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We are now on Facebook! Please follow our biz page and check-in with us there. You don't need a FB account to read about the Moon Dog.

We post daily -- all of our specials, beautiful new items, Friday night dinner menus and anything that's important....or ridiculous!

Moon Dog Facebook page

See you on Facebook!


Mexican Night! Friday, 4/15 at 6pm

You asked for it, you got it! Friday night dinner at the Moon Dog.

Friday, 4/15 at 6pm only.


4 course, organic Mexican dinner for only $14.95 -- with very low-cost babysitting! (contact Domenica: thesongyard@gmail.com to confirm babysitting)

Reservations a MUST! Limited seating at 6pm. Reserve yours: (802) 875-4966


MENU (all of our items are organic unless otherwise noted)

*Organic black bean soup

*Avocado Salad

ENTREES (choose 1)

*Burrito Wrap


*Burrito Bowl (gluten-free option)

*with refried beans, brown rice and VT cheddar

Choice of: beef, chicken or Southwest tofu


*Organic cinnamon ice cream



--Cappucino or Latte $2 extra



Valentine's Dinner, Sat. 2/12 -- 6pm & 8pm Seatings!

Valentine's Dinner at the Moon Dog on Saturday, February 12th.

Moon Dog will be transformed into a romantic, intimate setting for you and your beloved with tableclothes, candles and beautiful flowers. Shady Mountain Folk will be singing their lovely melodies during both seatings.

2/10 update: 6pm is SOLD OUT. 2 tables left for 8pm.

(802) 875-4966.


Valentine's Dinner Menu

[All ingredients organic and local whenever possible.]


Roasted garnet yam & sweet pepper bisque


Lush strawberries, VT goat cheese, walnuts over mesclun with balsamic vinaigrette

Entrees (choose one)

  • Our own homemade Lump Crab Cakes (gluten- free)
  • Chicken Parisienne - boneless breast of chicken slow simmered in a rich gravy of red wine & creme fraiche (gluten-free)
  • Homemade VT cheese ravioli alfredo on a bed of wilted arugula

~ served with herbed orzo and green vegetables


Chocolate bread pudding with chocolate covered strawberries

Organic coffee or tea. Cappucino or latte $2 extra.



Amazing Holiday Gifts!

Happy holiday season! Moon Dog gifts are 10% off this weekend.

Shop for wonderful products such as:
*D. Lasser pottery
*Himalayan candles
*Animal hats -- for big & small people. So freakin' cute! ($20 here, $35 at VT Country Store).
*Plant based perfumes
*Sensuous soaps from around the world
*Tibetan prayer scarves (we can't keep these in stock!)
*The cutest aprons
*Gorgeous silk scarfs from India
*Recycled burlap backpacks
*Hand-crafted jewelry
*Bennington candles
*We still carry Indian saris for people going south to the warmth!

*Great stocking stuffers: $2 finger hand-woven finger puppets, Buddha keychain lights....and so much more!


Fall Foliage!

VT is gearing up her skirts for the most gorgeous season--foliage! Seems a bit earlier this year--at least in the Chester area--so book your hotels now. Be sure to come by the Moon Dog and say hello, have a coffee and check out all of our new products. Luscious soaps, African aprons, angelic windchimes and all sorts of fabulous gifts that Jacki collects on her travels.

If you haven't been to Moon Dog lately, we think you'll LOVE the way we've switched the store around.

Hope to see you soon!


Steve's Skeeter Skatter

Our good friend (and co-founder of the Moon Dog) Steve Restmeyer has developed a fabulous insect repellent, Skeeter Skatter!

It's made from plant-based essential oils and smells wonderful. This is miracle milk for a summer that has been plagued with deerflies!

Check out Steve's Skeeter Skatter website and order directly or come into the Moon Dog and pick up your bottle of Skeeter Skatter.


Interview with Jacki

Jacki was kind enough to sit down and tell us a little more about herself. You may see her working her magic in the MD kitchen or whipping up a frothy drink, but here's a deeper glimpse into the heart behind the Moon Dog.

Was it a dream of yours to start an organic cafe in VT after working 20+ years as a floral designer on L.I.?
No...not really. An opportunity came my way and I took it. I always loved to cook and I have been collecting dishes my whole life. When the cafe opened, I didn't even need to buy any!

How did the name "Moon Dog" come about? Is it based on that hippy dude from the 60s?
Kind of easy and not so romantic... a friend of mine and I had a small business in N.Y...our business card had a beautiful graphic of a moon, smiling and winking...and I loved that artwork. We were on the phone and after 2 bottles of wine between us trying to come up with names that went with "moon" so I could still use that beautiful artwork that I loved so much, we had it: Moondog! That beautiful moon is still on my business card along with a drawing of my dog Max.

Word on the street is that you're writing a cookbook? True or false?
Yes...I am ...and very excited about it! Alot of customers have been asking and all the Moondog faves will be in it.

What's your favorite thing about living in VT?
That's easy...the people. They are like no others. The friends I have made here are the greatest and unlike N.Y. (where I am from), the lifestyle here allows you time to spend with them. In N.Y., it always took 2 weeks and 5 phone calls with everyone juggling their busy schedules to make the time to get together. It's the simple life here. It's much easier.

After 6 years in the restaurant biz, any advice for those looking to open their own cafe/market in VT?

Have lots of money or very generous friends :)

Tell us a little more about the newest Moon Dog, Buddy.
Buddy! Well, he is my favorite topic...and I could sum him up by giving away part of my cookbook dedication:

And Buddy...who always sits in the passenger seat while I drive, on his tiptoes,with his paws on the very edge of the seat, and his head out the window as far as it will go.......Buddy, I want to be just like you.


Meet the Newest Moon Dog!


Changes Afoot

The Moon Dog has been in business for... (drumroll, please...) 6 years! Can you believe it? All thanks to you wonderful customers who have supported us through the good and tough times.

So, guess what? We've got big changes ahead. The Moon Dog is going to be completely re-vamped and freshened up this spring. But don't worry--all of the delicious organic food, delightful gifts and friendly vibes will still be there!

We're expanding our BULK section 3x the size it is now. We're adding new items to the menu. We're creating a beautiful produce section that will knock your socks off. Plus, the gift section will have more of our amazing items--like the gorgeous saris from India, Bennington candles, luscious soaps and funky cards! We're creating a comfy coffee lounge--and a greenhouse corner!

Keep an eye on the blog and look for our fabulous 2 day PARTY to celebrate all the goodness during Mother's Day weekend. We're going to have a psychic fair on Saturday and live music Sunday. Just you wait until we post the before and after photos of the Moon Dog--you're not gonna believe it!

Plus, we love to celebrate artists--here's our friend Mickie's portrait of the Moon Dogs:

moon dogs

See you soon!


Fresh Sushi!

Our tasty sushi is BACK! Come in during the weekends and feast on fresh, organic vegetarian rolls...roasted red peppers, avocado, portabella, cucumber --- yum!

Call ahead to be sure that we have what your sushi tastebuds crave. And vegetarians, rejoice!

(802) 875-4966

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