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530 Westcott St
The Jordanian family that owns and runs this restaurant prides itself on bringing its homeland dining culture to the 'Cuse. The Essi family says its recipes, which originated in Lebanon, make up "the best diet in the world." Meals here are made up mostly of beans, grains, vegetables and lots of herbs and spices, which the family says hold medicinal powers. The 90 percent vegan menu features...
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324 Burnet Ave
"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...
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526 Westcott St.
Alto Cinco is the Mexican restaurant of your dreams. An extensive menu full of reasonably priced choices and an atmosphere — unmatched by any place on Marshall Street — will keep you coming back to the Westcott Street eatery for more. With 14 types of burritos, 10 quesadillas, and a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan options, there is something for everyone. Since Alto Cinco opened in 1995, the...
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701 S Crouse Ave #2
You can smell the spices, tandoori baked breads and savory, coconut curry sauce three floors down from Samrat's. The 17-year-old family-owned Indian restaurant serves authentic Indian cuisine seven days a week. Its quaint 15-table dining room is ideal for rich, spicy flavors on a cold Syracuse day.  When to go: Make a lunch date to visit Samrat's buffet Monday-Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. At...
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223 North Clinton Street
Falafels. Chicken Kabobs. Gyros. Turkish Coffee. Next time a slice of pizza or sub fails to excite your appetite, look no further than Byblos Mediterranean Café in downtown Syracuse. Serving a wide variety of homemade Lebanese cuisine, this family-run business offers an exotic and ethnic twist for your culinary consumption. Vegetarians will love Byblos for its abundance of meat-free meals, but...
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247 West Fayette Street Suite 100
If you want to experience NYC-style dining, but don't want to drive four hours to get there, then bc Restaurant is the place for you. Located in Armory Square, this restaurant features a variety of entrees and drinks with a upscale, yet casual atmosphere. Whether you're stepping in for a meal or an after-work drink, it's a classy alternative to the average pub. When to Go: bc Restaurant is open...
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471 Westcott St.
A diamond in the rough, New Garden hides Asian culinary treasures behind its plain exterior. Located in the heart of the University Neighborhood, it offers affordable Chinese grub to hungry students. Its intimate, yet basic setting may be the opposite of the elaborate buildings of the ancient Chinese imperial dynasties. However, the dishes will indulge your taste buds with flavors that General...
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719 East Genesee St
Strong Hearts Cafe offers earth-friendly comfort food that’s kind to animals and humans alike. The 100 percent vegan menu satisfies the strictest diet, without disappointing a hearty appetite or ravenous sweet tooth. Carnivores are likely to lick their plates clean before realizing what’s “missing” from their meal (animal products of any kind). The hip, relaxed atmosphere inspires fruitful...
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110 Harvard Place
If it weren’t for the sign hanging from the second-floor balcony, or the fliers for local events hanging in the windows, you might think the Recess Coffee House and Roastery is just another house. Situated on a residential block just off Westcott Street, Recess looks unassuming and modest. But once inside, your nose will be greeted with the aroma of fresh-roasted coffee and just-out-of-the-...