Amazing food, great service, a relaxing atmosphere and
inexpensive prices is Spoons Soups and Salads Restaurant’s recipe
for success. It is a great local spot to have a healthy yet filling
meal for a great price.
Spoons has two locations, one in Old Town at 172 N. College Ave.
Suite B and another at 1118 W. Elizabeth Ave. in the Campus West
shops. At both locations, the dark tones and soft lighting set a
relaxing mood that is especially warm and comforting. “We’ve tried
to create a quick, healthy, cost-efficient restaurant that has an
environment where students can come to take a break from the day
and read a book or chat with a friend,” said Martin Dickey,
co-founder of Spoons.
The service is fast because all of the dishes are pre-made that
morning and throughout the day so all the customer has to do is
point at what looks good to his/her particular taste. The Spoons
employees are educated on the plethora of choices and are happy to
help customers decide on a dish that will best curb their
individual hunger. This service mixes the efficiency of a fast-food
eatery with the comfy cozy feeling of a sit-down restaurant. A CSU
student can easily drive to the Campus West location, fill up on
scrumptious soup and salad and still make it back within about a
half an hour.
The best thing about Spoons’ menu is that it is ever-changing.
Its menu is streamlined so that each day the hungry customers can
choose from eight soups and four hand-tossed salads that change
every day. The one thing that remains the same is that all of the
meals come with a huge, delicious wedge of fresh-baked Focaccia
The best way to go is to order the “Spoon and Fork Combo.” With
this choice you will receive your choice of a side salad and a
small or medium soup, the small combo (10 oz.) is $5.25 and the
medium (16 oz.) is $6.50. A great price for the fresh and
mouthwatering tastes that are jam-packed into those bowls.
Any item a Spoons customer chooses is bound to be delicious and
healthy. The soft, buttery Focaccia bread will give your taste buds
a party and don’t forget to try one of the yummy cookies for
desert. It is the perfect restaurant for lunchtime.
Spooning the Community
Since the first Spoons location opened in Old Town on May 5,
2003, the co-founders and owners, Dickey and Tom Stoner, have
dedicated their business to giving back to the community.
“We feel that we need to support our community if we want them
to support us,” Dickey said.
Spoons has helped to sponsor CSU’s “Cans Around the Oval” and
various other charities whose donations stay primarily in the Fort
“One of the things we are doing is once a year we will donate a
full day’s revenue to a local charity,” Dickey said. “Throughout
this whole experience we could just not be happier with the support
that we have received from CSU students and community