Guide to Greenwich – Senior lunch spots


Giada Coviello '24

This edition of Guide to Greenwich features seniors’ favorite lunch spots.

For this edition of Guide to Greenwich, we explored three different restaurants to determine which senior lunch spot is the best.  We judged the locations based on the atmosphere, service, taste, and proximity to Sacred Heart Greenwich. 

Belle Fair Kitchen

Belle Fair Kitchen has an extremely welcoming atmosphere.  Giada Coviello ’24

First, we visited Belle Fair Kitchen in Rye Brook, New York.  Belle Fair is right down King Street, making it a quick and easy stop for seniors trying to get lunch in-between classes.  They had many options, including breakfast sandwiches, salads, chicken wings, wraps, and burgers.  There were also many beverages to choose from, including coffee, bottled sodas, and energy drinks.  Despite the fact that the restaurant was very busy, staff members quickly served us.  The ambiance felt welcoming.  Belle Fair staff greeted us as soon as we walked in.  Belle Fair also had a generous amount of seating for customers.  For $11.25, we got a tasty grilled chicken wrap, though the chicken was just a little dry that had just the right amount of dressing.

Glenville Deli

In addition to sandwiches, Glenville Deli offers coffee and baked goods.  Giada Coviello ’24

Next, we visited Glenville Deli in Greenwich, Connecticut.  About an eight-minute drive from Sacred Heart, the deli is definitely a convenient lunch spot.  The deli offers coffee, burgers, sandwiches, chips, and even ice cream.  We ordered “The Maverick” on a roll that contained honey maple turkey, boiled ham, asiago cheese, roasted peppers, and marinated artichokes.  At $9.00, “The Maverick” is an affordable option.  The sandwich was very filling and delicious.  However, while the turkey and ham were tasty, the asiago cheese overpowered the sandwich, making it too soggy.


Green and Tonic

Green and Tonic has a variety of detox juices and healthy meals. Giada Coviello ’24

Finally, we visited Green and Tonic in Rye Brook, New York.  Green and Tonic is 15 minutes from Sacred Heart, making it a little bit further of a commute.  The store had many juices aiming to detox and cleanse the body.  They also had many healthy and plant-based options, including warm bowls, lettuce wraps, açaí bowls, and smoothies.  We got the Curry Chickpea Wrap with greens, spinach, carrots, cabbage, and the Curry Chickpea spread.  The wrap was delicious, with a generous amount of the spread.  However, at $9.95, we felt the wrap was overpriced for its small size.  Also, the service was quite slow even though we were the only customers in the restaurant.


After comparing the options, we felt that the best Sacred Heart senior lunch spot is Belle Fair Kitchen.  With its friendly staff and considerable range of options, Belle Fair was our favorite.  Its quick service and close proximity make it easy for seniors to grab lunch and go.  While Belle Fair’s prices were a little higher than the other restaurants, they reflected a better quality meal.

Featured Image by Giada Coviello ’24