September 23rd

Our Picks: Mt. Washington Valley, NH


A few weeks ago Paul and I visited his parents’ place in New Hampshire. They are located just down the street from the adorable village that is North Conway. Personally I love this area because it has the perfect mix of New England charm along with both year-around and seasonal activities; skiing, tubing, and snowboarding in the winter, cog-train rides, hiking, and water-parks in the summer.

Food:

White Mountain Cider House: This place is a triple threat because they are part market, part coffeehouse, and part restaurant. They have a country store / deli open during the day and then a lovely restaurant open at night – if you go nowhere else you can cover all your bases.

Local Grocer: While many would consider this spot more of a market than a restaurant, this is my favorite spot to stock up on hard to find snacks. It’s also a great place to grab a sandwich or a fresh-pressed juice!

Muddy Moose: Paul here. This is an American-style restaurant that delivers great food again and again! Whether it is the larger-than-life taco salad or the delicious Moosetini Vegetini, you really can’t go wrong anywhere on the menu. Leftovers are likely, and so is a food coma.

Coffee:

The Met:  A lovely coffee shop in an old Victorian house. This two-level shop has seating upstairs surrounded by local art and a full coffee bar on the main level. They have almond milk and vegan-friendly baked goods.

Frontside Grind: Just across the street from The Met, this lovely little shop carries all your coffee (which is roasted in-house) and baked good essentials. If are feeling hungry and in the mood for a breakfast sandwich, I recommend “the hippie”.

Shopping:

Zeb’s General Store: If you have never been this is definitely a spot you don’t want to miss. This general store is stock-piled with penny candy, baking mixes, cooking supplies. They have two levels and a whole back room filled with homemade soap. I love to get maple candies while I am here along with a few stocking stuffers for my family.

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