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  • Best Bagel Shop

    Best Bagel Shop

    1) Bruegger's Bagels 1 Whitney Ave., New Haven (203) 773-3199 brueggers.com   2) Borgias B2B NYC Bagels to Burgers 886 Bridgeport Ave., Milford (203) 283-1540 borgiasb2b.com   3) Cohen's Bagel Company 1347 Boston Post Rd., Madison (203) 318-5090 cohensbagelcompany.com  

  • Best Bakery

    Best Bakery

    1) Julia's Bakery 220 Indian River Rd., Orange (203) 799-6134 juliasbakery.com   2) Alyssa's Cakery 565 Center St., Wallingford (203) 269-9408 alyssascakery.com   3) Marjolaine Pastry Shop 961 State St., New Haven (203) 789-8589 marjolainepastry.com  

  • Best Buffalo Wings

    Best Buffalo Wings

    1) Archie Moore's Bar & Restaurant 188 1/2 Willow St., New Haven (203) 773-9870 archiemoores.com   2) Dew Drop Inn 25 North Ave., Derby (203) 735-7757 facebook.com/dewdropinnct   3) New West Cafe 879 Whalley Ave., New Haven (203) 387-5939  

  • Best Burgers

    Best Burgers

    1) Plan B Burger Bar 1638 Boston Post Road, Milford (203) 713-8700 planbburger.com   2) Prime 16 Tap House & Burgers 172 Temple St., New Haven (203) 782-1616 prime16.com   3) Five Guys Burgers & Fries 440 Boston Post Rd., Orange (203) 298-9336 fiveguys.com  

  • Best Burrito

    Best Burrito

    1) Los Mariachis 105 North Colony Road, Wallingford (203) 265-1838 losmariachisgrill.com   2) Baja's Mexican Restaurant 63 Boston Post Road, Orange (203) 799-2252   3) Mezcal Restaurante Mexicana y Cantina 14 Mechanic St., New Haven (203) 782-4828  

  • Best Cheese Shop

    Best Cheese Shop

    1) Caseus Fromagerie Bistro 93 Whitney Ave., New Haven (203) 624-3373 caseusnewhaven.com   2) Liuzzi Cheese 322 State St., North Haven (203) 248-4356 liuzzicheese.com   3) Fromage Fine Foods & Coffees 873 Boston Post Rd., Old Saybrook (860) 388-5750 fromagefinefoods.com  

  • Best Chocolate

    Best Chocolate

    1) Munson's Chocolates 109 Bost Post Road, Orange (203) 799-0666 munsonschocolates.com   2) Sweet Cioccolata 28 North Colony St., Wallingford (203) 294-1280 sweetcioccolata.com   3) MELT Chocolatier 961 State St., New Haven (203) 789-8589 meltchocolatier.com  

  • Best Coffee House

    Best Coffee House

    1) Willoughby's Coffee & Tea 258 Church St., New Haven (203) 777-7400 willoughbyscoffee.com   2) Koffee on Audubon 104 Audubon St., New Haven (203) 562-5454 koffeefamily.com   3) Blue State Coffee 84 Wall St., New Haven (203) 764-2632 bluestatecoffee.com  

  • Best Cupcakes

    Best Cupcakes

    1) Sugar Bakery & Sweet Shop 424 Main St., East Haven (203) 469-0815 thesugarbakery.com   2) Small Kitchen Big Taste 420 Sackett Point Road, North Haven (475) 238-8470 smallkitchen-bigtaste.com   3) Alyssa's Cakery 565 Center St., Wallingford (203) 269-9408 alyssascakery.com  

  • Best Deli

    Best Deli

    1) Katz's Deli Restaurant 1658 Litchfield Tpke., Woodbridge (203) 389-5301 katzsdeli.net   2) Vinny's Deli 567 Center St., Wallingford (203) 265-7288 vinnysdeli.com   3) Nica's Market 603 Orange St., New Haven (203) 787-5919 nicasmarket.com  

  • Best Desserts

    Best Desserts

    1) Alyssa's Cakery 565 Center St., Wallingford (203) 269-9408 alyssascakery.com   2) Marjolaine Pastry Shop 961 State St., New Haven (203) 789-8589 marjolainepastry.com   3) Take the Cake 2458 Boston Post Road, Guilford (203) 453-1896 originaltakethecake.com  

  • Best Donuts

    Best Donuts

    1) Neil's Donuts and Bake Shop 83 N. Turnpike Road, Wallingford (203) 269-4255 neilsdonuts.com   2) Whitney Donut and Sandwich Shop 2574 Whitney Ave., Hamden (203) 248-9095   3) Orangeside On Temple 25 Temple St., New Haven (203) 773-1000 orangesideontemple.com  

  • Best Farmers Market or Farm Stand

    Best Farmers Market or Farm Stand

    1) City Seed Farmer's Market Wooster Square & Russo Park, New Haven (203) 773-3736 cityseed.org/market-schedule   2) Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery 1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford (203) 453-2338 bishopsorchards.com   3) Wooster Square Park 570 Chapel St., New Haven

