood Hill
Bennington, Vermont 05201

(802) 440-9946

Home baked breads, fresh made sandwiches in a market setting.

East Road Market and Deli, Bennington, VT - photo of a delicious wrap

East Road Market and Deli

1404 East Road
Bennington, VT 05201



Friendly neighborhood market and deli northeast of downtown (just north of Mt. Anthony Middle School; convenient to the start of the Route 7 Bypass heading north to Manchester).

Woodford General Store (Nearby)

5053 VT Route 9
Woodford, VT


Fresh baked goods daily as well as hot coffee, made to order sandwiches, and a variety of other food offerings (catering available). Also, Groceries, candy, Vermont products, beer, wine, gifts and other sundries.  Woodford General Store is a great resource if you’re camping, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, etc. up in Woodford. Or stop by as you’re passing through on your way east.

Shaftsbury Country Store (Nearby)

972 VT Route 7A
Shaftsbury, VT


Recently re-opened. Offering delicious prepared food, beverages, and other provisions.

Ice cream, Yogurt, Coffee Bars, and Bakeries

The Coffee Bar

109 South Street
Bennington, VT 05201


The brand new Coffee Bar is open for business in the recently-renovated Putnam Block in downtown Bennington! Situated right next to the relocated Bennington Bookshop, the Coffee Bar is open 7am-5pm 7 days/week for coffee, tea, pastries, snacks, art, and live music. They even offer dog treats!

Featuring Mocha Joe’s Coffee from Brattleboro, VT.

Prospect Coffee House

Pangaea Restaurant
North Bennington, VT


Featuring piping hot espresso, along with some mouthwatering Pangaea Patisserie baked goods.

The Local (formerly Love a Bagel)

704 Main Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201

(802) 681-7465

Home baked bagels, soups, sandwiches and sweets.

Tastee Freez

344 North Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201

(802) 442-9399

Great shakes, Soft serve, hard ice creams, burgers, dogs and more. Open seasonally.

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