5 Restaurants to Try at Yale

by Caroline Gentile ’17

Imagine the scene. You arrive to Yale on Friday night (or Saturday morning), excitement humming through the polluted New Haven air. Perhaps you are a bit buzzed, perhaps you aren’t (but you probably are because this is the one weekend Harvard kids act like its Harvard State). Regardless of your level of inebriation, you are very likely hungry. But where should you go to eat in New Haven? Do they even have restaurants there, in a place so riddled with crime and gothic architecture?

Surprisingly, yes! New Haven actually boasts many great restaurants, ranging from cheap eats to expensive gourmet fare. Below are some of the best picks on the cheaper, college-student-friendly end of that spectrum (disclaimer: there’s a lot of pizza on this list, but only because pizza is something that New Haven apparently does really, really well):

  1. Alpha Delta Pizza

Location: 371 Elm St., New Haven, CT 06511

Hours: 3pm-3am

Type of Food: Pizza

Price range: $

What to Order: The Wenzel, a deliciously greasy conglomeration of fried buffalo chicken, hot sauce, mozzarella, lettuce, and tomato atop a sub roll.

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  1. Ivy Wok

Location: 316 Elm Street, New Haven, CT 06511

Hours: 11am-2am

Type of Food: Cantonese

Price Range: $

What to Order: The curry soup or the fried pork dumplings.

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  1. Mamoun’s Falafel

Location: 85 Howe St, New Haven, CT 06511

Hours: 11am-3am

Type of Food: Falafel

Price Range: $

What to Order: Chicken kebabs.

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  1. Miya’s Sushi

Location: 68 Howe St, New Haven, CT 06511

Hours: 5pm- midnight on Fridays and Saturdays

Type of Food: Sushi

Price Range: $$

What to Order: The Late-Night Specials, offered after 10:30pm, which consist of award-winning sushi made from leftover premium ingredients at a much lower price, as well as 1/3 off pitchers of beer, cocktails, and all bottles of wine. Also, their spicy-mayo-covered shoestring Tokyo fries.

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  1. Pepe’s Pizza

Location: 157 Wooster Street, New Haven, CT, 06511

Hours: 11am-10pm

Type of Food: Pizza

Price Range: $

What to Order: Any of their pizzas! Pepe’s is probably the most well known restaurant in New Haven, and is actually opening up a store in Boston soon!

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