Best burger (Outside Chittenden County)
- 4986 Route 15, Jeffersonville, VT
Food carts and trailers are all the rage now, but when Kierstin Colaceci and Judson Gravel opened Burger Barn in Jeffersonville in 2007, good mobile food was a foreign concept in Vermont.
Their bright-green trailer with a Holstein-printed roof doesn’t travel anymore; it remains tucked in a driveway it shares with Ace Glass & Windows and Cambridge Cutters. But Burger Barn is now a Lamoille County staple, with an exotic menu that has grown to include 35 different burgers — all made with beef from nearby Boyden Farm, unless diners order a veggie patty instead.
Craving juicy beef topped with shaved prosciutto, creamy Camembert, tart Chapin Orchard apples and homemade maple mustard? Burger Barn is the place SEVEN DAYS: Have you ever come up with a burger too quirky to serve?
KIERSTIN COLACECI: No, I’d say all of them work very well together. The Nutty Goat started as a special and now it’s our most popular burger. It has chèvre, maple-crusted walnuts, bacon and a little mayo. It’s delicious. Some of them are really messy, too, with coleslaw or chili. It’s so fun to watch people eat them.
2012 Runner-up: Kismet