No sólo la ciudad de New Haven introdujo la pizza en los Estados Unidos, sino que también es el hogar de la hamburguesa, introducida en el mundo por este restaurante en 1900. Si se conduce o camina demasiado rápido, es posible no distinguir este pequeño edificio sin pretensiones con estilo de cabaña, escondido a lo largo de las calles comerciales. Pero en el interior, los locales disfrutan de una hamburguesa "bomba", tan buena que no hace falta ponerle ketchup o mostaza. Las hamburguesas son cocidas a la parrilla en posición vertical para obtener el mejor sabor posible, y a veces ofrecen una rebanada de queso. Este es un clásico punto de referencia de New Haven. ¡Imperdible!
Este restaurante es la sucursal de New Haven de la cadena de falafel de fama mundial que se inició en la ciudad de Nueva York, en Greenwich Village, en 1971. Esta sucursal es más bonita, un espacio para sentarse, con las paredes cubiertas de alfombras de felpa de Oriente Medio. El menú ofrece todos los favoritos de Mamoun, como el famoso falafel, shawarma, pinchos y kibbeh. Mamoun's es un lugar perfecto para comer algo y quedar satisfecho con especialidades saludables de Oriente Medio.
Undoubtedly one of the neighborhood's favorite ice-cream parlors, Ashley's Ice Cream is one of the must-visit joints on every tourist's list. Since its inception, this ice-cream parlor has been known for its unique flavors, which has only increased in number over the years. Bring out your inner child with its range of specialties, including the Red White and Blueberry, Nutella Chip, Lemon Pie and Bittersweet Chocolate ice-creams. Apart from its ice-creams, the cakes, frozen yogurt, juices and smoothies are also worth a try.
When moseying along Chapel Street, stop into this popular student (but not exclusively) hangout. Here, it's a toss up between what's more fun; the excellent selection of homemade soups, salads and sandwiches, gourmet coffees and sweet pastries, or the titles that cover almost every subject known to publishing. Sunny seating makes this a cozy stop in any season, and a great place to peek into when downtown.
This funky (and popular with the Yale crowd) bookstore offers an expansive selection for all ages and tastes, plus a fun adjoining cafe to grab a bite or drink and to further enjoy the literary experience. The store faces busy Chapel Street and if you are lucky enough to grab a place by the window, you can add people watching to the experience. Close to the Yale University Art Gallery and other Yale attractions, Atticus is a great place for the bookish as well as the hungry tourist.
Synonymous with great coffee and good times, Blue State Coffee is a great place to kick-start your day with a warm beverage and a healthy morning conversation. Sourced from some of the best coffee traders, and roasted and brewed on-site, expect nothing short of a cup of fresh, aromatic coffee from this coffee house. Be sure to try some of their signature coffees such as the True Blue, Liberty and Espresso #9, which is every bit as unique and wonderful, as you would expect.
When it comes to serving a deliciously good pizza, very few places can meet the standards of Yorkside Pizza and Restaurant. This intimate, family run restaurant offers some of the city's finest pizza and Greek-inspired dishes that are prepared using age-old, inherited recipes. Expect nothing short of a thorough gastronomical adventure each time you dig into a meal here. From the soups to the signature souvlakis, everything on the menu here promises a palate-pleasing experience, that will certainly have you planning for your next meal at this splendid restaurant.
Take a break from regular burgers and pizzas and lose yourself in the vibrant flavors from China at Ivy Wok. This popular restaurant is known for offering delicious and authentic Cantonese delicacies at pocket-friendly rates. The Pan Fried Pork Dumplings, Wonton Cantonese Noodle Soup and General Tso's Chicken on rice from their menu which have been loved by there regulars.The friendly staff is efficient and makes this place a great spot to enjoy a quick meal.