Last winter, PARADISE PROVISIONS replaced the original Paradise Deli on the Access Road, and upscaled the house-made meals, the beverage selection, and the décor. Breakfast items include a reimagined egg sandwich and a breakfast burrito; lunch offers salads and sandwiches or wraps, from the traditional BLT to the Veggie Deluxe. In the winter, dinners are made to carry out. Stop here for a hefty selection of local craft beer, wines suitable for a dinner party, and many other local products. Open daily. www.paradisevt.com
In January 2019, SAGE RESTAURANT took up residence in the former Egan’s Big World at the corner of Routes 17 and 100 in Waitsfield, filling a spatial and culinary void in the Valley. Sage’s menu suggests a Mediterranean influence, offering small and large dishes such as grilled lamb chops, paella, and potato-crusted sea bass. Dessert offerings range from the traditional tiramisu to a baklava family recipe. Serving dinner Thursday through Monday. www.sagevt.com
WORTHY BURGER TOO , an expansion of the Worthy Burger in nearby South Royalton, serves a simple but satisfying menu of woodfired grass-fed-beef burgers, hand-cut fries, and an ever-changing selection of locally brewed beers. Poultry and fish are options, but the cow is king at this casual, family-friendly bar and restaurant in Waitsfield. Serving dinner daily, except Tuesdays, and lunch on weekends. www.worthyvermont.com
Also, don’t miss STOKE RAMEN BAR and TOAST & EGGS , both in Waitsfield.