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Voted by New Haveners as the best wine and spirit shop, The Wine Thief has made a name for itself by having the greatest selection and service yet. Their mission is simple: The Wine Thief will guarantee your purchase. If it fails your expectations, bring in the unused portion, they will refund your purchase, backwash and all. Buy tee shirts, corkscrews and vacuum wine savers to enhance your shopping experience. As with Connecticut package stores, no liquor can be sold after 8p, Sundays or holidays.
Follow your nose to the most distinct district of downtown New Haven. Wooster Street was the center of New Haven's Italian community prior to the construction of I-91 and I-95 that rip right through the heart of the street. Today, Wooster Street is host to New Haven's finest and most renowned Italian restaurants, with the famous Pepe's and Sally's pizzerie. A few blocks up is the famed Lucibello's Italian pastry shop where you can taste all your favorite Neapolitan sweets. Wooster Street is the best part of town to explore and get a great meal.
People from all over New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and beyond come to this shop to admire and dream about its exquisite selection of contemporary, handmade wood furniture. Helpful salespeople will show you the portfolios of the artists who sell their work at the store. Other niceties include unique toys and furnishings for children, and unusual artwork for your home. Drive east on Chapel Street 1.6 miles from the New Haven Green. Turn right on Blatchley and park.
The Red Barn of Woodbridge is one of the area's favorite local boutiques. The shop sells women's clothing, accessories, jewelry and all kinds of interesting gifts and home items. All the staff are quite artistic people, so they can always help you pick out something special and unique that fits your personal style.
One of the best in the area, Evan's Toy Shoppe is a locally owned toy store. All the toys are hand picked by the owners to ensure that the selection is top notch in both quality and fun. Kids can pick out everything from baby dolls to blocks, card games, train sets, stuffed animals and everything in between. They also sell kids' bikes and tricycles and can personalize most items in the store.