Food & Drink in Shelton

Up to 50% Off Afternoon Tea with Food at Tea with Tracy

Seymour

$27 $18.50

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More than 100 flavors of tea fill pots alongside fresh-baked scones, tea sandwiches, and soup

Up to Half Off at Zach's Deli

Post Road South

$10 $5.50

Deli sandwiches, wraps, and salads as well as coffee and pastrami and Swiss panini on rye

Half Off Billiards and Craft Beer at Fast Eddie's Billiards Cafe

New Milford

$28 $14

Groups of two or four can choose from a selection of more than 50 craft brews as they play pool

Half Off One Dozen Cakepops at Lizzy's Lollicakes

Trumbull

$30 $15

Dozen cakepops; flavors such as vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, funfetti, devils food, lemon, strawberry, carrot, and Oreo

Up to 45% Off Homestyle Cuisine for Dinner

West Haven

$93.85 $56

Hand-cut steaks from certified Choice Midwest beef; kitchen staff roasts seasoned corned beef, pastrami, roast beef, and turkey overnight

Joker's Wild Comedy Club – Up to 52% Off

Joker's Wild Comedy Club

$52 $25

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Patrons savor hot or cold antipasto platters while local and national headlining comedians fill the air with laughter

$20 for Upscale Pub Food at The Russian Lady

Downtown

$20 $10

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Sandwiches, Russian Roulette Poppers, and 20 wing sauces complemented by liquors such as vodka with 100-plus varieties and 40 draft beers

50% Off at Sushi Mizu

New Haven

$25 $12.50

Sushi made with fluke, crabmeat, and mango served alongside Japanese classics, such as seaweed salads and beef teriyaki

Up to 50% Off Frozen Yogurt and Smoothies at Go Greenly

Downtown

$10 $5

Ecofriendly eatery makes fro-yo with organic Stonyfield yogurt in flavors such as simply taro, strawberry-banana, pomegranate and watermelon

50% Off Authentic Indian Savory Snacks at Ami's Chaatwala

Bridgeport

$10 $5

Paneer tikka rolls filled with cheese and roasted bell peppers, and fried crisps filled with chickpeas, tamarind chutney, and cilantro

53% Off Brunch at Barnum Publick House

Downtown

$60 $28

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Sweet and savory brunch options pair with bottomless brunch cocktails in turn-of-the-century style pub

50% Off Crêpes, Smoothies, and Frozen Yogurt

Goldens Bridge

$7 $3.50

Sweet and savory crêpes made fresh to order; strawberry nut crêpes, French toast crêpes, egg-stuffed crêpes, banana, Nutella, and more

Up to 60% Off Hot or Iced Coffees at Kupz Frozen Yogurt & Coffee

East Haven

$24.90 $9.99

House-roasted blends of hot and iced coffee made with beans from a local distributor and served at an iPad bar equipped with free WiFi

Up to Half Off Upscale Dining at Nora’s Restaurant & Lounge

Southwick

$40 $20

Entrees include bella bleu new york sirloin and salmon finished with an orange cognac glaze; upscaledining room with views of Lake Congamond

Rawley's Drive Inn – Fries, Hot Dogs, and Shakes

Fairfield

$8 $4

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Deep-fried hot dogs from a roadside eatery featured on Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate

Up to 50% Off Italian Cuisine at Biscotti's Ristorante

New Fairfield

$40 $20

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House-made sauces top entrees such as chicken parmigiana, clams casino, or Italian classics rich with meat, veggies, and seafood

50% Off Tea

Branford

$30 $15

Guests can stop in for a sip of South African rooibos tea, a caffeine-free variety chock-full of vitamins and minerals

40% Off American Cuisine at Donovan's Reef

Branford Center

$30 $18

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Eco-friendly restaurant serves grilled mashed potato pizzas, buffalo chicken sandwiches, lobster pies, steak fajitas, and thai chili wings

Up to 47% Off Wine and Appetizers at 1249 Wine Bar

Waterbury

$27.90 $15

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Diners nosh on small plates of cured meats, aged cheeses and fresh ricotta, and house-made hummus while sipping wine from diverse list

Up to 48% Off Italian Meals and Pastries at Avventura Deli

Waterbury

$20 $11

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New York Times-lauded shop serves thick lasagna in homemade sauce, paninis, and gelato made fresh daily

47% Off Italian Food and Drinks at Bacco's Restaurant

Waterbury

$30 $16

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Pizzas, char-grilled steaks, and specialties such as veal saltimbocca rolled with prosciutto; cold drinks at a roomy bar

