Gourmet Heaven - Whitney

New Haven Area, Connecticut

3.2 / 2 votes

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Grocery and Deli


Located near Yale University, Gourmet Heaven is grocery store with a number of veg options including Tofutti cream cheese, Earth Balance margarine, canned soups, frozen Amy's products, lots of vegan chocolates, fresh breads, vegan cookies, jams, fruit, etc. etc. They seem like a more upscale grocery store with a fair number of veg and organic options than most grocery stores.

Their deli seems to have a fair number of vegetarian options and 3 vegan ones: a vegetable burger, a roasted vegetables sandwich, and a hummus sandwich. They also have some soups; just ask if any of them are vegetarian or vegan. There is also a pay-by-weight buffet with what a number of veg options. It's hard to tell what the ingredients in each item are though, so it's difficult to say what's vegan and what's not, but you can always ask.

There is a seating area inside the store with free wireless service.

Added by Ramona on Jun 4 06 (last updated Dec 11 06)

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Both the grilled vegetable with sun dried tomato paste sandwich and the hummus wrap were pretty good (nothing super special though...). The Mediterranean Vegetable soup with crackers was cheap ($3) and good. However, it was a bit annoying to wait for my sandwiches to be made right in front of display cases of all sorts of animal flesh, including full chickens. The deli gets a rating of 4 from me.

Gourmet Haven looked very European and very familiar to me, which made it kind of endearing. The store seems to have a number of vegan options, including some organic ones. It also has some items which are usually hard to find but which I really like, like sour cherry compote, high quality jams, and a really good variety of dark chocolates. Although it has good veg options, the store could be more vegan friendly; e.g., both Amy burritos they carried had cheese. The store gets a 7 from me.

I am giving it an extra point though for having free wireless and a quiet seating area.

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  • American


  • Buffet
  • Quiet
  • Wi-Fi



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