Local Food Options

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Symbols Guide:
Θ Gluten Free Menu Items Available (or the restaurant is Gluten-Free friendly and will happily accommodate your request)
Vegetarian/Vegan Items Available (that aren't just lettuce and some broccoli)

Rating system:
••••• Must Try, rivals big-city dining, unique to this area
••••• Excellent, rivals big-city dining
•••• Very Good, worth trying, will not dissappoint
••• Good, standard fare, will not surprise or dissappoint
•• Average, best in a pinch

Top Rated

••••• Duc's Place Θ √
167 Orange Street, New Haven
12-15 minute drive
203-691-1470
Hours: M-Sa: 1000-1800
Choose from the best Bahn Mi sandwich or noddle bowl! GF noodle bowls are delicious! Lemongrass Tofu Bahn Mi or noodle bowl is to die for. Authentic Vietnamese cuisine owned by an incredibly nice family.

••••• G Cafe and Bakery Θ √
1008 Main Street, Branford
10 minute drive
203-208-0930
Hours: M-Sa: 0700-1600, Su: 0800-1500
German-style bakery, bakes loaves of bread for retail sale daily, as well as bread for all sandwiches. GF bread available. Vegan friendly.

••••• Meat and Company
116 Crown Street, New Haven
15 minute drive
203-776-MEAT (6328)
Hours: M-Th: 1130-1500, F-Sa: 1130-2300
Ecclectic and exuberant, this sandwich shop piles great taste with unique combinations to form one of the coolest joints in Connecticut.

••••• Modern Apizza
874 State Street, New Haven
12-15 minute drive
203-776-5306
Hours: Tu-Sa: 1100-2200, Su: 1500-2200
While Pepe's might be the most famous pizza place in New Haven, trust us when we tell you Modern is the best.

••••• olea Θ √
39 High Street, New Haven
10-15 minute drive
203-780-8925
Hours: M-Sa, 1700-2130
Easily the finest restaurant in New Haven. Will accommodate all dietary preferences with ease. You HAVE to try this restaurant if you have the time.

••••• One 6 Three Pizza Θ √
874 State Street, New Haven
12-15 minute drive
203-777-5141
Hours: M-F: 1100-2200, Sa-Su: 1200-2200
One 6 Three offers a nouveau twist on New Haven pizza. Don't worry, you can still get the standards, but they serve up pies like The King, which is peanut butter and bacon, and other delicious combos. And to boot, they are Vegan and GF friendly!

••••• ROÌA Θ
261 College Street, New Haven
10-15 minute drive
203-200-7045
Hours: Tu-Su: 1130-1400, 1700-2100
Occupying an old bank, this beautiful art deco space hosts one of the finest restaurants in New Haven. Park in the College Street Garage.

American Fare

•••• Eli's on the Hill Θ
624 West Main Street, Branford
10 minute drive
203-488-2700
Hours: Every Day, 1130-2330+

•••• Prime 16 Burger and Taphouse
172 Temple Street, New Haven
15 minute drive
203-782-16160
Hours: Every Day, 1130-2200+

•••• Temple Grill
153 Temple Street, New Haven
15 minute drive
203-773-1111
Hours: Varies, open Every Day for Lunch and Dinner

•• Twin Pines Diner
34 Main Street, East Haven
less than 5 minute drive
203-468-6887
Hours: Every Day, 24 hours

•••• Zinc Kitchen Θ √
964 Chapel Street, New Haven
15 minute drive
203-624-0507
Hours: T-Sa: 1700-2200
Definitely more than just pizza (don't let the website fool you)! It's often best to park in the College Street Garage and walk over to the restaurant.

Breakfast Spots

•••• B. Natural Café Θ √
2 locations, New Haven
10-15 minute drive
203-773-1343 | 203-773-1144
Hours:
Downtown: M-Sa: 0730-2000, Su: 0730-1800
Orange Street: M-F: 0700-1900, Sa: 0800-1500

•••• East Rock Coffee
49 Cottage Street, New Haven
15 minute drive
203-785-9218
Hours: M-F: 0600-1800, Sa-Su: 0700-1800
A beautifully New Haven coffee shop, serving delicious brews in a small, intimate setting.

