Food & Drink in Saratoga Springs

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The family behind Plum Dandy created a caf?-like environment where friends and neighbors can relish fresh frozen yogurt, smoothies, floats, bubble tea, and each other. Passionate about their community, guests can play board games and twinkle among the flashy lights.

That passion extends to the health of the community, as crew members prepare all of their treats onsite daily, assuring that everything they dish out is nutritious. To complement the music and fine eats, the news stores in Troy and Malta have clean, whimsical modern decor with a swirly path in the floor that leads to the gleaming yogurt machines. The space in Saratoga Springs exudes a caf? atmosphere in which sleek wood floors and exposed-brick walls comprise the interior d?cor. Outside, benches provide sidewalk seating, where passersby are 80% more likely to compliment a patron?s yogurt selection or posture.

419 Broadway
Saratoga Springs,
NY
US

An ESPN-acclaimed burger shack sitting beside the historic Saratoga Race Course, the Trackside Grill attracts appetites with bodacious burgers and attracts attention spans with views directly onto the celebrated horse-racing oval. Grab a pair of prepared-to-order beef-and-bun creations, each with a side of fries, then secure a seat at an umbrella-covered outdoor table to watch as equine competitors stride full speed from start to finish, striving for the win and a sizable purse—hopefully one that matches the flower garland. During the track’s off-season, which runs until late July, the Trackside Grill remains open to eaters looking for a peaceful, scenic setting to enjoy a meal.

103 Wright St
Saratoga Springs,
NY
US

Jitters cafe's tasty breakfast, lunch, and dinner offerings are made from scratch using as many natural and organic ingredients as possible. Start your morning with a gourmet coffee creation or a smoothie paired with a toasty Belgian waffle. Midday munchers can enjoy a variety of salads, sandwiches, and freshly prepared soups, taking breaks between bites to play checkers, scrabble, or to swallow. Jitters hosts an open mic from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays and features acoustic entertainment during the same evening hours on weekends.

418 Geyser Rd
Ballston Spa,
NY
US

After scouring the United States in pursuit of its finest barbecue, Memphis Smoke House's chefs embraced Tennessee's tangy and sweet flavors as their culinary medium. The barbecue aficionados eschew charcoal in favor of oak, hickory-apple, and cherry hardwoods to slow smoke their briskets, chicken, turkey legs, and ribs each day. They rub meats in specialty spices before smoking them, then douse the tenderized morsels in house-made memphis bourbon barbecue sauce. The staff serves each platter with cornbread and authentic Southern-style sides of Cajun hand-cut fries, hush puppies, or mashed-potato molds of Robert E. Lee. In their dining room, cool air wafts through the wall's colorful signs, and classic music resounds across an outdoor seating area beneath a red-and-white tent. Memphis Smoke House can also cater get-togethers ranging in size from 15 people to large events of 300.

588 Lake Ave.
Saratoga Springs,
NY
US

When Nord Brue and Mike Dressell began perfecting their bagel recipe with the help of a professional NYC bagel maker in 1983, the bagel was still an anomaly in the food world—it was geographically and culturally still isolated in New York City. Fueled by a desire to change that, the duo opened up the first Bruegger's deli with the hope of eventually introducing the rest of the country to the bagel. Brue and Dressell have since realized their dream, sharing their distinctive recipes and culinary traditions at 300 locations spread across 26 states. To this day, they oven-bake their centerless bread rolls every morning and afternoon, populating counter displays that also brim with daily made breads, Vermont cream cheese, and custom-roasted coffee.

Executive Chef Phillip Smith and his network of chefs still use the original five-ingredient recipe for their dough, which they shape into more than 20 bagel varieties. Because they draw from each region's local recipes and from dialogue and Pictionary games with local consumers, certain menu items may vary from store to store across the country. The bagels are often served with Bruegger's eclectic cream cheeses such as bacon scallion or pumpkin, or as sandwiches with meats, cheeses, and veggies often sourced from local or organic produce. Coffe gets just as much attention, with house blends of 100% arabica coffee.

453 Broadway
Saratoga Springs,
NY
US

Giavano’s sates sauce-craving tongues and cheesy appetites with a classic menu of gourmet Italian fare in a casual setting. Meaty pizzas, including the swiss and bacon ($7.95–$22.95), can be shared with a clan of finger-food fanatics or cardboard cutouts of giant mutant turtles, and the veggie pizza ($8.95–$26.95) satisfies the garden yearnings of hungry herbivores. Those who prefer their fare enclosed can opt for a calzone ($5.95) or an appetizer of stringy mozzarella sticks ($4.45–$5.95). Sink teeth into the dangerously delicious pepperoni sub ($4.95–$6.95), which longs to be launched into the depths of stomach oceans, or sit down for a classy feast with an array of Italian dinners, including the chicken and broccoli alfredo ($8.95). Giavano's also satisfies picky progeny and the young at stomach with an accomodating kids' menu.

3070 Route 50
Saratoga Springs,
NY
US