Vegan and Vegan Friendly Places Guide

Below is a searchable table of vegan restaurants in Central New York, including Syracuse, Cortland, Utica, Rome, Auburn, Ithaca, and Rochester. For our interactive Google Map, click here.

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How vegan? tags: 100% vegan vegan friendly items can be veganized

LocationCity / TownReview
Strong Hearts Cafe
719 E Genesee St.
Syracuse NY 13210
Syracuse100% vegan$$milk shakes100% vegan foodThis café-style restaurant is located in Forman Park. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also serves sandwiches, pizza, soup, salads, desserts, vegan milk shakes and drinks. Order at counter and food is brought to your table. Free Wi-Fi. Strong Hearts is the only 100% vegan eatery in the greater Syracuse area.
Note: Pizza is served Friday evenings only.
Strong Hearts on the Hill
720 University Ave
Syracuse NY 13210
Syracuse100% vegan$$milk shakespizzaSecond location of this vegan cafe located right off of Syracuse University. Offers breakfast, sandwiches, soup, salads, desserts, milk shakes, and drinks. Order at counter. Seating is located in a shared space upstairs. Located in the Marshall Square Mall - a great location for SU/ESF students as well as Upstate and Crouse employees.
PMA Foods
no storefront
Syracuse100% vegan$cheesemaker100% vegan cheese and more. Purchase at Funk n Waffles, JT's Creamery or order on FB and meet up. Plans to reopen a storefront/cafe in the future.
Mylk and Hunny
1210 Willis Ave
Syracuse100% vegan$BakeryFine vegan jewel with baked goods at establishments around town and at local markets.
Blue Tusk
165 Walton St
Syracuseitems can be veganized$$Mediterranean veggie wrapSomeone recommended this place but we need more info!
Byblos Bar and Grill
316 S Clinton St
Syracuseitems can be veganized$MediterraneanFalafel, babaganoush, tabouleh...mmm
315 S. Clinton Street
Syracuse NY 13202
Syracuseitems can be veganized$calzones w/PMA cheesePMA cheese -think calzones and pizza with ooey gooey stretchy vegan nottzerella!
*Note: only at the downtown location
Empire Brewing Co.
120 Walton Street
Syracusevegan friendly$$falafel wrap, veggie tacos, tofu bowlAsk to see their vegan menu
Funk N Waffles
307 S Clinton St
Syracusevegan friendly$$Vegan bootsy brunchvegan egg sandwichesFunk N Waffles offers vegan waffles, tofu "egg" sandwiches, faux sausage and local brand vegan cheese from PMA Foods. Also has non-dairy milks for coffees, smoothies, and shakes. The vegan bootsy brunch is not currently listed on the menu, but they'll gladly make it! Breakfast all day.
Lemon Grass Restaurant
238 W. Jefferson St.
Syracusevegan friendly$$$Upscale Thai for a special occassion.
Modern Malt
325 S Clinton St
Syracuseitems can be veganized$$Portobello burger, tofu appetizer- though not many options
Original Grain
302 S Salina St
Syracuseitems can be veganized$$fresh localGood for a quick bite. Healthy options available.
311 S. Franklin St.
Syracusevegan friendly$$$date night vegan specials stretch breadItalian eatery for a nice, sit down meal. They've recently been adding vegan options. Check their FB page for specials. Order their stretch bread to make pizza at home!
Peppino's Neopolitan
409 S Clinton St
Syracusevegan friendly$$Italian/PizzaFully customizable artisan pizza with a wide variety of toppings. Offers Daiya cheese
The Stoop Kitchen
311 West Fayette St
Syracusevegan friendly$$$thoughtful local sourced sit down restaurantNYC vibe restaurant that uses local sourcing for its creative dishes. Vegan items are clearly marked on the menu and the chef is happy to veganize many more. Menu changes regularly. Gluten free is also clearly marked.
Sugar Magnolia Bistro
S Clinton St
Syracuseitems can be veganized$$Southern US inspiredTempeh dishes
Otro Cinco
206 S Warren Street
Syracuseitems can be veganized$$PMA cheesevegan specialstofu tacosFull service restaurant that offers PMA Foods cheese and non-dairy milk. Vegan specials on Thursdays.
