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85 Ferris St, Bridgeport, CT 06605-3138
+1 203-576-9168
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Thu 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Perugia, Italy
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140 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A visit to Bloodroot Vegetarian is more a pilgrimage to a shrine than going to a restaurant. The ambiance of the restaurant is a return to the Woodstock era and the "Age of Aquarius". You immediately know that you've entered a different era as soon as you approach the desk where you order your meal and find a large furry... More 

1 Thank Stefano_di_Perugia
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful local Black Rock vegetarian/vegan restaurant with delicious and wholesome food. Tightwad Tuesday is a great deal--salad, hearty soup, homemade bread for $10! Beautiful water view from seasonal outdoor eating.

Thank SBallCT
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

These are the people who wrote the book. The cookbook that is. They have published at least 3 of them, full of unique and delicious vegetarian fare. I have them all but when I see how much effort goes into most of their dishes, I just go to the restaurant! There is a clear feminist vibe (and bookstore) so maybe... More 

Thank Jeff Y
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

The atmosphere is very plain but clean. But let us face it if you took the time to find this restaurant it was for what you heard about the food . The soups are winning and any hot lunch special is special. desserts are the best I had a beard pudding there I still think of I haven't been there... More 

Thank nbrandt2016
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

The veggie burger was nothing great. In fact, pretty awful and very disappointing. As one of the previous reviewers said, you get better tasting and cheaper frozen veggie burgers from the supermarket. Another previous reviewer suggested that someone buys Bloodroot a vegetarian cookbook. I say don't bother. They'll only destroy and convert good raw ingredients into awful, bland food that... More 

5 Thank Can Y
Fairfield, Connecticut
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373 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

I brought a work colleague who is a vegetarian and has never been here. I've not been here for over 5 years. Nothing has changed. One still orders by paying a person at a desk, turns in ones ticket to the kitchen, picks up a tray of ones food, and busses ones own table. The menu is just about the... More 

2 Thank Stephen P
Milford, Connecticut
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

Would like to set your expectations about the place. If you are looking for a luxurious/fake high service setting then this is not a place for you, same if you are looking for the new gen fad vegetarian places that are popping up everywhere. Now if you want genuinely good and honest, yet simple vegetarian good, this is the place... More 

Thank jyorajan
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93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

So on the plus side there was almost no one there and it was a nice casual gathering of a group of women and no one tried to rush us. The menu is extremely limited, lacks creativity, and reeks of the vegetarian vibe of the early 70s where the trend was to cook fake meat dishes using soy products. Thankfully... More 

8 Thank mrkot
Bridgeport, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

Shockingly bad food and so expensive. I don't like how the place is set up. You have to serve yourself and return your dishes after eating like at certain food court. The big difference is that you get better and more reasonably priced food at the food court. I just don't understand the those who rave about the food here.

10 Thank Keri L
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

We LOVE Bloodroot! Both Selma and Noel are 2 very cool and kind women. This restaurant is a lovely retreat. Everything about it from the quiet location with the view on the water, to the very cool feminist bookstore, to the fun, earthy and interesting decor of items and old photo's of women all along the wall to Noel's EXCEPTIONAL... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Ferris St, Bridgeport, CT 06605-3138
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Bridgeport
  • Phone Number: +1 203-576-9168
This is a exceptionally unique vegetarian-vegan restaurant that was far ahead of the curve when it opened in 1977. All menu items are made in our kitchen. There is no such thing as a pre-packaged item that is micro-waved, and then served. Whether it's fresh corn in the summer or delicious home fries for Sunday brunch, it's all the genuine item.
We have a network of local farmers who provide us with seasonal produce and another network of suppliers able to provide us with additional, delicious organic items all year round.
We have one of the best vegan menus in the country. Our effort to have a taste experience ready for you is balanced with the nutritional and health benefits that comes with a authentic vegan diet.
Visit and taste.... Thanks

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?