Great Eats

 

This is a list of Kristin’s favorite restaurants with links to each website. Local restaurants do not take reservations so call ahead if you need to know the wait time.

 

Hope + Olive

http://www.hopeandolive.com/

Fabulous farm-inspired fare from burgers, paninis, to lobster and steak
Seasonal menu and daily specials varies often seasonably
Often crowded and a long wait but worth it
Menu prices vary so you can spend a lot or not so much
Great bar with inventive cocktails, nice wine and beer

 

Magpie

http://magpiepizza.com/

Wood-fired pizza from the Hope + Olive gang
Urban vibe if a bit noisy
Nice bar with good wine selection

 

Mesa Verde
http://www.yelp.com/biz/mesa-verde-greenfield

Mexican-style food in downtown Greenfield
Very reasonably priced but no table service
Good margaritas, beer and wine

 

China Gourmet
http://www.chinagourmetma.com/

Real Chinese food and Sushi.
Very popular restaurant for take-out
Large restaurant to accommodate lots of people
Conveniently located at the Greenfield I-91 Rotary
We have never had a bad meal at China Gourmet!

 

People’s Pint
http://www.thepeoplespint.com/

Greenfield’s original “local” pub
They make their own beer and soda!
Features lots of locally grown meats and produce.
Moderately priced and a good value.
This is a local hang-out so sometimes there is a wait.

 

Wagon Wheel
http://www.yelp.com/biz/wagon-wheel-country-drive-in-gill

Good road food right on Rt. 2 (the Mohawk Trail)
This isn’t real quick road food so be patient
The gyro is delish as is everything we have tried
Reasonably priced and many locally raised items (including Leyden Glen Lamb sometimes!)

 

Greenfields Market
http://www.greenfieldsmarket.coop/

Our local “food coop”
Supermarket, locally grown and organic fruits and veggies.
Good selection of homeopathic treatments and health and beauty aids
“Take-out bar” features to-go salads, rice and beans, and entire meals and beautiful bakery products (sweets and breads)

 

In Northampton

Paul and Elizabeth’s
http://www.paulandelizabeths.com/

Long time natural foods restaurant featuring vegetarian and fish
Awesome tempura
Good for lunch and dinner
Conveniently located in Thorne’s Marketplace close to shopping

 

Bistro Les Gras
http://www.bistrolesgras.com/index.html

Locally grown sustainable French restaurant close to Smith College
Eating here is as close to eating in France as you can get in western Mass
Our Leyden Glen Lamb is frequently on the menu
Great wine list
Frequent special events including “The Hog from Snout to Tail” and “Fete d’Angeau” (Celebration of the Sheep)

 

River Valley Market
http://rivervalleymarket.coop/

Northampton’s food coop just off Rt. 91
Similar to “Whole Foods” but locally owned!