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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) Cohen's Bagel Company 1347 Boston Post Rd., Madison (203) 318-5090 cohensbagelcompany.com   3) Whitney Donut and Sandwich Shop 2574 Whitney Ave., Hamden (203) 248-9095

  • Best Bakery

    Best Bakery

    1) Julia's Bakery 220 Indian River Rd., Orange (203) 799-6134 juliasbakery.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 Beer Selection in a Bar

    Best Beer Selection in a Bar

    1) The Cask Republic 179 Crown St., New Haven (475) 238-8335 thecaskrepublic.com   2) Prime 16 Tap House & Burgers 172 Temple St., New Haven (203) 782-1616 prime16.com   3) Dew Drop Inn 25 North Ave., Derby (203) 735-7757 facebook.com/dewdropinnct

  • Best Beer Selection in a Store

    Best Beer Selection in a Store

    1) Coastal Wine & Spirits 103 N. Main St., Branford (203) 481-9400 coastalwine.net   2) Amity Wine & Spirits, Co.  95 Amity Road, New Haven (203) 397-9463 amitywines.com   3) The Wine Thief 378 Whitney Ave., New Haven (203) 865-4845 thewinethief.com

  • Best Bourbon Selection

    Best Bourbon Selection

    1) Oak Haven Table & Bar 932 State St., New Haven (203) 915-9413 oakhaventableandbar.com   2) BAR 254 Crown St., New Haven (203) 495-8924 barnightclub.com   3) The Owl Shop 268 College St., New Haven (203) 624-3250 owlshopcigars.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) Prime 16 Tap House & Burgers 172 Temple St., New Haven (203) 782-1616 prime16.com   2) Plan B Burger Bar 1638 Boston Post Road, Milford (203) 713-8700 planbburger.com   3) Louis' Lunch 261-263 Crown St., New Haven (203) 562-5507 louislunch.com

  • Best Burrito

    Best Burrito

    1) Mezcal Restaurante Mexicana y Cantina 14 Mechanic St., New Haven (203) 782-4828   2) Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill 271 Crown St., New Haven (203) 777-7700 geronimobarandgrill.com   3) Rubamba 25 High St., New Haven (203) 773-0032

  • Best Cheap Drinks

    Best Cheap Drinks

    1) Three Sheets  372 Elm St., New Haven (475) 202-6909 threesheetsnh.com   2) Gryphon's Pub at GPSCY 204 York St., New Haven (203) 432-2638 gpscy.net   3) Anna Liffey's  17 Whitney Ave., New Haven (203) 773-1776 annaliffeys.com

  • 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) MELT Chocolatier 961 State St., New Haven (203) 789-8589   3) Fascia's Chocolates 44 Chase River Road, Waterbury (203) 753-0515 fasciaschocolates.com

  • Best Cupcakes

    Best Cupcakes

    1) Sugar Bakery & Sweet Shop 424 Main St., East Haven (203) 469-0815 thesugarbakery.com   2) Alyssa's Cakery 565 Center St., Wallingford (203) 269-9408 alyssascakery.com   3) Sweet Mary's Bakery 129 Court St., New Haven (203) 777-6279 facebook.com/sweetmarys.newhaven

  • Best Deli

    Best Deli

    1) Katz's Deli Restaurant 1658 Litchfield Tpke., Woodbridge (203) 389-5301 katzsdeli.net   2) P & M Orange Street Market 721 Orange St., New Haven (203) 865-1147 pnmorangestreet.com   3) Nica's Market 603 Orange St., New Haven (203) 787-5919 nicasmarket.com

  • Best Desserts

    Best Desserts

    1) Marjolaine Pastry Shop 961 State St., New Haven (203) 789-8589 marjolainepastry.com   2) Alyssa's Cakery 565 Center St., Wallingford (203) 269-9408 alyssascakery.com   3) Libby's Italian Pastry Shop 139 Wooster St., New Haven (203) 772-0380 libbyscookies.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) Donut Crazy 785 River Road, Shelton (203) 538-5560 donutcrazyct.com

  • Best Farmers Market or Farm Stand

    Best Farmers Market or Farm Stand

    1) City Seed Farmer's Market  Wooster Square, Russo Park (Chapel St. & Depalma Ct.), New Haven (203) 773-3736   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) Zuppardi's Pizza Truck West Haven, (203) 934-1949 zuppardisapizza.com/pizza-truck

  • Best French Fries

    Best French Fries

    1) Rudy's Restaurant and Bar  1227 Chapel St., New Haven (203) 865-1242 rudysnewhaven.com    2) Five Guys Burgers & Fries 440 Boston Post Rd., Orange (203) 298-9336 fiveguys.com   3) Trinity Bar 157 Orange St., New Haven (203) 495-7736 thetrinitybar.com

