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Mr JJ Hapgood

The Heart of Town

J.J. Hapgood is a historic general store with a contemporary focus on food and community gathering in the center of Peru, Vermont. Our eatery offers an expansive dining menu, craft beer on tap, unique cocktails and space to host special events. In addition to milk and eggs on the way home, you can enjoy wood-fired pizzas, specialty baked goods and an extensive selection of wine and craft beer. Catch-up with old friends and new over an expertly prepared dinner featuring products from around Vermont.

The Store

Stop by J.J. Hapgood on your way into work or before a day of fun in the mountains for a cup of hot coffee and a delicious baked good. Grab a sandwich and a drink for a quick lunch on-the-go or browse our shelves stocked with pantry staples, fresh produce and local meats to use in your next home-cooked meal. Design an artisanal cheese board for a special gathering with fresh bread, olives and other gourmet ingredients and pair it with an excellent selection of regional craft beers and global wine for your guests.

The restaurant/bar

Dinner is served at J.J. Hapgood’s Thursday through Sunday evenings. Come in to experience modern American fare with a focus on local ingredients. Sample Vermont cheese and charcuterie as an appetizer and dine on pan-seared salmon or farm burger made with local beef. Our intimate bar serves a curated list of local draft beers that change with the season. Experience a new take on classic craft cocktails, or sample wines from around the world, all from your cozy seat at the bar.

Seasonal Menu/Patio/Theme Dinners

Visit J.J. Hapgood throughout the year for events including special wine and beer dinners, theme nights and live music from local and regional artists. Recharge at our hospitality tent during the annual Peru Fair with a tasty bite and cold drink. Our menu may change with the seasons, but we always feature contemporary comfort food with local products at the height of their freshness. In Vermont’s warmer months our charming patio is open for an outside meal among the beauty of the green mountains.