A Connecticut town where a pizza place was once the setting for a Hollywood movie has a right to brag about food that goes way beyond, says CondÃ© Nast Traveler.
New England destination called “one of the most beautiful places to disconnect from the world”
The publication recently named Mystic, Connecticut as one of 7 small towns in the United States that are secret culinary destinations. “Mystic Pizza”, a romantic comedy from 1988, made the pizzeria of the same name world famous.
âAs many of us have acquired a new interest in exploring local destinations closer to home, it has become clearer than ever that good eating has never been limited to metropolises: great restaurants, Handcrafted spirits and fantastic flavors await to be found in lesser-asserted destinations. ,” wrote CondÃ© Nast Traveler. “You just have to know where to look.”
Here’s what the post wrote about Mystic:
âMystic Pizza has long been a hotspot since the titular 1988 romantic comedy, but the city is much more than that. âMystic is an eccentric amalgamation of chefs and vendors with innovative approaches to using the region’s best produce and a commitment to sustainability,â said Amanda Arling, president of Whaler’s Inn and Shipwright’s Daughter restaurants. She adds that the sugar kelp harvest, an operational commercial fishing fleet and the rich history of organic and sustainable agriculture have also had an impact on the food scene.
Start with Deviant Donuts, a pop-up gourmet small-batch donut shop located in the village of Olde Mistick. As flavors change weekly, recent picks have included Peach Bourbon (donut with peach bourbon jam and iced cream cheese) and The GOAT (brioche with a strawberry goat cheese filling, icing with cream cheese and a drizzle of balsamic reduction).
– CondÃ© Nast Traveler
Check out the full list of 7 Small Towns in the United States That Are Secret Foodie Destinations.