Closed as of Feb 1 10

1227 Chapel St
New Haven, Connecticut 06510


3.7 / 12 votes

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Vegan & Raw just off the New Haven Green

Restaurant, Coffee/Tea/Juice, Bar, Caterer

The only vegan restaurant in the region, Ahimsa features international vegan food, as well as a large selection of raw foods.

Added by Joshua Warchol on Jun 30 06 (last updated May 13 10)

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Three times I have gone out of my way to try to eat at Ahimsa, and three times I have been met with a closed restaurant. The first time that I tried to eat there, I discovered that the hours that were posted on their website were not the same as the hours posted on the restaurant sign. The second time, I hit some traffic in my 4 hour drive from New Hampshire and arrived at Ahimsa 5 minutes before it was supposed to close for lunch. I was told to come back at dinner time, but I didn't have that kind of flexibility in my schedule.

Most recently, I planned a road trip from New York to New Hampshire around eating dinner at Ahimsa, only to discover that the restaurant was closed for all of Labor Day Weekend. If this had been mentioned on the website, I would have eaten dinner at one of wonderful vegan restaurants in New York City before driving back. I realize that Labor Day is a national holiday, but I don't think it's reasonable for Ahimsa to expect its customers to infer that the restaurant will be closed on the Saturday before Labor Day as well!

As far as I'm concerned, I'm done with trying to eat here. I don't care how good the food is. It's just not worth the effort.

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This place really disappointed me. My boyfriends and I were so excited about this place opening in New Haven. It is just so expensive for a small portion of food that isn't that great. I think there are way better vegan friendly places to eat in New Haven. Go to Miyas, right across the street.

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Corner of Howe & Chapel


Accepts Reservations

Wheelchair Accessible


$$$ - expensive


  • American Express Discover MasterCard Visa


  • Raw Food
  • Eclectic (Varied)


  • (Mostly) Organic
  • Brunch
  • Buffet
  • Delivery
  • Happy Hour
  • Kosher
  • Large Group-Friendly
  • Live Music
  • Quiet
  • Romantic
  • Wi-Fi


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11:30am - 2:30pm;
5:30pm - 10pm
11:30am - 2:30pm;
5:30pm - 10pm
11am - 3pm;
5:30pm - 10pm

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