favorite restaurants

Stamford’s proximity to New York is one of its best merits. While great, The proximity does have some inevitable side effects. The Food Scene being compared to the Big Apple is one of these side effects.

New York is one of the best food cities in the world. Few regions come close to replicating the culinary magic of the giant metropolis.

Stamford may not quite be on NY’s level on this front, few cities are, but it still has a lot to offer.

Foodies and Drink Connoisseurs Rejoice! This article is for you. We have painstakingly assembled this diverse list. Read on to discover some of the best local eateries and pubs in Stamford.

It is irrelevant if you are visiting Stamford over the weekend, or have lived here for years. You NEED to check these places out.

Half Full Brewery
WHERE: 43 Homestead Ave, Stamford

WHY: Nice Beers, Community Focused Business

Half Full is the epitome of what you expect from a small local business. They have a vested interest in the community, and their public events are some of the most entertaining in the entire city.

The Brewery has a long list of beers on tap, and they keep adding to it. Their unique “Community Sourced Ales” are brewed entirely in collaboration with other local ventures.

If you like beer, you simply have to check them out.

DiMare Pastry Shop
WHERE: 12 Largo Drive South, Stamford

WHY: Family Business, Great Cakes and Pastries

DiMare is a family owned bakery operating in Stamford since 1976. Their delicious cakes and pastries are made with quality ingredients, completely from scratch.

If you need cakes, cookies, pies, bread, pastries or any other baked good, this is the shop for you. DiMare also provides custom orders and online booking inside the United States.

Magee’s Curbside
WHERE: 72 Magee Ave, Stamford

WHY: Wonderful Food, Small and Cozy Spot

This modest restaurant is pretty unremarkable at first glance. It is a small place with limited parking spaces, outside of the bustling downtown area. Give them a go, however, and you’ll see why it makes the list.

Magee’s have their own innovative spin on your favorite foods. Among these are Churro Waffles, a delicious cross between a Churro and a Waffle.

You can enjoy anything from their long pun-riddled menu in a homely and snug setting.

Colony Grill
WHERE: 172 Myrtle Ave, Stamford

WHY: Famous “Hot Oil” Pizza

Colony is a historic establishment that was set up in 1935 as a tavern. The business has since evolved, and the name remains only as a nod to their history and heritage.

Although you can still get drinks, the popularity of their signature pizza has wiped out most other menu items over time. Their unique “Hot Oil Pizza” is a one-of-its-kind thin-crust pie with unique spicy toppings.

Looking for a great pizza? This is the place to be.

Lorca
WHERE: 125 Bedford St, Stamford

WHY: Excellent Churros, Speciality Coffee And Tea

Lorca offers locally-sourced handmade food and beverages. They have a good selection of great breakfast and lunch options.

Where Lorca really stands out, however, is their baked goods and specialty beverages. The highlights of this Spanish-inspired cafe include the best Churros in Stamford. With a host of coffees or teas to choose from, you are spoiled for choice on the beverage front.