••••• G Cafe and Bakery Θ √
1008 Main Street, Branford
10 minute drive
203-208-0930
Hours: M-Sa: 0700-1600, Su: 0800-1500

•• Twin Pines Diner
34 Main Street, East Haven
less than 5 minute drive
203-468-6887
Hours: Every Day, 24 hours

Delis and Sandwich Joints

•••• Del Monaco's Italian Market
475 Townsend Ave, New Haven
less than 5 minute drive
203-468-0360
Hours: M-Sa: 1000-1800

••••• Duc's Place Θ √
167 Orange Street, New Haven
12-15 minute drive
203-691-1470
Hours: M-Sa: 1000-1800
Delicious Bahn Mi sandwich or noddle bowl! GF noodle bowls are delicious! Lemongrass Tofu Bahn Mi or noodle bowl is to die for. Authentic, delicious Vietnamese cuisine owned by an incredibly nice family.

••••• G Cafe and Bakery Θ √
1008 Main Street, Branford
10 minute drive
203-208-0930
Hours: M-Sa: 0700-1600, Su: 0800-1500
German-style bakery, bakes loaves of bread for retail sale daily, as well as bread for all sandwiches. GF bread available. Vegan friendly.

••••• Mamoun's Falafel
85 Howe Street, New Haven
15 minute drive
203-562-8444
Hours: Every Day 1100-2359

••••• Meat and Company
116 Crown Street, New Haven
15 minute drive
203-776-MEAT (6328)
Hours: M-Th: 1130-1500, F-Sa: 1130-2300
Ecclectic and exuberant, this sandwich shop piles great taste with unique combinations to form one of the coolest joints in Connecticut.

•••• P&M Deli
401 Main Street, Branford
12 minute drive
203-488-6183
Hours: M-Sa: 0800-1900, Su: 0900-1700

•••• Pitaziki Θ √
170 Temple Street, New Haven
15 minute drive
203-773-5000
Hours: Every Day 1100-2300

French

••••• ROÌA Θ
261 College Street, New Haven
10-15 minute drive
203-200-7045
Hours: Tu-Su: 1130-1400, 1700-2100
Occupying an old bank, this beautiful art deco space hosts one of the finest restaurants in New Haven. Park in the College Street Garage.

Gluten Sensitive

•••• B. Natural Café Θ √
2 locations, New Haven
10-15 minute drive
203-773-1343 | 203-773-1144
Hours:
Downtown: M-Sa: 0730-2000, Su: 0730-1800
Orange Street: M-F: 0700-1900, Sa: 0800-1500
Many GF breakfast bowls (served all day), rice bowls, and GF bread for sandwiches.

••••• Barcelona Wine Bar Θ
155 Temple Street, New Haven
10-15 minute drive
203-848-3000
Hours:
Every Day: 1700-2200
A Spanish tapas restaurant that is loaded with GF options. Park in the Temple Street Garage.

••••• Duc's Place Θ √
167 Orange Street, New Haven
12-15 minute drive
203-691-1470
Hours: M-Sa: 1000-1800
Choose from the best Bahn Mi sandwich or noddle bowl! GF noodle bowls are delicious! Lemongrass Tofu Bahn Mi or noodle bowl is to die for. Authentic Vietnamese cuisine owned by an incredibly nice family.

•••• Eli's on the Hill Θ
624 West Main Street, Branford
10 minute drive
203-488-2700
Hours: Every Day, 1130-2330+
Offers GF hamburger buns, but not a seperate menu and may not have a dedicated prep space.

••••• G Cafe and Bakery Θ √
1008 Main Street, Branford
10 minute drive
203-208-0930
Hours: M-Sa: 0700-1600, Su: 0800-1500
German-style bakery, bakes loaves of bread for retail sale daily, as well as bread for all sandwiches. GF bread available. Vegan friendly.

••••• Mecha Noodle Bar Θ √
201 Crown Street, New Haven
10-15 minute drive
203-691-9671
Hours: Every Day, 1130-2130
Offers GF pho, rice dishes, and more. Can get busy, so be patient!

