I am lucky enough to call the town of New Canaan, CT my home.  It truly is a special place and I am not just saying that because I live here.  One of my family members said to me, “Your town is like a Norman Rockwall painting”  Now like most towns we have our Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts and J. Crew but most of the stores and restaurants are locally owned.  This town is proof that when you go back to your roots and keep things local you can thrive!!  I LOVE supporting local business and helping them succeed!!  Here are TKC favs..

Food:

Sole

“Step outside of Italy for Hawaiian Big Eye tuna tartare with avocado and wasabi tobiko, and return for handmade potato gnocchi with gorgonzola cream. Solé’s inventive menu features savory wood-fired pizzas and sumptuous main dishes like maple-glazed Atlantic salmon, spiedini of lamb tenderloin, and wood-roasted Amish chicken. Our famous tiramisu concludes your meal on a decidedly sweet note.”

South End Uncorked

“With quality and passion always a priority, proprietor and executive chef, Nick Martschenko, builds on his expertise offering delectable small plates- perfect for snacking or sharing- along with beer, wine and water, all served on tap! A superior, craft cocktail menu is highlighted with a nod to classic cocktails all concocted with a South End UNCORKED twist.”

Baldanza

Started by Angela Baldanza (who competed on Food Network’s Cooks vs. Cons and WON!!!)

Shopping:

Curated Caravan

You never know what you will find when you walk into this small but carefully curated store filled with vintage Louis Vuitton, Jean Paul Gaultier pillows and the best candles around!

Design Solutions New Canaan

 

This whimsical store with the coolest gadgets, funky art and a few selected Mitchell Gold pieces to customize.

Flowers:

Earth Garden

You will not find a typical flower in this place which is why I LOVE it….no wallflowers here

Coffee:

Zumbach’s Gourmet Coffee

You can smell the beans roasting all through town….This is the real deal….I buy all my coffee here…no processed Dunkin Donuts coffee at TKC

Deli:

Tony’s Deli:

Gotta love a place that makes a breakfast sandwich with hash browns smack dab in the middle of eggs and cheese!!  Although here they call them potato cones

Fish Market:

FJORD Fish Market

With fish being the main part of my diet I visit this place a few times a week.  The sushi is delicious and the Ahi Tuna Sandwich is a must-try!

Butcher:

South Ave Butcher

If you are going to eat beef or pork then you should always go to our local butcher!!