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Northampton, Massachusetts (called “NoHo” or “the Hamp” by locals) is an active community in the Pioneer Valley only two hours from Boston. It is home to Smith College and has a rich history and some of the best food in the state. Originally it was named Northampton by John A. King, one of its original English settlers. Can any of you guess why? Because he was born in Northampton, England so he borrowed the name.
Did you know President Calvin Coolidge was the mayor in Northampton and retired in NoHo as well? Many famous people have walked the streets of NoHo, which is also coined The Paradise City, and inspired the creation of the popular comic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The culinary talent in NoHo is top notch, and they put a lot of care into sourcing as well as handcrafting unique recipes you won’t find anywhere else.
Tart Bakery (192 Main Street)This location has been a bakery for over 35 years, originally called Bakery Normand and now starting in 2012 it became Tart. They use organic flour and top quality ingredients in their delicious baked goods
We are partial to their sweet and savory croissants which are delightfully flaky and full of flavor.
Shelburne Falls Coffee Roasters (273 Main Street)A visit to Shelburne Falls is a great idea, and it’s where the shop roasts all of their coffee. One of the friendliest spots in town is Shelburne Falls, and these guys know coffee!
We love their cold brew coffee which comes in decaf and caffeine.
Northampton Coffee(269 Pleasant Street)Since 2003, Northampton Coffee has been serving excellent single-source coffee and espresso.
Create your own pairing with two different coffee origins and sample the difference. Their baristas are very knowledgeable.
Familiars (6 Strong Avenue)Located in a railway car bar, this spot serves up high quality beverages from the owners’ favorite sources.
We love their unique iced tea lemonades and other unusual finds!
Dobra Tea(186 Main Street)Part of a larger tea collective, Dobra sources some unique teas that you can’t find anywhere else locally.
We are partial to their homemade chai, but their tea menu is extensive and yummy treats such as tea-infused truffles.