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Local Sources for Healthy Ready-Made Food on the Go

Mar 02, 2015 01:29AM ● By Leslie Beech

For busy Fairfield County residents who want to eat healthy, sometimes preparing food in advance is a challenge but eating out isn’t always an option either. Some savvy food purveyors in the area have provided some solutions at amazing health food venues. If you are looking for a ready-made meal to eat while on the go, or just want to pick up a freshly made entrée for dinner, there are many great places to choose from. In most cases, you will also be supporting a local business run by an owner who has a real passion for healthy, clean foods.

A brief reference guide below lists by town some Fairfield County spots which might provide nutritious fuel you need while on the go. All of them have offerings that range from made-to-order smoothies to prepared to-go dishes with locally sourced organic produce and meats. Nearly all on the list offer gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian and raw options.
Even if you don’t have much time to cook and prepare your own, you are sure to find lots of healthy, good for your body and soul eats right here in your own backyard!

COS COB

Green + Tonic
7 Strickland Rd • 203-869-1376 • GreenAndTonic.com
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-7pm, Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 9am-5pm
• Assortment of wraps, fresh salads, vegetable medleys
• Organic juices and smoothies, oatmeal and granola
• Locally sourced produce, raw organic foods
• Vegan-based menu

DANBURY

Chamomille Natural Foods
Rt.6 Plaza, 58 Newtown Rd • 203-792-8952 • Chamomille-Natural-Foods.com
Hours: Mon-Wed 9:30am-6:30pm, Thurs 9:30am-7:30pm, Fri 9:30am-6:30pm, Saturdays from 10am–5:30pm, Sun 10am-4pm
• Daily soups of the day offered, salads, sandwiches, juices
• Gluten-free, vegan, local products, vegetarian

DARIEN

Green + Tonic
1098 Post Rd • 203-656-1036 • GreenAndTonic.com
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-5pm
• Assortment of wraps, fresh salads, vegetable medleys
• Organic juices and smoothies, oatmeal and granola
• Locally sourced produce, raw organic foods
• Vegan-based menu

Whole Foods Market
150 Ledge Rd • 203-662-0577 • WholeFoodsMarket.com
Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-10pm
• Hot and cold food bars, sandwiches, wraps, daily soups
• Wide variety of gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan items available
• Local, organic produce and meats available

FAIRFIELD

Catch a Healthy Habit
39 Unuquowa Rd • 203-292-8190 • CatchaHealthyHabit.com
Hours: Mon-Tues 8am-3pm, Wed-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 11am-4pm
• Soups, salads, veggie burgers, vegetarian/vegan entrees made to order
• Large variety of smoothies made with almond milk, fresh fruit and natural sweeteners
• Fresh-squeezed, customized juices made to order
• Variety of assorted natural homemade chips and snacks

The Stand Juice Company
87 Mill Plain Rd • 203-873-0414 • TheStandJuiceCompany.com
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-7pm, Sat 8am-7pm, Sun 8am-4pm
• Local, sustainable, ethically sourced, animal product-free menu
• Fresh salads, sandwiches, soups and desserts
• Fresh juices and smoothies

Whole Foods Market
350 Grasmere Ave • 203-819-9544 • WholeFoodsMarket.com
Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-10pm
• Hot and cold food bars, sandwiches, wraps, daily soups
• Wide variety of gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan items available
• Local, organic produce and meats available

Mrs. Green’s
1916 Post Rd • 203-259-2192 • MrsGreens.com
Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-9pm
• Prepared soups, salads and assorted vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free entrees available.

GREENWICH

Whole Foods Market
90 East Putnam Ave • 203-661-0631 • WholeFoodsMarket.com
Hours: Mon-Sun 7am-10pm
• Hot and cold food bars, sandwiches, wraps, daily soups
• Wide variety of gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan items available
• Local, organic produce and meats available

Green + Tonic
85 Railroad Ave • 203-622-1479 • GreenAndTonic.com
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-7pm, Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 9am-5pm
• Assortment of wraps, fresh salads, vegetable medleys
• Organic juices and smoothies
• Oatmeal and granola
• Locally sourced produce, raw organic foods
• Vegan-based menu

Greenwich Health Mart
30 Greenwich Ave • 203-869-9658 
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm, Sat 8:30-5pm, Sun 11am-3pm
• Variety of wraps made with sprouted tortillas
• Hot specialty foods: quesadillas, veggie burgers, falafel
• Vegan- and gluten-free friendly foods
• Daily soup (non-dairy and no added fat)
• Organic fruit smoothies and fresh squeezed juices
• Organic baked goods, gluten-free muffins and whoopie pies

NEW CANAAN

Grass Rxoots
45 Grove St • 203-979-0061 • GrassRxoots.com
Hours: Mon-Fri 6am-6pm, Sat/Sun 7am-3pm
• Organic food and juices made fresh that do not contain soy, corn, gluten, dairy, GMOs or peanuts

Green + Tonic
5 Burtis Ave • 203-920-1395 • GreenAndTonic.com
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 9am-5pm
• Assortment of wraps, fresh salads, vegetable medleys
• Organic juices and smoothies
• Oatmeal and granola
• Locally sourced produce, raw organic foods
• Vegan-based menu

