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Red Hen Baking Co.

961B US Route 2, Middlesex, VT 05602-8874
+1 802-223-5200
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“baguette” (9 reviews)
“soup” (11 reviews)
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961B US Route 2, Middlesex, VT 05602-8874
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bakery & cafe is our go-to stop on our way back and forth to Burlington - it's less than a mile off the highway. Their bread is unbelievably good, and they make awesome sandwiches. Breakfast is also great - their croissants are to die...More

1  Thank LizAnne37
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the great artisan breads to pastries to sandwich, Red Hen is just plain good! The hard part is in deciding what to have. Breakfast sandwich on Mad River Glen seeded bread is awesome. Love the coffee too. Eat at a table or watch the...More

Thank EllenBread
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good for lunch, coffee, tea, cold drinks. They have food but cannot accommodate vegan or gluten free. I hope they step it up in the future. It's a great little spot.More

Thank KrisInstead
RedHenBaking, Director of Sales at Red Hen Baking Co., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kris, Sorry to hear you didn't find any of our gluten free or vegan options. We don't bake anything that is gluten-free, as that would require a separate facitilty, but we always have a vegetarian, often gluten-free, soup, and at least one salad that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I suppose it is possible to enter the Red Hen, purchase a loaf of freshly baked bread, and leave. But I've never done so. It seems impossible to resist the delicious pastries or the inventive sandwiches or the savory soups that are on offer all...More

Thank michaelatkins0n
Reviewed 26 June 2017

While you may think the prices are a bit steep for their delectables, they pay a good wage to their employees and they offer retirement. So, I don't mind paying a little extra knowing that my neighbors are making a livable wage.

Thank Lizscharf1
Reviewed 24 April 2017

This is a fantastic comfy little cafe for freshly-made breads, pastries, coffees, soups, salads and sandwiches -- and we Vermonters love it! It's just a quick jump off of Interstate 89 (exit 9), so very handy if you are traveling/visiting nearby. What a gem of...More

Thank suzinvt
RedHenBaking, Manager at Red Hen Baking Co., responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Wow! Maybe we should hire you to write our marketing material. Thank you so much for the kind words. We do put a lot of effort into bringing fresh, thoughtfully prepared food to the community and it's nice to be acknowledged. See you soon!

Reviewed 4 April 2017

Vermonters are very proud of the Red Hen and with good reason. In October 2016, my wife and I had a wonderful stay at the Hotel Vermont. One of the highlights was the exquisite croissants we had for breakfast one day. We were heading to...More

Thank davcmo
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Great bakery with a very nice Breakfast sandwich. This last visit I was there for lunch and had a tasty Tuna Melt with a pot of hot tea. Stocked up on some Vermont items in the store and next door. I will be back. There...More

Thank TomWhitePelham
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great baked goods and an easy on off the interstate. The bread and baked goods are the best. The seeded baguette is addicting.

Thank VeronicaandJackNC
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This bakery is just the best! From their flaky croissants to their crusty, chewy bread. I try to swing in every time I'm within a 15 mile radius. It's worth the detour.

Thank Mammie2015
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 961B US Route 2, Middlesex, VT 05602-8874
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Middlesex
  • Phone Number: +1 802-223-5200
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Meticulously crafted bread and pastries, some of the best Espresso drinks in Vermont, plus sandwiches packed with local ingredients... Perfect for the morning commute, mid-morning meeting or cafe lunch, Red Hen Baking Company has something for everyone. Pair our home-made soups with a grilled sandwich for a true taste of Vermont's local food selection.
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