Sparky Town

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"A Funky Place to Meet and Eat."

Specialty coffee, art shows, live concerts, healthy and affordable food...What's not to love? Whether you're looking for a tasty variety of vegetarian food or just need a break from the less-than-healthy college diet, Sparky Town is exactly what you're looking for.

When To Go: Sparky Town is open Mon-Fri from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sat 8 a.m.-3 p.m.  Lunchtime or early dinner is definitely the best time to go. The menu is made up mostly of salads, sandwiches, and soups, and while everything is absolutely delicious, it's certainly not something that would satisfy your midnight munchies. The bottom line: Come to Sparky Town for a relaxing lunch or early dinner.

Sparky Town, Syracuse, New YorkOn Tap: After you finish your vegetarian chili, sit back, relax and enjoy one of Sparky Town's barista specialty coffees. Warm out? Have an iced Chai Tea Latte. A Syracuse wintry afternoon? Have a hot Cafe Americano. According to the owner of Sparky Town, Linda "Sparky" Mortimer, she hopes to have a liquor license by the end of 2011. The bottom line: It's not over after you eat.  Stay, relax and enjoy a specialty coffee or tea.  

Blue Plate Special: Sparky has a list of daily specials to choose from. There is also a "Sparky's Favorite" section of the menu that has: "Sparky's Famous Home Fries," quinoa tabouli and potato salad, to highlight just a few. Everything is reasonably priced, with nothing over $13. Certainly affordable for your typical, broke college student. Sparky Town is vegetarian and vegan friendly, with a wide variety to choose from. The bottom line: Anything you'll order will be fresh, healthy comfort food.

Sparky Town, Syracuse, New YorkThe Scene: Sparky Town has a cafe area and a dining area; both are cozy and chic. The walls are lined with artwork from an upcoming artist. Every five weeks Sparky has an art show of a different upcoming artist, and all the artwork is available for sale as listed. Check out Sparky's calendar of events section of their website to see what live musician or poetry reading is happening this month. The bottom line: Once you finish your meal, stick around for an art show or live concert.Sparky Town, Syracuse, New York

The Crew: Everyone is very friendly, and the crew gives Sparky's a very homey atmosphere. The bottom line: Expect excellent service.

The Crowd: If you are a vegetarian or vegan, then you certainly have come to the right place. Meat lover? Order a beef or turkey burger. However, leave the kids at home. Chicken fingers and french fries aren't on the menu. The bottom line: Young adults and adults welcome!

The Deets: If you're looking for a good healthy meal in a cozy atmosphere, then you want to give Sparky Town a try. If you don't have a car on campus, don't fret. You can take the Connective Corridor bus from campus for free. How? Get off at the Syracuse Center of Excellence stop, and Sparky Town is a short block away. The bottom line: Getting to Sparky Town is easy.

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324 Burnet Ave
Syracuse, NY 13244
(315) 422-8401

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