45% Off Italian-American Food at Whiskey River Tavern

Waterford

$20 $11

Pub serves up fried ravioli, fish 'n' chips, meatball subs, and a slate of pizzas

Up to 50% Off Breakfast or Lunch at Dad's Restaurant

Wallingford Center

$20 $11

Restaurant's homey atmosphere invites diners to sit down for homemade belgian waffles, omelets, burgers, and triple-decker club sandwiches

50% Off Caribbean Food at Tata's Restaurant

Wallingford Center

$24 $12

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The chef can coat black tiger shrimp with a garlic butter sauce, and deep-fry pork medallions infused with garlic and herbs

Mumbai Times – $5 for 30% Off Indian Food

Westport

$5 $5

Starters of kebabs and tandoor-fired chicken tenders lead into specialties from both northern and southern India

$5 for 30% Off Asian Food at Tengda

Westport

$5 $5

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Sample sushi rolls and other dishes spanning Thai, Chinese, and Japanese cuisines

Up to 58% Off Upscale Wine Class with Tasting

Westport

$210 $89

During the 90-minute class, sommeliers teach guests to distinguish grape variety, vintage, and region; sessions include four to six samples

Up to 45% Off at Michele's Pies

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

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Housemade, gourmet pies run the gamut from sweet to savory, showcasing extraordinary flavors that have won 27 national pie awards

Half Off at 4 Brothers Pizza & Mediterranean Restaurant

Westport

$10 $5

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Four brothers and their Mom fashion Italian pizzas and pastas, as well as classic Greek appetizers and entrees

Up to 51% Off at Arturos Cantina

Danbury

$48.85 $29

Traditional Mexican tunes, decor, and dishes slathered in house-made mole, adobo, and ranchero sauces transport diners to Mexico

Up to 58% Off at Coyote Maverick

Danbury

$35.98 $19

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Dig into jumbo wings or burgers topped with fried onions, chili, or mushrooms; draft beers from breweries including Shocktop and Lost Sailor

Half Off at Sinapi's Pizzeria

Brewster

$22 $11

Antipasto platters, specialty pizzas, and family-style portions of rigatoni or gnocchi sautéed with broccoli rabe and white clam sauce

44% Off Frozen Yogurt at FroyoWorld Brookfield

Brookfield

$6 $3.35

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Rotating menu of 12 frozen yogurts infused with live and active cultures; available toppings include more than 70 candies and fruit

Up to 52% Off at Tavern on 37 in Danbury

Danbury

$71.85 $35

Chefs handcraft pastas and pub favorites such as fish and chips, all served with your choice of appetizer and glasses of wine

Half Off at Mima’s Meatballs and More

Danbury

$10 $5

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Dine on classic or veggie meatballs atop pasta with a choice of six sauces or fried pizza fritte in a casual Italian cafe

50% Off Italian American Food at East Street Eatery

Wolcott

$30 $15

Italian American staples including New York strip steak, Angus burgers topped with cheese, and pasta tossed with chicken or seafood

Up to 45% Off at Bella Pasta

South Norwalk

$40 $22

Eatery creates dishes such as fettuccine carbonara, gluten-free pasta, pork chops, and lobster ravioli with pancetta and vodka pink sauce

45% Off Desserts and Frozen Yogurt at Fru Lala

Norwalk

$10 $5.50

Savory & sweet crepes, 12 flavors of frozen yogurt & ice cream with 50+ toppings, and baked goods such as cookies, cupcakes, and cakes

Up to 60% Off Bottle Service

South Norwalk

$235 $99

Dance music reverberates through two levels as groups sip premium vodka, gin, and rum while exotic images move across plasma screens

Half Off Japanese Food at YoBamba Cafe

South Norwalk

$10 $5

Healthy Japanese entrees including green noodles and shrimp, unagi with rice, and gyoza and bento meals

Half Off at Silver Star Diner

Norwalk

$10 $5

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Diner classics served all day include half-pound burgers, chili cheese hot dogs, and breakfast skillets

Up to 51% Off Italian Brunch at Bar Sugo

Central Norwalk

$80 $43

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Selections such as meatballs, crostini, and omelets with marscapone and sausage accompanied by Bloody Marys or mimosas

Up to 47% Off at Paella Tapas Wine Bar & Restaurant

Norwalk

$73 $39

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A cool pitcher of sangria complements three tapas, such as Maryland crab cakes, baked goat cheese, or a platter of Spanish cheeses

