Guidebook for Bennington

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Guidebook for Bennington

Food Scene

The food is consistently excellent. Fresh greens, interesting and varied fine Italian cuisine. Ambience is charming, romantic, and informal.
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Allegro
520 Main Street
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The food is consistently excellent. Fresh greens, interesting and varied fine Italian cuisine. Ambience is charming, romantic, and informal.
This is where you see Bennington life as it happens. everyone passes through South Street Cafe at some point! Delicious pastries, sweet and savory, friendly down-to-earth owners and hipster staff, comfy couches and small tables and chairs, live music on Sundays and sometimes in the evenings as well...local artists show their work here...central location in Bennington.
South Street Cafe
105 South St
This is where you see Bennington life as it happens. everyone passes through South Street Cafe at some point! Delicious pastries, sweet and savory, friendly down-to-earth owners and hipster staff, comfy couches and small tables and chairs, live music on Sundays and sometimes in the evenings as well...local artists show their work here...central location in Bennington.
Hans Krijnen, a master baker from Holland, has been furnishing this community with delicious fresh pastries, breads and treats for years. He and his wife Jennifer have created a charming cafe in the bakery, painted bright Dutch yellow and blue, where you can run in for morning pastries, including Hans' signature Stroopwaffles, or at lunchtime sit down for a delicious cup of soup made with locally sourced ingredients, accompanied by a crusty croissant filled with ham and cheese. Cakes, fruit tarts, chocolate silk pies, Tiramisu, and gluten free baked goods also. The Bakery is located at the fork of Main Street/Route 9 and Burgess Road on the east side of town.
Bakkerij Krijnen
1001 Main St
Hans Krijnen, a master baker from Holland, has been furnishing this community with delicious fresh pastries, breads and treats for years. He and his wife Jennifer have created a charming cafe in the bakery, painted bright Dutch yellow and blue, where you can run in for morning pastries, including Hans' signature Stroopwaffles, or at lunchtime sit down for a delicious cup of soup made with locally sourced ingredients, accompanied by a crusty croissant filled with ham and cheese. Cakes, fruit tarts, chocolate silk pies, Tiramisu, and gluten free baked goods also. The Bakery is located at the fork of Main Street/Route 9 and Burgess Road on the east side of town.

Shopping

The most charming little store in Bennington..exquisite cards, handmade paper, candles, candlesticks, felted animals from far away, unusual imported objets...the store itself is beautiful and everything inside is also beautiful. Jewelry, unique toys, handmade journals, lights... like a curiosity shop of old. Impossible to walk out empty-handed!
Catbird Studio
332 Main St
The most charming little store in Bennington..exquisite cards, handmade paper, candles, candlesticks, felted animals from far away, unusual imported objets...the store itself is beautiful and everything inside is also beautiful. Jewelry, unique toys, handmade journals, lights... like a curiosity shop of old. Impossible to walk out empty-handed!

Sightseeing

A battle monument with a fascinating history. Be sure to go into the Monument shop and buy a copy of Phil Holland's "Guide to the Battle of Bennington and the Bennington Battle Monument" published 2016.
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Bennington Battle Monument
15 Monument Circle
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A battle monument with a fascinating history. Be sure to go into the Monument shop and buy a copy of Phil Holland's "Guide to the Battle of Bennington and the Bennington Battle Monument" published 2016.

Arts & Culture

An extraordinary collection of old and new art---Grandma Moses paintings, early American pottery and glass, Mid-20th century moderns, Helen Frankenthaler, Pat Adams, et al. A jewel of a museum--small enough that you don't grow weary...but chock-full of history and well-curated exhibits. If you are lucky enough to meet Jamie Franklin, the curator, you will be educated, enlightened, and intrigued.
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Bennington Museum
75 Main Street
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An extraordinary collection of old and new art---Grandma Moses paintings, early American pottery and glass, Mid-20th century moderns, Helen Frankenthaler, Pat Adams, et al. A jewel of a museum--small enough that you don't grow weary...but chock-full of history and well-curated exhibits. If you are lucky enough to meet Jamie Franklin, the curator, you will be educated, enlightened, and intrigued.

Parks & Nature

Old, beautiful woods with an easy to cover trail..stunning views of meadows and fields in North Bennington looking west to the Taconics....
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The Mile-Around Woods
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Old, beautiful woods with an easy to cover trail..stunning views of meadows and fields in North Bennington looking west to the Taconics....

Essentials

Inexpensive! Good European grocery store! Bring your own bags! Save lots of $$$ shopping here. Good seasonal produce.
ALDI
10 Kocher Dr
Inexpensive! Good European grocery store! Bring your own bags! Save lots of $$$ shopping here. Good seasonal produce.

Drinks & Nightlife

Beautiful bar and restaurant in an old Vermont frame house in tiny, charming North Bennington. Dining al fresco on the terrace in the back is great in summer. Good drinks, inexpensive and delicious bar menu.... this is where the Bennington College crowd goes... you might see literati, painters, carpenters, farmers, actors, college professors and poets all in one night.
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Pangaea
1 Prospect Street
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Beautiful bar and restaurant in an old Vermont frame house in tiny, charming North Bennington. Dining al fresco on the terrace in the back is great in summer. Good drinks, inexpensive and delicious bar menu.... this is where the Bennington College crowd goes... you might see literati, painters, carpenters, farmers, actors, college professors and poets all in one night.