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The Best Places to Eat and Shop in Fairfield, Connecticut

I love highlighting local places in Fairfield County. It’s so important to shop local. Today I’m talking all about my favorite places to eat and shop in Fairfield, Connecticut. This is a town located within Fairfield County. Fairfield is the perfect place to shop and eat. There are so many unique stores and boutiques. Plus, there are so many restaurants to enjoy once you’ve shopped your heart out.

If you’re interested in more of my local blog posts, check out all of my Connecticut blog posts, including the Fairfield Museum and History Center. Linking all my CT posts here.

Where to Shop in Fairfield

Clothes and Shoes

Apricot Lane
This shop carries teen and young adult women’s clothing. The prices are reasonable to the area, and they’re always showcasing their sales with sidewalk shopping. This location is locally owned, so they can tailor items to the tastes popular in the area. Address: 1499 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824 Website: Apricot Lane Boutique – Fairfield (


If you’re not familiar with Loft, they sell women’s work and casual clothing. Prices are reasonable for the area and there are always sales going on. Address: 1499 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824 Website: LOFT Fairfield Centre: Women’s Clothing, Petites, Dresses, Pants, Shirts, Sweaters in Fairfield, CT


BohoPREP is another women’s clothing store. They carry casual and work clothing. Their name describes the clothing they sell, prep with a side of boho. Very Connecticut. Address: 1610 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824 Website: n/a

Marathon Sports
This shop is all about sporting goods. They sell running gear, camping gear and more. In addition, you’ll find nutrition supplements such as hydration and caffeine tablets. Address: 1596 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824 Website: Marathon Sports | Keeping Your Life in Motion Since 1975


This woman’s clothing store is a small business located on the Post road. Another shop that sells casual wear and work wear. The prices are very reasonable for the area.  Expect to find brands that you would shop for in Macy’s and Nordstrom, but at better prices. They also have home items, like throw blankets. Address: 1530 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824 Website: JANE + MERCER | Magaschoni, Elie Tahari + More (

Ciao Bella
This store was born when two sisters took a trip to Italy and were inspired to merge fashion and travel. (Travel is so inspirational!) The store sells items catered to teens and young adult women. They also sell lots of gifts and offer a gifting service. Have a custom gift box curated and delivered locally. Address: 1551 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824 Website: Shop Ciao Bella

Here For You Clothing
This store is a temporary pop-up store. This means it is only selling items at this location for a limited time. The store features inspirational clothing with a mission to spread mental health awareness. This popup store will only be available through the end of holiday 2023 season, so don’t wait long if you’re interested in supporting this brand.

They sell sweatshirts, hoodies and accessories like bags and keychains. Address: 1215 Post Rd Suite 4, Fairfield, CT 06824 Website: Here For You Clothing – Here For You Clothing

Island Outfitters
Expect to find men and women’s clothing, sneakers and accessories. Specifically, they sell running shoes and other sports related footwear. The main theme of the store is coastal style. Think Newport, Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod and Connecticut. Address: 1189 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824 Website:

Home Decor

This is one of those stores that’s just fun.  It’s a home goods store that sells all types of items for the home.  They literally have everything for your home. Check out their Instagram to see their selection.

Besides selling home items, they also have design services to help you with the interior design in your home. Address: 1499 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824 Website: The Beehive – Fairfield CT (

KL & Sam
This one stop shop has home goods, clothing and accessories. Think cozy sweaters, candles and jewelry to name a few. Address: 1552 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824 Website: KL & SAM – KL & SAM (

Jewelry and gifts

Fairfield Center Jewelers
This jewelry store has been in business for 80 years. They offer all types of jewelry. Think wedding bands and engagement rings. You’ll also find watches, rings, necklaces and more. Services include jewelry appraisal and repair. Looking for something custom? They can do that too. Address: 1498 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824 Website: Fairfield Center Jewelers


Henry Reid Jewelers
This jewelry shop is even older, being over 100 years old. They sell all the things you would expect. Think rings, earrings and necklaces. What sets them apart is their hand-forged bespoke jewelry. They also handle repairs including pearl and bead restringing. Address: 1591 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824Website: Henry C. Reid & Son Jewelers (

