Edge of the Woods

New Haven Area, Connecticut

4.2 / 18 votes

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New Haven's Natural Food Store

Grocery/Bakery/Deli, General Store

Edge of the Woods is a natural food landmark in southern Connecticut. Offers a wide variety of fresh produce (including organics), beverages, pastas, sauces, snacks, canned goods, ethnic goods, etc. Has a good selection of soy products including locally made Tofu. Features a large selection of frozen foods, bulk beans/grains/seeds, vegan (and non) cheeses, and on the second level a huge selection of natural cosmetics and vitamins.

Near the front of the store is a bakery with lots of vegan (and non-vegan) cakes, breads and pastries. A small seating area is nearby (there is more seating on the second level) with a fresh juice bar. Next to the bakery is a salad bar and hot buffet ($5.50/lb) which usually has 5 or 6 options with most of them vegan. Fresh soups and additional items are available from a counter near the buffet.

Added by Joshua Warchol on Apr 16 04 (last updated Nov 16 11)

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Huge number of veg choices from the serve-yourself salad and hot food bar, as well as deli-style sandwich options that you can custom order. Great vegan bakery options as well.

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As a vegan who has a major sweet tooth to see rows of marked vegan desserts was really great,not to mention they were excellent, they also have marked hot food. On top of that they have a great selection of vegan and vegetarian food such as vegan jerky and on the top floor they had a whole selection of supplements and other nutrition things. Amazing store, i would say one of the best in Connecticut.

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Whalley Ave


Heading up Whalley from Broadway it is past McDonalds, KFC and Burger King (thank God) but before you get to the cemetary / SCSU. It'll be on your Right in a plaza with a Chinese Take-Out and a Dry Cleaner. The name is on the side of the building, you can't miss it.

Wheelchair Accessible


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  • American
  • Deli


  • Buffet
  • Kosher



8:30am - 7:30pm
8:30am - 6:30pm
9am - 6pm

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