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Name stands for "Plant Made Alternatives for a Positive Mental Attitude." Casual eatery est. late-2019 inside the Atrium Building south adjacent to Clinton Square. The owners have been producing vegan cheeses since 2014, and there is a chiller with cheese for sale. Offers build-your-own mac n cheez with choice of protein (seasoned tofu, bacon, seitan, pepperoni), mix ins (garlic, sundried tomato, broccoli, artichoke hearts, black truffle mushroom spread) and sauces (buffalo, bbq, ranch) plus salads, breakfast mac, smoothies, hot and cold drinks. Most items are gluten-free (items containing gluten are marked). Brings in baked goods from Drury Lane. Reported open August 2023.

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10 Reviews

First Review by TheresaStowell


Points +1018

23 Aug 2022

Some menu items are truly delicious

We tried several things from here and I will say that the best things were the Breakfast Mac&Cheeze Burrito (I know!!) and the Fried Mac&Cheeze Bites (do you sense a trend here?). These were insanely good.
I would not have the Cheeze Pizza again (this was the most disappointing item), and I think in terms of Mac&Cheeze, I would choose a plainer version.
Overall, however, giving this place 5 stars because: 1) the menu is entirely vegan, 2) they have a really fun menu and 3) some key items are really awesome.

Pros: Fully vegan, Great if you like plant-based cheese-who doesn’t!

Cons: A little on the expensive side



Points +89

15 Jul 2022

Super nice owner; awesome food

Went to PMA Foods today for lunch. I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant. The owner was SUPER helpful, nice, and catering to my food allergies and accommodated our order accordingly. We got the tater tots that seemed to melt in our mouths, frozen homemade cheeses that I can't wait to try, mozzarella sticks (not pictured bc we didn't eat them yet) and he even went out of his way to make us our own custom sandwich that was good for our food allergies. Also really helpful when I got lost in the building trying to find the restaurant lol. If you're in the Syracuse area, definitely check out this vegan restaurant.

Pros: Lots of gluten free options, Good prices, Delicious food


Points +31

19 Nov 2021

Love this place!

Soooo many mac & cheese options, Celiac friendly menu items.

Pros: Gluten-free menu accomodations, Friendly staff


Points +23

02 Jul 2020

Absolutely love it!

I had a Protein Lovers Hot Pocket and a Veggie Lovers Mac & Cheese. They were so delicious!
PMA Cafe won me over, I’ll be eating their food whenever I can.😄


Points +1373

06 May 2020


My husband and I had high expectations based on the reviews and it didn’t disappoint. We tried 2 different Hot Pockets (pita bread wraps with cheesy fillings) and 2 different Specialty Macs. The Breakfast (mmm bacon) Hot Pocket and the Greek (salty olives) were very different but equally good. We tried the Veggie Lovers Mac N Cheez and The Flannel Shirt. The Veggie Lovers tasted like pizza in the best way. The Flannel Shirt had spicy jalapeños and bbq sauce and it was definitely spicy!

We ordered Large sizes but we didn’t realize how large was large. It can easily feed 2 people.

Because we are in Coronavirus lockdown, we picked up our order at the door so I can’t comment on service.


Points +56

10 Mar 2020

THE best vegan cheese

PMA is my jam! I am a hardcore blue cheese fan and this one hits the spot everytime! The notz is also amazing. I've only had the Mac n cheez once (so far) and I shared with the kids so I couldn't go crazy, but we got regular with broccoli. O-M-G best I've had and the only kind my picky, cheese-loving, vegan-transitioning daughter will eat! Only con is the office building hours but cheese is available other places as well! Definitely check them out!!

Pros: Great vegan cheese, Delicious Mac n cheez with fixins!, Great staff!

Cons: Office building hours


15 Jul 2022

Do you know where else the cheeses are available to buy?


Points +166

09 Mar 2020

Ewy Gooey Goodness!

Stopped in on our travels through and tried some of the smothered vegan cheesy goodness Mac n’ Cheez.

Pros: Lots of Mac’ n’ Cheez options., You can make your own, Take out Cheez’ available

Cons: No seating, Not easy to find


Points +615

19 Feb 2020

Love their cheese!!

I'm pumped that PMA has a physical location!! I love being able to just grab and go when I want one of their items (their feta is a favorite).

There isn't any seating, so be ready to take what your order. In warm weather months, sitting in Clinton Square would be lovely.

This location is difficult to find, but don't give up!! It's totally worth it.

Pros: All Vegan, Grab-and-Go options

Cons: Limited hours, In an office building, Difficult to find unless you know where it is


Points +237

16 Jan 2020

Delicious delicious

Best customizable Mac and cheese I've EVER had. Do yourself a favor and get here!!

Pros: Weekly special toppings, Small to XL sizes, Customizable

Cons: Confusing location, Only open for 3 hours (11am-2pm)


Points +863

15 Jan 2020

Best mac n cheez and more!

SO glad PMA Foods finally has a cafe! Their build your own mac n cheez is out of this world. And it just so happens to be gluten free (as long as you don't put seitan as a mix in) - I learned this after enjoying their mac and cheez many times and having no idea.
They also do smoothies and salads, and bring in fantastic baked goods from Drury Lane (cupcakes, cookies, etc)
You can also pick up cheese from the case and other grab and go stuff. Hours are limited, but there's Grub hub if you're at the office somewhere downtown for lunch. You will not regret checking this place out

Pros: amazing food, 100% vegan, great people

Cons: in an office building - have to know its there, limited hours

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