After a sales call at Brattleboro Hospital, I needed a basic sandwich before the hoof back to Boston. The GPS shows me this place about a mile from the hospital, figured they had to be legit with a name like that, so in I go. For $3.99 I think, I got a half sandwich which was plenty ... the whole sandwich and I'm parked on Rt. 2 somewhere taking a nap. The appear to do good volume, so the product is fresh. Lots of choices of bread (sourdough, mmm), meats, cheeses, condiments (horsey sauce yea), and veggie things. I'll be back, it was what daddy needed.
My husband was born and raised in West Brat, and we go up to visit his parents quite often. At least every other trip we stop at the Vermont Country Deli. What a find! In winter it's full of NY skiers, and the locals know you NEVER park in the parking lot. You'll never get out, park on the street. But other times during the year, the crowds are fine. The deli is right next to an awesome farmers' market that runs in the summer. I've always been impressed with the price to serving ratio. It's $5 for a huge turkey sandwich with all the topics. Another $1.50 for their HUGE chocolate chip cookies. The desserts in general are to die for. My first time up to Vermont my now-husband, then summer fling brought me on a picnic on the Connecticut River with Vermont Country Deli fare and I was hooked. Some things, the things gauged for tourists, are overpriced. Maple syrup, jam, jellies. But if you stick to sandwiches and their fresh food bar (various potato and pasta salads, chicken wings, brown beans, etc.) you should find a good deal for your money. The people there have always been nice to us and never snobby. The food is fresh, local, and delish. Try the wheat berry bread!
Our ski club has chosen this spot to be our dinner stop on our way home. The food is O.K., but is not worth the outrageous prices charged. Once, I selected the pork sandwich (about $8) and asked for a side of cole slaw (offered on board under sandwich choice) and I was hit with an additional charge of $3 something (after they weighed it). I picked up a bag of chips (without printed price) and they attempted to charge me $5 for them! (Upon questioning, they reduced the price to $2.99)
Additionally, for an establishment that derives its income from thousands of tourists daily, they should pony up and build their own bathroom, and not mooch off the SINGLE bathroom next door at the gas station. They are making more than enough money to be able to provide bathroom facilities to their patrons. Fast food restaurants do much better at providing facilities than the Vermont County Deli.
If you do stop at this establishment, be careful with your choices, and don't let the cashier rob you!
As a recent visitor (Jan08) I have to say it was a delight to return to our old Sunday evening after skiing favorite spot!! I haven't been there in a while and I stopped on a lonely early Monday morning trip home from campaigning in New Hampshire for a little comfort food.... Never disappointed!! The sweet potato bisque was just what I needed to pick me up and carry me home... Any chance I could get the recipe????
I stopped at this spot to get lunch for myself and my daughter and picked up some other things. We spent in excess of $50, but when we asked about using a restroom, we were sent to the gas station next door. I can understand businesses that want to reserve bathrooms for customers only but I was clearly a paying customer. Unless they own the gas station or pay them something for the referrals, I find it appalling that they would send paying customers there. Maybe its not the law in Vermont, but I know there are states where if you're a food establishment you have to provide rest rooms. We definitely won't be back. What a shameful way to run a business.
I have been a dedicated and eagerly ardent customer of the Vermont Country Deli for the past ten years. My family and I have incorporated this much-anticipated destination within our vacations, weekend ski trips, and miscellaneous personal and professional outings, to only become appalled and circumvent towards our once beloved Vermont Deli. The last time I stopped in to pick-up a birthday cake order, I had placed a month in advanced and to purchase lunch for my family and me, I was disappointed and ashamed with the lack of customer service and friendliness. I have never been treated with such rudeness and disrespect. My wife had ordered a sandwich with an older women with glasses that approached my wife with an immense attitude and asked, “what do you want?”, proceeded to make her sandwich and threw it up on the glass and walked away, without so much of a smile or acknowledgment to the fact that we wanted to order another sandwich.
In addition, my experience at the deli section was no more pleasant, having to stand there and practically solicit the attention of one of the three employees standing in the corner gabbing and laughing. While I was being waited on it was obvious that that younger-middle-aged women viewed me as less than a pestiferous annoyance by rolling her eyes when I asked what was in the unmarked potato salad, grumbling at my request to not use the plastic containers and for the to-go ones instead, and abruptly stating, “No, we don’t do that”, for my desire of having a pulled pork sandwich made within a wrap.
My abominable experience at the Vermont Country Deli was completed with the barehanded handling of my éclair, what I am certain was mice poop on my daughter’s brownie, and the inedible stale quality of my cookie. I understand unsatisfactory product from time to time, but the barbarous and audaciously presumptuous demeanor of the employees towards me, as well as the other customers in the store, was arrogantly disputatious and quite honestly petulant.
I would strongly discredit and avoid this reprobate circus for which the Vermont Country Deli has manifested into. I will personally never go back and gladly voice my opinion towards this truly shameful establishment.
I entered the Vermont Country Deli to find what many others find...a beautiful shop. I was in heaven when I saw the Peanut Butter brownies. I purchased two; one for myself and one for my son. After I regretfully finished my brownie, my son realized something that wasn't quite right. There was a long gray-blonde hair on his brownie. When we confronted the lady behind the counter she occused me of placing it there myself, and told me that nothing could be done. She then walked away and began laughing with her male coworker. I was outraged. I will never return again and I suggest that you don't either.
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