Guild Fine Meats | Burlington, VT

Got the chance to grab lunch up at Guild Fine Meats on one of my monthly trips up to Vermont. I’ve been very impressed with The Farmhouse Tap & Grill in the past so I was excited to check out another one of The Farmhouse Group’s restaurants.

While they had an excellent selection of steaks, chops and cured meats at their butcher counter, I was there for the extensive sandwich menu.

I went with the Tommy Pastrami, their twist on the traditional pastrami sandwich, with sauerkraut in lieu of coleslaw, pickled onions, arugula, and horseradish aioli instead of Russian for a little added kick. With Rookie’s Root Beer on tap it made for an excellent lunch.

There’s an impressive beer, cider and wine collection available for such a small shop, and I even snagged some of Citizen Cider selections to bring home.

With Farmhouse just around the corner I couldn’t help but walk over and chat up Jeff over a couple of limited release beers. Limoncello has escaped me in the past so it was nice to see it on tap. “IPA” is not how I would describe this, just a ton of great lemon zest flavor from this puckery beer. The rye barrel aged version of Vermonster was exclusive to the Farmhouse and the rye was a great treatment for a beer that can be sweet at times.

Guild Fine Meats is a great stop to grab a sandwich, some house made meats and a bottle or two on your travels to Burlington. I would be remiss not to mention to grab some of their smoked bacon on your visit. While not inexpensive, it’s absolutely the best bacon I’ve ever had.

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