New Haven is home to Yale University, making it a multicultural city with restaurants serving a variety of cuisines. Start with breakfast at Claire’s, followed by lunch and bookshop browsing at Atticus, and end with dinner at farm-to-table Heirloom. And don’t forget to sample the local “apizza” and visit the inventor of the hamburger. Hungry yet? Read on for our full recommendations, and you’ll get even hungrier.
For those looking for healthy vegetarian cuisine, Claire’s is a great place to go. It has a simple and casual interior with black-and-white checkered tile floors and boards above the counter that list an array of items. Founded in 1975, the restaurant is still run by the original Claire, who is committed to making her restaurant organic and sustainable. Stop by for breakfast and have a fresh smoothie along with one of Claire’s award-winning quiches or the seasonal goodness sandwich. For those wanting something sweet, locals swear by the Lithuanian coffee cake.