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Grocery Shopping Around Yale

Grocery Shopping Around Yale


Whether you’re a master chef,  need good snacks while studying, or want to experiment outside the lab, there is a practical grocery store option for you.

Stop & Shop, one the largest grocery stores within walking distance, is located at

150 Whalley Avenue #1
New Haven
(203) 503-0105

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This place is great to stock up on the basics, canned and boxed food, frozen food, fresh vegetables, bread and if you’re the carnivorous type, meats. However, getting all those bags back from the store to your apartment can be a real workout (if you do it on a regular basis you can get muscles better than Salman Khan’s).


If you already have muscles better than his, or simply would like to save some time and energy, Stop & Shop has a wonderful delivery service, Peapod. All you need to do is create a free account, add items to your list on the site, and enter your debit/credit card information. It even saves your lists so you don’t have to add everything again! Orders must be for more than 50$, and delivery costs about 7$ — but for your first order, you get up to 15$ off, and there often are discount coupons that they send you if you sign up for their email. When the driver brings your order, don’t forget that you can give him any coupons for food that you might have cut out of flyers or printed out — they will take it off your total order!

Another convenient location for groceries is the Elm City Market Co-op, located at


777 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06510

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This market, located at the base of the 360 State apartment complex, features produce grown locally & organically by farmers. There are a lot of ethnic foods here as well, specialty spices & condiments, freshly baked bread, and other interesting finds that you might not get at regular stores. This option, however, does turn out to be a little more expensive.

Another great place to get organic food is Edge of the Woods. This store is a bit far off from campus and you will need a car to get there and back, but if you can carpool then it certainly is worth the journey!

379 Whalley Ave.,
New Haven, CT 06511

Edge of the Woods has a lovely selection of herbs that you can even purchase in bulk (for those of us who cook for all their friends, which usually means at least 30 SAGA members show up). Other interesting features of this store is their juice and sandwich bars, and a huge selection of vitamins and health supplements to keep you energized.

Other local stores where you can find snacks & fresh produce include:

Nica’s Market
603 Orange St
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 787-5919

Oriental Pantry Grocery & Gifts
486 Orange St
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 865-2849

Gourmet Heaven
15 Broadway
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 787-4533
44 Whitney Ave
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 776-0400

Romeo & Cesare Gourmet Shoppe
771 Orange St
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 776-1614

Hong Kong Grocery
67 Whitney Ave
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 777-8988

Westville Kosher Market
95 Amity Rd
New Haven, CT 06515
(203) 389-1723

Finally, and maybe most importantly – where do we get SOUTH ASIAN groceries?? How does one, living in New Haven, re-create the warm, delicious aromas and tastes of our motherlands …

By making the trip to Bharat Bazaar!

85 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT 06477
(203) 298-4050

It is fairly easy to get here without a car:
Just take CT Transit Bus O Direction: O2-Yale-NH Hosp-Westfield CT Post-via Schick at the corner Chapel & Temple (at the New Haven Green). Get off at Boston Post Rd and Bull Hill Ln and you can walk over in 2 minutes.

Now, you have all the information you need to start your culinary adventures! Stay tuned for updates, carpool offers, and even cooking classes and recipe posts from your friends at SAGA!


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