Restaurants in Norwalk, CT

Norwalk has two pastry providers that are at the top of their game, although it’s a very different game for each. As its name says, Speedy Donut is all about the donuts, especially egg-rich, crisp-edged crullers that set the gold standard. Speedy is a roadside diner with utterly no airs or pretense, its beyond-donut menu a classic short-order list of hashslinger breakfast and lunch. On the other hand, Wave Hill Breads pretty much defines artisan baking, its pain de campagne one of the East Coast’s very best loaves. Beyond bread, the repertoire includes elegant macaroons, muffins, and vanilla citrus scones. True to its Connecticut location, Norwalk has a couple of destination-worthy pizzerias: Letiza’s, which serves thin-crust Neapolitan pies; and Jordan’s, which is a great source for what’s known in the Northeast as Greek-style pizza, meaning a lightweight pie with crisp, yeasty crust.

Norwalk’s Most Famous Dishes

hot dog with hot mustard and relish

Classic Hot Dogs

Flaky square pastry with a sugar glaze an dark red guava filling


Fluffy cake donut drips dark jam from its center

Jelly Donut

A basket of warm cinnamon sweet rolls in a Kansas City chicken dinner house

Cinnamon Pastries

Norwalk’s Best Restaurants

Swanky Frank’s


Wave Hill Breads




Cafe Dolce






Speedy Donut


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