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Fearless Critic restaurant review
New Haven
Groceries, Baked goods

Mon–Sat 10:00am–6:00pm

Features Delivery, veg-friendly
Bar None
Credit cards Visa, MC, AmEx


2979 Whitney Ave.
Hamden, CT
(203) 248-0648
Bon Appétit
Make gift baskets or covet these tasty treats for yourself; grab the wine from right next door

This pretty, well-appointed little store sits way back in the parking lot next to Mt. Carmel Wine & Spirits and Luce Italian Restaurant.

Front and center, there’s a wonderful cheese selection, with imports from Denmark, France, Italy, England, Wales, Holland, and Switzerland, plus domestic cheeses from small farms, like Green Hill in Massachusetts, and Lazy Lady Farms in Vermont. The latter produces some charming cow’s milk cheeses, like the “Barick Obama,” a washed rind, double cream cheese with a cheddary, nutty finish.

In another case, you can find D’Artagnan products and all manner of cured meat. Also listed as “available upon request” are game and poultry like rabbit, elk, pheasant, boar, and so on. Chocolates, crackers, and cookies from Europe are alluring, and jars of pickled everything, olives, caviar, rose water, and oils all have pretty labels for gift baskets. The tea selection is small, but they will try their best to accommodate you if you want to order a certain kind. Whole-bean coffee is available from the Jamaican Gourmet Coffee Company, a Connecticut roaster that sources the legendary Blue Mountain beans.

Bon Appétit can make gift baskets on the spot (for any purpose you can think of: sympathy, recovery, new birth...whatever), or call ahead if you think you might need something special-ordered for it. They also will deliver all over the greater New Haven area. That should whet your appetite.

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