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Where to find artfully prepared vegetables, farm-to-cone ice cream, and crispy banh xeo in idyllic Western Massachusetts
Whenever people visit this small mountain community of farmers, bohemians, and outdoorsy types, they tend to ask: What is the food of the Berkshires? What sets it apart? The simple answer is one you’ve heard a thousand times — fresh, local ingredients that elevate standard American fare to fine(r) dining.
Take the time to really explore the Berkshires though, and you’ll begin to see how this farm-to-table ethos plays out across a diverse range of culinary traditions. Here are 15 restaurants that exemplify the spirit of the Berkshires right now.