Flour Water Salt

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!

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Manna Toast

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.

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Mystic Market

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!

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Rosie

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!

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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!

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Caffè Nero

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.

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