the pantry

the litchfield hills original local source for artisan foods, cheese, bakery and exceptional gifts for the kitchen and table — since 1977

Washington Depot, Connecticut
Tuesday - Saturday 10AM - 6PM

Our mission

The seeds for serving a greater table were planted in our life when my grandfather transformed a large door into a kitchen table which could accommodate the neighbors and friends dropping in to join the lively conversation and meals prepared from my father's generous garden. My wife Nancy was one of those guests, and after years of travel and training we settled into The Pantry where we could continue to share the goodness life offers through a tradition of warm hospitality, delicious foods and all things culinary. 


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The store and bakery

It is in this spirit that our creative staff serves, from first welcome to the many wonderful customer relationships formed over 37 years. The store sparkles with seasonal selections and year round favorites for your home which you can peruse surrounded by the aromas of our bakers' freshly baked breads and desserts. 

We all look forward to your next visit and the opportunity to find out how we best serve your table. 


Michael and Nancy Ackerman