Sweet Praxis
203 East Water St
Syracusevegan friendly$croissantsdonutspastriesplant milksLocal bakery with an abundance of amazingly delicious options including croissants, doughnuts and cookie sandwiches. Occassionally has vegan cream cheese but always has vegan butter. Serves tea and coffee -carries a selection of plant milks.
The Mission
304 E Onondaga Street
Syracusevegan friendly$MexicanFriendly Mexican restaurant set in an old church. Serves beer and wine only
208 W Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13202
Syracusevegan friendly$Thailots of options
Apizza Regionale
260 West Genesee St
Syracuseitems can be veganized$$PMA cheeseStylish brick oven pizzaria restaurant. Dough is fermented for up to 48 hours.
Byblos Mediterranean Cafe
223 N Clinton St
Syracuseitems can be veganized$falafel bowlSomeone recommended this place but we need more info!
Dinosaur BBQ
246 W Willow St
Syracuseitems can be veganized$$Vegan Black and White BowlSomeone recommended this place but we need more info!
Khao Gaeng
208 W Genesee St
Syracuseitems can be veganized$ThaiSomeone recommended this place but we need more info!
Roji Tea Lounge
108 E Washington St (at Salina St)
Syracusevegan friendly$CafeAn all vegetarian restaurant that offers a vegan option for all desserts, among other choices. Has a wide selection of exotic teas and desserts from around the world. Relaxed welcoming atmosphere.
Cafe Kubal
3521 James St
Syracuseitems can be veganized$Coffee ShopSomeone recommended this place but we need more info!
3605 James Street
Syracusevegan friendly$MediterraneanSomeone recommended this place but we need more info!
Coppertop Tavern
3380 Milton Ave. Syracuse, NY 13219
Syracuseitems can be veganized$$Pizza, no cheese, hummus plate
Green Planet Grocery
3514 W Genesee St (opposite Target)
Syracuse100% vegan$Grocery cafeHealth food store with an *almost 100% vegan cafe* since it offers cow's milk cheese as an option.
Phoebe's Restaurant
900 E. Genesee St.
Syracuseitems can be veganized$$American Bistro. Accommodates vegans. Call ahead for a special meal if your company is hosting a party there.
#REF!Syracusevegan friendly$$$In the Crown Plaza Hotel
XO Taco
713 E. Fayette St. Syracuse, NY 13210
Syracusevegan friendly$$tacosVegan and GF marked on menu. Full bar.
125 East Water Street
Syracuseitems can be veganized$$PubCrafted drinks and local fare. Lots of vegan and veganizable options.
Gem Diner
832 Spencer St. Syracuse, NY 13204
Syracuseitems can be veganized$$Impossible burgerServes Impossible burger
Online/Regional Market Saturdays
Syracusevegan friendly$baklavaNo storefront, order online or purchase at the Regional Market on Saturdays. Vegan Baklava
King David's
129 Marshall St
Syracuseitems can be veganized$MediterraneanAdjacent to Syracuse University and a city fixture since 1974, this upstairs restaurant serves many of the familiar Greek & Middle-East items, as well as deep-fried eggplant and asparagus. Order at the counter and then the food is brought to you.
Pita Pit
107 Marshall St
Syracusevegan friendly$mediterranean fast foodQuick service franchise restaurant based around the pita sandwich. Could customize your order and request no cheese/dairy.
Chorong House
1121 East Fayette Street #1
Syracuseitems can be veganized$KoreanSomeone recommended this place but we need more info!
2724 Erie Blvd E
Syracuseitems can be veganized$ThaiSomeone recommended this place but we need more info!
Francesca's Cucina
545 N. Salina Street
Syracuseitems can be veganized$ItalianSomeone recommended this place but we need more info!
Laci Tapas Bar
304 Hawley Ave
Syracusevegan friendly$$tapasSeveral options including dessert. Happy to accommodate requests. Gluten free also marked
Mello Velo
790 Canal Street
Syracusevegan friendly$$verdant vesselbreakfastLots of options. Outdoor seating. Serves breakfast
Red Chili
2740 Erie Blvd E
Syracuseitems can be veganized$ChineseSomeone recommended this place but we need more info!