  • Best Farm-to-Table Menu

    Best Farm-to-Table Menu

    1) Oak Haven Table & Bar 932 State St., New Haven (203) 915-9413  oakhaventableandbar.com   2) Zinc 964 Chapel St., New Haven (203) 624-0507 zincfood.com   3) Caseus Fromagerie Bistro 93 Whitney Ave., New Haven (203) 624-3373 caseusnewhaven.com  

  • Best Food Truck

    Best Food Truck

    1) The Cheese Truck New Haven, (203) 850-3504 thecheesetruck.com   2) Fryborg Food Truck & Mobile Catering New Haven, (203) 701-8383 fryborg.com   3) Sugar Bakery & Sweet Shop Cupcake Truck thesugarbakery.com  

  • Best French Fries

    Best French Fries

    1) Fryborg Food Truck & Mobile Catering New Haven (203) 701-8383 fryborg.com   2) Five Guys Burgers & Fries 440 Boston Post Rd., Orange (203) 298-9336 fiveguys.com   3) Rudy's Restaurant and Bar 1227 Chapel St., New Haven (203) 865-1242 rudysnewhaven.com  

  • Best Frozen Yogurt

    Best Frozen Yogurt

    1) Kiwi Spoon 956 North Colony Road, Wallingford (203) 265-6881 kiwispoon.com   2) FroyoWorld Frozen Yogurt 46 High St., New Haven (203) 777-4040 froyoworld.com   3) Nuvita 35 Old Tavern Rd., Orange (203) 298-4413 nuvitacafe.com  

  • Best Gluten-Free Bakery

    Best Gluten-Free Bakery

    1) Edge of the Woods Natural Market 379 Whalley Ave., New Haven (203) 787-1055 eotwm.com   2) Claire's Corner Copia 1000 Chapel St., New Haven (203) 562-3888 clairescornercopia.com   3) Shoreline Diner 345 Boston Post Road, Guilford (203) 458-7380 shorelinediner.com  

  • Best Gluten-Free Menu

    Best Gluten-Free Menu

    1) Home Restaurant 1114 Main St., Branford (203) 483-5896 homerestaurantct.com   2) Claire's Corner Copia 1000 Chapel St., New Haven (203) 562-3888 clairescornercopia.com   3) Da Legna 858 State St., New Haven (203) 459-9999 dalegna.com  

  • Best Gourmet Grocery Store

    Best Gourmet Grocery Store

    1) Whole Foods Market 1686 Boston Post Road, Milford (203) 874-0883 wholefoodsmarket.com   2) Nica's Market 603 Orange St., New Haven (203) 787-5919 nicasmarket.com   3) Elm City Market 777 Chapel St., New Haven (203) 624-0441 elmcitymarket.com  

  • Best Grinders

    Best Grinders

    1) Nardelli‚Äôs Grinder Shoppe 540 Plank Road, Waterbury (203) 754-5600 nardellis.com   2) Nica's Market 603 Orange St., New Haven (203) 787-5919 nicasmarket.com   3) Gaetano's Deli 1886-Main St., Stratford (203) 377-8860 gaetanosdeli.com  

  • Best Gyro

    Best Gyro

    1) Goodies 170 Cherry St., Milford (203) 874-0113 goodiesmilford.com   2) Parthenon Diner 374 E. Main St., Branford (203) 481-0333 parthenondiner.com   3) Ali Baba's Fusion 986 Dixwell Ave., Hamden (203) 468-2328 alibabasfusion.com  

  • Best Health Food Store

    Best Health Food Store

    1) Edge of the Woods Natural Market 379 Whalley Ave., New Haven (203) 787-1055 eotwm.com   2) Thyme & Season Natural Food Market 3040 Whitney Ave., Hamden (203) 407-8128 thymeandseasonnaturalmarket.com   3) Whole Foods Market 1686 Boston Post Road, Milford (203) 874-0883 wholefoodsmarket.com  

  • Best Hot Dogs

    Best Hot Dogs

    1) Glenwood Drive-In 2538 Whitney Ave., Hamden (203) 281-0604 glenwooddrivein.com   2) Blackie's Hot Dog Stand 2200 Waterbury Road, Cheshire (203) 699-1819 blackieshotdogs.com   3) Jordans Hot Dogs and Mac 970 State St., New Haven (203) 789-2244 jordanshotdog.com  

  • Best Ice Cream Shop

    Best Ice Cream Shop

    1) Ashley's Ice Cream Café 280 York St., New Haven (203) 776-7744 ashleysicecream.net   2) Rich Farm Ice Cream Shop 691 Oxford Road, Oxford (203) 881-1040 richfarmicecream.com   3) Wentworth Homemade Ice Cream 3697 Whitney Ave., Hamden (203) 281-7429 wentworthsicecream.com  

  • Best Jamaican Beef Patty

    Best Jamaican Beef Patty

    1) Half Moon Coffee & Grille Cafe 50 N. Main St., Wallingford (203) 265-4571 halfmooncafegrille.com   2) Tropical Breeze Jamaican Kitchen 423 Campbell Ave., West Haven (203) 931-7115   3) Caribbean Connection 370 Whalley Ave., New Haven (203) 777-9080  

