Let’s face it Stags, one can only eat in Barone so many times during a semester. Not sure what restaurant to try in town? We have you covered.

1. The Granola Bar

Good morning from the Granola Bar!! #spoonfairfield #spoonfeed #foodporn

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The Granola Bar in Westport is the quintessential place for quick treat. Their seasonal menu includes an impressive selection of healthy and delicious options including a wide array of homemade granola, house-cured salmon, breakfast wraps and fresh salads. Having had many delicious weekend brunches at The Granola Bar, I can tell you that the food is absolutely to die for. If you want to know what pure joy tastes like, try the famous Nutella latte. Seriously, you can’t go wrong with anything on this menu.

Must Try: Avocado Toast, Nutella Latte, Bacon Egg & Cheese

2. Firehouse Deli


Man, what a time to be alive.

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Famous for their breakfast specials and signature “RedGate” sandwich, Firehouse Deli is the go-to spot for Fairfield students. A personal favorite, the RedGate sandwich is filled with grilled chicken, bacon, avocado (need I say more?) jack cheese, and basil mayo on a roll. Luckily, Firehouse Deli is just a few minutes away from campus, making it quick and easy to grab a delicious breakfast or lunch that will have you coming back for more. Seriously, put down that sandwich from the Stag and head over to Firehouse for a meal that will satisfy your taste buds without breaking your bank account.

Must Try: RedGate Sandwich, Truffle Fries, Abbers Panini


3. PRONTO Chop Shop & Pizzeria

Do yourself a favor and try the “OMG Potato Pizza” from Pronto in Fairfield?

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Pronto has officially mastered the art of the freshest salads and pizza in downtown Fairfield. Established in 2013, Along with the food, the service at Pronto is absolutely impeccable. Owners Glenn and Dave will both greet you with heartwarming smiles as soon as you walk through the door and help you create the best salad or pizza you can imagine. Pronto’s menu boasts a wide variety of Made-To-Order Chopped Salads, Wraps, and Gourmet Pizzas. The best part is Pronto provides Fairfield students with a discount of 15% off your order. What better reason to come down to Pronto to enjoy great service and fresh meal?

Must Try: Original Chicken Pizza, Beet Generation Salad, BBQ Chicken Pizza

4. Mecha Noodle Bar


I’m not talking about the cheap packaged excuse for ramen you buy at CVS. I’m talking REAL ramen here. Mecha Noodle Bar in Fairfield is THE place to grab this quintessential college staple. Conveniently tucked away on Post Road, you can never go wrong with any of the mouthwatering bowls of 11r or Pho offered on the Mecha menu. Bursting with flavor, a traditional Japanese ramen bowl from Mecha will bring you comfort and genuine happiness for a small price. What are you waiting for? Slurp away!

Must Try: Pork Belly Bao, Paitan Chicken Ramen, Red Oil Dumplings

5. Pizzeria Molto

Lobster ravioli will never let you down. ??

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Coming from an Italian-American family, I’ve been blessed with some pretty amazing food. Where do I get my Italian food fix while I’m at school? Pizzeria Molto on Post Road. The atmosphere is upbeat and posh, making it the perfect get away from the dining hall. The homemade pasta tastes just like grandma’s. If your in the mood to devour some little soft pillows of happiness, look no further than the Potato Gnocchi appetizer. These homemade potato dumplings will have your taste buds jumping with joy. Whether you decide on a comforting pasta dish or a gourmet pizza (that puts Dominoes to shame), everything on Molto’s menu will exceed your expectations and than some.

Must Try: Potato Gnocchi Tapas, Brussel Sprouts, Burrata Pizza, Lobster Ravioli