Local Restaurants Respond to Covid 19

By: Tabitha Armstrong | 03.17.20


NEK Restaurants:

Who’s Open, Who Delivers, and Who’s Offering Takeout

burger with peppers and onions from the Copper Plate restaurant in Barton, VT

As the recent announcement from the Governor will close our NEK Schools, close public dining locations, and restrict our gatherings, our normal day-to-day living will change for the next few weeks. Many local restaurants are working to alter the way that they do business in order to give people a sense of comfort, bring them delicious food, and offer a little reprieve from what will be a stressful time for many.

For the next few weeks, some locations will be closing. Others will be offering takeout only, and still others will venture into delivery.

Below is a list of many NEK restaurants and what they are offering for services over the next few weeks.


Click on Restaurant Names for phone numbers and more information.

*Check Back for updates as we hear from more restaurants, or as things change with Covid19 protocols.


Caledonia County

fried shrimp dinner from the Copper Plate food truck in Barton VT



Cafe Lotti: Curbside takeout available. They are offering their full menu from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mon. thru Fri. Menu on their Facebook Page 


Goodfella’s: They will be offering a limited takeout menu and some local deliver 4-8 p.n. Tuesday – Saturday. Call ahead for ordering, and please be patient if the line is busy. There will be a few more changes as this plan comes to fruition, so stay tuned.

Three Ponds: They will be offering takeout during limited hours, Wed. – Sat, from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Call in your order and pay over the phone. You can come in and pick it up or they will bring it to your car. Beer and wine are available to go, and if you bring your own to go cup or jar, they can make you a Bloody Mary, Mimosa, or an Apple Cider Belline.



Everybuddys: Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for Takeout. Lunch delivery is being offered until 2 p.m. Drinks are now available to go.

Hoagies 802: Takeout and delivery available. How it works: Take out will be done through their ice cream window. Electronic payment is preferred when you order. You will not be asked to sign your cc slips For delivery, you will be asked to prepay over the phone when you order. They will call you when they arrive and leave your order outside for you.

House of Pizza: Takeout available.

Junipers: They are offering premade dinner treys for meals you can just stick in the oven for the family (or yourself). Order ahead, stock up, and even get a few to freeze. There is also the option to buy a pay-it-forward meal to help out those neighbors in need. They are using a third party system to allow you to order online and pay. It is a little clunky, but works.

Mosaic: They will be offering their regular take out options.

The Freighthouse: Takeout and drinks are available through the ice cream windows! All food and drink orders must be placed either at the windows, online, or by phone. No inside orders. They are still open inside for groceries only, with no lingering allowed.

The Pizza Man: Normal delivery and curbside take out. Call to order, or place orders online. Monday wing night is on – so order your wing fix. Beer, wine by the bottle, and cocktails are available to go when you also place a food order.



Scale House: Offering takeout 4 – 9 p.m. Lunch and brunch are being temporarily suspended. A limited menu will be available. Call ahead to order. They are also looking at local delivery in the near future. Online ordering and pay now available.

Village Restaurant (Hardwick Diner): They will be offering take out during their normal business hours. Call ahead for your order (802) 472-5701.

Hardwick House of Pizza: Offering take out during their regular business hours (802) 472-3380. Sun – Wed. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Thur. – Sat. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.


Saint Johnsbury

Kingdom Crust: Delivery and takeout available. Beer now available to go.

Bread and Butter: They have also put out a wonderful offer to allow locals to order food items through them as stores are low on supplies. Visit their Facebook page for the list of items and details. They are updating their Facebook frequently with whats available.

Cantina di Gerardo: They will be open for takeout, take and bakes, and local delivery. Call your order in ahead of time.

House of Pizza: They have reopened for takeout only starting April 3.  They ask that you please be patient, and willing to ‘roll with the punches’ as they figure this out in order to bring you delicious food. Hours will be 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Riley’s Fish Shack: Curbside pickup only. Please call ahead, even if you are in the parking lot and pay over the phone. They will bring your order to you.

Salt Bistro: They will be offering takeout. A takeout menu will be available Tuesday afternoon for Wednesday service. Beer, wine and spirits now available to go.

The Wine Gate: They will be offering a limited take out menu starting Wednesday. Visit their Facebook page to see what’s available.



Essex County

Special Italian Sandwich from Morgan Country Store restaurant in Morgan Vt


Brighton/Island Pond

Cucina Di Gerardo: Take out only. Sunday -Thursday 4 p.m. -7:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 12 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. We do ask all customers to call orders in advance.

Jesse’s Little Kitchen: They will continue serving takeout during their regular hours.




Orleans County 



The Copper Plate: As of April 3, they will be open for take out and limited delivery to Barton. There hours will be Every Day 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Days of operation and hours may change. Advanced order and payment by phone is appreciated. Menu is on their Facebook page and is subject to change. They will not be handling cash or making change during food service. If you will be paying with cash please bring correct change. They have a container to deposit exact cash into.


America’s Taco Shop – Take out available during normal business hours.

Hoagies – Take out available



Parker Pie: Pick up/take out orders will be available from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Place your order over the phone. Beer and wine available to go. Closed on Monday.



Jay Village Inn: They are open for curbside pickup. Check out their Facebook page for the menu, and they are creating Family Specials for great prices.



Morgan Country Store and Cafe: Take out remains available through normal deli hours.



Hoagies: Offering Takeout

T Bar: Hoagies’ new extension – the T Bar is located right next door to the pizzeria and offers its own menu as well as a full bar with takeout cocktails! Call in your order for takeout.

Wok N’ Roll: Call ahead curbside pickup ONLY! Please respect this and do not come into the restaurant! When you call, prepare to give the following information: phone number, car make & color, license plate number. Payment over the phone is preferred  or exact change when arriving.  Call again when you arrive and are waiting. They will bring the food out when it is ready.



The Carriage House Cafe and Grill: They will be offering curbside pickup and home delivery to those within a reasonable distance from the restaurant. Hours will be 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Wed. – Sun.



Junction101: Open for curbside takeout and takeout window pickup. They will be open Thursday – Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Daily specials will be posted to their Facebook page. Call to order – 802-744-2700.


Restaurants that have announced they are suspending food operations

Bentley’s Bakery – Danville

Blackbird Bistro – Craftsbury

Brown Cow – Newport

Burke Publick House – Burke

Busy Bee – Glover

Central Cafe – St. Johnsbury

Cow Palace – Derby

Danville Inn and Restaurant – Danville

Derby Line Village Inn – Derby Line

Dusit Thai – Newport

Eastside – Newport

Essex House – Brighton/Island Pond

Foggy Google – They will be taking their normal spring break a little early.

The Gap – Westmore

Highland Lodge – Greensboro

Highland Center of the Arts Café – they will remain closed through April 18.

Hilmer’s on Main – Newport

Hobo’s Cafe – Brighton/Island Pond

House of Pizza: St. Johnsbury – tentative re-open date of April 1

Jay Peak – All restaurants at Jay Peak Resort are closed

Lago’s – Newport: Closed until April 6

Martha’s Diner – Coventry

Miss Lyndonville Diner – Lyndonville

Nick’s Snack Shack – Barton

Pica Pica – St. Johnsbury

Positive Pie – Hardwick

Table – St. Johnsbury

Taproom – St. Johnsbury

Vermont Pie and Pasta – Derby

Village Pizza – Orleans

Vulgar Display of Poutine – Brighton/Island Pond

Warehouse – Newport: Closed until April 6