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.

G.W. Tavern

20 Bee Brook Road, Washington, CT 06794.

(860) 868-6633. Outside terrace dining overlooking the Shepaug River in the summer, wood burning fieldstone fireplace dining in the winter. Private events for up to 125. Open 11:30 – 9.

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!

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 Pantry

8 Titus Road, Washington, CT 06794.

Titus Square. (860) 868-0258. Celebrating 38 years as northwest Connecticut's outpost for imported and domestic gourmet and specialty foods. Continental breakfast, luncheon, and afternoon tea are served at café tables surrounded by hand painted pottery, kitchenware, and culinary gifts. Picnic boxes, take-out foods, and exceptional catering are available. "Remarkably consistent throughout its long life – a tiny gem sparkling in the Litchfield Hills, a place where people gather." Patricia Brooks, New York Times. Open Tues. - Sat. 10 - 6.