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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
New Haven
Food
Feel
Price
8.3
5.5
$10
One of New Haven’s tiniest—and best—Jamaican take-out spots

It can be easy to miss if you’re driving down Whalley Avenue between downtown and Westville with tunnel vision, but this stretch of road is quite a culinary melting pot, from soul food to new-age vegetarian to Chinese to Eastern European Jewish. Caribbean Connection, next door to Stella’s kosher bakery, is a representative of New Haven’s Jamaican community—and one of the easiest of all to miss. The storefront is barely wider than the entrance to an apartment building.

The tiny… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
New Haven
Food
Feel
Price
9.0
7.0
$15
Some of the city’s best Indian—and vegetarian—at these prices? We must be dreaming

When we think of Swagat, it calls to mind a line from A Midsummer Night’s Dream: “Though she be but little, she is fierce.” Not only does this fierce little contender serve some of the best-value Indian food in the area—underselling the downtown competition by a couple bucks—it’s also some of the very best.

Although standard northern Indian dishes like samosas and lamb curry are unremarkable here, the real deal is the authentic south Indian cuisine that you will find almost nowhere else… [More]