We met at The Stand in Fairfield, Connecticut. It's on Mill Plain Road, south of exit 21. You can literally hit it with a rock from the highway so the good news is that if you're driving and want a healthier faster foodal choice, this is it.
It's in a shopping area, not what I'd call a shopping center or strip mall but a bunch of commercial spaces. You take a leap of faith and follow a driveway with speed bumps, (lest you're really hungry), to this building.
There is a mix of raw foods and salads, juices and smoothies, sandwiches and a few hot options.
In all fairness I didn't like everything we bought but we did change a few things around so I do want to say I'd give this another shot, (well, I'd come back anyway if I was passing by and hungry), eating their foods as intended, not as we changed them.
Lets get the first two things I didn't like out of the way first. My smoothie was ugh at best. Now I did substitute almond milk for water and removed the garlic but it was mostly a non-descript flavor, (if you could taste a color), with an undertone of cucumber. There are many other combinations available that I'd try over this next time. I don't think I'd order it even with no changes. It's originally listed as Kale, Collards, cucumber, apple, garlic avocado and water. I put greens in all of my daily smoothies at home so am pretty used to drinking my greens but I just don't see this working.
I enjoyed the quiche. I thought it had a buttery flavor and did a nice job of putting some sort of custardy egginess into the vegan dish. It had a very nice pronounced sweetness from the onions and we thought there was cauliflower in there as well. I saw some stringy-like ingredient which I would have guessed as spaghetti squash. For me this was an "order again" dish.
You can really see how this is much more my cup of tea. It's comfort on a sandwich and you know you're going to wear the condiments all over your face after the first bite. I enjoyed the flavor combinations and the textural contrasts of the soft bread and nutty tempeh with the gentle crunch of the kraut and fatty mouthfeel of the mayo. I thought this was very well done.
I would definitely count this as a place to stop off for a quick bite. There are some good options no matter which way your foodal inclinations lean at a particular time, whether health conscious or taste driven, (not that they have to be mutually exclusive), but more raw driven perhaps. It does get a big point for having such easy on/easy off. They've been open 10 months and I'm looking forward to sampling their wares again.