Myers Bagels in Burlington. Whatttttt. Ooooooh, heaven is a place on earth. We followed the gazillion positive reviews online, and ended up at this small bakery on a snowy Burlington morning. I had good vibes when I called ahead and asked if they made gluten-free bagels.

“We don’t have any now, but when will you be here? We’ll make you one.” 

Music to the preggo’s ears. Myers is “Montreal style,’ which means it’s boiled in water and honey, then cooked in a wood oven. Lloyd (pictured) began making bagels at the age of 15, when Mr. Myer found him on the streets and gave him a job. See what I mean? This place is just special. 

 Live action shots. 

Live action shots. 

 He literally gave us one right off the rack. Krispy Kreme, who? 

He literally gave us one right off the rack. Krispy Kreme, who? 

 When your husband insists on taking a pic of you with no make-up. *Face-palm*

When your husband insists on taking a pic of you with no make-up. *Face-palm*

It was tough, but we said good-bye to Myer’s Bagels, because… Ben and Jerry’s! We took a 30-min factory tour by a less than enthusiastic employee (maybe talking about ice-cream day after day gets boring? Or maybe her cat died? Probably the cat idea.) and learned how business as usual goes down at our favorite ice-cream supplier. 

 They make you climb many a step to get to the factory. Burning calories to get calories.

They make you climb many a step to get to the factory. Burning calories to get calories.

 Al.Most.There.

Al.Most.There.

 Tasting time!

Tasting time!

 Where the professional tasters work... someone

Where the professional tasters work… someone’s gotta do it! 

When we were over being touristy, we finally settled into our final destination: Stowe, VT. I don’t have tons of pictures, but let’s just say it was a snow globe, complete with an adorable Main St. We stayed at Green Mountain Inn and hummed songs from “White Christmas” and warmed our fingers and toes in the in-room fireplace. 

The verdict is we can’t wait to go back, and we’re still bitter that we didn’t win HGTV’s last dream house giveaway in Vermont (it’s ok, we’re now working on getting the new one in WA state). Still, I will always treasure our snow globe, foodie, hygged-out first anniversary trip. We can’t wait to go back in warm weather to tour dairy farms and seasonal markets. Although, I believe our next New England trip will be Maine, so if you have any insider tips, let us know. Keeping in mind of course, that next, we’ll have sweet baby in tow.