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Exploring restaurants is fun but finding restaurants that serve complete entrees, dinners or desserts that are fat-free and low in salt and sugar is very cumbersome and often disappointing.








Restaurants around CT 06510

that serve Esselstyn Diet-compliant Meals:

Click on Restaurantís Pictures to see Served Menus

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Sushi Palace

1473 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, Connecticut (06514)


Info: Japanese cuisine, some vegan options if specified. Specialty: all you can eat sushi/sashimi (Mon-Thu: $17.95, Fri-Sun: $19.95). Delivery. Accepts credit cards.

Hours:Mon-Thu 11:00am-10:00pm, Fri & Sat 11:00am-11:00pm, Sun noon-10:00pm.

Park: On street (not at KFC)



CLOSED: Elaine's Healthy Choice

117 Whalley Ave, New Haven, Connecticut (06511)


Info: Vegan, Organic, American, Take-out with a few sit down tables, Delivery.

100% vegan Jamaican take out place in New Haven. Very friendly staff, enthusiastic about veganism. Open Mon-Thu 10:30am-8:30pm, Fri 10am-3pm, Sun 10:30am-6:30pm. Accepts credit cards.


UNFORTUNATELY after 3 years CLOSED in Summer 2011!

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Claire's Corner Copia

1000 Chapel St, New Haven, Connecticut (06511) (at College St)


Info: Ovo, Lacto, Vegan-friendly, Organic, American, Italian, Mexican, Take-out. A funky cafeteria-style place where you bus-your-own table. Features specials of the day, soups, burritos, breads, and desserts. Vegan food options are marked "VO" Uses locally sourced and organic ingredients when possible.

Hours: Mon-Thu 8am-9pm, Fri 8am-10pm, Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 9am-9pm.


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Whole Foods Market

1686 Boston Post Rd, Milford Connecticut 06460


Info: Part of large natural foods supermarket chain. Has fresh fruits and vegetables including organic produce, deli, hot foods and salad bar, vitamins, supplements, personal care products, grocery, coffee bar, and more. Accepts credit cards.

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. seven days a week.


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2 E Main St (at Montowese St)

Branford Connecticut 06405


Info: All vegan menu including beer, wine, desserts, breads, and raw food. All ingredients are plant-based and mostly sustainable and organic. Price: Expensive. Accepts credit cards.

Hours: Open Tue-Sat 4pm-9pm (Fri, Sat till 9:30pm), closed Sun-Mon.

Park: On street (metered/free).





Itís Only Natural

386 Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457


Info: Serving juices, smoothies, soups, salads, wraps, live foods, homemade desserts, fresh baked vegan bread daily, daily specials by an award-winning culinary team. Serves dairy products. Price: Moderate. Accepts credit cards.

Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 9:00pm, seven days a week.

Park: On Melilli Plaza, Exit 15 of Route 9





85 Ferris St, Bridgeport, CT 06605


Info: Feminist collective restaurant and bookstore since 1977. Casual atmosphere. There's no cash register and no waitressing. Place your order with a woman seated behind a desk after making your choice from the blackboard menu, and bus your own table when you are through. Price: Moderate.

Hours: Mon: Closed, Tue-Sat: Lunch 11:30-2:30, Tue-Thu: Dinner 6:00-9:00, Fri-Sat: Dinner 6:00-10:00, Sun: Brunch 11:30-2:30.

Park: Available on property.


(New Haven 32 min: Rt15-Rt8-I95-Rt130)



Six Main Restaurant

6 Main St, Chester, CT 06412


Info: Vegetarian restaurant features produce from their own farm in Old Lyme. Serves gourmet vegetarian, vegan and raw vegan options. Organic wine and beer list. Elegant setting. Call for reservations. Price: Moderate. Accepts credit cards.

Hours: Sun-Thu 5-9pm, Fri-Sat 5-10pm, Sun Brunch 10am-3pm.

Park: Available in rear of property.


(From New Haven 45 min: I95-Rt9)



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True Bistro

1153 Broadway, Somerville, MA


Info: Contemporary vegan cuisine and drinks in a upscale atmosphere. Offers gluten-free and nut-free menus as well, and brunch is served on weekends. Opened in November 2010. Price: Moderate. Accepts credit cards.

Hours: Mon-Thu 5-9pm, Fri 5-10pm, Sat 10am-3pm, 5-10pm, Sun 10am-3pm, 5-9pm.

Park: Metered, along the street




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187 9th Ave (21st St, Midtown/Chelsea, Manhattan)

New York City, NY 10011


Info: New York vegan restaurant in the neighborhood of Chelsea. Fine dining with menu of gourmet vegan cuisine. Brunch is served on weekends. Chic elegant interior with a fireplace and antique-style banquette. Reservations strongly recommended. Price: Expensive. Accepts credit cards.

Hours: Mon-Thu 5-9:30pm, Fri-Sun 12-2:45pm, Fri-Sat 5-10pm, Sun 5-9pm.



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Candle 79: New York

Candle 79, NYC; 154 E. 79 (at Lexington Ave.), New York,

NY; 212-5


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Pure Food And Wine: New York

Pure Food and Wine, NYC; 54 Irving Place, New York,

NY; 212-477-1010


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