Books and more

Fairfield University Bookstore
This location was a Borders bookstore years ago. Now it sells university-branded gear and books for Fairfield University. General books are also available for purchase. A similar atmosphere to the original store. The Starbucks located inside is a nice touch that was kept from the original Borders store. Address: 1499 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824 Website: Apparel, Gifts & Textbooks | Fairfield University (


Where to Eat in Fairfield

This locally owned restaurant is your spot for Mediterranean and Italian food. Start off with the tapas menu, which includes grilled shrimp, mussels and chorizo and more. There are lots of pasta dishes to choose from, including Linguini Primavera and Meat Ragu using homemade pasta. Address: 1603 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824 Website: Aurora’s – Fairfield CT (


The Little Pub
This pub reminds me of British and Irish pubs in Europe. The Little Pub was founded in 2009.  They have the best fish and chips. Also check out their sweet potato fries which are awesome. Other popular items include their chicken and waffles and their food truck fish tacos.

Or sample the four different types of Mac & Cheese. This is another great place to eat in Fairfield, and they offer lots of weekend specials. Join their email list to stay up to date. Be sure to take a picture in front of the red phone booth on your way out. Address: 2133 Black Rock Tpke, Fairfield, CT 06825 Website: About Fairfield Little Pub | Little Pub

If you have been following me on this blog for a while, you will know my love for Bonchon. It is a Korean fried chicken restaurant with so many other great options. The chicken is double fried to make it crispy on the outside, yet juicy on the inside. Besides the fried chicken, there are other Korean dishes as well as Japanese fusion dishes. Address: 1561 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824 Website: Bonchon Restaurant Locator

This is an Asian fusion spot with lots of different options from countries such as Japan, Korea and Vietnam. Options include steamed buns, noodles and hand rolls. They also have a selection of ramen. Drinks include both alcoholic and nonalcoholic choices. Definitely try their many types of Sake. Or their selection of bubble teas. Address: 1215 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824 Website: Mecha Noodle Bar

Craft 260
This is a great place to pick up a beer and eat fried chicken. They have your standard pub foods. This includes tacos, ribs, wings and more. Expect to sample beers from around the world. Address: 260 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824 Website: CRAFT 260

Brickwalk Tavern
I would describe this as “elevated” pub food. You have your basics like burgers and steak. Then they throw in items like kimchi fried rice mushroom “caviar”. Something unique is the option to book the Chef’s Room. When you reserve this space, you work with the restaurant’s Executive Chef to create a custom meal, including wine. Address: 1275 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824 Website: Brick Walk Tavern – American Restaurant in Fairfield, CT

The Whale Tea
This is a unique ice cream shop that offers rolled ice cream. The ice cream is blended, flattened, then rolled into ice cream “rolls”.  The location has gone through a few changes and even the name has changed a few times. But they still serve the same things through the changes.

Expect the rolled ice cream and lot of drinks, especially Bubble tea. Milk teas, including Thai milk tea are also popular. Something unique is their crystal drinks that include flavored jellies. Their drinks are more popular than the ice cream. Address: 1700 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824 Website: Fairfield | The Whale Tea US (

The ice cream here is so delicious and creamy. It’s made using liquid nitrogen. Part of the experience is watching them make the ice cream.

The flavors are unique and very good. Pictured here is the Milk & Cereal flavor. The bubble wafflecones are the perfect match for the ice cream. They also sell something called a Creameebun (spelled correctly). It’s a doughnut stuffed with ice cream, then sealed. Address: 1215 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824 Website: Milkcraft Fairfield | Home | Fairfield (

Bonkers cupcakes
This shop has such good cupcakes, and the owner is so friendly. Everything is made from scratch. They have vegan, nut-free and gluten-free options. In addition to great cupcakes, they have puddings, cookies, pull apart cakes and traditional cakes. Address: 1618 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824 Website: Bonkers Cupcakes

Did you enjoy checking out the best places to eat and shop in Fairfield, Connecticut with me? This is such a great place to spend the day. 

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