  • Best Frozen Yogurt

    Best Frozen Yogurt

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

  • Best Gluten-Free Bakery

    Best Gluten-Free Bakery

    1) Claire's Corner Copia 1000 Chapel St., New Haven (203) 562-3888 clairescornercopia.com   2) Katalina's Cupcakes 74 Whitney Ave., New Haven (203) 891-7998 katalinasbakery.com   3) Alyssa's Cakery 565 Center St., Wallingford (203) 269-9408 alyssascakery.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) G-Zen 2 E. Main St., Branford (203) 208-0443 g-zen.com

  • Best Grinders

    Best Grinders

    1) Nardelli‚Äôs Grinder Shoppe 540 Plank Road, Waterbury (203) 754-5600 nardellis.com   2) Liuzzi Gourmet 322 State St., North Haven (203) 248-4356   3) Nica's Market 603 Orange St., New Haven (203) 787-5919 nicasmarket.com

  • Best Gyro

    Best Gyro

    1) Yorkside Pizza 288 York St., New Haven (203) 787-7471 yorksidepizza.com   2) Mamoun's Falafel Restaurant 85 Howe St., New Haven (203) 562-8444 mamouns.com   3) Parthenon Diner 374 E. Main St., Branford (203) 481-0333 parthenondiner.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) Foodworks 1055 Boston Post Road, Guilford (203) 458-9778 food-works.org

  • Best Hot Dogs

    Best Hot Dogs

    1) Glenwood Drive-In 2538 Whitney Ave., Hamden (203) 281-0604 glenwooddrivein.com   2) Mr. Mac's Canteen 2004 Bridgeport Ave., Milford (203) 874-1515   3) Jordan's 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) Wentworth Homemade Ice Cream Inc.  3697 Whitney Ave., Hamden (203) 281-7429 wentworthsicecream.com   3) Rich Farm Ice Cream Shop 691 Oxford Road, Oxford (203) 881-1040 richfarmicecream.com

  • Best Jamaican Beef Patty

    Best Jamaican Beef Patty

    1) Tropical Breeze Jamaican Kitchen 423 Campbell Ave., West Haven (203) 931-7115 tropicalbreezewesthaven.com   2) Half Moon Coffee & Grille Cafe 50 N. Main St., Wallingford (203) 265-4571

  • Best Liquor Store

    Best Liquor Store

    1) Coastal Wine & Spirits 103 N. Main St., Branford (203) 481-9400 coastalwine.net   2) Amity Wine & Spirits, Co.  95 Amity Road, New Haven (203) 397-9463 amitywines.com   3) The Wine Thief 378 Whitney Ave., New Haven (203) 865-4845 thewinethief.com

  • Best Local Coffee House

    Best Local Coffee House

    1) Willoughby's Coffee & Tea 258 Church St., New Haven (203) 777-7400 willoughbyscoffee.com   2) Common Grounds 1096 Main St., Branford (203) 488-2326 commongrounds.com   3) Blue State Coffee 84 Wall St., New Haven (203) 764-2632 bluestatecoffee.com

  • Best Locally Produced Spirit

    Best Locally Produced Spirit

    1) Onyx Moonshine  Onyx Spirits Co.  64D Oakland Ave., East Hartford (860) 550-1939 onyxspirits.com   2) Rime Vodka Westford Hill Distillers 196 Chatey Road, Ashford (860) 429-0464 westfordhill.com

  • Best Locally Brewed Beer

    Best Locally Brewed Beer

    1) New England Brewing Co.  175 Amity Road, Woodbridge (203) 387-2222 newenglandbrewing.com   2) Stony Creek Brewery 5 Indian Neck Ave., Branford (203) 433-4545 stonycreekbeer.com   3) Two Roads Brewing Co. 1700 Stratford Ave., Stratford (203) 335-2010 tworoadsbrewing.com

  • 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) The Mystic Cheese Company 49 Chappell Road, Lebanon (860) 881-0246 mysticcheese.co

  • Best Locally Made Wine

    Best Locally Made Wine

    1) Gouveia Vineyards 1339 Whirlwind Hill Road, Wallingford (203) 265-5526 gouveiavineyards.com   2) Chamard Vineyards 115 Cow Hill Rd., Clinton (860) 664-0299 chamard.com   3) Paradise Hills Vineyard and Winery 15 Windswept Hill Road, Wallingford (203) 284-0123 paradisehillsvineyard.com

  • Best Lunch

    Best Lunch

    1) West End Bistro 551 Main St., West Haven (203) 691-9223 westendbistro.net   2) Trinity Bar 157 Orange St., New Haven (203) 495-7736 thetrinitybar.com   3) Home Restaurant 1114 Main St., Branford (203) 483-5896 homerestaurantct.com

  • Best Margaritas

    Best Margaritas

    1) Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill 271 Crown St., New Haven (203) 777-7700 geronimobarandgrill.com   2) Mezcal Restaurante Mexicana y Cantina 14 Mechanic St., New Haven (203) 782-4828   3) BAR 254 Crown St., New Haven (203) 495-8924 barnightclub.com

  • Best Martinis

    Best Martinis

    1) 116 Crown 116 Crown St., New Haven (203) 777-3116 116crown.com   2) BAR 254 Crown St., New Haven (203) 495-8924 barnightclub.com   3) Home Restaurant 1114 Main St., Branford (203) 483-5896 homerestaurantct.com