75% Off a Wine Tasting at GrapesWine.com

Norwalk

$80 $21

Wine expert Jim Winston leads students through a class exploring 9–12 wines, ranging in quality from everyday to high-end cellar vintages

Up to 61% Off Tapas Meals at Tinto Tapas Bar

Norwalk

$84 $36

Chefs prepare hot, cold, and fried small plates, sizzling up everything from housemade chicken empanadas to slow-cooked pork belly

50% Off Barbecue and Seafood at BJ Ryan's BANC House

Central Norwalk

$50 $25

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Smokehouse-barbecue and fresh-seafood menu unites Southern recipes with coastal eats, such as lobster rolls, pulled pork, and dungeness crab

47% Off Lunch or Dinner at Guvnor's Brewery

Norwalk

$84 $44.75

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Brewery offers a relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy an array of beers alongside tasty dishes such as hanger steak and eggplant sandwiches

Up to 56% Off Greek Cuisine at Pontos Taverna 

Norwalk

$77.80 $35

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A large Greek family brings their passion for fresh, Old World cooking to the United States, serving saganaki and grilled octopus

Up to 59% Off at Red Tomato Pizza

East Norwich

$55 $24

Handmade crusts topped with prosciutto, caramelized onions, capers, & other ingredients pop into wood-fired oven, plus iron skillet pastas

50% Off Pasta at Miller Place Pastaria

Miller Place

$40 $20

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Three-cheese white pizzas, baked eggplant rollatini with ricotta and mozzarella cheese, and lobster ravioli with peas and mushrooms

44% Off Coffee and Breakfast Pastry at Espresso NEAT

Darien

$10.75 $6

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Highly trained baristas whip up various espresso drinks, as well as filter coffee

50% Off Pub Food at Billie's 1890 Saloon

Port Jefferson

$30 $15

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Diners enjoy pub food favorites such as burgers, jalapeño poppers, and mesquite chicken rolls, washed down with frosty beers and cocktails

Up to 50% Off Greek, Italian, and American Food

East Setauket

$50 $25

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Diner serves Greek, Italian, and American cuisine with a menu that includes gyros, pasta, and chicken teriyaki

The Curry Club – 50% Off Indian Dinner

Long Island

$70 $35

Low-fat yogurt coats dark-meat chicken kebabs, and tandoori oven bakes spicy warmth into salmon tikka masala at Zagat-rated eatery

Up to 55% Off Tasting Menu at La Crémaillère Restaurant

Bedford

$170 $85

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Tasting menu of French Country cuisine with traditional European influences, including vegetarian options

50% Off at Daniel Carmody's Restaurant & Public House

Rocky Point

$50 $25

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Wings covered in 1 of 9 sauces, including Ring of Fire, with burgers, sandwiches, & specialties like grandma’s homemade chicken pot pie

Half Off New American Dinner Cuisine

Wading River

$40 $20

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Seasoned chef whips up inventive small plates, pastas, and seasonal specialties such as short ribs with licorice barbecue sauce

Up to 44% Off at Jamba Juice

Multiple Locations

$5.39 $3

Whole Food Nutrition smoothies provide on-the-go meals with 10-14 grams of protein; nutrient-packed Fit 'n Fruitful manage weight-loss goals

50% Off at Maciavelli's Italian Restaurant

Southington

$40 $20

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Eatery uses only the freshest ingredients to create Italian cuisine such as eggplant rollatini, pollo marsala, and buffalo chicken pizza

50% Off American Food at Club 19 Restaurant

Hawk's Landing Country Club

$30 $15

Diners can enjoy burgers, wraps, and pasta entrees indoors while watching the large flat-screen TVs, or outdoors on the spacious deck

Up to 51% Off Gourmet Burgers at Road Trip American Ale House

Port Jefferson Station

$49.98 $25

Freshly ground gourmet burger tucks itself inside a kaiser roll and is pairs with choice toppings and fries; 52 draft beers available

Half Off at Middlebury's Best Yogurt, Smoothies, and Ice Cream

Middlebury's Best Yogurt and Smoothies (Primrose Square)

$10 $5

Nonfat and sugar-free yogurt, ice-cream cones, frozen yogurt, sundaes, fresh-fruit smoothies, exotic coffee drinks, ice-cream cakes and pies

Up to 49% Off at Pizzeria DaVinci

Cobalt

$18.50 $10

Specialty pizzas include baked potato with sour cream; bacon & egg; steak & cheese; & tomato basil, all served from newly renovated location

