October 1, 2012 - 10:10pm
Review: The local café provides an endless menu of soups, salads, milkshakes, pizza and more.

September 10, 2012 - 11:18am
Looking for a way to get your veggie fix? We've compiled a list of top picks for vegetarian restaurants in Syracuse.

With many students and residents looking to buy local and stay environmentally conscious, Syracuse has become a hub for vegetarian and vegan restaurants. Back in July 2010, animal rights organization PETA ranked it No. 5 on their list of veggie-friendly small cities in the United States.

January 31, 2011 - 6:19pm
Kale loses its intimidation factor when you bake it into irresistibly crunchy veggie chips.

This winter, I promised myself to expand my vegetable horizons. Kale is a scary vegetable. Raw kale is bitter and has a reputation of being too healthy to be delicious. This baked kale breaks the stereotype. The recipe is easy, and relatively healthy if you can skimp on the cheese (I can't). Just substitute nutritional yeast for the cheese, and you have a great vegan snack.

Are there any vegetables you're scared to take on this season? Let us know in the comments!

1 small bunch kale

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

January 21, 2011 - 2:06pm
Explore Syracuse's plethora of vegetarian and vegan friendly restaurants, grocery stores and cafes.

It's not surprising that Syracuse was named one of the most vegetarian and vegan-friendly cities in North America by The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals last July.

Almost 40 restaurants, cafes, on campus dining halls and grocery stores provide a substantial amount of meat-free food options that can satisfy any craving.

January 20, 2011 - 10:19pm
How vegetarians, vegans and raw foodies live and work in Syracuse.

Until last March, Mariesa “Goji” Narelle rarely set foot in the kitchen. Now she works as a chef for the Vegan Raw Food Café at Green Planet Grocery in Fairmount. She believes she has found her calling.

“I never liked to cook,” she said while leaning over the counter of her small food prep area. “That was my mom’s job.”

February 4, 2010 - 7:44pm
The only all-vegan cafe in upstate New York offers an eclectic menu and a home for revolutionary spirits and activists.

At first glance, Strong Hearts Cafe looks like any other eatery, from the tables and chairs to the colorful chalkboard menu to the free wireless Internet. But Strong Hearts is the only 100 percent vegan restaurant in upstate New York, meaning the food has absolutely no animal products such as meat, eggs or dairy.