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The Hopkinton Gourmet ~ Hopkinton MA Business Profiles

  

The Hopkinton Gourmet is a locally owned coffee shop/catering business located at 43 Main Street in Hopkinton Massachusetts, 01748. The Hopkinton Gourmet is owned by a transplanted Englishman named David Philips.

 

 

 

David Philips is a wonderful gentleman who took ownership of The Hopkinton Gourmet in January of 2007. David moved into Massachusetts about 16 years ago due to his wife Charlotte being relocated for a position as a teacher.

David moved all the way from Kent England. Prior to coming to the States, he worked for a few 5 star hotels in England running their catering business. Even though he has a degree in accounting, he realized this was one of his passions.

 His 1st position here in Massachusetts was for the Swiss Hotel in Boston. From there he took a a few positions in Tyngsboro Massachusetts at Stonehedge, a high end hotel, and The Vespa Country Club, a beautiful golf course. His last job before buying The Hopkinton Gourmet was as a kitchen manager for Whole Foods Market.

 David realized that he really wanted his own business. He wanted to be able to do things his way and not be stuck in a corporate environment.

The Hopkinton Gourmet has allowed Philips to achieve one of his dreams. One of the best things about David is his warm personality. He has brought this persona to the Gourmet. One of the 1st things you will notice upon entering this local shop is the fact David knows everybody by name. The Hopkinton Gourmet truly feels like the famous Boston Bar Cheers. Not only does David know your name but he knows what your regularly order. His memory is impeccable.

One Monday morning I sat and watched David greet approximately 15 people by name. It was unbelievable! David says he loves the face to face contact. He says he feels many of his customers are there for the same reasons. His analogy is that it is a lot like walking into the village pub back in England.

Hopkinton Gourmet interior

David has relied on his wife Charlotte for her decorators touch.On the outside in the warmer months you will find beautiful windows boxes bursting with fresh flowers and a sandwich board advertising "Best Iced Coffee". The interior is inviting with sunny yellow walls and green trim. There are round tables and bar stools overlook the large front window. A hutch displays a collection of tea pots along with a selection of teas and coffees. A small collection of Hopkinton gear for sale and a community bulletin board are proudly displayed. This part of the community feel David has achieved in his short time in Hopkinton.

Besides the popular Red Barn coffee and tea some of the Hopkinton Gourmet specialty's are bagels and muffins, low fat yogurt loaf and pastries including danish, scones, strudel cakes, and cinnamon rolls. For lunch Boars Head deli meats are featured including smoked turkey, ham, roast beef, tuna, chicken salad, veggie, and grilled chicken. There are also salad and soups.                                                                                                                             

On the catering end of the business you will find your standard hot entrees including lasagna, broccoli and pasta, baked ziti, chicken parmesan, piccata, and marsala. There are also some English favorites including home made sausage rolls, Bread and butter pudding, and sticky pudding.

Dave has a real passion for his business and eventually would like to expand his operation either at the present location or somewhere else in town. The name Fremias Bistero is always a possibility. Fremias comes from his three children's names Francis, Emily, and Mia. I wish Dave Philips well....he is a great person. Stop in and visit the Hopkinton Gourmet - You will quickly discover why it is such a popular Hopkinton MA destination!

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The above Hopkinton Massachusetts business profile on the Hopkinton Gourmet was provided by Bill Gassett, the team leader for the #2 RE/MAX TeamRE/MAX Executive Realty in Massachusetts in 2006. Bill can be reached via email at billgassett@remaxexec.com or by phone at 508-435-5356. Bill has helped people move in and out of Hopkinton MA and other Metrowest towns for the last 23+ Years. Bill's office is conveniently located in the center of Hopkinton MA at 77 Main Street.

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Comment balloon 27 commentsBill Gassett • February 13 2008 08:53AM

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Bill- What a warm and wonderful post about a cute business, I love the way the building looks, so inviting, makes me almost want to drink a cup of coffee. I say almost, because I do not drink Coffee but I am sure they have a lot of other goodies to suit my taste. 
Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) over 11 years ago
BILL - Nice feature on a local business.  David seems to have things all figured out.  I can't tell you the difference that it makes when you go into a place and they treat you as an individual instead of as just another customer.  I'm sure that his patrons are very loyal.
Posted by Adam Waldman, Realtor - Long Island (Westcott Group Real Estate Company) over 11 years ago
Bill, The Hopkinton Gourmet looks like a great little shop with all kinds of treats.  It's always wonderful to have these inviting little stores with interesting proprietors.
Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) over 11 years ago
Bill~What a darling place to stop for that warm home feeling comfort at The Hopkinton Gourmet and the "start of the Boston Marathon".  That is fantastic and you have featured this beautifully. 
Posted by Julie Neerings~Lifting Hearts ♥ Building Dreams~ (Agent Referral) over 11 years ago

Katerina- It really does have that homey feel to it. There are lots of wonderful treats besides the coffee.