••••• olea Θ √
39 High Street, New Haven
10-15 minute drive
203-780-8925
Hours: M-Sa, 1700-2130
Easily the finest restaurant in New Haven. Will accommodate all dietary preferences with ease. You HAVE to try this restaurant if you have the time.

••••• One 6 Three Pizza Θ √
874 State Street, New Haven
12-15 minute drive
203-777-5141
Hours: M-F: 1100-2200, Sa-Su: 1200-2200
GF crusts available, however they are frozen. There are plenty of other GF options here, though. Like their wings, which are killer!

•••• Pitaziki Θ √
170 Temple Street, New Haven
15 minute drive
203-773-5000
Hours: Every Day 1100-2300
Offers tasty salads and rice bowls that are GF.

••••• ROÌA Θ
261 College Street, New Haven
10-15 minute drive
203-200-7045
Hours: Tu-Su: 1130-1400, 1700-2100
Occupying an old bank, this beautiful art deco space hosts one of the finest restaurants in New Haven. Will happily accommodate GF needs. Park in the College Street Garage.

•••• Shell and Bones Θ √
100 S Water Street, New Haven
15 minute drive
203-787-3466
Hours: M-T: 1600-2200, We-Su: 1100-2200
Beautiful waterfront dining with a great seafood-centric menu. Will accommodate GF if not specified on the menu. Also featured are Vegan Steak and Impossible Burgers.

•••• Zinc Kitchen Θ √
964 Chapel Street, New Haven
15 minute drive
203-624-0507
Hours: T-Sa: 1700-2200
Definitely more than just pizza (don't let the website fool you)! It's often best to park in the College Street Garage and walk over to the restaurant.

Italian

•••• Aniello's
346 Hemingway Ave, East Haven
less than 5 minute drive
203-467-5694
Hours: M-Sa: 1100-2200, Su: 1200-2200

••••• Tarry Lodge
278 Park Street, New Haven
15 minute drive
203-672-0765
Hours: Every Day 1130-2200

•••• Tolli's
410 Main Street, East Haven
Less than 5 minute drive
203-469-9582
Hours: M-Sa: 1100-2100, Su: 1300-2100

••••• Wooster Street, New Haven
12-15 minute drive
Take your pick from several Italian Restaurants in this "Little Italy" here in New Haven. Sally's Pizza, Pepe's Pizza, Abate, Tony and Lucille's, Consiglio's, and more. Hours vary. We suggest you park and walk around to find your ideal restaurant.

Pizza

•••• Aniello's
346 Hemingway Ave, East Haven
less than 5 minute drive
203-467-5694
Hours: M-Sa: 1100-2200, Su: 1200-2200

••••• BAR
254 Crown Street, New Haven
10 to 15 minute drive
203-495-8924
Hours: M-T: 1700-2200, W-Su: 1100-2200
Awesome place that is also a brewery.

••••• Modern Apizza
874 State Street, New Haven
12-15 minute drive
203-776-5306
Hours: Tu-Sa: 1100-2200, Su: 1500-2200
While Pepe's might be the most famous pizza place in New Haven, trust us when we tell you Modern is the best.

••••• One 6 Three Pizza Θ √
874 State Street, New Haven
12-15 minute drive
203-777-5141
Hours: M-F: 1100-2200, Sa-Su: 1200-2200
GF crusts available, however they are frozen. There are plenty of other GF options here, though. Like their wings, which are killer!

•••• Tolli's
410 Main Street, East Haven
Less than 5 minute drive
203-469-9582
Hours: M-Sa: 1100-2100, Su: 1300-2100

••••• Wooster Street, New Haven
12-15 minute drive
Take your pick from several Italian Restaurants in this "Little Italy" here in New Haven. Sally's Pizza, Pepe's Pizza, Abate, Tony and Lucille's, Consiglio's, and more. Hours vary. We suggest you park and walk around to find your ideal restaurant.

Seafood

•••• Atelier Florian
1166 Chapel Street, New Haven
15 minute drive
203-859-5999
Hours: Every Day 1130-2100

••••• The Lobster Shack
7 Indian Neck Ave, Branford
10 minute drive
203-483-8414
Hours: Every Day 1130-2100 in season only
This restaurant only takes cash.

