Downtown Lansing has always been a hot spot for lunch.  In fact, Downtown had some unique lunch spots over the years that we all remember and miss.

For example, the Dancing Goat on South Washington Square not only offered delicious coffee drinks, but also salads, soups and pastries.  They were on the corner in the space now occupied by Backyard Barbeque.

Hobie's Downtown (there's another in East Lansing) offered a wide selection of homemade soups and sandwiches.  The restaurant had entrances on both East Allegan and South Washington Square.

Capital City Delicatessen was just that, a deli with sandwiches and soups, on East Kalamazoo Street.  Wraps, pasta, and delicious daily specials were also on the menu.

Do you remember the Spotted Dog Cafe?  They served homemade soups, sandwiches, leafy salads, and everyone's favorite, the chicken salad.  There's more from the Lansing State Journal.