Lewiston’s Hidden Gem: For Foodies

By: Caitlyn Conibear

Thousands of foodies flock to Lewiston’s own “Restaurant Row” every year. It is no surprise to see Center street bustling with visitors looking for a bite to eat after one of the famous “Tuesday in the Park” concerts. Fan favorites include The Brickyard and Apple Grannys, both long-established businesses that have garnered large followings. However, within the last couple years, a hidden gem has been discovered. “The Spicey Pickle” can be found at 463 Center Street, across from the historic Frontier House.

The Spicey Pickle, or “Spickle” as many locals call it, opened it’s doors in March of 2014 as Lewiston’s first authentic Mexican restaurant. Guests can enjoy the restaurant’s popular burritos or indulge in some of their other options, like tacos, bowls and salads.

Find Menu Here! The Spicy Pickle

Niagara University student and amatuer foodie Tom Cauley, has been going to the Spicy Pickle since it opened and explains why this restaurant is a must when visiting Lewiston. “ The combo of being located on Center Street and large portion sizes while still being affordable. This is not a common sight in Lewiston. Having a business on Center Street seems to give an excuse to raise prices, whereas the Spickle and even newly relocated “Spice Harbor”, located conveniently right across the street, are quick and light on the wallet.” As a regular, Tom knows all about the best deals and said that the “Pick 3” is the way to go. “A Pick 3 is the most valuable way to go and can be considered a whole meal. You can order whatever you want and see it be made right in front of you. The beauty of it all is that two people can order this and come out having two completely different burritos

Click here to watch a video of how they make one of their famous burritos! The Nooch

Another great thing about it all is the service. The service is friendly and quick with most visits tending to last about 5 minutes. If a guest decides to stay and eat, the restaurant offers indoor seating and during the warmer months guests can also enjoy outdoor seating. Despite the growing number of eateries in Lewiston, “The Spicy Pickle is one of the healthier options and its close enough to walk, bike or even longboard too.” Tom says.

So if you’re ever in the area and are looking for a quick, cheap eat this is the place to go. With four successful years so far and many more to come, The Spicey Pickle is here to stay.