Food & Drink
Northampton has more types of food than countries you’ve visited, right here in Western Massachusetts. From fresh and healthy organic breakfasts to pre-concert cocktails to late night munchies, you will always find something to fulfill your cravings. Check out what’s on the dining scene below.
Local Restaurants & Eateries
Homemade whenever possible and practical, our philosophy is that the best tasting food is the food made from scratch, without the use of preservatives or additives, using the freshest ingredients we can buy. Our pancake batters are made fresh daily using locally sourced milk from Mapleline Farm in Hadley and fresh organic eggs from the Country Hen in Hubbardston. Salad dressings are all made daily in our kitchen, without preservatives. Our corned beef hash is boiled and prepared fresh every morning. We make every effort to provide you the finest, freshest ingredients, because we know you can taste the difference.
Step through the doors of Wiggins Tavern and you’ve stepped back in time more than 200 years. Our fine dining menu boasts filet mignon, pan-seared salmon, baked stuffed shrimp (rumored to have originated here at Wiggins Tavern), and many more delicious dishes. Wiggins Tavern is the perfect place for special occasions and family visits. Our award winning Sunday Brunch Buffet was voted Best in the Valley by Valley Advocate readers. Reservations are recommended.
A platform for the modern social animal. Curated coffee menu from rotating roasters; cold pressed juice via our brand Minim Juicery; a creative, healthy and seasonal breakfast and lunch menu; weekend brunch featuring our "Breakfast Around the World" concept; a diverse and engaging public events space; and private event booking with in-house catering.
Preserving the Art of French pastry, our executive pastry chef Jean Yves creates luxurious pastries of exceptional quality and artistry, masterfully blending classic European traditions with modern flavors and contemporary palettes.
The Hotel Northampton, a historic hotel in downtown Northampton, was built in 1927 and is a proud member of Historic Hotels of America. They offer 106 elegantly furnished guest rooms and luxury suites, quality service, gracious hospitality, and attention to every detail. They are conveniently located in the middle of downtown Northampton, within walking distance to Smith College and half a mile to I-91.
Satisfy your craving for superb Mediterranean and Moroccan cooking with a meal at Amanouz Café. You'll discover your new favorite dishes priced affordably. We're a family-owned Moroccan restaurant and have been serving happy gourmands for more than 20 years. Our menus have something for everyone, from gluten-free options to fish, vegan, and classic Moroccan and Mediterranean Cuisine.
Sunny bakery/cafe where everything is made from scratch. Amazing sandwiches, salads and smoothies plus a full coffee bar. Lots of handmade muffins, scones and pastries plus hearth baked artisan breads.
Your Perfect Destination for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Banquets. At Bluebonnet Diner, you can always expect fresh, homemade delicious dishes. At our family-owned restaurant, we prepare our dishes using our own recipes. Visit our restaurant today and experience a wonderful atmosphere to relax and unwind yourself with your friends and family. We serve kid-friendly meals.
Mon - Thurs 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday - Closed
At Friendly’s, we’ve been serving up ice cream and delicious fun since 1935. But actions taste better than words. So, get in today to try us for yourself. 11-8 daily. Takeout , on line, or door dash
Specialty coffee and tea shop in downtown Northampton. Located in the historic lunch car diner on Strong Ave (formerly Kathy's Diner, Red Lion). Featuring espresso based beverages, coffee, tea, and serving breakfast and lunch sandwiches and salads. Fully renovated in 2017-2018, Familiars reopened the landmark location in February of 2019. Stop on by and familiarize yourself with our engaging team, wide variety of vegan and gluten free options, and enjoy a warm and welcoming environment designed for a quick bite to eat or a longer study session.
Dobra Tea is a bohemian-style tearoom with over 100 varieties of high quality loose leaf teas, accompanied by a menu of locally-sourced vegetarian world fare and desserts. We offer tea classes focusing on tea and tea culture where you can sample the teas in focus and we host live entertainment in the form of world musicians, belly dance, speakers, tea-themed movie nights and more!
Nourish began as a tiny kiosk in Thornes Marketplace. There, the couple worked side-by-side, open to close, 7 days a week serving fresh juices and smoothies. They continued to dream bigger, and their business evolved into the airy, light-filled cafe on the corner of Market and Bridge Streets – the newest vegetarian restaurant in Northampton MA. Locals and visitors alike head to Nourish in search of hearty “wellness bowls,” (consisting of a bed of grains or greens piled with toppings as tasty as they are beneficial), healing teas, Fair Trade Certified™ coffee, gluten- and grain-free treats, ingenious fresh juice blends and smoothies loaded with supplements and superfoods. It’s all organic, and much of it is locally-sourced.
There is something for everyone to enjoy in a space designed for use from morning through evening. Our staff is warm and friendly and we continue to grow and update our focused menu to offer many gluten free and vegan options to our loyal Northampton customers.