Kooky Mooky’s: Great food to eat in the park

By Pamela Brownstein

The Lunch Bunch spent a sunny, spectacular September afternoon in Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park chowing down on super food from Kooky Mooky’s.

Owners Dave and Kelly Marcy.

Located in the cute little white building just off of Bay Street and across from Saltus, Kooky Mooky’s practically sits in the park. Owners Dave and Kelly Marcy have been running the operation and serving up tasty favorites like hot dogs and sandwiches to hungry families and visitors for the past two years.
The menu is written on blackboards and the tiny shop has a cozy, eclectic feel. There’s not much room inside, so it is a perfect opportunity to eat at the nearby picnic tables in the park, especially this time of year.
Kim, Elizabeth, April and I welcomed our new reporter Tess to her first Lunch Bunch outing. She ordered one of the many varieties of hot dogs, the Carolina Dog, and she said the coleslaw on top was awesome.
April and Elizabeth both felt like turkey, so April chose the turkey wrap and Elizabeth got the turkey on foccacia bread with basil mayonnaise.
I tried the Best Steak Wrap Ever Made — a bold claim, no doubt — and it was excellent, living up to its name. I also had an amazing orange creamsicle milkshake: I don’t know how they did it, but it tasted just like the delicious ice cream bar that brought me back to the summer days of my childhood.

The Lunch Bunch outside Kooky Mooky's.

Although we all enjoyed our meals, I coveted Kim’s bacon cheeseburger and think it was a must-have. It looked so fresh and juicy; it didn’t make it any easier that she kept raving about how good it was and then ate the whole thing.
The next time you are downtown and in a hurry for lunch, satisfy your cravings here. They also serve 12 flavors of Blue Bunny ice cream, if you feel like treating yourself. And don’t forget to ask Dave how the place got its funky name — it’s a great story.

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