J.J. Hapgood General Store & Eatery is a purveyor of basic provisions, dry goods, Vermont produce, meat and dairy, local cheese, charcuterie, authentic wood-fired pizzas, prepared meals, penny candy, fine wine and beer.
Located in the heart of historic Peru village in the southwest corner of Vermont, we are a two-hour drive from Saratoga Springs, NY, the Berkshires and about three hours from Boston.
Historically, J.J. Hapgood has been the longest continuously-running general store in the state. Owner Juliette Britton grew up in Peru and, with her husband Tim, revived the beloved grocery, eatery and community gathering space in 2013.
J.J. Hapgood maintains the look and feel of the old store and is outfitted with artifacts from the original store and from the local community.
The Brittons added a local foods café, a custom wood-fired oven built by artisan Peter Moore, a gallery space, outdoor patio and growler filling stations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily with après ski, outdoor dining and a special blend of organic fair trade coffee served hot or cold-brewed. Pizza dough, sandwich bread and baked goods are made fresh daily using local organic flour.