Where Eating is Believing

Combining century-old tradition with fresh, international flavors, New Haven’s food scene is a gastronomic goldmine. From Spanish to French, Cuban to Modern American and even Turkish, the Elm City offers something to please every palate. And though its pizza may be thin, its roots run deep. Not only is New Haven responsible for patenting ‘Apizza’, but it was also recently confirmed to be the ‘birthplace of the hamburger’ by the Library of Congress. And that’s only a small slice of the pie.

From hyper-local hotspots like Claire’s Corner Copia to innovative, globally-inspired eateries like Barcelona – New Haven offers an array of options to please any palate, while adventurous eaters are invited to step up to the ‘plate’ at Miya’s Sushi, known worldwide for its unusually sustainable fare. No matter what you’re in the mood for, your taste buds won’t find innovative menu items like these anywhere else.

Food Trucks

Fact: Some of the best food comes on four wheels. Need proof? Take your pick of de-licious dishes served from the windows of food trucks scattered across New Haven, where a street food revolution of epic proportions (er-portions) has taken the city by storm. For those new to the food truck scene, a French-Viet-style sandwich from Chief Brody’s Banh Mi is always a good place to start, unless, of course, you’d rather get your paws on a gloriously gooey grilled cheese sammy from Caseus Cheese Truck. For more serious street food fanatics, a foray to Food Truck Paradise is well worth the $1 tacos that await. Coffee lovers: when close by Yale’s campus, keep a watchful eye out for a refurbished school bus distributing espresso to sleep-deprived first-years to snag a caffeine fix from Jitter Bus’ mobile café.