This cult-favorite bakery makes all handmade, naturally leavened sourdough bread and pastries that are out of this world. I buy their bread once a week and once in a while, I’ll treat myself to their ridiculously amazing almond croissant too. Everything, including the croissants and pizza dough, is made with sourdough so if you have a minor intolerance to gluten, they won’t bother your stomach at all!
This breakfast/lunch spot serves mostly toasts on a choice of sourdough bread or a sweet potato. Their food is clean, vibrant, healthy, and delicious. I love that they have great dairy-free options like cashew cream cheese. The company is dedicated to sustainability which is always nice to see locally as well.
This Mystic-based eatery and café also has a Westport location that is great for grab-and-go sandwiches and salads as well as frozen prepared foods. They have a ton of healthy options perfect for road trips, beach picnics, or lunch on-the-go!
I can’t believe it took me so long to try this ladies-who-lunch hotspot because it really is fantastic. They serve delicious breakfast and lunch options and have a ton of baked goods like delicious, buttery chocolate chip cookies, and mini cupcakes for the kiddos. I highly recommend the buddha bowl, a healthy lunch option that is filling and flavorful. And I’ve heard that the breakfast burrito is the best in town!
The Granola Bar
The Westport location is my favorite but The Granola Bar, a modern-day diner, has a restaurant on Greenwich Ave and a to-go café in Stamford. My order is the avocado toast topped with buffalo cauliflower, the (new) burger, and the cashew yogurt parfait. It’s great for kids too!
This new(ish) coffee shop makes great coffee drinks, but I go here for the ambiance and to get work done. It’s a cozy spot in downtown Darien filled with books and rustic wood elements that makes it feel like a library in the woods somewhere. They serve breakfast sandwiches all day and also have lots of other salads and sandwiches to snack on.