** THIS RESTAURANT IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED ** A breakfast- and lunch-only counter in downtown New Haven, Orangeside Luncheonette serves the best chili dogs in the Nutmeg State. The spicy chili is a finely-grained meat sauce with assertive yet manageable heat. Their top-shelf donuts should not be missed as well, especially the Butter Crunch: pure donut heaven.
A vegetarian treasure in New Haven, Claire's is famous for Lithuanian coffee cake, Mexican meals, and hot soups accompanied by freshly baked bread.
The granddaddy of New Haven pizzerias, Pepe's is best known for its coal oven's chewy, full-flavored thin crust. And for superb, simple white clam pies.