If you’re ever in the mood for a quick, yet tasty veggie sandwich, Connecticut has several options available to you. Here’s a list of the top vegan and vegetarian markets, delis and restaurants that cater to healthy, vegan and vegetarian lifestyles.
Claire’s Corner Copia
1000 Chapel St
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 562-3888

Located in the heart of the historical downtown area of New Haven, Claire’s Corner Copia is a popular location for all top vegetarian menu options. Claire’s offers an extensive breakfast selection and a lunch menu that offers everything from a veggie pita pocket, to a roasted organic vegetable sandwich. All of their veggie sandwiches are served with your choice of bread or pita and they also come gluten free. Check out their website for their full menu and hours of operation.

85 Ferris St.
Bridgeport, CT 06605
(203) 576-9168

Described as a feminist vegetarian and vegan restaurant, Bloodroot offers a menu that caters to the tofu lovers. Offering organic and ethnic food options, local patrons frequent this location to enjoy one of their classic “chicken” salad sandwiches, an avocado on rye and their bloodroot burger, off of the lunch menu. Bloodroot also offers a full dinner and Sunday brunch menu with a wide variety of delicious vegetarian options. Soups and salads are also available.

Edge Of The Woods Natural Food Market – Food Bar
379 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 787-1055

Often referred to as New Haven’s best kept secret for healthy, vegan and vegetarian food options, Edge of the Woods not only offers healthy grocery options and a health and beauty department but, over in the food bar, they provide a daily menu of hot and cold food items, that are not only tasty but are organic and healthy. The food bar offers vegetarian and vegan sandwiches, with your choice of bread, and regular or vegan cheese. Their top sellers from their cold sandwich menu include the Garden Veggie, filled with sprouts, spinach, carrots, beets, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, peppers, & cheese; and their FBL&T – the fakin’ bacon, lettuce tomato and mayo. Check out their website for daily menu selections.

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The Stand Juice Company
1 North Water St
Norwalk, CT 06854
(203) 956-5670

The Stand Juice Company offers much more than just what the name mentions. In addition to a juice bar, the quaint restaurant also serves vegan and raw food, salad and sandwiches. If you’re looking for a great veggie sandwich, you will find what you want listed under their “Sammies” section. A hummus-avocado sandwich is a great vegetarian choice but, there’s also others. This establishment offers a delicious Reuben, made with roasted broccoli stalks, sauerkraut, arugula and a sweet & spicy carrot top sauce. Check out the full menu of veggie sandwiches, and blended juices and smoothies on their website.

Good Nature Market
15 Broadway St
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 787-4533

Good Nature Market is located in the Yale University Shopping district. The market offers basic grocery necessities and also has a deli on-site that caters to all sandwich lovers, including veggie sandwich lovers. Their veggie options, though small in size, are always big in taste and satisfaction. You have the option to order right off the menu, or you can take advantage of their made-to-order option, and create your own veggie sandwich, by selecting exactly what you want on it. The market offers fresh avocado, mozzarella, tomatoes, onions, olives and other great fillings. Give them a call today.

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