Epicurean faves for those who love to eat.
Sleep and eat:
Shirakaba Guest House serves house-made Japanese in their tatami Ume No Ma room. Meals generally for guests, dinner-only option offered on week days during shoulders and off-season. Reservations a must. (New Ashford)
Best by the fireplace:
Mill on the Floss (New Ashford)
Superb Italian kitchen that negates its industrial surroundings:
Elizabeth’s. Cash only, but they take IOUs! Sit downstairs. (Pittsfield)
Spectacular cheeses, grass fed meat, and local artisanal products (on the honor system!):
Cricket Creek Farm (Williamstown)
West’s on Spring Street (Williamstown) is the mini version of this North Adams diamond in the rough. 20% off 6 bottles.
Nejaime’s (Lenox, Great Barrington) is a classy, south county institution.
Outstanding place to stock up:
Guidos Marketplace (Pittsfield)
More than just nuts and berries:
Wild Oats (Williamstown) is a full-service natural grocery specializing in local, organic and whole foods.
Superlative vanilla extract since 1888:
Charles Baldwin & Sons (West Stockbridge)
Bakery to boast about:
Bakkerij Krijnen to the north in Bennington, VT.