Up to 53% Off at Pizzeria DaVinci

Rockfall

$22.17 $11

Family recipe makes thin-crust dough, which is then topped with ingredients such as eggplant, sweet peppers, meatballs, and bacon

Up to 52% Off at Roma Pizza & Restaurant

Middletown

$29.15 $14

Eatery dishes out two dozen gourmet pizzas like the breakfast pizza with scrambled eggs along with chicken and veal dishes, wraps, and pasta

All Heart – $10 for Heart Tribute Band

Trinity-On-Main

$15 $10

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Heart tribute band treats fans to spot-on renditions of the greatest rockers and ballads of Ann and Nancy Wilson

Half Off Classic American Food and Drinks at Grand Restaurant/Lounge

Downtown

$30 $15

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One of Moffly Media's Best of Stamford offers mac 'n' cheese with truffle oil and sweet-chili chicken wings; classic and seasonal cocktails

Up to 51% Off at Shiki Hibachi & Sushi

Stamford

$40 $20

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Soft shell crab and lobster tempura are fashioned into sushi rolls; filet mignon and lobster are seared hibachi-style at tableside grills

Up to 54% Off Peruvian Food at Fiesta Atlantic Restaurant

Downtown

$23 $12

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Ceviche, seafood plates, and spicy pepper steaks paired with Peruvian wine, beer, and specialty drinks

Up to 50% Off Dinner at Sumou Hibachi & Sushi

St. James

$50 $25

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Lobster-tempura and snow-crab sushi rolls; teriyaki bento boxes; hibachi-style steaks prepared on tabletop grills

$5 for Ice Cream and Waffles at The New York Stuffed Cone Company

St. James

$10 $5

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Ice cream crafted from natural ingredients and scooped into cones or sundaes with layers of toppings; café drinks; free WiFi

50% Off Italian Dinner at Spezia

St. James

$50 $25

Hearty Italian entrees—such as the lasagna; housemade pastas and sauces; and veal, chicken, and seafood entrees—can comfort diners

Up to 52% Dinner for Two at Solun

Woodbridge

$123.85 $59

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Entrees made with Angus steak, artisan breads, and local veggies along with after-dinner brandies and sherries

Lunch with Sandwiches and Drinks at Cella Bagels

Selden

$20.18 $11

50s-themed restaurant uses premium veggies, cheeses, and Boar's Head deli meats for sandwiches on bagels, rolls, or bread

Up to 50% Off at Boccone Pizzeria & Ristorante

Selden

$10 $5

Brick-oven pizzas come out bubbly-hot and entrees bring the best of Italy onto one comprehensive menu

50% Off at River's Edge Bistro

Farmington

$30 $15

Eatery serves Mediterranean cuisine such as halal meat, kebob and lamb entrees, falafel, gyros, moussaka, and Mediterranean pies and salad

$10 for Italian Food at Michael Anthony's Pizza

Centereach

$20 $10

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Cooks kick out authentic Italian pastas, veal and chicken entrees, and pizzas, including gluten-free pies

Up to 56% Off at Kelli's Grille & Wing House

Nesconset

$39.90 $19.99

Devour wings dunked in blue-cheese sauce and appetizers such as onion-ring towers or baked clams while sipping frosty brews

Up to 53% Off at Shiki Japanese Restaurant

Smithtown

$30 $15

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Feast on dishes such as vegetable tempura, lobster salad, chicken teriyaki, hibachi salmon, and creative sushi rolls

Select Local Merchants

Having already earned back-to-back spots on Connecticut Magazine's Best of Connecticut in 2009 and 2010, Liquid Lunch keeps bellies full and spoons out of the unemployment line with a slurp-worthy twist on midday meals. Culinary Institute of America graduate and owner Fred Bialek and his wife, Michele, were inspired to open the first Liquid Lunch in 2004, when they'd grown tired of lunchtime standards such as pizza, burgers, and lightly salted printouts of old PowerPoint presentations.

Today, at Liquid Lunch's still-growing roster of locations, a rotating lineup of gourmet soups cascades across the menu alongside six staple soups, including vegetarian lentil and split pea with ham. For an extra crunch, diners can plunge fork-first into salads, or explore healthy Sammiches, which escort taste buds around the globe with names influenced by their ingredients and spear-pickles engraved with necessary passport information.

