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Mozzicato DePasquale Bakery & Pastry Shop on Franklin Avenue serves Italian pastries such as cannoli, sfogliatelle and the delicious Neapolitan Babà Rhum. One step inside and it truly feels like you are walking along the Spaccanapoli in Naples. During the summer months, the mouthwatering gelato and granita are amazing choices.
Large or miniature, Modern Pastry is one of Franklin Avenue's great bakeries. Try a variety of delectable Italian pastries with the miniature versions, or just wolf down a larger version of your favorite treat. There is wide selection of homemade cookies for sale as well, or if you can't make it to the area, have them shipped to your door! Check out the display of wedding cakes that show off the bakery's fine decoration skills.
First and Last Bakery Café does just about everything, bakery, café, catering, to-go meals and more. Many come here for the fine Italian pastries such as cannoli, Italian-style cookies, cream puffs and multi-tiered cakes. The café serves sandwiches on a variety of homemade breads, soups, salads and plenty of breakfast meals to eat in on the premise or to-go. Low prices, great service and that hometown feel!
Have you ever wanted to learn about what it takes to make a decent beer or wine? Well, look no further as you have found the place in this area of South Hartford. At the BWMW the brewers distill knowledge with classes during select days of the month as well as have in-store tastings every day. In addition to libations, the warehouse has everything you need to start homebrewing, from hop samples like Cascade, Sterling, Willamette and countless others to all-in-one winemaking kits, you will never buy another six pack or bottle of wine at the store again.
If you are craving some crunchy, home-baked breads and pastries, the Hartford Baking Company in West Hartford is sure to be a great stop first-thing in the morning or whenever want some sweet or savory. Many ingredients used at the Hartford Baking Company come from local producers and farms, so you can be sure that the carbon footprint of your food is minimal. Enjoy fancy coffees and other hot beverages along with what will perfectly accompany your baked goods.
Stew Leonard's is deemed the world's largest dairy store, complete with animatronic livestock, giant food icons (such as Twinkie the Kid and Chiquita Banana) and barn decor. This unique supermarket experience is one of the region's main attractions at this Newington branch of the Norwalk-based store. Stew Leonard's is known for its high level of customer satisfaction with a policy that always proclaims the customer right. With a successful line of their own products, like coffees, cookies, tortilla chips and peanuts, you can easily do your shopping here or pick up a hand-decorated gift basket for a loved one.
One of the state's best places to get an apple pie or pick-your-own fruit, Lyman Orchards offers fresh, local produce at great prices. There are a slew of annual events at the Orchards, starting with the Apple Hunt at Easter, where the Easter Bunny puts aside his candy for some healthy apples. During the summer months, there is the Sunflower Maze, and then if visiting in September and October, stop by the Corn Maze, which is spread across four acres of property. If golf is your game, there are two courses on the premises. You will never run out of things to do at Lyman Orchards!