The Sweet Praxis in Syracuse

I was randomly taken to The Sweet Praxis while in Syracuse. We stopped for coffee and then I had a giant smile as I realized they have vegan options!

A coffee/tea house with pastries and chocolates. Several vegan items are clearly labeled. I picked out a croissant and peanut butter buckeye.

They went great with my peppermint tea. Yummers!

Such a fantastic surprise and everything was delicious. The Sweet Praxis gets four out of five vegan cupcakes. The place was spotless, the people great, and the snacks yummers. Definitely check out this place when in Syracuse.

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Strong Hearts Cafe in Syracuse

I actually jumped for joy when Google told me a vegan cafe was a block from my hotel in Syracuse. It was almost unbelievable!

Strong Hearts Cafe was great fun. Definitely focused on being vegan.

The menu offers standard fare except for the extensive milkshake options with very fun names.

For breakfast I decided on the green scramble with marble toast. My friend also got a scramble.

I really enjoyed it. We returned for dinner the same night, but I forgot to take pictures. I tried a milkshake and it was wonderful. I also got the Cesar “Chicken” Salad that was just okay. My friend got the “Chicken” Salad Sandwich that she enjoyed.

The space is rustic and simple.

At breakfast the counter person was surly, but at dinner a different counter person was nice.

Strong Hearts Cafe gets three out of five vegan cupcakes. The food was decent, the staff hit or miss, and I was super happy to have clearly vegan food on my trip.

Alto Cinco in Syracuse

I am in Syracuse, NY for a couple days and very pleasantly surprised by all the vegan options.

A quick search through my phone the first night revealed Alto Cinco and my colleague who lives here was thrilled when I suggested it. She describes it as Cali-Mexican food. But there are Catfish and BBQ options on the menu, so lots of people can find what they find yummy.

There is a standing BBQ tofu dish on the menu, so I knew I would be happy. Excitingly, one of the specials during my visit was tofu ricotta tacos!

I picked spinach with brown rice and beans for the sides. I was not disappointed. It was yummy. A bit bland, but fresh and worth eating.

When in Syracuse, Alto Cinco is worth trying. The dining room was dark, noisy, and cold, but our server very kind. Alto Cinco gets three out of five vegan cupcakes. A good option when dining with others who still think they need to eat animals.