Entering J.J. Hapgood's you will feel transported to the romantic past, straight to 1827 when the store first opened its doors. It is filled to the brim with everything that a family might need such as dry goods, Vermont produce, meat, dairy, charcuterie, local cheeses, authentic wood-fired pizzas, ready-made meals, candy, fine wine, beer, pastries, breads, gifts and much more. Many of the objects are original to the store, but the custom-made wood-fired oven, a gallery space and outdoor patio are new.
Locals often stop by for their morning coffee and you can smell it - they use a special blend of fair trade organic coffee. Their pizza dough, pastries and breads are made daily with organic local flour. The breakfast menu is small but delightful, with offerings like organic local granola or oatmeal, organic oatmeal pancakes or Misty Knoll Turkey Hash with house-roasted turkey, mushrooms, potatoes, onions, peppers, herbs and fresh cream, served with two poached eggs and toast.
305 Main St, Peru, VT 05152, website, Phone: 802-824-9824
Photo: J.J. Hapgood General Store
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