A popular Middlebury lunch stop, The Legendary Grind cafe sits in the back corner of an Amish furniture store at the intersection of County Roads 13 and 16. Look for the main entrance around the back of Middlebury Market Home Furniture, where a paved parking lot shares space with a gravel-filled area lined with hitching posts for Amish-driven horses and buggies.
A blackboard posted above a wooden counter describes all manner of mouthwatering cookies, breads, soups and sandwiches made fresh daily in the small kitchen at the back of the business. The thick, gooey grilled cheese on fresh honey oat bread paired with the creamy tomato basil soup is darn near a perfect lunch ($8). Wash it down with an icy root beer or gourmet coffee.