American Flatbread: A Place Like No Other




American Flatbread. A long-time Mad River Valley icon, it’s practically a right-of-passage in Vermont.

Why, you ask?  They Farm’d-to-table’d before farm-to-table was a thing. And, they still are today, in their completely ‘iconic Vermont’ kind of way.

Nestled in the Valley, surrounded by beautiful mountains, the fields of Lareau Farm – home of American Flatbread – grow. It’s a working farm, that produces much of the food and livestock used in the restaurant. For 32 years, American Flatbread has been a farm to table restaurant serving exceptional local and organic ingredients. Serving up a simple but delicious menu of salads, flatbreads, and desserts, each item is handmade with the freshest fixings picked that day from the garden.  The garden is tended lovingly by owner George Schenk.


George started American Flatbread in his yard, on his knees, over a fire with a very small spatula!  That was 1985. By his side the entire time has been his wife, also named George (not kidding!), and their two children. Boy George and Girl George both feel that the Mad River Valley is a special community, “like no other, and a wonderful place to raise a family.”

Decades of customers say the same about American Flatbread – it is like no other place. There is a ‘vibe’ when you enter the door, exemplified in the friendly staff, the blazing hearth, and the amazing aromas. It is also home to one of the best swimming holes in the Mad River Valley, and some of the best mountain bike trails. At night, the bonfires are always going… as are tales of the day’s adventures.

When you are there, do not forget to leave room for the apple pie. They put it in the wood burning oven to heat it up, which makes it extra yummy!