100 Essex Rd.
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Phone: (860) 395-1414
Fax: (860) 388-9578
Pasta Vita is more than just a wholesale supplier of more than 20 kinds of ravioli to many of Connecticut's fine restaurants and cafes, but it also is a fantastic spot to pick up something for your own gourmet meal at home. Pasta Vita can supply you with pre-made lasagna, stuffed pastas, soups, breads, desserts and pasta sauces for any occasion.
If you are looking for some fresh seafood in the Shoreline area, Atlantic Seafood has some of the freshest catches around. You can pick up seafood caught in Long Island Sound and other regional fish and crustaceans from around the country as well as ready-made refrigerated items like bisque, chowder and lobster rolls.
Located only 25 miles (40 kilometers) from New Haven, the Westbrook Tanger Outlet Center offers upscale outlet shopping with an impressive collection of 65 designer and name brand outlet stores. Enjoy savings of 25% to 65% every day. Stores include Eddie Bauer, J.Crew, Reebok, Rockport, Timberland, Pepperidge Farm, Hollister, Old Navy, Nine West and many more. This outlet center is close to Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets, at exit 63 off of I-95. After shopping, there is a 12-screen Marquee Cinema on the premise to take in the latest movies. Shop 'til you drop!
The Book Barn is a Connecticut institution with three locations in Niantic. The main location on West Main Street is an incredible old barn with smaller off-shoot locations on the main property where you can find old, out-of-print treasures amongst the bookstacks. If you have old books at home that you don't need or want to trade in, The Book Barn will gladly purchase your books for cash or store credit. Hot beverages and snacks are served (for free!) every day of the week. Plenty of bibliophile felines prowl the property, so be prepared to share a book or a snack with them as well. The shop is open daily, except for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
For any necessity in every area of your life from health care to household to gifts, toys, personal items, food, electronics, and more, Walgreens is a must-stop convenience shop. Get your prescription filled, develop your vacation photos, stock up on toothpaste, grab some snacks, and find just about anything you're looking for. With thousands of stores throughout the U.S., Walgreens is often just a quick trip away. Select locations are open 24-hours and some stores offer drive-thru pharmacies.
The Fox Hopyard Golf Club is open from March through November in the lovely Connecticut River-town of East Haddam. This is a Par 71 golf course that spans roughly 7000 yards (6400 meters) and includes facilities such as a restaurant, tee shop, sports bar and banquet hall. The club also houses the on-site restaurant, On the Rocks, where delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners are served.
Are you an antiques collector? Looking for oldies but goodies? Head on out to Clinton, about a half hour drive along I-95 from New Haven and spend the day stopping in at a variety of antique shops along Route 1, where you will find a myriad of shops selling nothing but antiques. The Clinton Antique Center is by far the largest, with about 85 dealers displaying quality antiques from silver spoons to sleighs. Enjoy poking through history and perhaps walking out with a piece of local heritage.
Located only 20 miles (32 kilometers) from New Haven, Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets offers upscale outlet shopping with an impressive collection of 70 designer and name brand outlet stores. Enjoy savings of 25 to 65 percent every day. Stores include Banana Republic, Barneys New York, Coach, Adidas, J.Crew, Kenneth Cole, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th and many more. Hours may change during sales, please visit the website for more information.
Oysterponds Farm sells some locally grown fresh and healthy produce. The sight of these beautiful farms, a short distance from the coast will energize you. Wait till you see their amazing produce. All of it is a hundred percent organic and includes vegetables such as carrots and tomatoes, depending on the season. They have a beautiful collection of berries such as strawberries and raspberries too and home made berry jams such as red and golden raspberry and blackberry. Just think of all the delicious recipes you can try with their yummy ingredients.
Many would be surprised to find that one of the premier independent bookstores in the country, albeit a small one compared to the sheer size of many others, is located in Madison, just a 15-minute drive from New Haven. R.J. Julia has been the most unique and appealing independent bookseller in the area since 1989, with a small cafe and coffee shop as well as a huge area dedicated to children's books. Stepping into R.J. Julia is like venturing into a Victorian home, filled with books and trinkets galore. One of the best reasons to show up here is to hear one of the numerous, noted authors promote their latest works, and there is a book event nearly every day. Plenty of big names are attracted to this bookstore which caters to young and old, and will do its best to ensure you can get what you need.
If you are in Madison's upscale shopping district looking for that perfect gift, imported outfit or a unique toy for the special child in your life, try slipping into this boutique. Belles and Beaus boasts a great selection of upscale children's clothing from newborn to size 12 for both boys and girls. Lots of better quality toys and novelties are available, too. Here, a friendly assistant will help you in choosing the right clothes or gift. Historic Madison is located just 20 minutes east of New Haven on Interstate 95 North, exit 61.
Orient Country Store is a convenience store located along the Village Lane in Orient. It sells all the household groceries and supplies, and also doubles up us a deli. It serves the most amazing sandwiches, scones, soups, homemade cookies and breads. Order their bacon egg and cheese and accompany it with a chilled beer. End your meal with a dessert like pistachio icecream.