Mizu Japanese Steak House
2841 Erie Blvd E
Syracuseitems can be veganized$$JapaneseSomeone recommended this place but we need more info!
Secret Garden Korean
2731 Erie Blvd E
Syracuseitems can be veganized$Korean and JapaneseKorean, sushi
Thai Flavor
2863 Erie Blvd E
Syracuseitems can be veganized$ThaiSomeone recommended this place but we need more info!
The Cider Mill
4221 Fay Road
Syracuseitems can be veganized$$Someone recommended this place but we need more info!
Alto Cinco
526 Westcott St
Syracusevegan friendly$$BBQ tofutostadasuper vegan burritovegan specialsWed Vegan NightGood selection of vegan and vegetarian entrees and salads marked on menu. Nice dining area. Open late on weekends. Vegan Wednesdays. Serves breakfast
Beer Belly
510 Westcott St
Syracuseitems can be veganized$$Vegan bratbowlsVegan brat, vegan burger. Veganize the Veggiecado or veggie salad/bowl.
534 Westcott Street
Syracuseitems can be veganized$GreekPizzaSomeone recommended this place but we need more info!
505 Westcott St
Syracuseitems can be veganized$MediterraneanSomeone recommended this place but we need more info!
Recess Coffee
110 Harvard Pl
Syracusevegan friendly$Coffee ShopCoffee shop and roastery by Syracuse University campus. Offers a concise sandwich menu. Very cozy atmosphere with occasional live music. Vegan baked goods, soy & almond milks available.
Taste of India
124 Dell St
Syracusevegan friendly$IndianAsk for vegan/gf menu
Sammy Malones
2 Oswego St
Baldwinsville, NY 13027
Baldwinsvilleitems can be veganized$Make your own wrapMake your own salad/wrap with lots of whole foods ingredients (chickpeas, beets, nuts and the usual veggies).
The Brasserie Bar and Bistro
200 Township Blvd #20
Camillusvegan friendly$$EuropeanEuropean style bistro. Occasionally hosts occassional vegan night.
Mesa Grande Taqueria
200 Township Blvd #
Camillusvegan friendly$MexicanBuild your own meal style Mexican-style restaurant
Sake Bomb
8081 Brewerton Rd
Ciceroitems can be veganized$$sushi
Dosa Grille
4467 E. Genesee St
Dewittitems can be veganized$IndianLots of options, just tell them you're vegan and they'll steer the way.
Tyme-Out Cafe
3160 Erie Blvd, E Syracuse, NY 13214
Dewittvegan friendly$Grocery cafe - GFA gluten-free cafe located inside Natur-Tyme grocery market. Has a juice bar and offers veg-friendly food like soups and chilli, vegan ice cream.
Hercules Candy Co
720 W. Manlius St.
East Syracusevegan friendly$chocolate covered pretzels/chipsvegan candy and chocolates
Papa Gallo
205 W Genesee St
Fayettevilleitems can be veganized$$MexicanSeveral options
Arad Evans Inn
7206 E Genesee St
Fayettevillevegan friendlyAmerican-FormalFine dining with tablecloths. Ask for vegan menu.
King David's
317 Town Dr
Fayettevilleitems can be veganized$MediterraneanFalafel, hummus, baba, tabouleh
Soleil Cafe
551 E Genesee St
Fayettevilleitems can be veganized$cafeVegan donuts every Saturday at 9am. Plant milks available.
The Half Moon Bakery
6500 E. Seneca Tnpke
Jamesvillevegan friendly$BakerySomeone recommended this place but we need more info!
Bliss Ice Cream
7265 Buckley Road
Liverpoolvegan friendly$soft serveconessundaesAsk for a vegan menu
Core Life Eatery
7265 Buckley Road, Liverpool
Liverpoolvegan friendly$$Healthy - bowls soups salads
JT's Creamery Cafe
514 Oswego Street
Liverpool100% vegan$$CafeSmall mom and pop cafe specializing in gluten free, vegan food. Mostly commercially prepared mock meats. Sandwiches, soups, breakfast, bagels, pastries, juice bar, smoothies, cupcakes, ice cream - full vegan menu, pma cheese, vegan desserts and icecream.
