Lunch near The Shoppes at Farmington Valley, CT
Just did a search, but didn't come up with anything too interesting. We're planning a shopping jaunt, and looking for good, funky, real, non-chain place(s), any cuisine, for lunch. Any recommendations?
Feng right in the shopping plaza is pretty good - http://www.ginzacorp.com/fengcanton/
Also just down the street is The Green Papaya - Thai/Laotian, very good, small but great service and food http://thegreenpapayarestaurant.com/
Further down in Old Avon Village (probably 10-15 mins straight shot down Rt 44) is the Elephant Trail - thai, another favorite of ours http://theelephanttrail.com/site/
Joe Pizza mentioned below has great burgers, thin crust pizza, and truly excellent eggplant fries.
One more thought for more "Funky" in nature - head down into New Hartford (straight shot down Rt 44 - 10/15 mins) and go to Blue Sky Foods - they have limited fall hours so check in advance. http://www.blueskyfoods-ct.com/
Elephant Trail is further down Rt. 44, but they do have excellent Thai food
Avon Indian Grill, also on Rt. 44 has a nice lunch buffet
Blue Sky Foods in New Hartford is very funky, but as TnTinCT mentioned, be sure to call ahead for hours