Annie Bananie Ice Cream

5 Bridge St., Kent, CT 06757.

(860) 927-3377. Annie Bananie's is a refreshingly old-fashioned shop. Stop in and get a hot fudge sundae, grilled cheese or a hot dog. Pick a favorite "topping" to accompany your favorite scoop of the creamiest ice cream ever, made at Jane's Ice Cream of Kingston, NY. Great candy selection too! Summer hours: 9 am – 8 pm (9 pm on Fri. & Sat. ), Winter: 9 am – 6 pm.

Bulls Bridge Inn

333 Kent Road, Kent, CT 06757.

4 mi. from Kent Center (860) 927-1000. You'll enjoy the warm, friendly atmosphere of this historic restaurant and tap room. The menu features an excellent selection of steaks, chicken, fresh grilled seafood, and a salad bar. Lunch Sat. & Sun. 12 -4. Dinner nightly Mon.-Thurs. 5-9, Fri. & Sat. 5-9:30, & Sun. 4-9. Parties and receptions.

Community Table

223 Litchfield Turnpike, New Preston, CT 06777.

(860) 868-9354. Our mantra is fresh and local. Our cuisine is light and healthy, as well as, bold and natural in flavor. Our ingredients are sustainably sourced and locally procured and cultivated. In cooking this way, we hope to spark your senses with our modern seasonal dishes that have a strong connection to the land giving our diners a balance between food, nature, life and experiences. Dinner: Fri. & Sat. 5 - 10 p.m., Sun., Mon., Tues., Thurs. 5 - 9 p.m. Happy Hour: Thurs. - Mon. 5 - 6:30 p.m. Closed Tues. &Wed. Winter & Summer hours may vary.

Fife 'n Drum Restaurant and Inn

53 North Main Street, Kent, CT 06757.

Rte. 7. (860) 927-3509. Lunch, Dinner, Pub Menu and Sunday Brunch are served. House Specialties are Caesar Salad for Two prepared tableside as well as Filet au Poivre and Road Half Duck carved and Flambéed. Seasonal menu changes, a Specials Board for Lunch and Dinner and a Wine Spectator Award Wine List. 13 Private Guest Rooms welcome all travelers. Restaurant closed Tues. Inn open 7 days.

Hopkins Inn

22 Hopkins Road, New Preston, CT 06777.

(860) 868-7295. Our award-winning fine dining restaurant specializes in contemporary Austrian cuisine, complemented by an extensive wine cellar. In season, we serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the porch shaded by umbrellas and on our terrace under a grand old chestnut tree. The lake and surrounding hills can be viewed from everywhere. Special gatherings include event planning as well as complimentary country style floral arrangements from the innkeepers' gardens. The restaurant is open Tues. - Sun., and on holiday Mondays, from late March until January 1st each year.

Kent Coffee and Chocolate Company

8 N. Main Street, Kent, CT 06757.

(860) 927-1445. Voted by Outdoor Magazine as "Best Hot Chocolate in CT". Full espresso bar/coffee bar, fountain soda, milkshakes, real fruit/raw/green smoothies, and alternative milks. Our own muffins, cookies, coffeecakes, poundcake, biscotti & scones. Our hand-dipped truffles will make you swoon along with a huge line of our turtles, peanut butter cups, barks, salt caramels, boxed chocolates, fondue & other handmade specialties pleasing even the toughest chocophile. Delicious Gluten, Nut & Sugar Free Choices. Freshly roasted coffees & specialty teas. Chocolate Parties, business gifts, holiday specialties all available for mail order or local hand delivery. Open 365 days!

Matthews 1812 House, Inc.

250 Kent Road, South, Cornwall Bridge, CT 06754.

Rte. 7. (860) 672-0230 or (800) 662-1812. Specializing in cakes, cookies and brownies, which we bake in small batches, using only the finest ingredients, without preservatives. Stop by or send for our catalog of cakes, tortes, candies, and cookies. Mon.-Fri. 9-5.

Panini Cafe

7 Old Barn Rd., Kent, CT 06057.

(860) 927-5083. Owned by restaurateur James Fox and partner Kathie Dolan, we personally bring our years of expertise and dedication to this busy little shop. You'll find smiles and great food: sandwiches, soups, salads, Italian ice cream, and variety of other tasty items. Open 9:30-5:00 daily. Closed Tues.

Panini Cafe

7 Old Barn Rd, Kent, CT 06757.

(860) 927-5083. Owned by restaurateur James Fox and partner Kathie Dolan, we personally bring our years of expertise and dedication to this busy little shop. You'll find smiles and great food: sandwiches, soups, salads, Italian ice cream, and variety of other tasty items. Open 9:30-5:00 daily. Closed Tues.

The Smithy

10 Main Street, New Preston, CT 06777.

(860) 868-9003. Situated in a meticulously rebuilt former blacksmith shop, we showcase exclusively local food, focusing on products made using sustainable, organic practices whenever possible. Upstairs you'll find the loft gallery where we exhibit rotating shows of local artists and provide a space for the community to gather and connect. Wed. through Mon. 10 – 5:30.