How to Order Like an OG at OG

Here are the top 10 things to order off of Original Grain's menu.

by KATIE PIRZADEH    ★    APR. 08, 2017


Original Grain has been a hot spot for SU students since its opening in August of 2016. It brings a new light to Salina Street and to the heart of downtown Syracuse. They embody their slogan "Cali vibes, NY fresh.”

People love OG because of their out-of-this-world menu that provides high quality dishes to their consumers, and nothing but the dopest music. It's simple: happy and healthy.

There are three primary sections: smoothie land, bowls and salads, and the sandwich/nori wrap station. Not to mention, they serve breakfast all day and brunch on the weekends. If you haven't been yet, or if you want to try something new on the menu, here are the top 10 things to order.   

10.  The Veggie Poké


This incredible grains bowl is vegetarian, can be made vegan, and has a little bit of everything: broccoli, sweet potato, carrots, cucumber, avocado, and more! You can even add tofu for some protein!

9. The Bahn Mi

This is, arguably, the best Nori wrap. Its ingredients include marinated chicken that speaks for itself, rice, cucumber, jalapeno (because who doesn’t want to spice up their life every once in awhile), and it will leave you begging for more.

8. The Immune Boost   

When you're not starving, but just want something to give you that extra push in your day, the Immune Boost smoothie is your solution. This smoothie has mango, pineapple and sweet potato to add to its incredible base of Greek yogurt, coconut milk and agave. You can also add pea or whey protein to it to make it more of a meal-type treat. 

7. The Hail, MF Kale   

Oh kale yeah! This salad bowl is filling and fabulous, bringing nutrition and delight to anyone's diet. This is the perfect meal post workout and you can substitute ingredients too. Your wish is OG’s command. Bring it on!

6. The Stay Puffed    

Sometimes, we just need a little chocolate in our lives, but we still want to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This “brekkie” bowl gives us the best of both worlds. Cacao nibs, coconut flakes and Reese's puffs on top of banana, peanut butter and more!  

5. The Egg Man  

The Egg Man is the perfect brunch date dish! Let’s be honest; avocado toast makes the world go round. Then, add some prosciutto and egg and you’re golden! OG has it all.

4. The Purple Swag


This “brekkie” bowl transports you to California every time! Acai is a great antioxidant booster, and with some granola, coconut and other berries on top...the possibilities are endless. Conquer that crazy day you have planned and keep working toward your goals!

3. The Mexi-Cali   

Mexican food on the east coast? What, no way? This bowl is amazing and all of the ingredients add flavor to your day. Pickled red onions, beans, corn and marinated chicken...excelente!     

2. The NY Minute 


Bringing the city upstate? Absolutely! This sandwich brings the ideal NYC culture to life! Your eyes will have hearts in them because of how incredible this sandwich is. Mamma mia!

1. The Great Swell   

You have not experienced Original Grain until you have had the Great Swell. This grains bowl is one of the most popular items on the menu and there is an obvious reason as to why. It has ahi tuna, avocado, edamame, carrots and more with an amazing sesame dressing to bring it all together. You can get it on one of their 5 bases: brown rice/quinoa, bamboo rice, killer kale, spring greens or kelp noodles. While it’s not too heavy, it can definitely get you through the toughest of days. 


Next time you’re downtown, or want to eat well and feel good, try these bad boys because OG is always the move ladies!  

Tayler Bradford