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Lunch near The Shoppes at Farmington Valley, CT

mjoyous Oct 4, 2012 05:18 AM

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?

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    rudysmom RE: mjoyous Oct 4, 2012 05:46 AM

    maybe run over to LaSalle Market in Collinsville?

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      brookerme RE: mjoyous Oct 4, 2012 06:53 AM



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        mjoyous RE: brookerme Oct 4, 2012 10:52 AM

        Thanks. Any recommendations for more ethnic cuisine.....latin, asian?

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        TnTinCT RE: mjoyous Oct 4, 2012 11:15 AM

        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/

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          Meesch70 RE: mjoyous Oct 4, 2012 12:09 PM


          Also, http://www.flatbreadcompany.com/Flatb...

          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

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            mjoyous RE: Meesch70 Oct 5, 2012 08:06 AM

            Thanks so much, everyone. Looks like The Green Papaya or Elephant Trail. Blue Sky looked really appealing, but is closed the day we'll be there. Chowhounders score again.

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              mjoyous RE: mjoyous Oct 16, 2012 02:35 PM

              Had a lovely lunch at Green Papaya; one pad thai, one curry pot. Both very good. Thanks for sending us there.

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