434 Howe Ave
Shelton,
CT
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Draft House entertains patrons with 10 beers on tap, 10 H-D TVs bedecking a spacious dining room, and a full menu of bar favorites. Perk up palates with a basket of jalapeño poppers stuffed with gooey mozzarella ($9), or purposefully slip and fall into an order of pulled-pork or cheeseburger sliders, which are cushioned with fries for safety ($9). A Cajun-spiced tilapia sandwich with mango ketchup and mixed greens unveils one of the millions of sophisticated tastes the world’s oceans contain beyond saltwater cider and kelp fritters ($11). For meatier-minded appetites, the Draft House burger delivers a gut-gratifying helping of caramelized onions, mushrooms, and mozzarella ($10), and chicken marsala with mashed potatoes sends tongues into reveries of delicious meals of yore ($14). Accent your rib stickers with one of Draft House’s brews, a candy-flavored martini, or a glass of wine.

350 Bridgeport Ave
Shelton,
CT
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The Rocco boys' love for pizza started in the Bronx, where they worked at their father’s pizzerias from a young age. Now, brothers Joe, Mike, and Frank are continuing their family's tradition at 10 locations of their own invention—all flaunting the Planet Pizza name tag.

A man can't build such a pizza universe without some serious pies. But inspiration isn't a problem for the Planet Pizza culinary team, who've molded more than 30 toppings into about 25 specialty circles, all available on gluten-free and whole-wheat crusts. In addition to specialty pizzas, the cooks concoct other menu choices such the compo salad with baby field greens, grape tomatoes, candied walnuts, gorgonzola, and dried cranberries or the buffalo chicken wrap loaded with strips of crispy chicken, lettuce, tomato, spicy wing sauce, and chunky blue cheese dressing are more convincing than Pluto as a mature planet.

350 Bridgeport Ave
Shelton,
CT
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Lanza Restaurant's chefs plate a menu of authentic, upscale Italian dishes as guests drink in live entertainment. Taking inspiration from matryoshka dolls, diners can fill bellies with stuffed selections such as the ricotta-stuffed ravioli ($11.95) and the eggplant rollatini, in which a trio of ricotta, provolone, and prosciutto crowd into a golden eggplant topped with mozzarella and marinara ($13.95). In the veal piccata, a sautéed veal cutlet bathes in herbs, capers, and a luxurious lemon-butter sauce ($17.95), and the swordfish oreganto pairs a sautéed swordfish steak drizzled in roasted-garlic butter sauce with potatoes—Italy's most famous carbohydrate ($18.95). As diners captivate taste buds with savory sauces and pastas, live music and comedy acts thrill eardrums on Lanza’s stage, and a dance area lets couples practice for upcoming line-dancing marathons.

370 E Main St
Ansonia,
CT
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Lauded in the New York Times for its "clean and delicate" flavors, Peking Duck House's menu earned the restaurant a coveted spot on the list of the 100 best Chinese restaurants in the country. The kitchen's Cantonese-style dishes come courtesy of Chef and owner Harry Wu, who––according to Times reporter Stephanie Lyness––often appears tableside to serve his signature Peking-duck dish. The namesake feast––available as a whole or half duck––arrives in two distinct courses, opening with crispy, grilled slices of duck, waiting to be snuggly wrapped up in homemade crepes, sprinkled with scallions, and drizzled with a special sauce. Then, colorful slivers of seasonal veggies are sautéed with more tender morsels of meat, and paired with a side of rice, which may be eaten or thrown at nearby newlyweds.

Other Cantonese favorites include classics such as kung-pao chicken and pan-fried dumplings as well as house specialties such as clams in a spicy black-bean sauce. Spicier dishes are noted with a tiny chile-pepper icon to warm sensitive taste buds or hungry snowmen, while five steamed entrees are prepared sans salt, oil, or cornstarch to cater to the calorie-conscious.

500 Boston Post Rd
Orange,
CT
US

Jamba Juice blenders whirl together fresh fruit for healthy smoothies liberated from artificial flavors, preservatives, and high-fructose corn syrup. From the classic menu, the Aloha Pineapple thickens straws with pineapple sherbet and bananas or, with a different inflection, bananas and pineapple sherbet. All Fruit smoothies invite just 250 calories of Peach Perfection or Pomegranate Paradise into a fruit-exclusive clubhouse, while Pre-Boosted creations introduce natural supplements. The immune-boosting Açai Super-Antioxidant. Light smoothies bear fewer than one-third of the calories and half of the sugar of a Jamba classic, so mango-, orange-, and peach-infused sips of Mango Mantra cause less guilt than forgetting your mailman's birthday.

263 Boston Post Rd
Orange,
CT
US