Local since 1997!
Vander Jagt family purchased this store in 1997. The Vander Jagt family owns stores in Montana: in Browning, Great Falls (2), Bozeman, Billings and Forsyth. Van’s Thriftway is part of Associated Food Stores retail owned wholesaler that operates distribution centers in Helena, Billings and Salt Lake City.
Just check out the Chamber of Commerce newsletter! Scroll down to page 6 to see some great accolades! Paula won the 2011 Kay McKenna Community Service award for volunteer work and donations to community non-profit groups! Paula is a great representation of the Van's high standards we hold.
Helena has long been buzzing about how great our bakery is, have you caught the aroma when you walk past? Mike Shirella and his staff pride themselves on creating bakery “works of art” from scratch. Wedding cakes, cakes for all occasions, pies, donuts, rolls, crusted breads, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, cream cheese bars, brownies all to die for. Do not forget the largest selection of fresh made cookies in town. When you have your next party, family gathering or work event, think of us. We will get you squared away with some incredible comfort food!
The special combination of the right products at the right time makes our bakery a neighborhood necessity. When you have your next party, family gathering or work event, think of us. We will get you squared away with some incredible comfort food!
Ward's fresh produce
Try our made fresh daily Salsa (it’s a secret recipe). These days, you are probably more health conscious than ever before. With goals of eating right and staying fit, you need look no further for the best, farm-fresh produce. Ward Sieber our Produce Manager has gone to great lengths to carry only the finest fruits and vegetables and to deliver them to you in the same excellent condition as when they were picked.
Meat from a friend
Our customers have continually selected Van’s Meat Department as the “best in town” over the years. Mark Reardon and his very friendly staff not only keep a great meat case but will bend over backward to help you with custom cuts for you and any special events you are preparing for. Van’s Meat offers a butcher block of beef, seafood and their own ground sausage. We carry a full line of Montana “Red Neck” products, Montana beef and Montana pork products. Our fresh “ground daily burger” as well as all of our meat products will satisfy even the most discriminating tastes and budgets. Our in-store butchers are always there to provide assistance unavailable anywhere else.
Since 1934, Western Family has had a prominent place at America’s tables. Western Family has had a tradition of excellent products and a heritage of healthy solutions for every family. When guests purchase Western Family products, they know they’re getting great quality at a terrific value. In fact, if they are not completely satisfied with any Western Family item, they can return it and receive double their money back.
At the heart of every great food store is a first-class grocery department. Tim, Mitch and Joel are committed to making sure our aisles are stocked and ready with high quality and unparalleled variety. We know you are looking for value and our center store is a great place to start. Take time to peruse our Gluten Free section, and our very large offering of specialty foods which are located throughout the store. We are also very proud of our commitment to “Montana Made” products.
Jeanie and her team offer custom sliced meats and cheeses to homemade specialty salads and hot mealtime solutions we have just what you need. For large gatherings, we offer meat, cheese, vegetable, and fruit trays as well as the ability to cater all of your special events. So, relax and enjoy your day, we can take care of preparing the food.