Best of NH 2022 Food Odds and Ends

Not everything fits neatly into a category, but that doesn't mean you should pass up these winners, including the state's favorite new restaurant, artisan cheese, outdoor dining, gluten-free options and more.

Editor’s Picks

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Editor’s Pick Bell & Goose Cheese Co.

Artisan Cheese
If only you could live on cheese alone. We suspect Bell & Goose Cheese Co. owner Anna Cantelmo agrees with that sentiment as she has spent more than a decade pursuing the craft of artisan cheesemaking. Her creamery is located at Heron Pond Farm in South Hampton, where her husband Andre and his business partner Greg have been growing berries and vegetables for the past 20 years. Anna’s cheeses — both fresh and aged — are made from cow’s milk sourced from a nearby dairy farm, and you can find her camembert, hot pepper Havarti, mustard seed butter cheese, Bulgarian-style feta and much more year-round at the Heron Pond farmstand. Additionally, check the website for the farmers market schedule.

Wise Crackers
Making crackers isn’t usually the kind of thing that inspires greatness, but don’t tell that to Kevin Dremel. He founded his company, Jack’s Crackers (named for his cat), on the idea that nothing is so small or common that it can’t be raised to greatness. Dremel says, as far as he knows, his small craft bakery in Keene is the only one in the state dedicated to baking small-batch, handmade crackers — all-natural and GMO/preservative-free. And with flavors ranging from lemon-pistachio to buttermilk-bacon, there’s proof that even the humble cracker can still be powerfully delicious.

Readers’ Poll Winners

Family-friendly Dining
The Puritan Backroom

Family-friendly Dining Multilocation Local
T-BONES Great American Eatery
Multiple locations

Lull Farm

Fine Dining Restaurant
Hanover Street Chophouse

Gluten-free Options
Troy’s Fresh Kitchen and Juice Bar

Locally Sourced Menu

New Restaurant
Destination India

Outdoor Dining
The Crown Tavern

Specialty Food Store
Angela’s Pasta & Cheese Shop

Green Elephant Vegetarian Bistro & Bar

Categories: Best of NH Winners