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©2020 Bloodroot, Ltd.

Yearning for a nice meal out?

Most of our menu is below, but we do keep adding new things - like the delicious new sweet potato and tahini soup pictured here. It is so good!

Remember, almost everything we are selling for take out should last for a few days minimum, so feel free to stock up!  If you have a special request, give us a call at 203-576-9168, or call Noel directly at 203-505-8597 and we will do our best to accommodate you!

We so much appreciate your support during this difficult time.  Please share this email with your friends who may be wanting a good meal!

How about this? Come to Bloodroot and get your "to-go" order - but eat it picnic style on our patio! We have 5 tables outside and we've made sure they are spaced at least 6 feet apart to stay within the rules!

We are open from 4 - 7 Tuesdays through Saturdays for take out, and we so appreciate those of you who have been coming and buying our food to take home. 

The next time we have a beautiful day, come enjoy your food on our patio and enjoy the fresh air and view! 


$7.00 each

Can be refrigerated/stored for a week

  • Escarole & Garlic

  • Lima Bean with Lemon & Parsley

  • Tomato & Fennel

  • Mulligatawny (Red Lentil & Coconut)


$9.00 each - We will package the lettuce and dressing separately to keep them fresh and last longer.

  • Tofu Salad (the tofu is fresh and we estimate you should be able to combine the ingredients for 4-5 days)

  • Tossed Salad (which should last 2 -3 days)


$1.50 - Our bread, even when sliced the day before, is absolutely delicious when toasted!  

  • Potato Rye

  • Oatmeal Sunflower Seed

  • Whole Wheat


Available by the order for $1.50 each. 


Side items will be packaged separately to keep them fresh and help them last longer and we will include instructions on the best ways to reheat.

  • Jerk Chicken with Coconut Rice and Avocado
    - if you’re planning on eating it the day you pick up, we will broil it for you. If not, we won’t and will provide easy instructions on how long to broil it at home. We estimate this meal can keep for 2-3 days.  $21.95


  • Mushroom Ragout with Basmati Rice & Fried Kale
    - we estimate this meal will keep for 4 -5 days.  $21.95


  • Thai Chicken with Basmati Rice, Avocado & Pineapple
    - we estimate this meal will keep for 2-3 days.  $19.95


  • Chocolate Devastation Cake
    - this dessert keeps really well - we’ve never had it last more than 5 days, but we know it can last that long!


  • Arborio Rice Pudding
     we estimate this dessert will keep for 3 days

Our phone number is 203-576-9168. Unfortunately our answering machine is broken right now, so if we don’t answer, please call Noel at 203-505-8597!

We very much appreciate your support during this trying time. While it’s not as good as being able to dine in with us at Bloodroot, we hope that our food continues to nourish you.

Selma & Noel

Pride of place on our menu goes to seasonal, well seasoned, unusual & ethnically diverse vegan dishes.


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Lunch: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Dinner:  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Dinner: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Lunch: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Dinner: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM


Lunch: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Dinner: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Lunch: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Dinner: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Sunday Brunch

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Come back when this is all over.

We continue to seek and find inspiration, comfort and nourishment from the unpretentious foods that people all over the world have honed to perfection whether out of necessity or pride or both.


We've specialized in ethnic vegan and vegetarian cooking since 1977. To appropriately make use of local ingredients, our menu changes regularly to reflect the seasons.


We welcome your visit!


We're in the movies!

Douglas Tirola’s, latest documentary traces the evolution of feminism through the lives of two exceptional women, Noel and Selma, who came of age in the ’50s when women were relegated to the roles of wives and mothers. The two share a love of cooking and gardening and, in the ’70s, open Bloodroot, the first vegetarian collective restaurant and bookstore in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Tirola affectionately chronicles the cultural shifts of the last 40 years as Noel and Selma attempt to keep Bloodroot open as an indispensable gathering spot for progressive women.

Bloodroot’s wine and beer list, like the food, has been selected for tastes that are unique and memorable. We have a small, but select cellar of organic and sustainable red and white wines at reasonable prices and a wide variety of organic beers.

"This venerable feminist restaurant prepares superb ethnic vegetarian and vegan dishes; overall it's a most unusual dining experience..." ~Zagat

Bloodroot is... "legendary."

New York Times

Hartford Courant

Fairfield County Weekly

Bloodroot is... "beloved."

Danbury News-Times

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