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
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.
Specialty coffee and tea shop in downtown Northampton. Located in the historic lunch car diner on Strong Ave. 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.
**Currently operating as takeout only with outdoor seating! Outdoor seating options will continue to expand as the season warms up!**
Open Daily 8a-5p
Wild Chestnut Cafe is a new 100% vegan space fueled by compassion located in downtown Florence. We offer a selection of baked goods, warm beverages, fresh salads, and wholesome soups - all vegan! We are open Wednesday - Sunday from 9 AM - 2 PM. We are closed on Monday and Tuesdays.
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.
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.
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.
An old school health food store with a forward thinking philosophy, we are downtown Northampton's source for all things local and organic! Vegan/vegetarian friendly groceries and cruelty free (and clean) body care, we also have the valleys most knowledgeable supplements staff (with an incredible supplement and herb selection!) 40 years and counting in the best city in the world!
POP-UP at The Hotel Northampton through the end of December! Come enjoy a steaming cup of Tangle's hot chocolate and leave with chocolate gifts. Tues-Thurs 4-7, Fri 12-4, Sat-Sun 10-2. Always available online with shipping and free local pickup. Tangle Chocolate makes handmade 9-calorie fine chocolate slivers that melt on your tongue. We invite you to slow down, savor a sliver, and elevate an ordinary, everyday moment. Also offering intensely rich hot chocolate and other locally-made fine products.
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.