Sahota Palace
668 Old Liverpool Road
Liverpoolitems can be veganized$IndianLet them know you're vegan and they'll steer you right. Dine-in and take-out available.
Basil Leaf
3920 Brewerton RD, Mattydale, NY 13211
Mattydaleitems can be veganized$$made to orderEverything made from scratch so they can accommodate. Riggies sauce is not cream based, soup, pasta with marinara or garlic/oil. Ask for Lauren to be your server
China Road
2204 Brewerton Rd
Mattydalevegan friendly$$ChineseHas a large menu of vegetable dishes. Veggie meat (pork, chicken, beef, fish, duck) can be substituted in place of meat in any dish. Full bar.
Thai Love NY
2822 Lemoyne Ave, Syracuse, New York 13211
Mattydalevegan friendly$ThaiAsk for the vegan menu. Gluten free options. Vegan options on kids menu, too!
Coppertop Tavern
7777 Brewerton Rd. N. Syracuse, NY 13212
North Syracuseitems can be veganized$$AmericanPizza, no cheese, hummus plate
Twin Trees II
310 N Main Street
North Syracuseitems can be veganized$$ItalianOrder a cheese free pizza with veggie toppings
Vietnamese Noodle House
709 N Main Street
North Syracusevegan friendly$PhoBahn MiVietnamese restaurant, has separate vegan menu with pho, banh mi, spring rolls, among others.
variousitems can be veganized$Mexican chainChain restaurant- build your own meal . Clay location serves alcohol
variousitems can be veganized$Mexican chainChain restaurant - build your own meal
Wegmans Cafe
Dewitt, Fairmontvegan friendly$$Grocery/cafeBest options in Greater Syracuse: Dewitt and Fairmont.
Jamba Juice
Syracusevegan friendly$Juice
Taco Bell
Syracuseitems can be veganized$Fast food
The Cheesecake Factory
Syracusevegan friendly$$$cobb saladImpossible Burger
Johnny Rockets
Syracuseitems can be veganized$$Burgers
Panera Bread
Syracuseitems can be veganized$$Soups/Sandwiches
PF Changs
Syracuseitems can be veganized$$American Chinese
Cantina Loredo
Syracuseitems can be veganized$$Latino
Syracuseitems can be veganizedJapanese
Sweet Yummy
Syracuseitems can be veganized$FroYo
Syracusevegan friendly$FroYo
Elderberry Pond
3712 Center Street Rd.
Auburnitems can be veganizedsomeone recommended this place, but we need more info! Farm to table, sit down restaurant
Moro's Table
1 E. Genesee St.
Auburnitems can be veganizedsushisomeone recommended this place, but we need more info!
Prison City Pub
28 State Street
Auburn100% veganvegan friendlyitems can be veganizedImpossible BurgerServes the Impossible Burger
Coppertop Tavern
4400 Vestal Pkwy. Binghamton, NY 13902
Binghamtonitems can be veganized$$AmericanPizza, no cheese, hummus plate
Lost Dog Cafe
Binghamton100% veganvegan friendlyitems can be veganized
139 S. Petersboro St.
Canasotaitems can be veganizedsomeone recommended this place, but we need more info!
The Brewster Inn
6 Ledyard Avenue
Cazenoviaitems can be veganizedsomeone recommended this place, but we need more info!
Cazenovia Bagel Company
79 Nelson Street
Cazenoviavegan friendly$NY style bagelsHummus/grilled veggie sandwich for lunch. Vegan cream cheese and plant milks.
Brix Puberia
60 Main Street
Cortlandvegan friendly$Full vegan menuLarge and amazing vegan menu. One owner is vegan.
Four and Salt
7 Maple Ave.
Hamiltonvegan friendly$custom cake ordersvegan butterplant milksBakery/cafe in Hamilton serving breakfast, lunch and baked goods including custom orders. Carries (vegan, of course) cream cheese, butter, mayo, hummus, muffins, cookies, plus custom cakes. Vegan clearly marked on menu
Blue Water Grill
11 W. Genesee St.
Skaneatelesvegan friendlyveggie bowlsomeone recommended this place, but we need more info!