Respond to Review of Strong Hearts Cafe
Review: I have been a vegan for fifteen years. When I moved to the Syracuse area, I was excited that there was a fully vegan restaurant. Unfortunately, I have only been disappointed. If you like sugary milkshakes, this place is for you. You see, I believe that you can eat vegan and healthy whole foods at the same time. Who knows about the oils they are using. I asked once and got a scary response. I thought whole grain breads would be an obvious choice on their menu, but no. SH does not offer whole grain bread. SH uses no organic or local food that I can see. There are local organic farmers all around the area who would be happy to supply year-round organic greens. I appreciate the vegan ethic, but I'd rather eat at home where vegan food is healing and healthy. Basically, this restaurant lacks sophistication. It feels like college boys are making the food--vegan fast food that saves animals but little else. I look forward to SH growing up one day so that the food will be made with "kitchen consciousness".
Posted by Cloudsandsea on Monday, February 3, 2014
Posted by XStrongHeartsX on Friday, February 22, 2013
#2.) We use canola oil and extra virgin olive oil both of which, upon thorough investigation, contain zero trans fats.
#3.) We do not offer a whole grain bread because there isn't a single bakery in Syracuse that makes a vegan one. Believe me, we've checked. We are continuing to explore some options outside our immediate area.
#4.) We use "no organic food that you can see"??? Hmmm. Check this list out:
We never claimed to be an organic cafe. We use organic as much as we can and go out of our way to use the best ingredients we can find even if they cost way more and make us less money.
If you want an all organic, super hippie, rice cake and lentil loaf cafe, you've come to the wrong place. We try to appeal to people who have absolutely no clue what the word vegan means and succeed every single day with our appealing menu and good service.
Thanks for the feedback.