November 11, 2013 - 10:17pm
Vegan café to open a second location where Syra-Juice once operated.

Strong Hearts Café, one of a few vegan-only eateries in Syracuse, has announced that it will be opening a second location – and a familiar one, too.

In coming weeks, "Strong Hearts On The Hill" will open for business at 720 University Ave.  a spot once home to the popular lunch spot, Syra-Juice.

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 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.”