Welcome to Vermont – an invigorating and friendly state blessed with magnificent mountains, rich heritage, fall foliage, breweries, and many such fabulous characteristics. But the one feature that’s particularly attractive about this tiny state and that can certainly make your trip exceptionally delightful is its food scene. With time, it has transformed magically, and this charming destination has become a foodies’ hub, be it any fare. So, if Indian food is what you are yearning for, then Vermont can drive you insane. Whether it’s vegetarian, non-vegetarian, gluten-free or vegan Indian food, Vermont has it all. Here’s our list of the best Indian restaurants in Vermont, USA.
1. Sherpa Kitchen, Burlington
Ever tried the Himalayan Sherpa cuisine? Well, Sherpa Kitchen on College Street is a great place to start with. It serves authentic Indian, Nepalese and Himalayan cuisines. You can start with the aloo chop, which is deep-fried potato croquettes. Few fantastic dishes that are must-try include saag paneer, momos, chicken curry, lamb stew, mango lassi, and a lot more. Offered daily, their ‘dining on a dime’ is a three-course lunch that is a massive hit. The ever-smiling staff members are extremely attentive, and you will find the ambiance very relaxing. In case, you don’t want your meal to be too spicy, they can take care of that, too, but that doesn’t affect the taste at all.
Address: 119 College St, Burlington, VT 05401, United States
Website: Sherpa Kitchen
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10pm; Sun: 11am - 3pm
2. Shalimar of India, Burlington
"Try the Shahi Paneer or Malai Kofta, you won't be sorry!" - L.T., Wells River, VT - via YelpPosted by Shalimar of India on Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Stop by this charming, family-owned eatery that has been serving authentic Indian food for several years now. Welcoming you with a delightful mix of taste and emotion, it is always kept very tidy and the ambiance is very cozy. Served hot and fresh, the mouthwatering food with explosive flavors ensures that you come back again. Very creatively prepared using the freshest ingredients, dig into their dishes like lamb korma, tandoori chicken, shahi paneer, chicken tikka masala and vegetable pakora. Be assured that you will fall in love with this restaurant. For dessert, you must try the delicious kulfi. Overall, the menu is thoroughly pleasing. Be it dine-in or take away, they provide very generous portions. The Sunday brunch here is highly recommended.
Shalimar of India, Burlington
Address: 16 N Winooski Ave, Burlington, VT 05401, United States
Website: Shalimar of India
Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 11:30am - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm; Mon: 5pm - 10pm
3. Taj-E-India, White River Junction
Specializing in fusion Chinese and North Indian fare, Taj-E-India aims to get you acquainted with fresh flavors. It is family-operated and does not have any seating arrangement, only catering and take-out options. The menu is quite detailed, and you will find most of the Indian specialties like the curries, naan, biryanis, pakoras, and more. They pack the bread in foil and curries in plastic containers very neatly, so don’t worry about any spillage. Always served hot and fresh, the food comes pretty quick, so go ahead and order as much as you wish to. Although the portions are generous, the food is so scrumptious that you will feel like having more. Among the many amazing dishes, cinnamon-flavored gulab jamun, vegetable pakora, shahi korma, chicken vindaloo, and saag paneer are a must-try.
Address: 13 Lower Hyde Park, White River Junction, VT 05001, United States
Opening hours: 11:30am - 8pm (daily)
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4. Red Panda, Burlington
A true gem in Burlington, Red Panda, is an extremely loved eatery placed, just off the Church Road. Choose from the vibrant selection of noodles, curries, biryanis, traditional thalis, and a lot more at the Red Panda. It’s truly admirable the way the chefs amalgamate the Indo-Chinese, Nepali, and traditional Indian preparations and are well-versed in all of these cuisines. Promising you a never-ending experience of deliciousness, Red Panda has a lovely atmosphere and the fabulous lighting, with which the tunes of Nepali and Himalayan music make it perfect. If you prefer vegetarian or vegan food, you won’t be disappointed. All the dishes are perfectly cooked using aromatic herbs and apt quantity of spices. Do try the Nepalese momos, chicken coconut curry, grilled hariyali kebab, and lamb vindaloo. Also, you can start with the Sherpa tea, and for dessert go for the mango lassi.
