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Aside from the typical college-town fare found in most restaurants on Marshall Street, Syracuse is actually home to some pretty good grub. When you want a break from the grease and beer, visit one of these top-notch restaurants with great fresh and healthy options:
bc restaurant: although it can be a little pricey, bc has some great fresh seafood options, which are what put it on this list. The grilled salmon with cous cous, green beans, and kalamata olives ($20) is a great find at dinner, as is the seared yellowfin tuna ($12 at lunch, $23 at dinner). (Armory Square)
Alto Cinco: While you might want to stay away from some of these dishes if you’re watching what you eat, this eatery’s emphasis on fresh, handmade Mexican, satisfies the craving without the greasy feeling you can get from a lot of tex-mex dishes in chain restaurants. The burritos are enormous, easily more than one meal for most. Try the veggie special burrito or the chicken soft tacos and you won’t be disappointed. Westcott St. (Westcott St.)
Sugarpearl: This espresso bar/ restaurant specializes in vegan fare, but does have some things for meat-lovers mixed in. With breakfast options offered all day, and some great sandwich and salad options for lunch or dinner, this place has some great finds. Any of the vegan salads are delish! (my favorite is the escarole salad with pears, walnuts, and cranberries). (Burnet Ave.)