While we’re known far and wide for iconic food products like maple syrup and cheddar cheese, there’s so much more to brag about. Award-winning microbrews, handcrafted spirits, artisan chocolates, and gourmet snacks are just the tip of the iceberg.
GET OUT AND SHOP IN MANCHESTER
Manchester is a one stop shop for shopping spree-ers and gift givers alike. With an impressive mix of locally owned boutiques, designer outlets, and a famous indie bookstore, you can look fabulous and find great treasures on a single beautiful stroll.
ABOUT Ellenbogen Gallery is artist owned and operated, exhibiting Carolina and Michael Ellenbogen’s paintings and photography alongside artworks from selected artists. A dedicated area in the gallery called the “store” specializes in gourmet provisions of respectable provenance including wine, conservas, artisan chocolate and craft bitters from around the world.
ART Carolina Ellenbogen is a painter who moves back and forth at between abstract and portrait, skilled with both oil and acrylic on canvas. Her abstract series at Ellenbogen Gallery includes “When the Light Breaks into Pieces” and “When the Light Folds” and her portraits are part of a series she calls “People I’ve Never Met”. She is available to do commissions of any size and color, in abstract or portrait.
Michael D Ellenbogen was introduced to black and white photography and had access to his father’s darkroom from a very early age. He photographs people, the landscape and architecture with a street photographer’s sensibility and abstract images inspired by the school of color field painting. He calls his color abstracts “Color Field Photography”.
ART SERVICES Ellenbogen Gallery is available to provide art-related services including Art Installation, Artwork Rental, Artwork Photography for archival, reproduction or insurance purposes, Hi-Resolution Flatbed Scanning (up to 8.5” x 11.7”), Artwork Commissions, Art Consultation (for home or office) and Art Handling (boxing or crating) and Shipping (domestic or international).
PROVISIONS (Wine, Chocolate, Bitters and Conservas) All selections are created by producers who focus on craft, quality, sustainability, and fair market practices. They go to great lengths to source the best ingredients available on the open market, often directly from farmers or fishermen. Many of the provisions are small batch and often numbered upon bottling or packaging.
EVENTS Ellenbogen Gallery hosts ticketed events, and private events designed to provide guests with a casual learning and tasting experience to share with others in an intimate setting. Contact the Ellenbogens (in person, over email or on the phone) to discuss hosting your next private tasting event at the gallery for 8-12 people.
CONNECT Connect with Ellenbogen Gallery on social media (@ellenbogengallery) or sign up for our email newsletter at the bottom of our website to always be introduced to new artworks available or to learn about upcoming events, the latest provisions, special promotions or good ideas.
“Smugglers’ Notch Distillery is a small batch craft distillery in Jeffersonville Vermont. We have 8 award-winning spirits and a changing array of limited edition spirits. Founded by our father/son owners Ron and Jeremy Elliott who look to bring some of the finest distilled and blended taste profiles in a range of spirit types to our guests. From Vodka to Bourbon we look to create products that delight the senses and leave a lasting impression. We hope to see you at any of our four current tasting rooms to experience what we have to offer.”
Stop in at one of our tasting rooms and sample our entire fleet of spirits. Let us educate you on the craft distilling process as well as our own spirits. We will also teach you how to ‘taste’ our spirits so you get the most enjoyment and appreciation of each spirit.
We often have special cocktails you might enjoy sampling as well!
At all of our tasting rooms you can find 750 mL and 50 mL mini-bottles, Packaged Cocktails, Shot Glasses, Rocks Glasses, Glencairn Whiskey Glasses, Flasks, Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup, Decals, Apparel, and More!
After several decades working in the family business, my dream of owning an Italian market has come to life! Here at The Italian Market of Manchester, I am excited to have the same knowledgeable staff offering the same products and honoring the family traditions that Fortuna’s customers have grown to love and appreciate. I am proud to feature a wide selection of imported and local cheeses, imported pastas, unique Italian wines, and, of course, the same authentic salami, fresh sausages and homemade pasta sauces as before. Here, you will find everything you need for your very own Italian dinner party.
Thank you for your business over the years. I look forward to seeing you at 4943 Main Street, Manchester, VT!
Mother Myrick’s has been keeping Manchester sweet since 1977. Their famous candies and cakes and fun events bring locals and visitors together! Whether it’s their annual Summer Reading Program, their monthly Buttercrunch giveaway, or their Easter Egg Decorating Contest, a trip to the Mother Myrick’s brings out the kid in all of us.
The retail store, on Main Street, is open every day. Imagine the aroma of just-baked pies, sample the beloved Lemon LuLu Cake, and try a bite of Ron’s signature buttercrunch with its crisp toffee center, dipped in chocolate and rolled in fine almonds and cashews. Made with Vermont’s own Cabot Creamery butter, judged “Best in Class” at the World Championship competition in Wisconsin, the Buttercrunch is worth the trip alone!
The good news is, when you’re not in Manchester, you can order your favorites online. We ship all of our chocolates, cookies, brownies, and famous Lemon LuLu cakes.
Whether it’s the vintage gas pump or the beckoning bear that catch your eye, Above All Vermont is Manchester’s answer to an old-fashioned country store. A wandering collection of old-timey fixtures and antique display cases offer up thousands of handcrafted, quirky, and delicious goods. There’s a “syrup” section, a cheese collection, a kid’s corner, an apothecary (love the bath blasters and all-natural soaps!) plus, penny candy, memorabilia, jewelry, pottery, and more. Completely fun, incredible quality, and staff who love their subject.