The Hopkinton Gourmet ~ Hopkinton MA Business Profiles

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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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Rainmaker
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Bill Gassett
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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!
Feb 13, 2008 02:12 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Kent Simpson
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Bill - this place reminds me of Zingerman's deli in Ann Arbor, MI.  What a success story!
Feb 13, 2008 03:10 AM #9
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Debbie Malone
Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management - Lynchburg, VA
From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
Iced Coffee.....now that's something not on the menu here! Great profile, Bill. The photo's are great, looks warm and inviting
Feb 13, 2008 03:13 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Bill Gassett
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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?

Feb 13, 2008 03:21 AM #11
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Linda Scanlan
A Fan of AR - Burleson, TX

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

Feb 13, 2008 07:37 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Bill Gassett
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Linda - Thanks so much! This really is a little Hopkinton gem :)
Feb 13, 2008 08:16 AM #13
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Sandra Cummings
William Raveis Real Estate - Guilford, CT
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Bill - I just love when you showcase local businesses..This looks like a wonderful shoppe to go and get your morning coffee.
Feb 13, 2008 09:03 AM #14
Rainmaker
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Bill Gassett
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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!
Feb 13, 2008 09:17 AM #15
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Lynda Eisenmann
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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.

Feb 13, 2008 03:11 PM #16
Rainmaker
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Bill Gassett
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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.
Feb 13, 2008 11:00 PM #17
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Ginger Wilcox
Sindeo - San Francisco, CA
This looks absolutely delightful.  How nice of you spotlight such a charming local business like the Hopkinton Gourmet!
Feb 14, 2008 09:50 AM #18
Rainmaker
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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
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Thanks Ginger...The Hopkinton Gourmet is one of those businesses that has a great local niche.
Feb 14, 2008 11:27 AM #19
Rainmaker
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Tom Plant
WINEormous.com - Murrieta, CA
Bill - I really enjoy your localism posts. You paint a great picture of your local businesses. I have many more I want to showcase.
Feb 18, 2008 12:36 AM #20
Rainmaker
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Bill Gassett
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Hi Tom - Thanks a bunch. As you know these are the posts I really enjoying writing.
Feb 18, 2008 05:19 AM #21
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Shannon Lefevre
John R. Wood Properties - Naples, FL
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That guy has figured it out!  No wonder he has such a thriving business as I'm sure you do too! Hugs! :)
Feb 18, 2008 06:11 AM #22
Rainmaker
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Bill Gassett
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Shannon - Yes he has done very well for himself. He is a people person which makes it easy for him to do well :)
Feb 18, 2008 06:22 AM #23
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Christopher Hills
North Andover, MA
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great place to get coffee, stop there at leat twice a week.
Feb 21, 2008 10:13 PM #24
Rainmaker
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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
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Chris - It sure is. Welcome to Active Rain.
Feb 21, 2008 10:36 PM #25
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Tara Colquitt
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Bill with more posts like this throughout the Rain community we could eat our way cross and criss-cross country. Yum-yum!
Feb 29, 2008 02:58 PM #26
Rainmaker
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Bill Gassett
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Tara - The food gets them every time :)
Mar 01, 2008 12:33 AM #27
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