Good Food Places in New Hampshire

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We often get the question, "Where can I find great Mexican food in NH?", or "Where's the best BBQ place?".

There's lots of great food places in NH. Will the burritos be as good as your favorite burrito spot in San Diego? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ We'll let you be the judge. The places listed here were deemed good enough for someone to take the time to type an entry.

Family Restaurants

Puritan Backroom

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One of the oldest restaurants in New Hampshire, Puritan Backroom invented the fried chicken tender and mudslides. Many say it's got the best fried chicken tenders.


NH has some surprisingly good BBQ, here are some ones to try:

Goody Cole's Smokehouse

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Great BBQ. Some free staters say "the best", others disagree. But the one thing everyone agrees is "it's damn good".


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No BBQ debate or conversation will be taken seriously unless Smokehaus is mentioned as a top contender. Their brisket is good -- really good. Be sure to check the board to the right of the cashier because they always have specials worth checking out. If you're lucky enough to be there when they're offering brisket chili, don't be dumb and not order it.


Wild Willy's Burgers



This burger place offers burgers, angus burgers, and fancy bison burgers. They also do frappes (New England term for "milkshake").

Mexican Food

"Wait, NH has good Mexican food?!", you gasp. Yes, it's true. Check out these spots for your Mexican food fix:


Wakefield House of Pizza

Located in downtown Wakefield, this place may not look impressive but their pizza will knock your socks off.

Nik and Charlies

Located in Greenland, Nik & Charlie's passes the grease test when it comes to high-quality pizza.


Ice Cream

People in NH love ice cream. Makes total sense considering it's freezing and snpowng half the year.

RoseLynn Ice Cream



If you are into ice-cream, Roselynn in Epping makes their own, and were very vocal against snusnu for the lockdowns, even snubbing them and taking donations for their free breakfasts. Freshly made bread and muffins also

Vegetarian & Vegan

The Green Beautiful


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Restaurant offering a breakfast & lunch comfort food menu. Dishes include a breakfast hash, seitan steak, mac cheese, bagels, and more. Open Mon 7:00am-5:00pm, Wed-Sun 7:00am-5:00pm. Closed Tue. Kitchen closes at 3pm.

The Green Elephant

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Serves Pan Asian vegetarian (and vegan) cuisine in a bright space with plenty of seating. Open Wed 11:30am-10:00pm, Thu-Sat 11:30am-1:00am, Sun 11:30am-9:30pm.

The Friendly Toast



Bedford Location: 125 S River Rd, Bedford, New Hampshire, USA, (603) 836-6238

Portsmouth Location: 113 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801, (603) 430-2154

Serves meat, vegan options available. New England group of diner-style restaurants with bar. Offers all-day breakfast and marked vegan options, including vegan mac n cheese, pancakes, tofu scramble, breakfast burrito, veggie burger, and the impossible burger. Open Mon-Sun 7:00am-9:00pm.