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Natural Food Markets & Restaurants

Where to find natural, organic, seasonal, and/or local groceries and prepared food.

These locations offer organic and traditional produce; prepared foods; frozen, refrigerated, and non-perishable items; health- and personal-care product; and bulk grains, spices, nuts, and more.

Edge of the Woods (New Haven)

Elm City Market (New Haven)

Food Works (Guilford)

Four Seasons Market (Branford)
Nice organic and gluten-free selection. Very helpful with hard to find items for individuals with food allergies. No website, but see the Yelp Review for info and address.

Healthy Foods Plus (Milford)
Small shop selling food, healthy & beauty products, vitamins, and herbs. No website, but see the Yelp Review for info and address.

Thyme and Season (Hamden)

Whole Foods (Milford)



Bloodroot Vegetarian Restaurant (Bridgeport)
“. . . a feminist restaurant and bookstore with a seasonal vegetarian menu”

Blue State Coffee (New Haven)
Fair-trade coffee for parents and locally-sourced breakfast and lunch bites for all. With the goal of being a “zero waste” business, everything they sell is consumable, commercially compostable, recyclable, or reusable. Two locations; note that the Wall Street store has un-stroller-friendly steps.

Caseus (New Haven)
Enjoy seasonal menus focused on  organic and locally-procured ingredients and artisanal cheeses at the bistro/fromagerie. Caters to sophisticated palates and is often booked up solid, so probably best for a date night (i.e. call on a sitter and treat yourself!).

Claire’s Cornercopia (New Haven)
Casual restaurant with vegetarian and vegan options and specials; wonderful baked goods.

G-Zen (Branford)
G as in “green,” this organic, vegan, and sustainable restaurant opened in fall 2011 to great reviews. From the team that brought you the GMonkey Mobile food truck.

It’s Only Natural Vegetarian Restaurant (Middletown)
In addition to their lunch and dinner menus, I.O.N. makes fresh bread daily and serves organic wine and beer.

Kitchen Zinc (New Haven)
Local, sustainable, and fresh ingredients, creatively combined on top of delicious PIZZA. Need we say more?

Miya’s Sushi (New Haven)
Sushi that cares about the planet.

Shoreline Diner & Vegetarian Enclave (Guilford)
Serves vegan, gluten-free, and classics.

Thali Too (New Haven)
An all-vegetarian outpost of the popular Indian restaurant. Nothing on the menu–which includes regional specialties, Build-Your-Own Rice Bowls, and a Lassi Bar–exceeds $10.

Udupi Bhavan (Middletown)
“Pure vegetarian” Indian focusing on specialties from the Udupi region in southern India.


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  1. sharon #

    G-Zen in Branford is a new restaurant run by the former chef/co-owner of ION in Middletown…it is vegan and vegetarian I believe, just opened up a few mos. ago…Haven’t tried it yet, but with Mark Shadle as the head chef, it is bound to be good…

    January 3, 2012
  2. M #

    Udupi Bhavan in Middeltown, Ct, is great for Indian style “pure veg” (i.e. veg + gee and without onions and garlic) cooking.

    April 3, 2012
  3. Don’t forget Elm City Market, New Haven’s new food co-op!!

    July 12, 2012
  4. Sorry… it’s on the list, I just missed it :(

    July 12, 2012
  5. Samantha C #

    I really really enjoyed Red Lentil but I think they recently closed. So disappointed.

    January 17, 2013
  6. greenHaven #

    Thanks, Samantha. That is too bad, I didn’t get there often, but always enjoyed it. ~G.M.

    January 17, 2013
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