Our Favorite local Braces Friendly Foods in Ridgefield, CT

In News Clips by Dr. Langberg Staff

Here at Dr. Langberg’s office, we love giving back to the community and supporting local businesses at every opportunity. With this in mind, here is a collection of some of our favorite places with the food we recommend to eat for our patients when they are in treatment and also finished with their braces or aligners.

Ala Carte109 Danbury Road — Takeaway prepared foods and sister company of Sucre Sale (next door). Wide selection of frozen or refrigerated prepared meals, salads, sandwiches, and other cold items to eat or heat up. We recommend the specialty mac and cheeses (lobster or ham is a popular dish), ratatouille, chicken piccata, variety of crêpes, and especially their quiche! Not to mention their croissant, mousse, and macaroons.

Bobo’s Cafe32 Danbury Road — A Westchester (and now Ridgefield) favorite, Bobo’s Cafe is right across from our office! They serve breakfast and lunch, are open 7 days a week while offering smoothies, bowls, waffles, and a variety of sandwiches and salads. We love “The Number One” (bacon, egg, and cheese on a croissant), “Bowl Pack” (Scrambled Eggs, Sweet Potato, Goat Cheese, and Corn Salsa), and the “Schmelt” (chicken or tuna salad, tomato and swiss). You can order ahead on their app to pick up and eat inside or on their outdoor patio.

Gyro on Pita91 Danbury Road — Sister restaurant to local Ridgefield favorite Dimitris (one of our favorite places to take the family). Offering delicious Mediterranean specialties including the “best homemade gyro around,” souvlakis, famous Greek lemon chicken soup, spinach pie, hummus, and babaganoush with pita. Dine-in, carry out, delivery, and catering available. Open 11-8 daily, closed Sundays.

The Lantern378 Main Street and 59 Ethan Allen Highway — Recently opened in 2021, an “American-style” gastropub serving lunch and dinner Tuesday thru Sunday (closed Mondays). We recommend the Pulled Pork Sliders, Mac-and-Cheese, “The Local” Salad is uniquely delightful (micro arugula, borage and cabbage grown locally, cucumber, toasted sesame seed, goat cheese, and blueberry balsamic dressing). On the lighter side, buttered pasta and a children’s menu is also available. Website: thelanternrestaurant.com

Mannen15 Danbury Road — Within our courtyard, this local Japanese and Chinese restaurant is very family-friendly, offering eat-in, take-out, online ordering, and delivery. The sushi is scrumptious. Any meat, seafood, vegetable, and rice, or noodle dish is good for a soft bite. The hibachi dining is always a fun experience. We love the steamed dumplings, soups, and lunch menu specials. Website: mannenrestaurant.com

Planet Pizza411 Main Street — One of 9 family restaurant locations in CT and a longtime favorite of our patients for pizza by the slice and pies. We recommend any of their daily lunch specials, Pasta Fagioli, Penne Vodka, Boneless Wings, Baked Ziti, Tuna Salad wrap, and Zeppolis (for dessert). Eat-in or dine outside on Main Street. Don’t forget that pickup and delivery are available. Open late, 7 days a week. Website: planetpizza.com/ridgefield

Prime Burger449 Main Street — “Ridgefield’s Own” burgers are available to eat in, carry out, or get delivered. They use the same high-quality beef, all-natural chicken, turkey, and fresh salmon they sell in their butcher shop (Ridgefield Prime). Burgers are ground fresh daily right in the restaurant. Everything is delicious here, but we recommend the burgers or grilled cheese and don’t forget to wash your meal down with a milkshake. Website: primeburgerct.com

Sarah’s Wine Bar20 West Lane — For a less formal atmosphere than Bernards its sister restaurant below, (where you’ll have an elegant French dining experience), Sarah’s Wine Bar is the spot. You won’t be disappointed with their French Onion Soup and something from the small plate menu. You can’t beat the ambiance with local musicians on the weekends and exceptional service. Their Take Away Menu is also a local favorite with dishes such as potatoes gratin, risotto, Chicken pot pie, and Cassoulet (for 2). Open Wed-Sun for dinner as well as weekend brunches. Website: bernardsridgefield.com

Tequilla Escape439 Main Street — Unique Latin, Mexican, South American Fusion food creatively and freshly prepared to order from local, sustainable, organic, wild-caught, and grass-fed sources. We recommend the Buffalo flauta, street corn, Peruvian artichokes. The fish tempura tacos, empanadas, paella are all now included in Family box sets to order in or take home. Website: tequilaescape.com

Ridgefield has so many great restaurants that we can’t detail them all. However, here is a list of other places you need to check out:

Early Bird Café86 Danbury Roadearlybirdcafect.com
Hunan Noodle Bar461 Main Streetridgefieldhunan.com
Red Rooster Pub43 Danbury Roadredroosterct.com/ridgefield
Southwest Café109 Danbury Road (in Copps Hill Common) – southwestcafe.com
V. Thai113 Danbury Road (in Copps Hill Common)vthairidgefield.com
Venice125 Danbury Roadveniceridgefield.com