A full-service meat market on the Pella town square, In’t Veld is best known for its ring-shape tubes of bologna, but also impresses when it comes to dried beef and jerky. Regular customers pop in throughout the day to pick up the makings for a home-cooked dinner.
The sense of nostalgia within the old-fashioned shop is so thick that you could cut it with a knife. Behind the counter, the friendly neighborhood butcher is just what you’d expect, right down to the paper hat, white pants, white shirt and apron. If you have trouble making up your mind, his years of experience come in handy.
There is a menu of sandwiches to eat on-site or carry out for picnics on the square. The Dagwood ($5.99), the grilled chicken ($4.59) and the ham salad sandwiches ($2.89) are popular. For those who really want to go local, the Double Dutch ($3.19) holds five large slices of warm Pella bologna with melty Gouda cheese on a fresh bakery bun. We opted for a to-go ring of that famous bologna ($6.99)—tasty cold as a snack and even better when heated up for a sandwich.