Food & Drink in the Monadnock Region


Places to Eat

Angie’s Pizzeria, West Swanzey, less than two miles from the inn on Route 10, casual dining and take-out pizza and a variety of other items such as grinders, salads, wings, and spaghetti

Athens Pizza, Keene, casual dining and take-out pizza and a variety of other items such as grinders, salads, soups, and sides

B Bakes, Deli and Cakes, Keene, a full service deli with house made soups, sandwiches, and salads plus fresh baked seasonal pies, cookies, cupcakes, cakes and breads

Cherry Garden, Keene, delicious, authentic Chinese food to eat in or take out

Cooper’s Hill Public House, Peterborough, a warm and welcoming Irish-inspired pub, with local organic food and plenty to drink, including a bar with over 170 whiskeys; plus entertainment

Elm City Brewing Company and Pub, Keene, expertly hand-crafted beer brewed on premises and a full-service restaurant offering a great selection of main dishes, salads, steak, and burgers; breads, sauces, and desserts

Farm Café, Keene, located inside the Toadstool Bookstore, specializing in vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free food, culinary cuisines supporting small farms/businesses and the local economy in eco-friendly ways; dine in or take out

Fireworks Restaurant, Keene, casual and contemporary bistro, offering food & drinks

Fritz’s Belgian Fries, Keene, offering a whole lot more than fries, such as panini sandwiches, burgers, and wraps

Granita Enoteca, Keene, upscale Italian cuisine with a local New England twist, offering a menu of carefully crafted dishes paired with world-class wine and cocktail lists

Hungry Diner, Walpole, a farmer-owned, farm-to table restaurant for casual dining and take-out, also serving craft beer

Jenna’s Market, Keene, premier butchery, deli, and market, featuring sandwiches, soups, salads, prepared foods, and desserts to go

JimEddie’s, Keene, home to the authentic southern barbecue as we’ll as some of New England’s favorite homemade classics in a casual environment is now called Tempesta’s and has moved a short distance away to the restaurant space at the Best Western Hotel

Lee and Mt Fuji Chinese and Japanese Restaurant, Marlborough, offering tasty Chinese and Japanese food, prides itself on using the freshest ingredients possible and their cleanliness

Lindy’s Diner, Keene, under new management, casual family-friendly diner, serving seafood, hamburgers, sandwiches, and classic diner food in this classic diner

LUCA, Keene, outstanding food, representing true Mediterranean cuisine of Italy, France, and also of North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean

Machina Arts, Keene, an organic farm-to-table restaurant, craft cocktail bar, live music venue, and art gallery energizing the creative economy and building community

Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant, Keene, wrapped in traditions and culture of central Mexico, offering rich flavors and traditional food as well the culture, art and music of Mexico plus a full bar

Monadnock Food Coop, Keene, an accessible, community-owned food market, offering healthy, sustainable foods and products, supporting local farmers and producers; in addition to basic groceries, the Co-op offers many hot, prepared food to eat onsite or to go

Papagallos Restaurant, Keene-Swanzey line, Italian restaurant featuring a variety of salads, sandwiches, wood fired brick oven pizza, chicken, veal, steaks, seafood, and pasta dishes plus a full bar

Pickity Place, Mason, gourmet restaurant featuring herbal themed five-course luncheons in a rural setting with gardens and pathways. The 1786 cottage also houses a bookstore, a museum, an herb shop, greenhouse, and more (almost an hour from the inn)

Pub Restaurant and Caterers, Keene, extensive menu featuring Greek, Italian and American cuisine and breakfast is served all day

Sole’s Bar, Keene, a fun speakeasy bar and restaurant with great food, drinks and atmosphere

Tempesta’s (formerly JimEddie’s), Keene, home to the authentic southern barbecue as we’ll as some of New England’s favorite homemade classics has relocated to the larger restaurant space at the Best Western Hotel

Thai GardenKeene, traditional Thai food, offering a large variety of wonderfully prepared dishes from soup to dessert

The 1761 Old Mill Restaurant, Westminster, MA, features delicious food served in a charming setting overlooking water rushing over the mill dam — worth the 55-minute drive from the inn (half way between the inn and Boston)

