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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 featuring locally sourced ingredients, Vermont and regional 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 delicious baked goods or specialty desserts. Grab a fresh salad, hand-crafted 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. You’ll enjoy pursuing our carefully curated selection of Vermont specialty foods and Vermont gift items. You can easily 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 a Vermont Cheese & Charcuterie Board or Seared Foie Gras  with our house made chive biscuit as an appetizer and dine on Pan-Roasted Duck Breast topped with a pomegranate molasses or Moroccan Spiced Lamb Shanks complimented by cauliflower “cous cous,” crispy chickpeas and roasted eggplant.  Our intimate bar serves a curated list of local and regional 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.