Food attractions in Waterbury Vermont, including the Ben and Jerry’s Factory Tour, and the Cabot Cheese Factory Annex.
Vermont is known for its beautiful foliage and gorgeous skiing, but did you know there are also a number of food attractions in the state? Foodies looking for the best places to visit in Vermont absolutely must stop in Waterbury, Vermont, which is home to the Ben and Jerry’s Factory Tour, the Cabot Cheese Factory Annex, the Cold Hollow Cider Mill, and Green Mountain Coffee. These food attractions in Waterbury Vermont are among the best Vermont tourist attractions. Whether you are stopping by on the way to Smugglers’ Notch or Stowe, or visiting Waterbury on its own, you’ll definitely want to go hungry.
Here are some of the delicious food attractions in Waterbury Vermont.
It can be a challenge to find this place, so if you have GPS, search for the Waterbury Amtrak Station. There’s a small museum (not too exciting for kids), and a cafe with every flavor of Green Mountain coffee and Keurig coffee. It’s a great way to check out some of the Keurig flavors before you commit to buy a whole box. You can also purchase coffee for home and other Green Mountain and Keurig accessories. The cafe and visitor center is housed in a restored train station that was originally built in 1875.
Who doesn’t love Ben and Jerry’s ice cream? Arguably the most popular food attraction in Waterbury Vermont is the Ben and Jerry’s Factory Tour, located at the Waterbury Factory. Visit the factory during the weekdays, when the ice cream is actually produced. While you can also get a tour on the weekends, you’ll watch a video of production instead of seeing it live. If visiting during the summer, you’ll also find food vendors and kids’ crafts on site. While you’ll get a sample of ice cream during the tour, you’ll want to stop at the scoop shop to purchase a full cup or cone.
I love apple cider donuts, and the ones at the Cold Hollow Cider Mill are the best I’ve ever had. You can also get fresh apple cider, coffee, and gifts at this quaint shop. I always get some extra donuts too – they are great days later when heated up for a few seconds. During your visit, you can check out the donut robot, the press viewing room, and the honey bee corner. There’s also a new cafe offering sandwiches and other light bites. It’s open daily from 8am – 6pm.
This annex of the main Cabot Store offers dozens of different cheese samples. I dare you to leave without buying something! While it isn’t a factory (nothing is made here), you will be able to sample a huge variety of delicious cheeses.