Hero’s Welcome General Store serves sandwiches on wonderful housemade rolls along with having a huge country store of Vermont products. Other buildings house the bakery and marina – where you can gas up or rent a canoe/kayak. The main building is over 100 years old and packed with items from wine, cooking supplies, toys, clothing to interesting gift items. There really was a wide array of items which were fun to browse while you waited for your sandwich to be made. There were about 3 tables at the front of the place where you could sit and eat with the register and order counter directly to your right as you enter. We read about it also in the Washington Post article about the Champlain Islands of Vermont. The sandwich was wonderful and the browsing was good.
The Sophie Sandwich contained turkey, hickory smoked bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce and mayo on a home-made bun. The buns were a soft and tasty vehicle to hold the fine ingredients. The moist turkey worked well with the crisp smokey bacon. We added tomato to the sandwich and they even had a decent one with flavor and color. It was so big we only ate half but the second half held up well to eat as a leftover.
The Thomas Jefferson contained turkey, cheddar, homemade cranberry mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion on the housemade roll. This one also had the moist turkey but instead paired it with a sharp white cheddar cheese. The garden ingredients were fresh and well flavored too. The only change I’d make would be to put on a bit more of the cranberry mayo. The second half here also held up well to be eaten later.