Crepes and Beer and Cider and Wine, Oh My!

It was my final full day in Burlington and I wanted to make the most of it. I walked towards Lake Street along the Burlington Waterfront for breakfast at The Skinny Pancake. There was a line out the door, but it was moving along.

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Burlington Waterfront
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Outdoor Seating

You order at the counter, take a number, and find a seat.

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I went with the Noah’s Ark which came with two eggs any style, a couple pieces of bacon or sausage, and frumpled cinnamon sugar sweet crepes with a side of Vermont maple syrup.

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Noah’s Ark with Bacon

It was good and the sweet crepes with syrup was a nice change from the usual pancakes or waffles. The only thing is that it took a while for the food to come out. I was sitting near the bar for around 45 minutes and it seemed like others that sat after me got their food before me, so not sure what happened there. Did my crepes need extra frumples?

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Sweet Crepes

I also ordered a side of the Hash Browns made with spiced local potatoes that were shredded and fried a crispy golden brown.

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Hash Browns

Breakfast was pretty good and I was ready to check out other places. I took a little stroll along the waterfront.

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Waterfront
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Trail

It was a beautiful day and everybody was out and about.

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I loved the Coke machine that gave you a free Coke in exchange for a hug.

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Hug = Free Coke

There were so many great breweries in town, I had to stop by one more. Foam Brewers was nearby overlooking the waterfront.

 

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Foam Brewers

The brewery was started in 2016 by a group of industry professionals with a shared appreciation for brewing, science, art, music, and culture.

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They offer a rotating selection of beers that vary based upon the season and current inspiration.

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Taps

I really enjoyed the two I tried – the Vivrant Thing and Experimental Jet Set Double IPA.

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Golden Sour
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Experimental Jet Set Double IPA

Thanks to a really cool local I had the chance to go to a couple other spots. We stopped by Citizen Cider for some hard ciders.

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Citizen Cider

I don’t usually drink hard cider, so it was only fitting that I tried as many as possible with their flight offerings.

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Hard Cider Flight

You can choose up to 5 different ciders.

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Cider Menu

All of them were fantastic. I especially liked the Jam On infused with organic raspberries and the Dirty Mayor infused with ginger and lemon peel.

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After enjoying some beer and hard cider, it was time for some wine. Had to keep it going! We took a short 20-minute ride to Shelburne to check out Shelburne Vineyard.

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Shelburne Vineyard

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Opened in 2008, the LEED-designed winery surrounded by Marquette vines welcomes visitors seven days a week.

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There’s over 17 acres of grapes, mostly the super hardy Minnesota hybrids, with a small planting of Riesling and Vidal Blanc.

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We headed inside and stood near the wine bar to sip on some wine.

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Wine Bar

For only $8 per person, you can do a wine tasting that includes all wines that are currently available.

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Tastings

You also get to keep the souvenir wine glass.

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Cheers

You’re encouraged to rate each wine using the laminated cards and a washable marker.

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After trying all the wines, we ordered a glass of our favorite to enjoy outside while we wandered around the vineyard.

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What a great day! I had such a nice time trying the local brews, cider, and wine on a lovely Summer day. It was time to head back to the hotel and get ready for a much-anticipated dinner reservation.

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The Skinny Pancake
60 Lake Street
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 540-0188

Website

Foam Brewers
112 Lake Street
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 399-2511

Website

Citizen Cider
316 Pine Street #114
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 448-3278

Website

Shelburne Vineyard
6308 Shelburne Road
Shelburne, VT 05482
(802) 985-8222

Website

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Author: Desiree

Desired Tastes is a Food and Travel Blog written by Desiree, a food enthusiast from New Jersey who just wants to see the world and eat good food.

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