About Almost Home

At Almost Home Market, Food is our Passion!

Welcome to Bristol, Vermont! Beth Marr and Gary Smith are committed to continuing the tradition of excellent gourmet convenience foods, fresh deli offerings and exceptional wedding planning and catered celebrations that have been the trademark of Almost Home Market for the past 10 years. Beth’s southern upbringing has created a love of food, festive parties and hospitable service that is unsurpassed. She brings more than 22 years of experience in the wedding planning industry to Almost Home Market. Gary’s background is all things wine and a love of great food, cooking, eating and entertaining that have served him well in his more than 25 years in the hospitality industry. They love what they do and that means you are in excellent hands.


Our prepared food is perfect for:

  • Unexpected dinner guests
  • Stocking up the vacation condo
  • Late nights or a nice way to say “thank you” at the office
  • Special occasions when just a little help from us is a big help to you. (And we won’t tell).
  • Because you deserve it.

So for those occasions when you don’t have the time to cook, just don’t want to, (or frankly can’t), but still want a homemade meal, Almost Home Market’s gourmet convenience foods can save the day or evening. We make everything we can from scratch so you don’t have to.

Where does it come from?

Road side stands, the “house” garden, local berry producers, Misty Knoll, Woodcreek, Duclose, Black River, Cabot, Shelburne Farms, Grafton, Champlain Valley Creamer, Blue Hill Farms, Vermont Smoke and Cure, Provisions, etc. We can’t name them all, but you get the idea.

Deli

The freshest and most flavorful ingredients are selected to create our sandwiches, wraps and submarines, (which co-owner Beth still calls Po-Boys!) Stop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner and you will be hooked. Our specials are special! Check back with us everyday to see what’s “in-store”.

Breakfast sandwiches to beat all others.  Sample our specialty Portuguese Rolls or wraps with an egg, Cabot Cheddar and Boar’s Head sausage or bacon or for a healthier option sautéed spinach and peppers and onions perhaps.  Build your own depending on your mood.

Coffee, Cappuccino, and Tea

We grind our beans daily and offer the best cappuccinos in Bristol and beyond. Stop by for a cup of joe or a spot of tea and we dare you to resist our fresh from the oven pastries.

Bakery and Pastries

You will find the tastiest homemade treats which will satisfy the most discriminating sweet tooth. From wedding cakes to brownies, our team of pastry chefs uses the finest ingredients to produce our unbelievable desserts! So come on in, relax and have a cappuccino, sample our artisan breads, enjoy some locally made chocolate truffles, and find a new favorite indulgence among our vast menu.

Farm Fresh Local Eggs

Almost Home Market is committed to bringing you the best products that the area farmers.  Mountain Warrior Eggs are the most beautiful we’ve seen.  The yolks are golden and rich and the shells are in an array of warm and rustic colors in every hue.  All in all, the absolute best eggs we’ve ever tried.

Produce

The proprietors of Almost Home are standing by the “close to home food movement”. This means that our produce will be offered on a seasonal basis and will be selected to bring you the best items possible. However, we will not be able to bring you watermelon in December! What we will bring you is fresh, crisp garden vegetables and fruits when they are available.

Cheese Shop

We think Vermont cheesemakers have surpassed the country when it comes to their large offerings of absolutely the best cheese available. We will change the varieties regularly, so stop by often to see what’s in.

Beer and Wine

Nothing beats a great wine or beer pairing to bring out the best in culinary flavors. Gary will order your favorite case or help you pick out just one perfect bottle, no matter what your price range. When we say that we love wine, that my friends is an understatement! So we are confident that you will love it too. Beer lovers are very fortunate to be in the Green Mountain State. Almost Home Market offers local and affordable varieties for the beer lover.

For the Pantry

At Almost Home Market we will bring you special items to create that perfect recipe. Artisan olive oils & aged vinegars, San Marzano tomatoes, unique sauces, marinades & seasonings are among the items on our shelves. Everything is here: the finest in imported chocolates, cookies, jams & preserves, coffees & tea, and so much more. If you love hot sauce get right over to Almost Home. We will have some house-made pastes, sauces and vinegars to “knock your socks off”. We have also added a selection of staple items for your convenience. If you have a favorite or hard to find ingredient you don’t see, just ask. We are happy to special order it!

Essentials for the Home Chef

Being foodies we look everywhere for hard to find items that will appeal to the everyday and gourmet chef. You will find olive oil decanters, everything possible to make, serve and enjoy coffee, candles, linens, glassware and on and on. If there is something in particular you are seeking, please ask, we may have it or we can surely find it.

Gift Baskets and Gift Cards

We would be happy to help you create the perfect gift basket for your foodie friends. Wine, gourmet cheese, crackers, coffee, and more are just some of the items that can be gathered to present to your special someone. Just let us know what you’d like to include and we will have it waiting. And always the perfect gift . . . is a Almost Home Gift Card. Do you have a friend that stops in daily for coffee? What a nice treat to get a gift card to use for your favorite morning ritual.