“Guide to Eating at Trinity During the Summer”

“Guide to Eating at Trinity During the Summer” by Jess Voight

Eating In

If you’re trying to save some cash and prepare yourself for next year’s students loans, then eating in is the way to go. Each of the Summit dorms is equipped with a common kitchen for its residents. However, be sure to label your food and clean your messes as these spaces get plenty of use over the summer.

Grocery store suggestions


Your typical grocery store:

Stop & Shop:  2.2 miles away


Your all-natural place:

Trader Joes: 4.5 miles away


If you need other stuff:

Walmart: 2.1 miles away


When eating in I suggest gathering a group of people to cook with. It’ll be more fun and you can alternate, so cooking won’t always be your responsibility.


Eating Out

One great thing about Hartford is the wide range of cuisine choices. There are certainly plenty of amazing places to eat out. Here are some Trinity College favorites:


First & Last Bakery Café : 1.0 miles away

Bruegger’s Bagels: 4.6 miles away

Hartford Baking Co.: 2.7 miles away

Effie’s Place Family Restaurant: 2.5 miles away

Don’t forget about Goldberg’s on Campus! Located in Vernon Social.



Plan B Burger Bar & Tavern: 2.6 miles away

Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana: 2.9 miles away

Piolin Peruvian Restaurant: 1.0 miles away

Chipotle Mexican Grill: 4.4 miles away



Trinity Restaurant: less than a mile

Salute Restaurant (Italian): 2.1 miles away

Agave Grill (Mexican): 2.1 miles away

U.S.S. Chowder Pot IV: 2.6 miles away

King & I Thai Restaurant: 2.1 miles away



Gold Roc Diner is open 24hrs, and makes a great late night spot! 2.8 miles away



There are lots of opportunities to score some free food around campus during the summer. Some departments hold lectures and other events during lunch hour and always have food. Bringing your own to-go container is encouraged!

Many of the cultural houses will host dinners. This is another way to grab a bite and maybe meet some new people too! Keep an eye out for these.


Editorial Note by Robert Cotto

Being in Harford, there are plenty of other restaurants that you can try from Ethiopian, Puerto Rican, Italian, Colombian, and a number of other styles in all price ranges. Looking for something we didn’t list? Ask one of us for other suggestions!