Thanks Adam. The atmosphere is outstanding. I have to tell you this guy really makes you feel at home. It is a far cry from heading the Dunking Donuts and hearing "NEXT".

Brian - This is a great Hopkinton spot. The hopkinton Gourmet has a very loyal following.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 11 years ago
Julie - AHHH Yes the Boston Marathon will be here before you know it in April. Our sleepy little town will be put in the national spotlight. It is a very fun day to be part of a Hopkinton tradition!
Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 11 years ago

Sounds appetizing, and it looks inviting. Your feature is a good community public relations. Good idea Bill. Why am I not surprised!

Posted by Maria Couto, Realtor with "Results That "MOVE" You' (RE/MAX Premier) over 11 years ago
Maria - Thanks...I really appreciate it. I really enjoying the worthy local businesses. The hopkinton Gourmet is a terrific little spot and the owner is a great guy!
Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 11 years ago
Bill - this place reminds me of Zingerman's deli in Ann Arbor, MI.  What a success story!
Posted by Kent Simpson, Real Estate Is About People (Realty One Group Mountain Desert) over 11 years ago
Iced Coffee.....now that's something not on the menu here! Great profile, Bill. The photo's are great, looks warm and inviting
Posted by Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369 (Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management) over 11 years ago

Kent - Sounds like the perfect place for you to spotlight!

Debbie - Thanks much appreciated. It really is a great local spot. No Ice coffee down in Virginia?

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 11 years ago

Hi Bill - What a wonderful job you did showcasing this yummy sounding shop. I'm sure I could eat my way silly in that place! You do such a great job spotlighting local business...they should put you on payroll!

Your Fort Worth Friend...Linda

Posted by Linda Scanlan (A Fan of AR) over 11 years ago
Linda - Thanks so much! This really is a little Hopkinton gem :)
Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 11 years ago
Bill - I just love when you showcase local businesses..This looks like a wonderful shoppe to go and get your morning coffee.
Posted by Sandra Cummings, Real Estate Agent, Guilford Connecticut (William Raveis Real Estate) over 11 years ago
Sandra - Thanks a lot. These are the posts I really enjoy doing the most. Hopkinton will be getting ready soon for the annual Boston Marathon!
Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 11 years ago

Hi Bill,

Don't-cha just love it, it's the spirit of being an entrepreneur. I just love these little places, thanks for sharing.

Posted by Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co (Preferred Home Brokers) over 11 years ago
Lynda - You better believe I do because I think the same way. I like having control of my own business through RE/MAX. The owner of The Hopkinton Gourmet is a free thinker and a real people person - two great qualities for someone in business for themselves.
Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 11 years ago
This looks absolutely delightful.  How nice of you spotlight such a charming local business like the Hopkinton Gourmet!
Posted by Ginger Wilcox (Sindeo) over 11 years ago
Thanks Ginger...The Hopkinton Gourmet is one of those businesses that has a great local niche.
Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 11 years ago
Bill - I really enjoy your localism posts. You paint a great picture of your local businesses. I have many more I want to showcase.
Posted by Tom Plant (WINEormous.com) over 11 years ago
Hi Tom - Thanks a bunch. As you know these are the posts I really enjoying writing.
Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 11 years ago
That guy has figured it out!  No wonder he has such a thriving business as I'm sure you do too! Hugs! :)
Posted by Shannon Lefevre, Shannon Lefevre, PA Your Naples Smart Girl (John R. Wood Properties) over 11 years ago
Shannon - Yes he has done very well for himself. He is a people person which makes it easy for him to do well :)
Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 11 years ago
great place to get coffee, stop there at leat twice a week.
Posted by Christopher Hills, Managing Dir. Lending over 11 years ago
Chris - It sure is. Welcome to Active Rain.
Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 11 years ago
Bill with more posts like this throughout the Rain community we could eat our way cross and criss-cross country. Yum-yum!
Posted by Tara Colquitt, Credit Counselor (Tara Colquitt, The Credit Woman, LLC) over 11 years ago
Tara - The food gets them every time :)
Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 11 years ago

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