The Restaurant at Burdick’s, Walpole, this French bistro offers outstanding food, a full bar, and an extensive wine list in a wonderful setting; reservations required

The Rustic Table, Winchester, American comfort food classics in a warm family-friendly environment, with a full bar; take-out available

The Stage Restaurant, Keene, contemporary American cuisine and a full bar in a relaxing, artistic atmosphere

Yahso Jamaican Grille, Keene, authentic Jamaican cuisine, locally-made Island recipes such as Jamaican jerk chicken, Island shrimp, vegetarian medley with Jamaican sauce



Wine, Beer, and Spirits

Branch and Blade Brewing, Keene, delivers a variety of well-crafted beers of the highest quality

Cameron’s Winery, Northfield, Massachusetts, enjoy fruit wines, wine-tastings, food, gifts, and various activities and entertainment; also offering beer onsite at Back Room Brewing Company

Copper Cannon Premium Distillery, West Chesterfield, offers a wide variety of rum — chip aged rum, barrel aged rum, clear rum, maple rum — and new spirits in the pipeline

Elm City Brewing Company and Pub, Keene, expertly hand-crafted beer brewed on premises and a full-service restaurant offering a great selection of main dishes, salads, steak, and burgers; breads, sauces, and desserts

Frogg Brewery, West Swanzey, an independent craft brewer dedicated to bringing good craft beer to the Monadnock Region, relocated from Marlborough

Granite Roots Brewing, Troy, a nano brewery that features many traditional brews and craft beers with a hint of fruit from their berry farm, Monadnock Berries

Modestman Brewing and Tasting Room, Keene, fresh beer on tap and in cans; food available from food truck

New England Sweetwater Farm & Distillery, Winchester, local craft distiller of full-flavored, artisan liquors that perfectly capture the flavors of the region

Poocham Hill Winery, Westmoreland, hand-crafted from their own vineyard, Frontenac, Seyval, LaCrosse, St. Croix, Frontenac Gris, Marquette, Foch, Noiret, and La Crescent (Winery Tasting is open seasonally)

The Summit Winery, Westmoreland, uses local grapes and grapes sourced from all over the world to bring you many varieties of wine

West LA Beer Company, West Swanzey, about ½ mile from the inn on Route 10, the West Lower Ashuelot (LA) brewery offers an assortment of craft beers



Desserts and Sweets

Ava Marie Handmade Chocolates, Peterborough, provides award-winning milk and dark chocolate pecan turtles, truffles, coconut clusters, toffee, caramel centers, chocolate covered cherries, hand-painted artisan chocolates, ice cream, and pastries

Burdick’s Homemade Chocolates, Walpole, known for their handmade chocolates, this café also offers European-inspired pastries, coffee, specialty drinks, and artisan teas

Keene on Cookies LLC, Keene, a small pastry shop with an assortment of tantalizing confections such as cookies, cannolis, and brownies, plus coffee

Kimball Farms, Jaffrey (seasonal), with over 50 fantastic flavors, grill and seafood, indoor or outdoor seating

Life is Sweet, Keene, specializes in candy, chocolate, cupcakes, and ice cream (both hard and soft serve)

Nordshire Farm Bakery, Swanzey, offers Finnish baked goods such as Nisu (traditional braided sweet Finnish cardamom coffee bread), Korvapuusti (traditional sweet Finnish cinnamon rolls), cookies, and breads – typically open Friday and Saturday only

Piazza, West Keene (seasonal), family-owned ice cream shop serving the highest quality soft serve ice cream and premium hard ice cream

Rick’s Gourmet Ice Cream, Keene (open year-round), serving award-winning premium hard and soft ice cream, yogurts, no sugar ice creams, sorbets, and fruit smoothies

Walpole Creamery – The Walpole Parlor, Walpole (seasonal), super premium and all-natural ice cream in a variety of flavors

Ye Goodie Shoppe, Keene, various types of chocolate, truffles, turtles, fudge, plus numerous hard and soft candies, taffy, and other confections plus many gluten-free and sugar-free confections

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