The café at Landmark Natural Foods & Cafe is nestled between aisles of fresh, organic produce, spices, and canned goods. Each item at the café is also 100% organic from the breakfast burritos served in multigrain wraps to vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free tomato basil soup.
For more than 15 years, the specialists at The Spice Mill has blended and packaged fresh spices right in their warehouse. Their handiwork ranges from whole bay leaves to allspice and Cajun seasoning, a mix of flavors including paprika, thyme, cumin, and garlic.
Pezzello Brothers Fruit & Produce, rife with fresh fruits, crisp vegetables, and a diverse selection of cheeses, cultivates a healthy spread of eats along with a familial staff of knowledgeable personnel. Juicy bits of banana ($.59/lb.), tomatoes ($.99/lb.), or native green and yellow squash ($.89/lb.) can garnish salads or act as a rapt audience during kitchen performances of Titus. Jumbo white eggs ($1.79/lb.) provide the ideal foundation for omelets and the edible suns of a solar system panorama; quarts of half-and-half ($1.89) add creamy strokes to cups of joe. Sandwich stackers can load hoagies and subs with the sharp pungency of several cheeses, including italian, provolone, and imported pecorino romano ($6.99/lb.). Slice a two-pound log of goat cheese ($15.99) into cracker-topping squares, or dig into a three-pound tub of mozzarella balls ($14.99) for bite-size appetizers or afternoon snacks.
The Bridge Market serves up classic American fare, including deli wraps, soups. and wood-fired pizza. Customers can dress their pizzas with red or white sauce and a variety of Italian-inspired toppings. Homemade meatball and tuna salad are some of the hot and cold grinder choices, and a priced-per-pound salad bar allows customers to create their own meals and finally figure out how much a solitary crouton weighs. On Friday, the scent of seafood fills the air from fried fish 'n' chips to fish sandwiches.
Voted Best Fish Market by readers of the Hartford Advocate, City Fish Market offers a menu of freshly prepared seafood meals. Lobster lovers can dig their claws into the hot lobster roll, pincered together with fries or a small chowder ($15.99). Ex-Red Coats can sample the fried fish and chips ($9.99) while pondering the best place to get their useless uniform tailored into a fashionable suit. Clammy hands find an accepting home around a bowl of fresh New England chowder ($3.50 half pint, $5.99 pint, $9.99 quart). Children can also wet their seafood appetites with kids' menu offerings such as clam strips and fries ($3.99).
Savory Thymes is a personal catering service that delivers non-processed, health-conscious meals consisting of an entrée and choice of side. Current menu items include cranberry sauced turkey meatballs ($10.95), zippy baked ziti ($16.95), and roasted root vegetables ($5.95). Head Chef Ruth L'Hommedieu will deliver to residences and offices in the Greater Hartford area and orders must be placed by Friday. Unlike fiery stacks of magazines, dishes are delivered cold and will be safe in the refrigerator for up to four days before you follow the heating instructions to bring the flavors to life. Upon request, meals can be created to accommodate dietary considerations.