Address: 161 Church St, Burlington, VT 05401, United States
Website: Red Panda
Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)
5. Taste of India, Middlebury
How about relishing an incredible Indian thali while overlooking the picturesque views of the Otter Creek? Be it an outing with your family or friends or a date, Taste of India welcomes you with the perfect ambiance. The menu here is very expansive, whether you go for breakfast, lunch or dinner, but the dinner menu is particularly extraordinary. Taste of India has a full bar, so treat yourself with your favored drink. The lamb rogan josh along with garlic naan tastes super delicious. Also, few of their signature preparations like the mango chicken curry, chicken tikka masala, and samosas are certainly worth mentioning. All their dals and curries are packed with spices and have a wonderful texture. On Sundays, they serve a buffet, which is quite inexpensive and has very appetizing choices.
Taste of India
Address: 1 Bakery Ln, Middlebury, VT 05753, United States
Website: Taste of India
Opening hours: Mon - Thu, Sun: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 4:30pm - 9:30pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 4:30pm - 10pm
6. Everest Indian-Nepali Restaurant, South Burlington
Hello there, Wanna try American shrimp in Indian style? Stop by Everest Indian Nepali restaurant. We have special Shrimp Tikka Masala this week!! You will get shrimp Tikka Masala @$14.99 with free coke!Posted by Everest Indian-Nepali Restaurant on Monday, 17 December 2018
Had a hectic day of sightseeing? Head to this charming Indian spot that promises to make you feel that you have come to the right place. Dig into their starters or they have an outstanding range of perfectly baked naans and tandoori. More specifically, the juicy and creamy chicken tikka masala, chicken dumplings, lamb samosas, the veg thali, and chicken thali along with masala-packed curries are a must-try. Another striking dish is the chicken thukpa. The chefs here are very knowledgeable and know how to treat your palate. It is placed at a very convenient location and is particularly close to the Higher Ground, a concert venue, so you can plan a nice dinner either before or after the concert.
Everest Indian-Nepali Restaurant
Address: 1208 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403, United States
Website: Everest Indian-Nepali Restaurant
Opening hours: Wed - Sun: 11am - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm; (closed on Mon & Tue)
7. India Masala House, Brattleboro
The India Masala House will be open for the holiday on Thursday, July 4th. Come enjoy some delicious Indian food...Posted by India Masala House on Tuesday, 2 July 2019
Atithi Devo Bhava, which means ‘Guests is God’ – that’s the concept of this highly recommended Indian eatery located in the lush green surroundings of Brattleboro. The adept use of authentic Indian spices, connected to all corners of India, in their dishes like the shrimp korma, saag paneer, butter chicken, tandoori chicken, and chicken wings, is simply mind-blowing. There is a wide assortment of vegetarian and vegan delicacies, and many desserts, too. Their choice of music is very pleasing, and the lights give the place a lovely vibe. You will find the staff members very friendly and knowledgeable, as they can suggest the best preparation based on your palate’s expectations. Try the lunch buffet comprising of spectacular options. Request them to serve you at their patio, from where you can enjoy the beautiful sights.
India Masala House
Address: 889 Putney Rd, Brattleboro, VT 05301, United States
Website: India Masala House
Opening hours: Tue - Thu & Sun: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 4:30pm - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 4:30pm - 10pm (closed on Mon)
Enjoy a delicious Indian meal in Vermont
Boasting of a diverse culinary scene, Vermont surely has something to match everyone’s taste buds. More specifically, if you are in love with Indian food, then these restaurants have been more aptly designed to offer you an incredible glimpse of India. So, while you are in Vermont, leave stuffed and satisfied from these top Indian restaurants in Vermont, USA.
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