In Between the Leaves

I spent the last few days at a retreat up in the White Mountains. Not to sound too sentimental and/or corny but the mountains top my list of reasons to stay, work, and play in New Hampshire; driving through the Kancamagus in early September was stunning and it’s not even fall yet!

I’m telling you this because I took a different route home from the retreat and stopped at a hole in the wall spot to get a quick bite to eat. I liked the place and thought it might actually be a really helpful spot for those of you planning fall road trips, hikes, or skiing adventures later this year.

Bart’s Deli in Bartlett is a fun spot with just about everything you could need. Located on Route 302, it’s just north of the Kancamagus Highway and you can get there through the seasonally-open Bear Notch Road.

Their breakfast and lunch options are plentiful, to say the least. Pictured here is the actual deli with lots of salad and sandwich options. They also make pizzas and breakfast sandwiches, as well as ice cream served out the front window. There are tables to sit down and enjoy your meal, but of course you can get your food to go with you on the day’s adventures.

The rest of the general store is a smorgasbord of necessities. From snacks and frozen foods, local beer, hot coffee, campfire needs, sweatshirts and postcards, games, and Advil, there’s a 99% chance of finding what you need for your time in the White Mountains.

On this particular day, I was heading home and grabbed the Medi Veggie Wrap to go. Packed with flavors, this Mediterranean wrap is filled with feta cheese, avocado, tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, other veggies, and a delicious olive spread. It was a unique take on what could have been a boring lunch wrap, and I would definitely recommend it! It’s pretty salty with the olive spread and feta (so good!), so be sure to grab something to drink.

After picking up lunch at Bart’s Deli at 1279 U.S. 302 in Bartlett, I drove east over to the Conway area and had a solo picnic at the Intervale Scenic Vista. This gem of a picnic area is located at 3654 White Mountain Hwy in North Conway and would be perfect for locals or adventurers on your way through the mountains. As I mentioned, the leaves were just starting to change in early September but these views are impressive any day of the year.

Have you discovered any unique, tasty food or drinks lately? Let us know! Be sure to email us at eatdrinkplay@stayworkplay.org to share your ideas of any New Hampshire related food/drink/venue/organization that you think should be featured in our “Eat Drink Play” blog posts.

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