Help with an expedition to Yale, please?
I'm planning a day-trip to New Haven, to the Yale University Hospital, on 800 Howard Street, coming from NYC.
And I'd appreciate any guidance on the following:
-Is the bus substantially cheaper than the train?
-Does that neighborhood have a name?
-The office says the train is a 20-minute walk; is the bus depot nearby?
-Is it a risky neighborhood to walk through?
-Food suggestions! As long as I'm going, I was hoping for an interesting little place to have lunch.
Roadfood lists these in New Haven:
1)Louis Lunch: cheeseburger, hamburger
2)Claire's Corner Copier: Lithuanian Coffee Cake, French Toast, Soup
3)Ashley's Ice Cream: Sweet Cream Ice Cream, Coffee Oreo Ice Cream, Hot Fudge Sauce, Vanilla Ice Cream
4)Orangeside Luncheonette: Donut, Chili Dog, Egg & Cheese Sandwich, Philly Burger
5)Sally's Apizza: Fresh tomato pizza, Sausage & Peppers Apizza , Clam Pizza, Bacon apizza
6)Pepe's Pizzeria Napoletana: Fresh Tomato Pie, white clam pizza, Original tomato pie, Original Tomato Pie with Mozzarella
7)Dayton Street Apizza: Chicken Parmigiana Sub, Foxon Park Soda, Sausage Pie, White Clam Pie
8)Modern Apizza: Italian bomb, white clam pie, Sausage & Artichoke Pizza, Pepperoni & Pepper Pizza
9)Archie Moore: Bottlecap Sliders, Buffalo Wings, Honey BBQ Wings, Pulled Pork Nachos
Apart from the fact that I don't know if they're nearby, none of these really grabs me, and I'm not that interested in pizza. I'd be curious if that's a real ice-cream parlor, though.
Anyway, anything nearby that you'd recommend?
Ashley's has been there since the 70's, named after a Frisbee catching dog. It's a real ice cream parlor, their sweet cream ice cream is the best I ever had. Easy walk from Louis Lunch, you should hit them in a row. I like all the pizza places. Archie Moore is a working class crowd, cool in its own way.
If you're a female, I'd be cautious walking around New Haven by yourself at night. Take a cab.
The bus and trains come into the same station. I cannot speak for the buses, but I do use the trains and they are good. I believe that there is a shuttle that will take you to or nearer to the hospital. That area is called "The Hill" and can be a bit spotty.
There is a large array of food trucks outside of the hospital worth checking out.They are on York St. outside the main entrance. If I had to choose one of the pizzerias, it would be Pepe's another choice and right across from Louis is Bar, a brew pub with while clam pie that rivals Pepe's. I am not a big fan of Modern, they tend to burn too many pizza's. I love Ashley's ice cream and hot fudge
20 minute walk from the train sounds about right, it's a safe trek during the day. The hospital buildings are on the fringe of what was called the "Hill" neighborhood, tho I think folks are trying to shed that image...razed city blocks on the western side are a reminder of what a hole that area was. Ashley's is a nice stop for ice cream, maybe another 20 minute walk, depending on what building you're coming from. Louis Lunch is something to see, or a favorite of mine is Ivy Noodle....about 10 minutes from Ashley's by foot. There are many surprisingly good food options from the mobile vendors, right outside the main hospital too