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The Brass Buckle

The Brass Buckle is now our favorite place to get grits in the 413. Closed Sundays, it’s our new excuse to Brunch Saturday too.

Magpie

A pizzeria as cozy and cool as that friend’s kitchen you wish you could transport into your own home.

The Wagon Wheel Restaurant

Big Wheel Pancakes are one of those menu items you must try before you leave this earth: sweet, savory, and packed with flavor.

Brad’s Place

If you took a diner and crossed it with a dive bar, you’d come up with this friendly local hangout with solid grub.

The Green Bean

A local favorite for brunch and bitchin’ baked goods, The Green Bean is the older sister of The Roost a few blocks down in the heart of Northampton.

The Black Sheep

At times unpredictable, but always good, The Black Sheep is the best place for a sandwich, especially if you like yours with progressive political opinions.

Cushman Market + Cafe

Cushman has great coffee-based drinks, good pastries, excellent staff, and the perfect understated college-town atmosphere.

The Alvah Stone

An amazing place run by some of the nicest people in the Pioneer Valley. Several visits later we’re impressed with everything we’ve tried there. And you can’t beat the view.

Commonwealth BBQ

Excellent BBQ. I found myself uncontrollably saying “legit” a lot while I was there.

GoBerry

A frozen, tangy, wonderful not-so-guilty pleasure with locations in Northampton and Amherst

The Green Room

The Pioneer Valley finally has a true, dyed-in-the-wool cocktail bar. And it’s glorious.

McLadden’s

a glossy, overly-manicured craft beer experience, but damn good all the same.