1248 Whitney Avenue

Hamden, CT 06517

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From Family to Family

Much more than a store, Whitneyville Food Center is a delightful experience. This one-of-a-kind store combines the freshest and most unique foods with old-fashioned personal service -- all in a welcoming atmosphere that makes you want to linger while you’re here, and visit often.  

Customers even bring out-of-town visitors to enjoy their home-town gem, and those visitors often say they’ve never experienced anyplace like Whitneyville.


Owner Patrice Notarfrancesco, wife of late co-owner Michael Notarfrancesco, proudly continues the store’s tradition of unrivaled service and selection started in 1969 by Miles and Rita Notarfrancesco, and their son Michael after them.


Part of the store’s unique charm is that the Whitneyville Team truly treats each customer as their extended family – from knowing customers’ names, to welcoming them back from vacation and discussing ‘what’s new’ with the ever-changing selection of specialty and seasonal items.

What sets Whitneyville apart from the chain-style grocery stores?

We even grow our own herbs!

One-of-a-kind food and grocery shop


Whitneyville is a different kind of store because we don’t have a corporate office telling us what to buy for our customers.  We LISTEN TO YOU – OUR CUSTOMERS – to know your needs and wants, and will go above and beyond your expectations to accommodate you as though you’re family.

VALUE beyond measure

Here’s how the Whitneyville team provides you with VALUE:


  • Better FOOD (local farms, organic/natural items)

  • Better SELECTION (specialty and international foods)

  • Better SERVICES (delivery, catering, on-site butcher services, gift baskets, and more)


All of this means the BEST VALUE and a SHOPPING EXPERIENCE that delights your senses, with personalized service you just cannot get anywhere else.