If you really want a taste of Burlington that is less commercial, try these two places. The Radio Deli on Pearl Street, for the best Pastrami & Swiss sandwich this side of Albany (take-out only) and be sure to buy a 1/2 pound of Mama Manno's meatballs too.
For those who prefer vegetarian, the Harvest Cafe is a delightful spot on North Street in Burlington's Old North End. They try to use as many organic ingredients as possible, which, fortunately here isn't that difficult.
Welcome to Burlington and enjoy!!