BYOB near you!
(And the package stores near them)
Atticus Bookstore/Café, 1082 Chapel St., New Haven, (203) 776-4040. Organic, fair-trade coffee, soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts and fresh Chabaso breads. Nearest booze: The Wine Thief, 181 Crown St. They know their wine, but they also have spirits, craft beers and cheap Narragansett tall boy sixpacks.
Kasbah Garden Café, 105 Howe St., New Haven, (203) 777-5053. Vegan-friendly Middle Eastern food with Moroccan flair. Nearest booze: Zachary’s Package Store Inc., 375 Elm St. Utilitarian shop where you’ll find the essentials.
Mamoun’s Falafel Restaurant, 85 Howe St., New Haven, (203) 562-8444. Inexpensive and open 11 a.m.-3 a.m., 365 days a year. Nearest booze: Gag Jr.’s Liquor Shop, 1183 Chapel St. Small local shop with a hearty selection and plenty of your favorites in stock.
Mediterranea, 140 Orange St., New Haven, (203) 624-0589. Falafel and pizza joint with a knack for ful mudammas. Kick back with a hookah; bring your own beer. Nearest booze: College Wine, 68 Church St. Decent selection of wines, beers and spirits, including those easily concealable single serving wine bottles.
Nini’s Bistro, 40 Orange St., New Haven, (203) 562-6464. Prix fixe menu, which changes monthly, served four nights a week. Nearest booze: The Wine Thief, 181 Crown St.; or College Wine, 68 Church St.
The Pie Hole, 555 Boston Post Rd., Orange, (203) 799-0200. Thin crust pizza, baked dishes, salads and other Italian staples. Nearest booze: New England Beverage Co., 560 Boston Post Rd., Ste. 2. Big selection at low prices.
Swagat, 215 Boston Post Rd., West Haven, (203) 931-0108. South Indian specialties prepared with care. Nearest booze: Park Liquor Store, 221 Boston Post Rd. Small local shop.
Tata’s Restaurant & Lunchonera, 104 Quinnipiac St., Wallingford, (203) 294-4303. Spanish-American and Caribbean classics. Nearest booze: Wally Wine & Spirits LLC, 71 Quinnipiac St. Just a hop, skip and a jump away.
Turkish Kebab House, 1157 Campbell Ave., West Haven, (203) 933-0002. Plentiful portions of Turkish food. Vegetarian dishes too. Nearest booze: Park Liquor Store, 221 Boston Post Rd..
York Street Noodle House, 166 York St., New Haven, (203) 776-9675. Noodle, rice and vegetarian dishes, and more than 20 flavors of bubble tea. Nearest booze: Gag Jr.’s Liquor Shop, 1183 Chapel StCopyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun