Long time readers know that when I started this blog, I had just moved to New Haven, CT. I was going to grad school and was über excited about all the vegan options in my new home, especially having been living on the not-then-vegan-friendly Cape Cod.
Vegan restaurants have come and gone to the New Haven area since I moved to NY, and one of the ones that came is G-Zen, a few minutes east of New Haven, in Branford.
Unfortunately, they have fairly limited hours, in the evenings and on Saturdays most of the day, so I didn’t think I was going to be passing by during business hours. I try to travel when the traffic isn’t so bad… but, I ended up leaving the Cape later than I had originally planned, and got to Branford just after they opened for the evening. Woo-hoo!
Since it was early, I wasn’t ready to eat yet, but they do have take out!
I started with the Thimble Island Crab Cakes. Interesting fact: the Thimble Islands is a small archipelago right off of Branford. They’re the kind of islands people own!
I hated seafood long before I went vegan, though I do remember having crab cakes once as a kid and liking them, which came as a surprise to me. I liked these too!
There were so many options for an entree it was a little crazy. I was in a potato mood, so pierogi was it. I figured they’d travel well. They did!
My only complaint is that this restaurant didn’t exist when I lived in New Haven! I would have been a regular visitor. Then again, it’s only 1.5 hours away from here… so who knows? Another road trip, perhaps? I really want to go back to this place!