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Grab A Dessert And A Pre-made Casserole For Tonight From This Downtown Favorite

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Have you tried the delicious hot spot, Downtown Deli & Donuts, located on East Main Street yet? If not, you are missing out! This cool new restaurant offers artisan donuts and appetizing deli lunches to satisfy all your food cravings. Plus, it is a place your children will love!

What Makes It Unique

Downtown Deli & Donuts is located in the Bijou Building in downtown Spartanburg and is accessible from East Main Street and Broad Street. The interior of the historic Bijou Building, which is home to several eclectic and exciting local businesses, is eye-catching and quickly becoming a popular spot in town.

Downtown Deli & Donuts serves a wide assortment of flavorful donuts. The window display is enough to make you swoon in donut delight. Ultimately, it was a vanilla hibiscus for mom and a sprinkled chocolate ganache for my daughter. Yum!

In addition to the breakfast goods they make and sell, the Deli menu is top-notch. With over 30 incredible salads and sandwiches on their menu, they have lunch covered. I tried the popular Southwestern Salad which includes Caribbean jerk seasoned chicken and a cilantro lime dressing. It was so tasty and satisfying that I am planning my next visit already!

The restaurant is unique because of its concept, but also because it includes several gluten-free and vegetarian options. They take pride in striving to use organic and local ingredients when available. Another reason parents will love Downtown Deli & Donuts is that they also offer several casseroles and to-go meals making it convenient for families on the go.

Planning Your Visit

Most of the menu items are priced below $10, and the food quality is worth every penny.

Why Your Kids Will Love It

Their artisan donuts are colorful and tasty! My kids love the white chocolate fruity pebbles donuts. Even more fun – little ones can get a small glazed doughnut with a cup of sprinkles to decorate for free! Naturally, this was a huge hit for my daughter.

Downtown Deli & Donuts is a fun, unique restaurant that families will enjoy at both breakfast and lunch.

Have you visited Downtown Deli & Donuts yet?

Meet Jennifer Curry
Jennifer relocated to Spartanburg several years ago, and now spends her days working from home and taking care of her two kids. She loves this area because we can go from rural areas to urban areas to the mountains within an hour. Her favorite things to do with her kids are using their imaginations and visiting Spartanburg County local libraries. Follow Jennifer at www.litlovingmom.com.

The Spartanburg Science Center Offers a Fun and Educational Experience for Kids

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Are you looking for an educational and fun experience for the kids? The Spartanburg Science Center, located within the Chapman Cultural Center, is the perfect spot to get your reptile, amphibian, and psychics fix!

What to Expect

Located on the second floor of the Montgomery Building of the Chapman Cultural Center, the Spartanburg Science Center provides educational programs for local schools and homeschooling co-ops based on grade level, a travelling planetarium, and a hands-on interactive Science Museum for kids (and adults) of all ages!

In the Science Museum, you can marvel at snakes and observe the habitats of tarantulas, turtles, lizards, and more in the amphibian/reptile exhibit. Learning stations include an electricity demonstration with a real-life Jacob’s Ladder, a Lego building space with thousands of Legos, and hands-on experiences with physics concepts like levers and pulleys and other engineering models. The classroom features skeletons, fossils, taxidermy, and natural specimens. Don’t miss coming face-to-face with a dinosaur skeleton on your way upstairs, either!

When to Visit

The Science Center’s general visiting hours are Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., but you can schedule private events or programs by contacting the center.  Admission is free for kids under 5.  Kids 5 and up and adults are just $5.  Science Club members are free, as well.

Extra Special!

If you’re looking for an out-of-the-ordinary experience for your little one’s big day, the Science Center also hosts awesome birthday parties! Pick your hands-on program from a range of subjects like reptiles & amphibians, astronomy, dinosaurs, and more. The classroom can accommodate up to 20 children and has all the amenities necessary for serving cake and party goodies.

At the Science Center, it’s all science, all year round.  Check out the summer, holiday, and teacher workday camps available, too! The Kids Museum is the perfect spot to spend an afternoon learning through play.

Have you taken your kids to the Spartanburg Science Center yet?

Meet Juliet Wright
Juliet Autenzio Wright has lived in the Upstate for over 20 years. She is a proud alumna of Converse College and a former high school teacher. Now a stay-at-home mom to three little girls, ages five, two, and six months, Juliet loves exploring Spartanburg through the eyes of her children. Her favorite family-friendly activities include local parks and nature walks, library story times, and the many local festivals Spartanburg has to offer. In her spare time, she privately tutors, ghost writes, and reads as many books as possible. Juliet’s family and friends make her world go round!

Enjoy the Perfect Park Day at Cleveland Park in Spartanburg, SC

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Have you visited Cleveland Park near downtown Spartanburg, SC? This gorgeous, heavily shaded park is located just off Asheville Highway and is the perfect place to spend the day with your family. This park has everything, from a large duck pond spotted with several species of bird, to an expansive playground. There is something new to experience with each visit. The park is handicap accessible, so everyone can enjoy the park without feeling restricted. So, grab your picnic basket and head to Spartanburg for a lovely day at Cleveland Park!

Cleveland Park in Spartanburg, SC