  • Best Philly Cheesesteak

    Best Philly Cheesesteak

    1) Ray & Mike's Dairy and Deli 3030 Whitney Ave., Hamden (203) 287-8710 rayandmikesdeli.com    2) West End Bistro 551 Main St., West Haven (203) 691-9223 westendbistro.net   3) Bar 3 Thirty Three 333 Boston Post Road, Milford (203) 693-2637 bar3thirtythree.com

  • Best Pizza

    Best Pizza

    1) Modern Apizza 874 State St., New Haven (203) 776-5306 modernapizza.com   2) Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana 157 Wooster St., New Haven (203) 865-5762 pepespizzeria.com   3) BAR 254 Crown St., New Haven (203) 495-8924 barnightclub.com

  • Best Place To Buy Fresh Produce

    Best Place To Buy Fresh Produce

    1) Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery 1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford (203) 453-2338 bishopsorchards.com   2) City Seed Farmer's Market  Wooster Square, Russo Park (Chapel St. & Depalma Ct.), New Haven (203) 773-3736   3) Edge of the Woods Natural Market  379 Whalley Ave., New Haven (203) 787-1055...

  • Best Place To Buy Prepared Meals-to-Go

    Best Place To Buy Prepared Meals-to-Go

    1) Pasta Vita 225 Elm St., Old Saybrook (860) 395-1452 pastavita.com   2) Nica's Market 603 Orange St., New Haven (203) 787-5919 nicasmarket.com   3) Small Kitchen Big Taste 420 Sackett Point Road, North Haven (475) 238-8470 smallkitchen-bigtaste.com

  • Best Restaurant Delivery

    Best Restaurant Delivery

    1) Waiter Wheels 593 Farmington Ave. #1, Hartford (203) 401-8084 waiterwheels.com   2) Sitar Indian Restaurant 45 Grove St., New Haven (203) 777-3234 sitarnewhaven.com   3) Abate Restaurant 129 Wooster St., New Haven (203) 776-4334 abate-restaurant.com

  • Best Salad

    Best Salad

    1) BAR 254 Crown St., New Haven (203) 495-8924 barnightclub.com   2) Temple Grill 152 Temple St., New Haven (203) 773-1111 templegrill.com   3) Trinity Bar 157 Orange St., New Haven (203) 495-7736 thetrinitybar.com

  • Best Sandwiches

    Best Sandwiches

    1) Trinity Bar 157 Orange St., New Haven (203) 495-7736 thetrinitybar.com   2) West End Bistro 551 Main St., West Haven (203) 691-9223 westendbistro.net   3) Katz's Deli Restaurant 1658 Litchfield Tpke., Woodbridge (203) 389-5301 katzsdeli.net

  • Best Scotch Selection

    Best Scotch Selection

    1) Oak Haven Table & Bar 932 State St., New Haven (203) 915-9413 oakhaventableandbar.com   2) BAR 254 Crown St., New Haven (203) 495-8924 barnightclub.com   3) The Owl Shop 268 College St., New Haven (203) 624-3250 owlshopcigars.com

  • Best Seafood Market

    Best Seafood Market

    1) #1 Fish Market 2239 State St., Hamden (203) 624-6171 numberonefish.com   2) Star Fish Market 650 Boston Post Rd., Guilford (203) 458-3474 starfishmkt.com   3) Bud's Fish Market 4 Sybil Ave., Branford (800) 348-1019 budsfishmarket.com

  • Best Soup

    Best Soup

    1) Soup Girl 1242 Whitney Ave., Hamden (203) 248-7687 thesoupgirl.com   2) Trinity Bar 157 Orange St., New Haven (203) 495-7736 thetrinitybar.com   3) Claire's Corner Copia 1000 Chapel St., New Haven (203) 562-3888 clairescornercopia.com

  • Best Tea House

    Best Tea House

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

  • Best Tequila Selection

    Best Tequila Selection

    1) Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill 271 Crown St., New Haven (203) 777-7700 geronimobarandgrill.com   2) Mezcal Restaurante Mexicana y Cantina 14 Mechanic St., New Haven (203) 782-4828   3) BAR 254 Crown St., New Haven (203) 495-8924 barnightclub.com

  • Best Wine Selection (in a Restaurant)

    Best Wine Selection (in a Restaurant)

    1) Barcelona New Haven  155 Temple St., New Haven (203) 848-3000 barcelonawinebar.com   2) Oak Haven Table & Bar 932 State St., New Haven (203) 915-9413 oakhaventableandbar.com   3) August 3 Edwards St., New Haven (203) 745-4531

  • Best Wine Selection (in a Store)

    Best Wine Selection (in a Store)

    1) The Wine Thief 378 Whitney Ave., New Haven (203) 865-4845 thewinethief.com   2) Coastal Wine & Spirits 103 N. Main St., Branford (203) 481-9400 coastalwine.net   3) Amity Wine & Spirits, Co.  95 Amity Road, New Haven (203) 397-9463 amitywines.com

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