  • Best Locally Made Cheese

    Best Locally Made Cheese

    1) Liuzzi Cheese 322 State St., North Haven (203) 248-4356 liuzzicheese.com   2) Caseus Fromagerie Bistro 93 Whitney Ave., New Haven (203) 624-3373 caseusnewhaven.com   3) Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery 1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford (203) 453-2338 bishopsorchards.com  

  • Best Lunch

    Best Lunch

    1) Louis' Lunch 261-263 Crown St., New Haven (203) 562-5507 louislunch.com   2) Madison Beach Hotel 94 Wharf Road, Madison (203) 245-1404 madisonbeachhotel.com   3) Dew Drop Inn 25 North Ave., Derby (203) 735-7757 facebook.com/dewdropinnct  

  • Best Philly Cheesesteak

    Best Philly Cheesesteak

    1) Ray & Mike's Dairy and Deli 3030 Whitney Ave., Hamden (203) 287-8710 rayandmikesdeli.com   2) Shoreline Prime Meats and Deli 103 North Main St., Branford (203) 208-1579 shorelineprime.com   3) Dew Drop Inn 25 North Ave., Derby (203) 735-7757 facebook.com/dewdropinnct  

  • Best Pizza

    Best Pizza

    1) BAR 254 Crown St., New Haven (203) 495-8924 barnightclub.com   2) Modern Apizza 874 State St., New Haven (203) 776-5306 modernapizza.com   3) Franco's Pizza 58 River St., Milford (203) 877-6180  

  • Best Place To Buy Fresh Produce

    Best Place To Buy Fresh Produce

    1) Whole Foods Market 1686 Boston Post Road, Milford (203) 874-0883 wholefoodsmarket.com   2) Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery 1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford (203) 453-2338 bishopsorchards.com   3) Elm City Market 777 Chapel St., New Haven (203) 624-0441 elmcitymarket.com  

  • Best Place To Buy Prepared Meals-to-Go

    Best Place To Buy Prepared Meals-to-Go

    1) Small Kitchen Big Taste 420 Sackett Point Road, North Haven (475) 238-8470 smallkitchen-bigtaste.com   2) Nica's Market 603 Orange St., New Haven (203) 787-5919 nicasmarket.com   3) Whole Foods Market 1686 Boston Post Road, Milford (203) 874-0883 wholefoodsmarket.com  

  • Best Restaurant Delivery

    Best Restaurant Delivery

    1) Silver Spoon Delivery 2783 Dixwell Ave., Hamden (855) 553-3548 silverspoondelivery.net   2) Sitar Indian Restaurant 45 Grove St., New Haven (203) 777-3234 sitarnewhaven.com   3) Chick-Lets Organic Grille 135 Church St., New Haven (203) 691-1886 chick-lets.com  

  • Best Salad

    Best Salad

    1) B Muse Cafe 665 North Colony Road, Wallingford (203) 265-1400 bmusecafe.com   2) BAR 254 Crown St., New Haven (203) 495-8924 barnightclub.com   3) Temple Grill 152 Temple St., New Haven (203) 773-1111 templegrill.com  

  • Best Sandwiches

    Best Sandwiches

    1) Meat and Co. 116 Crown St., New Haven (203) 776-6328 facebook.com/MeatandCo   2) Nica's Market 603 Orange St., New Haven (203) 787-5919 nicasmarket.com   3) Katz's Deli Restaurant 1658 Litchfield Tpke., Woodbridge (203) 389-5301 katzsdeli.net  

  • Best Seafood Market

    Best Seafood Market

    1) #1 Fish Market 2239 State St., Hamden (203) 624-6171 numberonefish.com   2) Stowe's Seafood 347 Beach St., West Haven (203) 934-1991 stowesseafood.com   3) Star Fish Market 650 Boston Post Rd., Guilford (203) 458-3474 starfishmkt.com  

  • Best Soup

    Best Soup

    1) Soup Girl 1242 Whitney Ave., Hamden (203) 248-7687 thesoupgirl.com   2) Liquid Lunch 84 S. Broad St., Milford (203) 877-7687 liquidlunchrestaurant.com   3) Bobette's Take-out 93 Boston Post Road, Milford (203) 874-9414 bobettes.com  

  • Best Steamed Cheeseburger

    Best Steamed Cheeseburger

    1) Ted's Restaurant 1046 Broad St., Meriden (203) 237-6660 tedsrestaurant.com   2) Louis' Lunch 261-263 Crown St., New Haven (203) 562-5507 louislunch.com   3) American Steamed Cheeseburgers 92 Quinnipiac St., Wallingford (203) 294-8888 americansteamed.com  

  • Best Tea House

    Best Tea House

    1) The Green Teahouse 1008 Chapel St., New Haven (203) 562-6000 thegreenteahouse.com   2) Tea with Tracy 16 Bank St., Seymour (203) 881-5484 teawithtracyct.com   3) Savvy Tea Gourmet 693 Boston Post Road, Madison (203) 318-8666 savvyteagourmet.com  

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