9 locations to eat one thing wholesome (or at the very least type of wholesome) on the 2022 NY State Truthful


Syracuse, N.Y. — It’s a hunt to seek out some wholesome meals on the New York State Truthful.

However it may be completed.

There are outdated favorites such because the steamed mussels at Doug’s Fish Fry or a hunking turkey leg to gnaw on.

Then there are these 9 objects we discovered, some certain to fulfill vegetarians, pescatarians and well being nuts trying to gas up on one thing apart from water.

Milk at the Mark Bar at the NY State Fair

Cups of milk on the Milk Bar contained in the Dairy Constructing on the New York State Truthful.Nate Mink

Milk (chocolate milk)

Vendor: Milk Bar

Location: Dairy Constructing, close to Chevy Courtroom

How a lot? 25 cents a cup, however you will need to swap quarters or $1 payments for particular tokens.

Why we like it: Do you eat success for breakfast with skimmed milk?

Each well being fanatic is aware of chocolate milk is a post-workout staple. There’s a purpose they hand it out on the end line of an extended street race. It restores muscular tissues shortly and replenishes vitamins and electrolytes misplaced throughout train.

I went with two cups of chocolate and one cup of white milk, which is precisely the type of milk you need to dip chocolate chip cookies into, if we allowed ourselves such a responsible pleasure.


Roasted corn at the NY State Fair

Roasted corn on the New York State Truthful, positioned at numerous stands all through the fairgrounds.Nate Mink

Roasted corn

Vendor: Contemporary roasted corn

Location: Stands are scattered all through the truthful; can’t go improper trying on the Halfway.

How a lot? $4 for roasted corn (butter non-compulsory)

Why we like it: It’s corn!

With greens in brief provide on the truthful, this starch is an effective different. It comes husked and wrapped in a serviette, that means you’ll be able to stroll and munch.

Naturally, we opted to skip the butter and bypass the Mexican road corn or Cheeto corn.


Sweet potato topped with broccoli at the NY State Fair

A candy potato topped with broccoli within the Horticulture Constructing on the Potato Sales space on the 2022 New York State Truthful.Nate Mink

Candy potato topped with broccoli

Vendor: The New York State Nice Potato Sales space

Location: The Horticulture Constructing

How a lot? $1; plus 50 cents for any topping

Why we like it: There are a number of selections right here: a baked potato with bitter cream and butter, a candy potato with butter and maple syrup, or tots.

Subsequent, choose your toppings: bacon, cheddar cheese, broccoli and chili. All add-ons are 50 cents apiece.

We waited in line for half-hour to get our arms on a piping scorching candy potato, skipped the butter and maple syrup, then topped it with faint, jaundiced-colored broccoli which may have spent a smidge too lengthy within the steamer.


Garbanzo Glacier at Munjed's

The Garbanzo Glacier at Munjed’s Mediterranean within the Eatery Constructing.Marnie Eisenstadt

Garbonzo Glacier

Vendor: Munjed’s Mediterranean

Location: The Eatery Constructing

How a lot? $6, money or credit score

Why we like it: I got here right here trying to eat the falafel and hummus, which I ordered. However then they stated, do this hummus shake and provided a small style. I wrinkled my nostril, however I’ll attempt something that isn’t gluten. It was scrumptious.

The garbanzo glacier makes use of chickpeas as an alternative of one other protein base, dates, bananas, cinnamon, vanilla, almond milk and almond whipped cream. And I’m telling you, it was the shock of my day (in a great way.) It doesn’t have the heavy weirdness of a protein shake and is nice and easy.


Kosher dill pickle at the Pickle Factory

The jumbo kosher pickle on the Pickle Manufacturing facility, simply outdoors the Eatery.Marnie Eisenstadt

Jumbo kosher pickle

Vendor: Pickle Manufacturing facility

Location: Exterior the Eatery Constructing

How a lot? $3; money solely

Why we like it: I like pickles and guess what? They’re wholesome, particularly on a scorching day. Gatorade was truly developed utilizing pickle juice as a mannequin.

The Pickle Manufacturing facility provides fried pickles, too. I opted for a jumbo kosher dill pickle for $3. And a container of sriracha dill pickles, which was $6. The kosher dill was extra dill than garlic and really juicy. The sriracha dill chips packed a very good punch.


The grilled shrimp at Stix & Things

The lemon pepper grilled shrimp at Stix & Issues, positioned simply outdoors the Poultry Constructing.Marnie Eisenstadt

Grilled shrimp skewer, lemon pepper

Vendor: Stix & Issues

Location: Exterior the Poultry Constructing

How a lot? $8 money; credit score prices 75 cents extra

Why we like it? Stix & Issues is legendary for its kangaroo on a stick. I’m rather less adventurous and already know the well being profile for shrimp.

I received 10 lemon pepper shrimp on a stick. They have been completely grilled. I hate it after they’re too chewy. These have been nonetheless fleshy with some snap. The lemon pepper was delicate, and so they let me learn the container. An excellent, clear protein pick-me-up.


Vegetarian sandwich at Omanii's

The vegetarian sandwich at Omanii’s Lemonade Heaven, positioned within the Pan African Village on the 2022 NYS Truthful.Jacqueline M. Domin

Vegetarian sandwich

Vendor: Omanii’s Lemonade Heaven

Location: Pan African Village

How a lot? $10

Why we like it: This appears like when you may have a bunch of mates over for a cookout and grill up a batch of greens contemporary from the backyard. Every little thing is right here — onions, squash, spinach, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers — and all of it has a pleasant char.

The employees couldn’t be nicer, and also you’ll need to seize one in every of their namesake lemonades to scrub this down (the sauce has a particular kick).


Pacific bowl at Dang's Cafe

The Pacific bowl at Dang’s Cafe within the Eatery.Jacqueline M. Domin

Pacific bowl

Vendor: Dang’s Café

Location: The Eatery

How a lot? $18

Why we like it: Bowls are the most effective of each worlds: You’re maintaining a healthy diet however nonetheless capable of really feel indulgent since you get a lot meals.

Dang’s provides a vareity of bowls, together with make-your-own. Begin with a base of greens, vermicelli or rice, after which you’ll be able to pile your selection of protein and veggies on prime. The Pacific bowl comes with lettuce, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers and purple cabbage, with shrimp and a sliced egg roll on prime. We’re not speaking a few items of broccoli or skimpy shrimp.

So. A lot. Meals.


Greek salad at Ye-Ero

The Greek salad at Ye-Ero, positioned barely off the Halfway, subsequent to the Expo Heart.Jacqueline M. Domin

Greek salad

Vendor: Ye-Ero

Location: Barely off the halfway, subsequent to the Expo Heart

How a lot? $9 (money solely)

Why we like it: Gyros could be the draw, however you’ll go away a lot glad when you go for a Greek salad. You get heaping pile of greens loaded with lettuce and cucumbers, together with vivid tomatoes, olives and even a stuffed grape leaf.

The celebs of the present are the cucumber sauce and feta cheese on prime. Dip the scrumptious, chewy pita slices into it, and also you’ll know this salad is one thing particular.


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