Biocontrol for Nature Conference

Local Restruants

Local Restaurants in Northampton
Dear participants, below is a list of 25 restaurants or shops that I am recommending based on my personal experience. There are others as well with which I am less familiar that you may want to try out. At the meeting registration table there will be copies of “Pioneer Valley Restaurant Guide, 2009-2010”, which prints actual menus of local restaurants (with prices). You can pick those up at the meeting. But here are my favorites, grouped by category. - Roy Van Driesche


Spoleto Restaurant [Yelp Review]
(Dinner only, a favorite for Italian) 50 Main St, Northampton

Pizzeria Paradiso [Yelp Review]
12 Crafts Ave, Northampton (Another favorite, great thin crust pizza, also try the mussels)

Joe's Café [Yelp Review]
33 Market St, Northampton (Funky but original 1940 furnishings, terrific pizza, very good “Joe’s” house salad and great fried calamari. This is where the locals hang out. has a bar)


Amanouz Café [Yelp Review]
44 Main St, Northampton (Small, inexpensive, counter service, excellent food. Try salmon, tagine or lamb kabob)


La Veracruzana [Yelp Review]
Main St, just before the railroad overpas (Simple but good Mexican food. Try the sopa Azeteca and the tacos pescados)

Mama Iguana’s [Yelp Review]
271 Main St (More extensive dinner menus)


Teapot [Yelp Review]
116 Main St. (Japanese (suski bar) and Chinese)

Zen [Yelp Review]
41 Main St. (Pan Asian food)

Osaka [Yelp Review]
7 Old South St (Suski and Steakhouse)


Thai Kitchen 
2 Bridge St (Nice pad thai and curries)


Bistro Les Gras [Yelp Review]
25 West St, Northampton


India House Restaurant [Yelp Review]
45 State St, Northampton (Serves dinner Tues-Sunday, has inside and outside dinning)

India Palace Restaurant [Yelp Review]
28 Main St, Northampton


Paul & Elizabeth's [Yelp Review]
Thornes Marketplace 150 Main St, Northampton (Diner, nice setting)

Bela [Yelp Review]
68 Masonic St. (Lunch and dinner)


Fitzwilly's [Yelp Review]
23 Main St, Northampton (Lunch and dinner, sandwich bar/restaurant)

Local Burger [Yelp Review]
16 Main St, Northampton (1950’s fresh burgers, local ingredients)

Northampton Brewery [Yelp Review]
11 Brewster Ct, Northampton (Good for local microbrews)


Caminito Argentinean Steakhouse [Yelp Review]
7 Old South St, Northampton (Heavy on grilled meats)

Eastside Grill [Yelp Review]
19 Strong Ave, Northampton (Grilled meat and seafood)


Bruegger’s Bagel Bakery [Yelp Review]
On Main St. on south side about in the middle, near CVS (Quick sandwiches, freshly made bagels - the real deal)


Sylvester's [Yelp Review]
111 Pleasant St, Northampton (Elegant setting for a nice breakfast- in the building where graham flour (as in graham crackers) was invented)


Ben & Bill’s Chocolate Emporium [Yelp Review]
141 Main St, Northampton (Good place for chocolate)

Sweeties [Yelp Review]
Corner of Main and Pleasant (Great dark chocolate truffles or peanut clusters)

Herrell’s Ice Cream [Yelp Review]
8 Old South St. in Thornes Marketplace (Gourmet local ice cream)

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Roy Van Driesche
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