The Village Butcher: A Top Woodstock, Vermont Lunch Stop

The sandwiches are freshly made and stacked high at The Village Butcher, a shop in Woodstock, Vermont, that has been in business more than 50 years and more popular than ever.

George in his butcher apron standing outside the front of the shop.George Racicot began in business with his father in the early 1960’s. Today, he is the iconic head of the store, which he runs with his wife Linda and a dedicated staff. Happily, the Village Butcher remains an old-style store with packed shelves, a wonderful meat counter and some of the best sandwiches in the area.

The shop is known mainly for its fresh cuts of meat, but there is lots more in store here. Smoked meats are a specialty of the house, as is the succulent pulled pork, and a downhome meatloaf that has legions of fans. You’ll find a selection of homemade soups too. The turkey BLT sandwich. And then there are those delicious made-to-order sandwiches. Stop by and enjoy one at the cafe tables outside in nice weather, or pack several for a picnic or the drive back home.

The Village Butcher also carries a wide selection of packaged goods, with a special focus on Vermont-made items. And don’t leave the shop without trying some of the delectable baked goods. Linda’s sister Mary is the inspired baker and she keeps us all happy with her scrumptious lineup of goodies, Chocolate frosted whoopie pie with cream filling.such as cheddar-cheese rolls, homemade cookies, brownies and delightful whoopee pies. You’ll want to pack some of those to go home with you too.

The Village Butcher
18 Elm Street, Woodstock, VY
Monday – Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Deli open till 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Deli open till 4:30 p.m.

The Village Butcher is located right downtown Woodstock, next door to Gillingham’s, another iconic store that’s worth a peek.

Plan a visit soon and you can take advantage of our Maple Leaf Inn Winter Special! Stay two nights or more during March ort April and we’ll give you 20% off your room rate (no other discounts can be applied). Call today to enjoy this deal. Or, if you prefer, book your stay online!

Photos courtesy of The Village Butcher.

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