A Day in New Haven

For this post, I thought I would try something new and plan a fun day in New Haven starting from breakfast until well past dinner time.

Morning

Wake up and get your morning coffee and pastry at Blue State (84 Wall St or 276 York St). They not only have good coffee but also excellent hot chocolate and pastries. Get a scone or an almond croissant; both are delicious. Next make your way to the Yale University Art Gallery (corner of York St and Chapel St) to see a huge collection of ancient art and modern art including works by Picasso, Van Gogh, and Kandinsky for free!  Continue reading

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Favorite Food Trucks in New Haven

New Haven is a huge food truck town and as far as I can tell, it’s been this way since way before food trucks became trendy. I think it might be because, for a long time, the options for food in New Haven were very limited and the food trucks provided a great lunch for a good price. In this post, I’ll go through some of my favorite food trucks in New Haven. All meals cost ~$6 unless otherwise noted.

Mecha Uma serves really tasty Japanese dishes in the skating rink parking lot at the corner of Prospect St and Sachem St during lunch hours on weekdays. You can choose a base of noodles or rice and get proteins that range from tempura to tonkatsu to tofu. In the winter, I love to get the udon noodles with Shrimp Tempura (you can get the noodles with the traditional soy broth or a pork ramen broth). In the summer, they have a cold noodle base, which is served with your choice of protein and lettuce and tomato salad. The people here also have amazing memories; after the 5th time here I no longer needed to give my order.

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Summer in Connecticut

Summer is a good time to visit Connecticut because the weather is warm and there are lots of fun festivals to go to. Here are some of my favorite things to do during the summer in Connecticut:

Fruit-Picking: You can go and pick peaches and strawberries and raspberries and blueberries in almost any part of Connecticut. There are plethora of farms; I like Bishop’s Orchards in Guilford, CT for its vicinity to New Haven and the added bonus of apple cider donuts at the farm market.

Buttonwood Farm in Griswold, CT: They grow a giant sunflower field for charity, which blooms at the end of July. I get really happy just walking through the farm being surrounded by sunflowers. They also make sunflower ice cream, which is pretty delicious.

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