The 10 Best Indian Restaurants in Vermont!

Ethnicities that traditionally have settled Vermont include French, Native Americans, English, Dutch, and Irish, among others. Though that is quite an eclectic group, indeed, dishes like curry or goat stew aren’t exactly common. Not to worry, though, as the Green Mountain State now glistens with traditional Indian and Nepalese cultures and dishes. And, as it turns out, Vermonters love the heat. So, if you have a hankering for some lamb curry or tandoori chicken, follow us as we dive into the food of the 10 best Indian restaurants in Vermont.

1. Nepali Kitchen, Multiple locations

This family-run spot specializes in Nepali and Indian fare, and they serve it up buffet-style street-side. We are talking samosas, dumplings, tandoori, curry, masala, and more. Plus, by all accounts, you will find excellent service and small, tasty desserts. But Napali Kitchen is BYOB, so don’t expect any mixed drinks here, just great food and great people.

2. Sherpa Kitchen, Burlington, VT

Specializing in Nepalese and Himalayan Sherpa food, Sherpa Kitchen offers dishes from around the areas surrounding Mount Everest. Sherpa food ingredients generally include roasted barley flour, lentils, rice, dairy, and greens. Potatoes, turnips, buckwheat, and yak’s milk are also common ingredients, and at Sherpa, you will find samosas, Sherpa stew, dumplings, chow mein, and curry.

3. Thai Basil Restaurant, Manchester Center, VT

Offering traditional Thai and Indian small dishes, everything is made fresh to order, including the signature half crispy duck, mango curry, Thai basil red snapper, tuna tartar, dumplings, edamame, and more. You can order in or to go, and you’ll find a full bar as well as special house cocktails, soups, salads, and noodle and rice dishes.

4. Taj-E-India, White River Junction, VT

This family-owned catering and takeaway restaurant specializes in Chinese and Indian dishes that are made fresh to order. You will find samosas, curries, and masalas, spring rolls, and rice specials. Plus, you can choose between Manchurian-style dishes, rice dishes, or traditional dishes, and students and staff get 10 percent off with a Dartmouth ID.

5. Shalimar of India, Burlington, VT

Featuring a modern take on classic Indian dishes, Shalimar of India uses fresh ingredients in preparing every dish. On their menu, you will find a variety of Indians bread, as well as curries, rice specialties, tandoori, kabobs, and more. Plus, don’t forget the mango ice cream for dessert, or maybe a mango milkshake with rosewater to go.

6. Taste of India, Middlebury, VT

At Taste of India, every dish is prepared fresh to order with all-natural local ingredients. Featuring lunch buffets every day of the week, you’ll also find banquet-style dining, as well as tradition, dine-in options. The menu offers options like samosas, pakora, lentil soup, naan, lamb, goat, and more. Plus, there is beer, wine, and traditional Indian desserts like gulab jamun.

7. Sabai Sabai Thai Cuisine, Middlebury, VT

Offering authentic Thai cuisine, as well as sushi and Indian favorites, Sabai Sabai offers hand-rolled sushi, sashimi, seaweed salad and of Far East dishes, in addition to egg rolls, satay, pot stickers, curry, duck, fish, noodle dishes, and more. Plus, with cold beers on tap and a selection of wines, you sure to enjoy your spicy meal with a nice drink too.

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8. The Central Market: Taste of India, Burlington, VT

Bhutanese refugees, Bhakti and Somu, escaped to Vermont in 2008 and have been sharing their culture and food with the Queen City ever since. Their small Asian Market offers deli options and special Indian and Asian hard-to-find ingredients. But there is also a small eatery inside that offers authentic Nepali and Indian cuisine, and it is well-known locally for their delicious Vietnamese banh mi.

9. Everest Indian-Nepali Restaurant, Burlington, So. VT

At this authentic Indian-style restaurant, you’ll find Indian bread like naan and tandoori roti, but you will also get great curry, dumplings, lollipop chicken, vegetable rolls, lentil soup, Thai rice pudding, and more. So, if you have got a craving for great masala, get on over to Everest and taste their lamb or goat curry today.

10. Dosa’s Kitchen, Brattleboro, VT

Showcasing the produce from local farmers in Vermont and surrounding areas, Dosa’s makes use of only humanely raised meats, organic milk, local cage-free eggs, and top-quality oils. In fact, all the food at Dosa’s Kitchen is gluten-free with dairy-free and vegan substitutes. From the Free Range Chicken Curry to the Masala Sauerkraut, it is all fresh and all delicious at Dosa’s.

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