A downtown New Canaan fixture for decades, Baskin-Robbins offers great service, indoor and outdoor seating and a wide variety of sweet treats, including ice cream, sundaes, floats and other drinks, cakes and candies.
Owned and operated by New Canaan’s own Andrew and Karen Zuckert, and offering a wide-ranging menu of fresh food that’s anchored by Karen’s baked goods, Gingerbitz offers sandwiches (imported French brie and ham, roast chicken); salads (fresh goat cheese, marinated tomato tart on field greens), organic smoothies (soon), fresh-squeezed juices, Stumptown coffees, soft-serve ice cream, pots of tea, chutneys and of course, pastries and baked goods (Karen works with Guittard chocolate).
Located in the heart of the 100-year-old Silvermine district of New Canaan, the market serves an extensive selection of breakfast plates, sandwiches, salads, wraps and fresh soups. It’s a restaurant at night.
New Canaan’s oldest retailer, Walter Stewart’s Market was founded in 1907 when Walter Stewart, an enterprising young grocer, bought out the George Wilser grocery store founded decades earlier by Seymour Comstock, which was located opposite the present Town Hall on Main Street. The seventh son (of a seventh son) of a Northern Irish Farmer, Walter Stewart had migrated to the United States and found employment with a New York City grocer. Once he had saved up enough of his earnings, he headed north on the train to look for an opportunity to start his own business.