Mrs. Green’s
2 Pine St • 203-442-9091 • MrsGreens.com
Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-9pm
• Prepared soups, salads and assorted vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free entrees available

NEW MILFORD

Natural Marketplace
10 Bank St • 860-799-0721
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun closed
• Juice and Smoothie bar
• Full array of organic products, herbal supplements
• Locally made products available

Northville Market
301 Litchfield Rd • 860-355-2667 • NorthVilleMkt.com
Hours: Mon-Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 8am-7pm
• Large selection of fresh baked breads including Wave Hill Breads from Wilton
• Homemade soups, salads and sandwiches available either made to order or prepared
• Assorted entrees made to go such as meatloaf, crab cakes, pasta and quiches to name a few

NORWALK

The Stand Juice Company
1 North Water St • 203-956-5670 • TheStandJuiceCompany.com
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-8pm, Sat 8am-6pm, Sun 8am-6pm
• Local, sustainable, ethically sourced vegan menu
• Salads, sandwiches, soups and desserts
• Fresh juices and smoothies

Naked Greens
45 North Main St • 203-956-0550 • Naked-Greens.com
Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-7:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-6:30pm, Sun 11:30am-4pm
• Large assortment of soups, salads, wraps
• Raw veggie juice frappes, smoothies
• Customizable salad and grilled cheese menu
• Vegetarian and gluten-free items available

RIDGEFIELD

Nature’s Temptations
32 Prospect St • 203-438-5443 • NaturesTemptations.com
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30am-7pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
• Make-your-own salad to order with fresh greens, homemade dressings and handmade croutons
• Sandwich board with grass-fed beef burgers, homemade vegetarian, and made-to-order sandwiches. Rotisserie chicken and hot food menu items daily.

Pure Bar
426 Main St • 203-403-3705
Hours: Mon-Sun 7am-7pm
• Smoothies blended with nut and soy milks
• Fresh juices include a large selection of fruits and vegetables for immune boosting, energy, memory enhancing and cleansing
• Other menu offerings include soup, hummus plate or wrap, carrot noodles, Kale chips

Tusk + Cup Fine Coffee
51 Ethan Allen Hwy • 203-544-0800 • TuskAndCup.com
Hours: Mon-Fri 6am-8pm, Sat/Sun 7am-8pm
• Assorted freshly baked muffins, butter croissants, bagels and handmade scones, includes gluten-free options
• Artisanal breakfast sandwiches using cage-free eggs and Umpqua Oatmeal in a variety of flavors
• Soups and sandwiches made with all natural, preservative-free ingredients

SHELTON

The Common Bond Market
40 Huntington St • 203-513-8200 • TheCommonBondMarket.com
Winter Hours: Mon-Sat 7:30am-7:30pm, Sun 10am-6pm
• Extensive hot food bar with vegan, gluten-free, and vegetarian options
• Ready-made breakfast items including burritos, house-made muffins and paleo banana bread

STAMFORD

Mrs. Green’s
950 High Ridge Rd • 203-329-1313 • MrsGreens.com
Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-9pm
• Prepared soups, salads and assorted vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free entrees available

WESTPORT

Freshii
One Main St • 203-222-3599 • Freshii.com
Hours: Mon-Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 9am-7pm
• Salads (gluten-free dressings available), wraps, rice and noodle bowls, burritos and soups
• Frozen yogurt, smoothies, cleansing juices and breakfast foods
• Vegan, vegetarian, nut/seed-free and shellfish-free food available

Steam Coffee Bar
1 Ferry Ln • 203-349-5164 • SteamCoffeeBar.com
Hours: Mon-Fri 5am-3pm, Sat 8am-3pm, closed on Sunday
• House-made muffins, handcrafted croissants, egg sandwiches and other breakfast items offered daily
• Gluten-free options for vegans that include fresh-squeezed juices, smoothies and steel-cut oatmeal

Whole Foods Market
399 Post Rd West • 203-227-6858 • WholeFoodsMarket.com 
Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-10pm
• Hot and cold food bars, sandwiches, wraps, daily soups
• Wide variety of gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan items available

Organic Market
285 Post Rd East • 203-227-9007
Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm
• Daily soups, ready-made salads, wraps, fresh squeezed juices,
• Hot food bar with a wide variety of entrees made in-house
• Many vegetarian and gluten-free selections available

WILTON

Naked Greens
239 Danbury Rd • 203-529-3770 • Naked-Greens.com
Hours: Mon-Thurs 7:30am-8pm, Fri 7:30am-7:30pm, Sat 8:30am-7:30pm, Sun 11am-4pm
• Hearty, handmade savory soups, fresh salads, wraps, raw veggie juice frappes and smoothies
• Classic and exotic flavors from all over the world

The Well
33 Danbury Rd • 203-762-9711 • ShopTheWell.com
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, closed on Sunday
• Free range, organic and locally farmed products
• Daily menu of three standard entrees and two daily specials that are vegan, paleo or gluten-free
• “Well Made” soups and sandwiches are made daily on site and are free of artificial ingredients

Leslie Beech lives with her daughter in Stamford and is always trying to find healthier eating options outside of her home.

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