Stuck in Guilford this summer? While your friends are eating French or Italian cuisine in Europe, hop off your couch and take the chance to explore the best food Guilford has to offer. Guilford students were asked to vote for their favorites in each category…
Here are the results:
Best Ice Cream: Ashley’s Ice Cream
This charming little shop has been serving Guilford residents their homemade ice cream for around 20 years. The delicious ice cream is made from fresh ingredients and contains no artificial preservatives or coloring, making it perfect for a cold summer snack.
942 Boston Post Rd Guilford, CT
Monday-Thursday: 11am – 11pm
Friday-Saturday: 11am – 11pm
Sunday: 12pm – 11pm
Best Frozen Yogurt: sweetFrog
Starting in 2009, sweetFrog establishments allow their customers to self-serve frozen yogurt, with an array of flavor options and toppings. If you’re craving frozen yogurt one of these hot summer days, head down to sweetFrog on Boston Post Road. Keep your eyes peeled on your way in, you may even bump into the sweetFrog mascot!
891 Boston Post Rd Guilford, CT
Best Bakery: Hen & Heifer
Located off the green, Hen & Heifer brings a sweet slice of Paris to our own Connecticut town. This cozy bakery offers French-inspired baked goods, cakes, tarts, and other sweets.
23 Water Street Guilford, CT
Best Deli: The Marketplace at Guilford Food Center
Formerly The Guilford Food Center, The Marketplace recently came under new ownership. However, the quality of the deli inside the store seems to remain unchanged in the eyes of Guilford students.
77 Whitfield Street Guilford, CT
Best Breakfast Spot: Sunnyside Up
Guilford’s Sunnyside Up is quaint little spot that offers lots of delicious breakfast options. Hidden behind the green, Sunnyside Up is a spot missed by many, but is certainly worth the visit.
33 Water St, Suite A Guilford, CT
Best Asian: Mr. J Asian Bistro
Mr. J’s offers a unique blend of Japanese, Thai, and Chinese cuisine. You can stop by for a meal during lunch or dinnertime to enjoy the delicious blend of Asian culture.
100 Village Walk Guilford, CT
Best Italian: Pasta Avest & Pizzeria
Looking for the best Italian joint in Guilford? Look no further. Pasta Avest offers endless Italian dishes, including tons of pasta options, an endless sauce selection, an 8-foot salad bar, pizza (of course), show-stopping calzones, and much more. End your visit to this delightful restaurant with one of their authentic Italian desserts.
680 Boston Post Road Guilford, CT
Monday-Thursday & Saturday: 10am-9pm
Best Coffee: Perk on Church
Perk on Church is an eco-friendly café known for their “small-town” charm and famous crepes. Perk offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, and according to GHS students, a great cup of coffee.
20 Church Street Guilford, CT 06437
Summer Hours: Open 7 Days: 6:30am – 6pm