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Red Hen Baking Co.

961B US Route 2, Middlesex, VT 05602-8874
+1 802-223-5200
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (63 reviews)
“sandwiches” (30 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
961B US Route 2, Middlesex, VT 05602-8874
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an impressive operation. They have a wonderful cafe where you can buy soups, salads and sandwiches, plus a freshly made loaf of bread. You can also see their bakery and the team making bread Locally run and sourced. Definitely make a purchase here....More

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 17 July 2018

We had a brief stopover here on a long journey. It is just off the main road and worth stopping off here for sandwiches,etc. All of the sandwiches we had were hand made and had excellent quality bread and fillings. A good selection of food...More

2  Thank LAW64
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Love this place, the bread is amazing especially the seeded baguette and the waitsfield special. I wish they had vegan options for breakfast foodMore

1  Thank Blackkat29
RedHenBaking, Director of Sales at Red Hen Baking Co., responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Hi, Thanks for all your kind words! We do have a few options - toast with peanut butter and granola with almond milk are the first things that come to mind. Did you get a chance to ask anyone behind the counter what options there...More

Reviewed 4 June 2018

Great coffee, fantastic looking loaves of bread, and a great selection of pastries and sandwiches. What more could you ask for? Free wifi, a nice selection of beer and wine, and local speciality food items? Well they've got that too! Right off the highway, plenty...More

1  Thank Brian M
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

The breakfast sandwich,and all the other sandwiches we tried were all very nice. The cozy vanilla milk has real vanilla in it, the latte is very good. The pastries are amazing. You can see the bakers at work through a glass. We tried a lentil...More

1  Thank viganiko
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped into the Red Hen Baking Cafe during a recent visit to Vermont. Bought a delicious seeded baguette with toasted sesame, poppy and fennel seeds. It was “I can’t stop eating this” good. High marks on their chocolate chip and peanut butter “Go Bar”, a...More

1  Thank HMFoodie
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Had the lentil soup with their amazing crusty bread - they always have delicious soups and sandwiches. Try the Johnny Appleseed - a grilled cheese with apple slices and kicked up with apple butter! I finished my light lunch with their sesame anise palmier -...More

1  Thank EWilson72
Reviewed 25 February 2018

My wife and I spend a lot of time in VT and would have never discovered the Red Hen if we had not been told by some folks we were chatting with. What a gem! Great breakfast and lunch sandwiches and pastries as well as...More

1  Thank Craig S
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Great place to stop for coffee and other goodies. The food is consistently good and fresh. Staff are friendly and hard working. Love stopping by whenever I get a chance.

Thank maw42vt
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Two minutes off 89 you can find a fantastic bakery and lunch spot. They sell delicious local products and it is such a great place it is hard to leave.

Thank eo959
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 961B US Route 2, Middlesex, VT 05602-8874
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Middlesex
  • Phone Number: +1 802-223-5200
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Meticulously crafted bread and pastries, some of the best Espresso drinks in Vermont, plus sandwiches packed with local ingredients... Perfect for the morning commute, mid-morning meeting or cafe lunch, Red Hen Baking Company has something for everyone. Pair our home-made soups with a grilled sandwich for a true taste of Vermont's local food selection.
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