There are so many great places to eat in and around Central New York.  In fact, restaurants, especially in Syracuse, are recognizing the growing demand for plant-based meals and have been expanding their options.

 In addition to a variety of great ethnic restaurants catering (accidentally or not) to people looking for options without animal products, like Indian, Chinese, Mexican/Latino, we also have places that offer comfort foods, health foods, dishes with locally made plant-based cheeses, pastries, breads, cakes and more. New places and menu items are popping up all the time! Here you will find articles where we interviewed and/or reviewed a local vegan or vegan friendly establishment.

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For a full list of vegan and vegan friendly restaurants in and around Central New York, check out our searchable list and interactive map!

Stout Beard Brewing Co – Westcott Chill Spot with Character

 The Experience   Supporting local businesses is a strong value for most Syracuse natives and the guys behind Stout Beard Brewing Co. are no exception. From brewing beer to cooking up food, Stout is comprised of New York State and Onondaga Grown ingredients. They...

Habiba’s Ethiopian Kitchen – Northside Gem

The Experience The first time I had the opportunity to enjoy Habiba’s Ethiopian food was through My Luck Tummy. Those who are not familiar, My Lucky Tummy is a pop-up food court that hosts Refugees and New Americans in Syracuse as guest chefs, bringing more flavor to...

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...

Vegan Chocolates Come to Auburn, at Gretchen’s Confections!

Gretchen's Confections is a lovely chocolatier café in Auburn, with a variety of vegan options. My first visit to Gretchen's was for their chocolate tasting event. My wife and I debated heading out that snowy evening, and I'm so glad we did! Stepping out of the cold...

Nostalgia Chocolates -Syracuse Chocolate Maker

  My oh my. Now, I do this out of my love for spreading veganism and love for my community, but it definitely doesn’t hurt to have opportunities like getting the inside scoop on a super cool business like Nostalgia Chocolates. Big thanks to co-owner, Tyler Cagwin...

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...

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...

Soul Bowl – Clinton, NY

New Cafe in Clinton, NY We took a ride to Clinton to check out a new business that is making a boom in this small town. Soul Bowl is a small cafe focused onraw food bowls, smoothies and juices. After working the summer at local food festivals selling raw bowls,...

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...

Sweet Praxis – Downtown Syracuse Bakery

What do you get when an architect, an interior designer and a contractor walk into a job site? Well if you’re Jen Walls and Natalie Evans, you get The Sweet Praxis! Started in 2011 as a catering business on the side, this dream and labor of love soon became a reality...
Strong Hearts Cafe - 100% Vegan 100% Delicious

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