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My Organic Dinner at Green Planet Grocery in Syracuse, NY

My Organic Dinner at Green Planet Grocery in Syracuse, NY

This past weekend, I was in Syracuse, New York giving a speech at the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities’ Northeast Regional Conference. My talk, which was filmed and will be on my blog this week, was about my experience with antidepressants and how students have options when it comes to dealing with depression. […]

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This past weekend, I was in Syracuse, New York giving a speech at the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities’ Northeast Regional Conference. My talk, which was filmed and will be on my blog this week, was about my experience with antidepressants and how students have options when it comes to dealing with depression.

As I have come to learn, what we put into our body (organic food, of course, being one of them) has a major, major impact on how we feel.

While in Syracuse, I scouted out the local organic fare and had a fantastic lunch and dinner at The Green Planet Grocery. This organic market had a small raw vegan café that served phenomenal food.

Here is what I had.

NORI ROLL

The nori roll was made with avocado, carrots, sprouts, cucumber and hemp seeds. The cashew sauce was made from cashews, agave, cayenne pepper, Bragg’s liquid aminos and lemon juice.

ITALIAN PIZZA

The spices were right on target and the crust was relatively soft, something unusual for a raw pizza.

On top, the pizza had baby spinach, sun-dried tomatoes with rosemary, and kalamata olives.

The cheese was made from macadamia nuts, cashews, lemon juice and sea salt. The crust was made from sprouted buckwheat, golden and brown flax seeds and Italian herbs.

The sauce was made from sun-dried tomatoes, tomatoes, basil, oregano, red wine vinegar, jalapeños, garlic, sea salt and olive oil.

RASPBERRY CHOCOLATE DESSERT

This was one of the better raw chocolate desserts that I have had, mostly because it was rich but not too rich.

Many times raw chocolate desserts are over-the-top rich and you can only eat a few bites. That was not the case at all here, and I was ready to go back for seconds.

The filling was made with raspberries, coconut oil, yacon syrup, agave, cashews, coconut aminos and lemon juice.

The crust was made from almonds and dates, and the topping was made from agave, cacao powder and coconut oil.

Aside from having an excellent café, the actual market at Green Planet Grocery was outstanding as well.

Overall, I was very fortunate to have found such a great place to eat at while on the road traveling, and if you’re ever in Syracuse, NY, definitely stop by The Green Planet Grocery.


6 Comments

  • Goji says:

    Thank you! I actually just moved to Naples, Florida! If your ever in the area i will be working in whole foods! Hope to see you soon!

    • Max Goldberg says:

      Hi Goji,

      I will definitely keep that in mind if and when I ever get to the Naples area. Good luck down there!

      Live well,
      Max

  • Goji says:

    Im so glad you enjoyed my dessert! I love making raw desserts, definitely a self taught specialty i have I developed! 🙂 I try and keeps things delicious without too much sweetness or the “I just ate a brick” feeling afterwards! It can be tough with all the nut use in raw foods, I went through a TON of experimenting with desserts and am still always learning! Thanks for the awesome compliment! I wish someone told me about the review sooner! Peace and love!

    • Max Goldberg says:

      Hi Goji,

      Thanks for the fantastic dessert!! You are a real talent.

      I am not sure when I’ll be in Syracuse again but when I am there, I will definitely stop by.

      Live well,
      Max

  • stephanie haughey says:

    Hi Max,
    Gorgeous photos and the food looks so yummy.
    Also, I can’t wait to hear and see your talk. Congratulations.
    Was there a Q&A after your presentation? Simply curious.

    All the best,
    stephanie

    • Max Goldberg says:

      Hi Stephanie,

      The food was truly fantastic. As good as it looks.

      There was no Q&A afterwards but I did have a booth where many people stopped by to talk, ask questions, share their own stories of antidepressants and interest in organic food.

      The video should be up in the next few days.

      Live well,
      Max

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