When you think of New Haven, two things come to mind: Yale University and pizza. However, these Ivy Leaguers are not only feasting at the countless pizzerias in the area; New Haven offers a variety of delicious cuisines that would satisfy any taste bud. If you’re looking for great food in the New Haven area, the following restaurants are highly recommended:
- Louis’ Lunch
What’s a visit to New Haven without stopping by the birthplace of the hamburger? After all, the Travel Channel did name it the “Tastiest Place to Chowdown in America.”
- Pepe’s Pizza
The New Haven-style thin crust pizza originated at Pepe’s. Coal-fired pizza never tasted so good. Locals boast about the white clam pizza, and according to The Daily Meal, it’s number one in America.
- Miya's Sushi
This sustainable sushi restaurant was New Haven County’s first sushi bar. However, this is not your average sushi. Miya’s twenty eight page menu is filled with affordable, whole grain and organic recipes utilizing seafood that is often overlooked. It has been recognized by Gourmet Magazine as one of the top healthiest restaurants in the country. Aside from the healthy and unique cuisine, it is also delicious!
- Carmen Anthony Steakhouse
Whether you prefer medium, well, or rare, you won’t be disappointed as you take a bite out of the best steak in the state. Add a side of lobster mac and cheese, and you’re in for an excellent meal.
- Bar Night Club
Three words: mashed potato pizza. If that doesn’t get your mouth watering, consider adding bacon for an unforgettable pizza experience. You can enjoy these toppings, and several others, 365 nights a year at Bar.
- Claire's Corner Copia
Don’t worry vegetarian/vegan friends, we did not forget about you! Claire’s Corner Copia has been serving organic, kosher, gluten-free, and vegan dishes to the New Haven area for almost 40 years. They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and also have an extensive drink and dessert menu.
- Rice Pot
This place is a must try for all of our Thai lovers! Whether you are dining in or getting take out, The Rice Pot has great service, reasonable prices, and awesome lunch specials. The drunken noodles are often highly recommended the regulars.
One bite of the chicken enchiladas with mole sauce will have you saying “holy mole” and wanting to come back for more. Wash it down with one of their famous margaritas for the ultimate Mexican dining experience.
- Union League Café
Bon Appétit! Get a taste of France without having to take a transatlantic flight. Voted “Best French” by Connecticut Magazine, the Union League menu offers authentic French cuisine with dessert favorites, such as crème brûlée.
- Lucibello's Italian Pastry Shop
Speaking of crème brûlée, you can’t forget dessert! From cakes, to pastries, to authentic Italian cookies, you’re sure to get your sugar fix at this popular pastry shop.
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