Vegan CNY is your resource for vegan news, local events, local organizations, restaurant reviews, and vegan friendly businesses here in Central New York, including Syracuse, Cortland, Utica, Rome, Auburn, Ithaca areas. We are a small team, so if you have anything vegan related you would like to share, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Vegan After Work

Vegan After Work events are generally on weekday evenings once per month. We try to rotate which day of the week they are held. A casual drop in/out at an establishment in/around Syracuse. We partner with local establishments who offer vegan items on their menu and often they will create additional vegan specials or a vegan menu for the night!

Strong Hearts Cafe- 100% Vegan 100% Delicious

How it Began... Strong Hearts Cafe,  a café located in the city of Syracuse, New York, offers an entire vegan menu including milkshakes, burgers, sandwiches, breakfast items, pizza, wings, and many more veganized dishes! Strong Hearts was launched in 2007 by two...

Syracuse Vegan Runner, Laura Kline, places third in Vagamon Ultrail – Kerala, India

Please help us congratulate Laura Kline, the absolutely amazing vegan athlete, who just competed in the Vagamon Ultrail in Kerala, India! This race challenges runners with 90km, almost 56 miles, of trail running through fascinating Indian landscapes. Laura performed a...

Peppino’s Neapolitan – Pizza Syracuse

If you have ever mentioned veganism to anyone who isn’t vegan, one of the most common responses you might hear is “oh, wow.... but pizza is one of the greatest pleasures in life!” They aren’t wrong, and luckily the pizza gods blessed the vegans in Syracuse with the...

Dharma Yoga Syracuse celebrates their 15 year anniversary!

Dharma Yoga Syracuse Driving through Liverpool and passing Heid’s corners, its hard to miss the triangular building with the word YOGA in its windows. Dharma Yoga Syracuse has brought a wide array of teachings to many dedicated students in its 15 year lifetime. The...

The Evergreen

This post has been adapted from our corresponding Facebook post dated August 23, 2018. The Place Situated in historic Hanover Square, The Evergreen is a craft beer bar and restaurant with a focus on locally sourced ingredients. In addition to a selection of vegan,...

New Zealand Dairy Farmer sees Plant Based Products as an Opportunity not Threat

More and more farmers are recognizing that plant-based products are the future. We hope farmers here in Upstate NY are looking at ways to transition away from animal agriculture. Perhaps NY State can work on incentives and plans to help small businesses seize this...

Land of Misfits

Land Of Misfits Farm Sanctuary in Hamilton, NY, is a labor of love for founders Amanda and David Bennett. As they prepared to buy their first house, they knew they would also be looking for a location that would suit their future farm animal residents. In December of...

Skewed Brewing – Watertown, NY: Burgers and Poutine

If you came to our Vegan After Work event at The Hops Spot in October, then you know about their great vegan menu. Did you know they have a second location in the north country with the same vegan options? Located in the Salmon Run Mall in Watertown is their sister...

Harley’s Dream

Driving east on 690, you may have noticed a billboard featuring a little dog in a Santa hat with the message, “Puppies aren’t presents, they’re a lifetime commitment.” They were placed by a Colorado based non-profit called Harley’s Dream. Founded in 2016, Harley’s...

Half Moon Bakery and Bistro – Jamesville

Half-Moon Bakery and Bistro in Jamesville first caught my attention on Instagram with their beautiful photos. Their colorful cakes are available in several sizes and vegan or not (some in the case each week, but most are special orders). They are decorated with...