The Vermont Country Deli opened its doors in 1986. Much care is taken to preserve the old country store post and beam appearance of the hundred plus year old building.
Customers from near and far are excited to visit our great establishment. They are attracted to the store because of its warm, country store atmosphere, comfort food favorites, and the overall energy they feel while shopping here. They enjoy our varied array of prepared foods, generous sandwiches, beautiful custom pastries and large selection of Vermont, New England and many other specialty food items.
The Deli has a wonderful history filled with celebrity visits, near-miss traffic incidents and buses full of hungry skiers. Our pulled pork sandwich was featured recently in Esquire Magazine’s March, 2008 edition. The sandwich will soon be part of a new book called Where America Eats Sandwiches due out in 2010. The Vermont Country Deli can be seen on the Vermont travel TV station RSN and VermontTv.net along with many other interesting Vermont businesses. We advertise in Vermont Life Magazine as well as many other local publications.
We are dedicated to supporting local businesses, and offer many specialty retail products from the Brattleboro area. We purchase Vermont fruit for our pies when in season and try to incorporate other, seasonal local produce whenever possible. The Vermont Country Deli frequently donates food to local fundraisers and has been a big supporter of many charities such as The American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life”, The Strolling of the Heifers, as well as the United Way and many others. “Local First” in support of Harris Hill Ski Jump, Brattleboro Rotary, Brattleboro Youth Services, Feed the 1000’s, The Gathering Place, New England Youth Theater
The Vermont Country Deli is locally owned and has approximately thirty employees, both full and part time. We offer a great place to learn about food and the buzz of the retail specialty food scene, as is evident by the amount of young high school and college students working here. Many of our students return year after year as they come home from college for the summer, and we welcome their continued service. We have worked closely with Vermont Health Care and Rehabilitative services offering employment opportunities to various physically and mentally challenged individuals who are excited about the food industry.
Our experienced staff includes an executive chef, three seasoned pastry chefs, one sous chef, one prep cook, and one assistant baker. Our professional kitchen and bakery staff are graduates of The New England Culinary Institute, Schenectady Community College, and The University of Colorado. Two of our pastry chefs have spent time working and training in Paris, including time interning at the Guy Savoy. Our chef’s bring their Vermont cooking experience from The Windham Hill Inn, The Maple Leaf Brewing Company, as well as Jean-Louis in Greenwich Connecticut.
The Vermont Country Deli prides itself on fast friendly service, a healthy dose of humor, and above all….a love of good food.
We hope you will visit us soon and experience all that The Vermont Country Deli has to offer
Vermont Country Deli has two buildings - one for more home goods and the other for the deli and more local food and wine products. There's a wide selection of items including meal prep dishes that looked tasty behind the counter. On the opposite side is the sandwich counter. I am very thankful that they do half sandwiches because the sandwiches are big. I got their Vermont Veggie half on wheat and it was delightful and filling. There are picnic tables next to the home goods store on the right if you want to eat there. It's also a 3 minute walk or 1 minute drive to a covered bridge.
The second you walk in, you're greeted by stacks of giant cookies that are bigger than your head! You can't NOT get at least one. Beyond the cookies, they have a prepared food section (both hot and cold) and tons of grocery items. It's a cute little deli overall. Their famous Mac & Cheese is famous for a reason. It's amazing! The Vermont Maple Pulled Pork was tasty as well. On one visit, I tried a peanut butter brownie that was delicious. I'm a happy camper whenever I come to The Vermont Country Deli! It's definitely worth the stop!