"Noonie Deli" originated on Church Street in Burlington, Vermont in 1986 as a small mobile-cart business. It was started by two women who had a vision of creating the best sandwich in town on the most amazing, homemade bread and blossomed into a business with nine delis from Burlington to Middle bury to Manchester. They deservedly earned a reputation for truly the best, and biggest, sandwich in town.
Karen Phelps, and family, purchased the Middle-bury deli in 1991, first as a franchise and then later as an owner-operated business. In 2010, the deli was purchased by Bryan Phelps and his wife, Jenny. Bryan was born and raised in Middle bury and Jenny is a Middle bury College graduate - so they each have long histories of being loyal patrons of the deli. Although Bryan and Karen are not related, they do share the same vision for Noonie Deli - to use quality ingredients, generous in size, on the same fresh, homemade bread.