Concord is stepping up big in New Hampshire’s vibrant food scene
Over the past two years, with grand Capital’s Main Street renovation, Concord’s food industry is experiencing its highest peak of the last decade. The standing point for Concord’s restaurants, bars, cafes and eateries is that they are all predominantly local. With a wave of “everything-franchised," Concord stays strong with its local investors and restaurant owners. Foodies with different food preferences will definitely find their culinary treasure spots in Concord – everything from Italian, Indian, Thai, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese and Nepalese cuisines to local breakfast shops to cafés with crisp and bright coffee flavors – a little scavenger hunting for these gems throughout the city and you will experience the joy of vibrant foods.
Let’s get into some specifics, if you’re visiting Concord for the first time, you might consider these options – trust me, you will not regret it!
If you are a foodie who enjoys gourmet cheeses, wine, meats and more, consider The Revival Kitchen and Bar. Revival Kitchen is home to Award Winning Chef and Owner Corey Fletcher where fine dining meets an approachable atmosphere. The word “revival” refers to Chef Fletcher's take on New England and Old World classic dishes using local meats, produce, dairy, etc. Chef Fletcher believes that success is in the details and works to ensure that Revival Kitchen is providing guests with the best farm-to-table experience possible. Working with local New England farmers Revival proves that fresh, thoughtful ingredients can be incorporated in each dish affordably. The Revival is located on 11 Depot Street, Concord, NH, a few steps from the Main Street. Just don’t forget to book a table if you are going out for dinner on Friday, you know how it works…
In a minute walk from the Revival Kitchen, the place called True Brew Barista offers freshly ground coffee, and for those who prefer something a little stronger, there is a bar right in the building. True Brew Barista hosts concerts by local musicians almost every weekend, make sure to check their website – maybe you will get a chance to see the future Ed Sheeran, or even to become one, if you have some musical skills during open mic nights every Thursday! Coffee, crepes, fresh smoothies, bakery, egg and cheese croissants, and local beer right at the corner – are only a few options True Brew Barista and true Brew café offer. True Brew Barista is located on 3 Bicentennial Square, on Oddfellow Ave, Concord, NH, while true Brew café is in the book store location at 45S Main Street in Concord. No reservation is necessary, just walk in, order your coffee and keep up with the flow of the place.
Who does not like Italian food? Show me this person and I will call it a day. Italian food is not just all pizza and spaghetti – it is a huge variety of soups, breads, pastas, salads, seafood cooked with special sauces, savory meats and drinks… One of the places in Concord that stands out with its Italian food choices is Angelina's Ristorante Italiano. With chic white table runners, quality cutlery and outstanding service, the Angelina’s menu is shining with all-Italian dishes, like linguine fruitti di mare and eggplant romana. The spot is locally owned, and the spirit of stylish 20’s Italian restaurants still lives here, in Concord. The restaurant is located on 11 Depot Street, Concord. Be sure to make your reservation if you are dining on the weekend – stand out places attract people with great food tastes.