With two local locations, including this one in downtown Springfield, Frigo's Foods sells gourmet food to their customers located throughout all of Western New England. Since opening in 1950, this market has made some of the best sandwiches and lunch specials around, like their Classic Italian sandwich and Eggplant Parmesan. In addition to their gourmet market featuring goods like olive oils and cheeses, pre-made gift baskets and cooking classes are also offered. Catering services are available for large groups.
This upscale bar and grill in West Hartford is known for its organic, fresh ingredients and selection of small batch bourbons from across the U.S. The kitchen serves comfort food items with a Northeastern twist like Lobster Mac n' Cheese, Tuna Steak and Fish & Chips as well as massive burgers. In addition to burgers, the gastropub is also known for its handcrafted selection of craft beers.
Tisane Euro-Asian Cafe has a little bit of everything: it functions as a cafe as well as a restaurant that specializes in fusion dishes. Tisane combines European and Asian cuisine into a new unique and delicious dish. Visit on Sunday for their amazing brunch, with options such as Cinnamon Daze, which is a cinnamon bun bread pudding, or Green Eggs and Ham Frittata. You can also stop by just for a cup of coffee or tea.
This trendy spot in downtown Hartford offers a wide array of burgers, cocktails, salads, sushi, tapas and much more. The eclectic menu has items from calamari to crackling pork shank and if you can't find anything on there, you're probably not that hungry. In fact, the entire menu is comprised of foods from around the world. The modern, hip ambiance also adds to the experience, with subdued lighting and aluminum/wood furnishings, it's a great place for lunch or dinner.
At Vaughn's, diners can rest assured that they will receive some superb food and pints of cold beer. In typical Irish fashion, most of the menu is comprised of items like Shepard's Pie, Guinness Lamb Stew and Beer Battered Cod and Chips. And since Vaughn's is family-friendly, the kids have options like Bangers and Mash as well as Fish and Chips in kid-sized portions of course. The restaurant also caters events and hosts private parties.
Noodles, bento boxes, sushi, sashimi, tempura are just some of the items on the menu at Ichiban, one of the area's most popular restaurants. With a Korean and Japanese menu, you can easily find something to suit your palate. A great time to pop in is during lunch, with fantastic meals at low prices.
Named after Dr. Sylvester Graham, a propagator of healthy food, Sylvester's have adopted his philosophy in their menu. The restaurant has a counter-serve cafe and a bakery and serves breakfast and lunch daily and brunch on weekends. A homely space distinguished by a pretty entrance welcomes you to dine in. The smell of freshly baked goods and coffee pervades the entire restaurant and is sure to make you feel hungry. For breakfast, you can try their French Toast or a savory Benedict paired with freshly made coffee. For lunch, you can dig into a salad and sandwich combo or a beef burger. Almost everything on their menu has a gluten-free alternative, so ask your waiter for the same.
The Black Sheep in Amherst is a great little place to get a sandwich (made with Boar's Head meats, of course!), challah bread or locally-roasted coffee. Sandwiches are homemade and made with care, including several vegetarian and vegan options. You can also enjoy live music (typically jazz) during the week after 4p.
Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana is a chain of classic Italian pizzerias which has one of its many outlets located in Robertson, Manchester. Offering a delicious array of pizzas which include the Margherita, the Spinach, Mushroom & Gorgonzola and the White Clam Pizza, this eatery is one you will certainly want to dine at with family and friends, to share the joy of these large brick-oven pies. Wash your meal here down with an Italian soda, a beer or a wine.
Everyone who comes to Shady Glen recommends one dish: the "Bernice Original " cheeseburger. Most hamburger joints give you a burger with one, maybe two slices. Shady Glen offers up a delicious burger with four slices of cheese; cheese that overflows the griddle when cooking so that you are left with cheesy, gooey goodness on the burger and crispy, flavorful cheese all around the burger. Enjoy your burger with a side of crinkle-cut fries and a milkshake from the dairy's own unique flavors. All visitors to the Hartford area should try out the Shady Glen Dairy for some one-of-a-kind burgers and ice cream.
Tequilas, tacos and tostadas are just a few items that comprise an appetizing Mexican food dinner here at Agave. Add the fact that waiters make your guacamole at the table, and it becomes one of the bests spots to try in Hartford's downtown district. It's located on the corner of Allyn and Ann Uccello Streets, right across the way from the XL Center, which makes it ultra-convenient before or after events.