••• The Sandpiper
161 Cosey Beach Ave, East Haven
15 minute drive
203-469-7544
Hours: Every Day 1100-2100

•••• Shell and Bones Θ √
100 S Water Street, New Haven
15 minute drive
203-787-3466
Hours: M-T: 1600-2200, We-Su: 1100-2200
Beautiful waterfront dining with a great seafood-centric menu. Will accommodate GF if not specified on the menu. Also featured are Vegan Steak and Impossible Burgers.

Soup

••••• Mecha Noodle Bar Θ √
201 Crown Street, New Haven
10-15 minute drive
203-691-9671
Hours: Every Day, 1130-2130
Offers GF pho, rice dishes, and more. Can get busy, so be patient!

Spanish

••••• Barcelona Wine Bar Θ
155 Temple Street, New Haven
10-15 minute drive
203-848-3000
Hours:
Every Day: 1700-2200
A Spanish tapas restaurant that is loaded with GF options. Park in the Temple Street Garage.

••••• olea Θ √
39 High Street, New Haven
10-15 minute drive
203-780-8925
Hours: M-Sa, 1700-2130
Easily the finest restaurant in New Haven. Will accommodate all dietary preferences with ease. You HAVE to try this restaurant if you have the time.

Sushi

Vegetarian/Vegan

•••• B. Natural Café Θ √
2 locations, New Haven
10-15 minute drive
203-773-1343 | 203-773-1144
Hours:
Downtown: M-Sa: 0730-2000, Su: 0730-1800
Orange Street: M-F: 0700-1900, Sa: 0800-1500

••••• Duc's Place Θ √
167 Orange Street, New Haven
12-15 minute drive
203-691-1470
Hours: M-Sa: 1000-1800
Choose from the best Bahn Mi sandwich or noddle bowl! GF noodle bowls are delicious! Lemongrass Tofu Bahn Mi or noodle bowl is to die for. Authentic Vietnamese cuisine owned by an incredibly nice family.

••••• G Cafe and Bakery Θ √
1008 Main Street, Branford
10 minute drive
203-208-0930
Hours: M-Sa: 0700-1600, Su: 0800-1500
German-style bakery, bakes loaves of bread for retail sale daily, as well as bread for all sandwiches. GF bread available. Their veggie panini and avacado toast are both heavenly.

••••• Mamoun's Falafel
85 Howe Street, New Haven
15 minute drive
203-562-8444
Hours: Every Day 1100-2359

••••• Mecha Noodle Bar Θ √
201 Crown Street, New Haven
10-15 minute drive
203-691-9671
Hours: Every Day, 1130-2130
Offers Vegan ramen soup, rice dishes, and more. Can get busy, so be patient!

••••• olea Θ √
39 High Street, New Haven
10-15 minute drive
203-780-8925
Hours: M-Sa, 1700-2130
Easily the finest restaurant in New Haven. Will accommodate all dietary preferences with ease. You HAVE to try this restaurant if you have the time.

••••• One 6 Three Pizza Θ √
874 State Street, New Haven
12-15 minute drive
203-777-5141
Hours: M-F: 1100-2200, Sa-Su: 1200-2200
They will make your pizzas without cheese, but they do not have vegan cheese substitutes. Of all the pizza restaurants in New Haven, however, their plain veggie takes the cake.

•••• Pitaziki Θ √
170 Temple Street, New Haven
15 minute drive
203-773-5000
Hours: Every Day 1100-2300
Offers tasty salads and rice bowls that can be made Vegetarian.

•••• Shell and Bones Θ √
100 S Water Street, New Haven
15 minute drive
203-787-3466
Hours: M-T: 1600-2200, We-Su: 1100-2200
Beautiful waterfront dining with a great seafood-centric menu. Will accommodate GF if not specified on the menu. Also featured are Vegan Steak and Impossible Burgers.

•••• Zinc Kitchen Θ √
964 Chapel Street, New Haven
15 minute drive
203-624-0507
Hours: T-Sa: 1700-2200
Definitely more than just pizza (don't let the website fool you)! It's often best to park in the College Street Garage and walk over to the restaurant.